AceShowbiz - YNW Melly seemingly is desperate to get out of jail while battling COVID-19. After a judge turned down the Florida rapper's request for house arrest while awaiting his trial for a double-murder case, the rapper recently took to his Twitter account to reach out to Kanye West for help.
"@kanyewest need your help Dm," so the Florida rapper tweeted to the "Famous" hitmaker, with whom he once collaborated for "Mixed Personalities". It seemed like he wanted Kanye to help him get released from prison considering that he and wife Kim Kardashian are actively fighting for prison reform.
Fans were not thrilled with his action though, with one telling Melly, "How about you message him privately." Someone else wrote, "Kim not taking this case bruh." Having no sympathy for him, another person said, "I thought when you commit a crime .. you do your time ..."
In related news, it was said that Melly was still suffering from symptoms of the illness inside the jail. TMZ claimed that he's being given Tylenol and Gatorade to treat the effects of the virus with a source adding that Melly reportedly had "labored breathing, body aches and headaches."
Melly's family broke the news earlier this month that he tested positive for COVID-19 while in jail. His lawyer Bradford Cohen later filed legal documents asking for the judge to release him to house arrest and allow him to be treated at a medical facility at his own expense.
The lawyer continued to argue that the rapper was in danger of dying in prison due to the novel Coronavirus. Since his positive diagnosis, he's suffering from severe chills, heavy labored breathing, headaches and body aches.
However, according to legal documents, the judge orders that Melly, whose real name is Jamell Maurice Demons, remains in the Broward County Jail in Florida. The judge also said that if the 20-year-old hip-hop star wanted to get medical treatment in jail, he could speak to the Broward Sheriff's Office for arrangements.