Jailed Florida rapper YNW Melly has just tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Apparently he was tested on Thursday, and his lawyers are trying hard to get him something called a “restricted release.”

On his official Instagram page, YNW Melly posted about his diagnosis. He also posted an article about there being two inmates at the Broward County, Florida jail testing positive for COVID-19… presumably one of them being himself. Someone speaking for the “Suicidal” rhymer asked for fan support, saying, “He hopes for your support and to recover soon #prayformelly send positive energy to him please.”

You probably know YNW Melly has been locked away in a Florida jail for over a year now, on double murder charges. He’s accused of being the mastermind of the killing of two of his own friends and crew members. The cops say he and an accomplice staged the murders to look like a drive-by-shooting. They also say he rode around for a while with the corpses, his friends, before dumping their bloody bodies off at an Emergency Room.

The rapper’s diagnosis and his legal team’s move come interestingly timed on the day a New York federal judge approved a “compassionate release” for infamous hip hop snitch, Tekashi69. The “FEFE” rapper is said to be released to home confinement for the rest of his federal sentence, but in Tekashi69’s case, it’s just a few months early.

No word on whether he’s actually symptomatic or not, but YNW Melly wants to wait it out at home. He feels he can get access to better healthcare, which makes sense. Only problem for him is, he’s accused of a gruesomely violent act. The chances of Melly getting a hall pass are very slim.

Until the next time it drips…

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