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YNW Melly (left) has tested positive for the coronavirus at the Broward County jail, where he is being held on double murder charges.

The 20-year-old rapper, real name Jamell Demons, filed for early release a day after a New York judge released rapper Tekashi69 on house arrest.

Melly was arrested last February on two counts of first-degree murder in the October 2018 shooting deaths of aspiring rappers YNW Juvy (Christopher Thomas Jr.), 19, and YNW Sakchaser (Anthony Williams), 21.

In a statement, Melly's legal team said they hoped his release from jail will allow the rapper to find "better care due to any jails not being prepared to treat this new virus."

Melly is not likely to be released due to the seriousness of his charges. He is facing the death penalty.

Tekashi69's lawyer also cited his health (he reportedly has asthma) in his request to a judge to release the troubled rapper from a federal lockup, where he served 13 months for federal RICO and weapons charges.

It isn't clear if the judge imposed any Internet or social media restrictions on Tekashi, 23, who will be on house arrest with an ankle monitor for the next four months.

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A Houston rapper was arrested on charges of running a violent street gang. Police arrested Alexandra Nicks, 26, while she was in court answering to a separate charge.

Nicks, known as OMB Bloodbath, was taken into custody Friday on charges of directing activities of a violent criminal street gang.

Nicks is believed to belong to the 100% Third Ward and "103" street gangs, according to KTRK.

In October 2017, Houston police released a video showing four armed murder suspects trying to hijack a minivan.

Police said the four suspects are linked to an earlier shooting that killed 53-year-old Sam Johnson and injured 22-year-old Walter Fields.

Charging documents state Nicks financed, directed, and supervised the "commission of the offenses of Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Aggravated Robbery, by members of said criminal street gang."

Nicks was convicted in 2013 for burglary of a habitation, according to court documents. Nicks was an up-and-coming rapper who recorded dozens of songs littered with violent, gang-related lyrics.

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Rapper Trick Daddy was arrested on DUI and cocaine possession charges in Miami, Florida early Saturday.

According to an arrest affidavit, Trick Daddy, 45, was taken into custody by a Miami-Dade police officer responding to a report of a driver running red lights and hitting street signs in a Range Rover.

When the officer approached the driver's side, he noticed the driver "appeared to be asleep behind the wheel."

The cop awakened the driver by banging on the car window. The man, identified by his driver's license as Maurice Samuel Young, told the officer he had left a nightclub in Miami Gardens.

The affidavit stated that Young told the officer he had about five drinks before he left the club and that he was dropping someone off before heading home.

The cop noted Young's slurred speech, bloodshot, watery eyes, and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.

Young failed a field sobriety test, which he did not complete, according to the affidavit.

A search of his belongings at the Hammocks District Station on 142nd Avenue yielded a small amount of cocaine inside a dollar bill.

The "Take It to da House" rapper was also wanted on an outstanding warrant for driving under the influence.

He was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional center around 7:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Yahoo News.

His bond was set at $5,000 on the cocaine possession charge and $1,000 on the DUI charge, according to Yahoo News.

Trick Daddy, a native of Miami's Liberty City neighborhood, is best known for his hit song "Naan Nigga", featuring Miami rapper Trina (1998). They currently appear in the VH1 reality TV series Love and Hip-Hop: Miami.

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Surveillance video posted on social media allegedly shows rapper DaBaby robbing another man in a Miami parking lot.

In the video, a diminutive man wearing a black hood over his head is seen dragging another man on the ground.

The unidentified promoter told police the rapper robbed him of $80, and his iPhone 7 before pouring apple juice on him.

The promoter said DaBaby and his crew assaulted him because they believed he shorted the rapper $10,000 following a performance at a Miami nightclub.

The promoter allegedly gave DaBaby $20,000 upfront, but he failed to deliver on the promised $10,000.

DaBaby was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 2, and charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor. He was released on $1,500 bond.
 

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A federal judge disagreed with prosecutors that rapper Tekashi69 should be set free with time served. The judge sentenced the 23-year-old rapper to 24 months in prison with 5 years probation after he is released.

The judge lectured the rapper for over 20 minutes. He said Tekashi will not walk free today because the 13 months the rapper has already served is not enough time.

After telling Tekashi he "squandered" his recording career by joining a violent gang, the judge said, "Mr Hernandez, please rise. It is the judgment of the court you are to serve a term of 24 months in prison, with five years of supervised release."

He continued: "I impose 300 hours of community service when you get out, and a fine of $35,000. Mr Hernandez, the worst part is over. There is a great deal to be admired about you. You've learned a hard lesson here. I wish you very very well. We are adjourned."

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Tekashi69, real name Daniel Hernandez, was arrested on racketeering, weapons and drug charges in 2018. He was also charged with conspiracy to murder and armed robbery as a member of the notorious Nine Trey Bloods street gang.

The judge considered victim impact statements from 2 armed robbery victims: a man and a woman who say their lives have been altered by the rapper's violent actions.

The man said he lives in constant fear of Tekashi69 sending his gang associates to "finish the job".

The victim concludes his impact letter by asking the judge, "Why should this person, who nearly ended my life, be free when I am not free?"

Black Twitter responded to a judge telling wannabe gangster Tekashi69 that he will not walk free today.

One Twitter user referenced a quote by Breakfast Club radio host Charlamagne da god who said he would perform fellatio on Tekashi69 if his charges were dropped and he walked out of jail a free man.

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2 of Tekashi69's victims contacted the judge who will either send him up the river or set him free at his sentencing hearing tomorrow.

Rapper Tekashi69, aka 6ix9ine, was arrested on racketeering, weapons and drug charges in 2018. He was also charged with conspiracy to murder and armed robbery as a member of the notorious Nine Trey Bloods street gang.

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The "FEFE" star's robbery victims gave their victim impact statements to a New York judge. They pleaded with the judge to hold the rapper responsible for his violent crimes and keep him behind bars.

The victims, a man and a woman who both worked as publicists, claim their lives have been forever ruined and they experience severe anxiety after the ordeals, according to TMZ.

The 33-year-old male explains, "Never have I been so scared as a cold, hard metallic gun was pressed against my abdomen."

The man also said he lives in constant fear of Tekashi69 sending his associates to "finish the job".

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The victim concludes his impact letter by asking the judge, "Why should this person, who nearly ended my life, be free when I am not free?”

The judge will take into consideration Tekashi's willingness to cooperate and testify against his four gang associates.

All four gang bangers were convicted and sent to prison. Tekashi's victims hope he will join them behind bars.

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Rapper Tekashi69 isn't confident of his chances at next Wednesday's sentencing hearing. The 23-year-old New York native, real name Daniel Hernandez, reached a plea deal with prosecutors to turn on his gang associates in exchange for a lighter sentence.

Hernandez was arrested in November 2018 on RICO and weapons charges. Additionally, he was charged with conspiracy to murder and armed robbery. He pleaded guilty to nine felony charges in February 2019.

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The rapper sang like a canary in open court, giving prosecutors all the evidence they needed to send 2 of his Nine Trey gang associates to prison for a minimum of 20 years each.

Hernandez, who is being held without bond, hopes his snitching will sway the judge to go easy on him.

He penned a groveling letter to the judge who will hand down his sentence on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

In the letter obtained by TMZ, Hernandez said he is "overwhelmed with emotions" and "it honestly feels like my world is crashing down."

"I'm sorry to the victims who were affected by my actions, to my fans who look up to me and were misled, to my family who depends on me and to this courtroom for this mess that I contributed to."

He continued:

"I'm truly sorry for the harm that I've caused. If given a second chance, I will not let this Court down and I will dedicate a portion of my life to helping others not make the same mistakes that I've made."

Hernandez faces a minimum sentence of probation or a maximum sentence of 47 years in prison.

He has been labeled a snitch and will require 24/7 security to protect him for as long as he lives.
 

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The prosecutor’s office in NY has officially requested a significantly reduced prison sentence for incarcerated rapper Tekashi69, aka 6ix9ine.

According to TMZ, the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York has submitted a request for a lighter sentence after the last of Tekashi69's former gang associates was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week.

The feds are grateful for the rapper's assistance in locking up members of the notorious Nine Trey Bloods street gang. They say Tekashi's assistance was "incredibly significant and extremely useful" in prosecuting and convicting 2 members of the gang.

The feds acknowledge Tekashi's testimony in open court put a target on his back and endangered his family. In the docs, prosecutors say, "There's no question that the defendant's life will never be the same because of his cooperation in this case."

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They added 6ix9ine and his family will need 'round-the-clock protection at all times to avoid a retaliation attack from gang members. Tekashi's legal team says the rapper declined an offer to enter him into the government's witness protection program.

As part of his deal with the feds, Tekashi pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering, firearms offenses, conspiracy, narcotics trafficking and other crimes.

A judge will consider the prosecutor's request for significantly reduced prison time when Tekashi is sentenced in 2 weeks. He faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 47 years in prison if he didn't cooperate with the feds.

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Incarcerated rapper Tekashi69 is a rich jailbird. The 23-year-old reportedly signed a multi-million dollar record deal from behind bars.

Tekashi's problems may be over after he agreed to snitch on his former 9 Trey Gangsta Bloods associates in exchange for a significant decrease in his prison sentence.

Prior to snitching on his gang associates, Tekashi faced a minimum of 47 years in prison on charges of attempted murder, weapons possession, kidnapping and racketeering.

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Execs at Tekashi's former record label - 10K Projects - are so confident that he will be released soon, that they offered him a record deal worth more than $10 million!

According to TMZ, Tekashi is looking at a 2020 prison release with credit for time served.

In addition to shelling out $10 million to the "FEFE" rapper, the record label may be forced to foot the bill for the rapper's 24/7 security.

Tekashi declined to enter the government's witness protection program after snitching on his gangsta pals. His life is in danger the moment he walks out of prison.

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Rapper 2 Chainz nearly sent social media into a frenzy when he announced rapper Tekashi69 was released from jail and he bumped into him in New York City.

In a hilarious video, 2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, informed his followers that he ran into Tekashi69 on the street on Wednesday.

"I got breaking news, the boy done got out," 2 Chainz says in the clip, which is captioned: "In NYC just ran into 69".

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"I just ran into him too and y'all ain't gonna put y'all motherf**king hands on him either!" the 42-year-old rapper added, before gesturing toward a giant inflatable rodent - a symbol of anti-union strikebreakers - on the back of a pickup truck.

Tekashi, real name Daniel Hernandez, was arrested last November and later pleaded guilty to nine federal charges including racketeering, conspiracy, firearms offenses and drugs trafficking.

In accordance with a plea deal that could set him free as early as next year, Hernandez turned government witness and testified against his former Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang associates, ensuring he will be looking over his shoulders for the rest of his life.

His decision to name his fellow gang members sparked outrage among fellow rappers, including Snoop Dogg who labeled him a "snitch".

Tekashi is currently behind bars, as prosecutors fear for his safety. Jury deliberations in the trial began on Wednesday, WENN.com reports.
 

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Tekashi69 reportedly turned down the opportunity to enter the United States Federal Witness Protection Program. The 23-year-old rapper considered entering the program after testifying against fellow members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods street gang.

Last week, the troubled rapper testified that fellow rappers Jim Jones and Cardi B were involved with the Bloods gang.

He also admitted he helped try to kill a rival gang member, as part of a plea bargain to avoid a potential 47-year prison sentence.

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While Tekashi 6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez, was mocked by fellow rapper Snoop Dogg for being a "snitch", TMZ reported the rapper rejected an offer to enter the program because he wants to revive his recording career once he's freed from prison.

TMZ added that, instead of government-funded protection, he'll hire his own 24/7 security team to guard him and his family.

Although he's currently behind bars without bond, Tekashi apparently believes he'll be able to pick up his music career once he's out of jail - as early as next year, as part of his plea bargain with federal prosecutors.

Tekashi was expected to go into the witness protection program, but he was told he would have to pay to remove his distinctive tattoos.

Tekashi's trial is expected to wrap on Thursday. The trial will be documented in the upcoming Snapchat series Tekashi69 Vs The World, which is expected to drop soon.

A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty on day one of his assault trial in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday. The rapper and two associates are on trial for allegedly assaulting Mustafa Jafari, 19, during an incident in Stockholm on June 30.

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U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed his disappointment in Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven for not securing A$AP Rocky's immediate release from jail after the rapper was charged with assault on Thursday.

"Very disappointed in Prime Minister Stefan Lofven for being unable to act," an outraged Trump tweeted on Thursday. "Sweden has let our African American Community down in the United States. I watched the tapes of A$AP Rocky, and he was being followed and harassed by troublemakers. Treat Americans fairly! #FreeRocky".

Trump, who is not friends with Rocky, said officials should focus on "real crimes" in Sweden: "Give A$AP Rocky his FREEDOM. We do so much for Sweden but it doesn't seem to work the other way around. Sweden should focus on its real crime problem!"

Trump previously assured his friends Kim Kardashian and Kanye West (pictured with Lil Kim and Rocky) that he would reach out to Swedish officials to secure his release.

But officials in Sweden apparently don't respect the U.S. president enough to release one of America's citizens.

Legal observers say the assault charge against Rocky was a "slap in the face" to Trump.

The new charge means the "Fashion Killa" will remain behind bars until his trial which is yet to be scheduled.

Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, has been held in jail for three weeks following his arrest after he was involved in a street fight with two Afghan migrants.

In a police interview, Rocky, 30, said the two men were high on drugs when they pursued him and his crew for blocks and hit his bodyguard over the head with a pair of headphones.

On Monday, a Swedish prosecutor said no charges would be filed against one of the migrants for assault because he acted in self-defense after he was allegedly attacked by Rocky and his crew.

According to WENN.com, on Thursday prosecutor Daniel Suneson said in a statement he had filed the counts against Rocky and two other members of his entourage after coming to the conclusion that "the events in question constitute a crime, despite claims of self-defense and provocation".

Rocky, real name Rakim Mayers, was arrested on July 2, and is being held at the Kronoberg Detention Center, alongside his two associates.

Photos published by a Swedish newspaper this week shows the clean, bright dormitory-like atmosphere of the detention facility where Rocky and his crew are being detained. The photos conflict with the description given by the rapper's attorney who claimed Rocky lived in squalid conditions with barely enough food or water to survive a week.

Rocky could remain in a detention facility for months or even a year before his trial. He faces a maximum of 6 years in prison if convicted.

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