Jamell Maurice Demons, known professionally as YNW Melly, was born on May 1, 1999, in Gifford, Florida. He grew up in the same neighborhood as fellow rapper and childhood friend, YNW Juvy. Melly began making music at a young age and gained popularity with his tracks "Murder on My Mind" and "Mixed Personalities," which featured Kanye West. However, in February 2019, Melly was arrested and charged with double murder. He has since been awaiting trial while continuing to release music from behind bars.
On April 2, 2020, YNW Melly informed followers through Twitter that he tested positive for COVID-19.
He was attempting to get an early release from jail owing to health problems, similar to how 6ix9ine got freed from jail owing to asthma and bronchitis.
His motion was dismissed on April 14, 2020.
He is a tattoo enthusiast who has multiple tattoos on his body.