YNW Melly arrested in Florida on marijuana charges

“I’ll be out before my tour,” the rapper wrote on Instagram.

January 03, 2019
YNW Melly arrested in Florida on marijuana charges YNW Melly   Devin Christopher for The FADER

South Florida rapper YNW Melly has been arrested on two misdemeanour drug charges, according to a report in the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

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The rapper (real name Jamell Maurice Demons) was arrested on "one count of possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams and possession and/or use of drug equipment." On Instagram, Melly assured fans he wouldn't be gone long, writing “I’ll be out before my tour.” His dates are scheduled to begin on January 27 in Atlanta.

The FADER has reached out to Melly's representative for comment.

Melly released his debut project I Am You in August, and will release his follow-up We All Shine on January 18. Read The FADER's GEN F profile of Melly here.

YNW Melly arrested in Florida on marijuana charges