YNW Melly Update: Alleged Killer Appears To Pray Before Jurors Enter Courtroom

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The long-awaited trial is currently being live streamed, and all eyes have been on Melly.

Ahead of his second day in court, YNW Melly's team shared a post to his Instagram page not only promoting the live stream of the proceedings but also asking for prayers for the embattled artist. Melly – real name Jamell Demons – can rest assured that at least a few of his over four million followers sent him their well wishes, but that didn't stop him from seemingly praying for himself as well. In a clip from Law & Crime's coverage of the double murder trial reposted to @nojumper, Melly appears to take a moment to calm down and connect with God before quickly freshening up his outfit.

"Before jurors entered the courtroom this morning, @YNWMelly appeared to pray, holding his hands to his face then slowly lowering them to his side," reporters wrote on Twitter this afternoon (June 13). "He later closed his eyes and took a deep breath," they added. As the clip continues to circulate on social media, some critics are speculating that Demons was actually conducting a spell of some sort. Those with more empathy remarked that sitting on trial with a death sentence weighing on your shoulders has to be "the world feeling ever."

Read More: YNW Melly Requests Prayers Ahead Of Double-Murder Trial Day 2

YNW Melly Seemingly Puts His Trust in God

According to other reports from the courthouse, Melly has been "all smiles" since returning from his lunch break today. "He is known for his charismatic appeal. It's on full display right now," correspondent Bryson "Boom" Paul remarked. Elsewhere, the journalist has been taking note of Boosie Badazz's demeanour during testimony.

The Louisana native, who previously beat murder charges of his own in 2012, was in court on day one as well. At the time, he came annoyed with a man near him sleeping during the proceedings and failed to return after a break. Today, however, Boosie was notably serious as the prosecution questioned Tara Carroll, the crime scene investigator at Miramar P.D. So far, he's the only rapper to show Demons any support.

Read More: Boosie Badazz Appears At YNW Melly Trial, Gets Annoyed With Man Sleeping During Testimony

Law & Crime Live Stream

Watch YNW Melly's double murder trial unfolding live from Broward County on Law & Crime's YouTube channel below. Do you have any predictions based on how things are going so far? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.


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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.