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Florida rapper YNW Melly has tested positive for coronavirus. The news emerged this week on the jailed hip-hop hitmaker’s social media pages.

Big Facts

It was announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, he is filing a motion to be released in hopes of getting better care, citing a lack of preparedness in the Broward County Jail as a reason.

“Melly has tested positive for COVID-19 today while awaiting his trial in Broward County Jail. He’ll be filing a motion for restricted release in hopes of better care due to any jails not being prepared to treat this new virus. He hopes for your support and to recover soon #prayformelly send positive energy to him please”

YNW Melly’s positive coronavirus result is announced while awaiting trial

High-Key Details

There was one other prisoner who also tested positive.

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Wait, There’s More

Texas rap veteran Slim Thug recently shook up the music biz. Like YNW Melly, a few days ago, Thugga revealed his own battle with coronavirus.

“So check this out. No games being played, alright. The other day I tested for coronavirus and it came back positive. As careful as I’ve been quarantined and staying home, I might have went have gotten something to eat or something like that, nothing crazy, stayed in my truck, had masks, gloves, everything on, and my test came back positive. Y’all gotta take this stuff seriously, stay home, self-quarantine. Do not come outside for however long they’re saying. If you have symptoms you need to get checked out or whatever. I’m good, I feel good, I don’t have any problems right now. The other day I had a slight fever and a cough. I feel better now, I don’t have no fever or anything like that. I feel good, but you better take it seriously, for real, it’s coronavirus.”

Before You Go

The coronavirus recently impacted another Houston rap veteran. Geto Boys’ Scarface shocked the Internet last month after announcing he had COVID-19.

“This whole three weeks has been an ordeal – it’s the craziest sh*t I’ve ever done and seen in my life. I’ve been to the point where I just felt like I was gonna die, bro. I threw up so much – like hot sauce. Like your gases and sh*t in your stomach, acids, it’s hot. I didn’t have no food in my stomach. It was coming up like vile – they wasn’t my first test I took. They had lost my test some kind of way and then they swabbed me again right before I left and called me last night around 11:30 and said I had coronavirus.”