A man who goes by Donta Tha Gift Taylor is claiming to be the father of rapper YNW Melly, who is behind doors in Florida and facing the death penalty for the alleged murder of his two close friends. Taylor is paying tribute to YNW Melly with a remix of his smash hit “Murder on my Mind” titled “Melly on my Mind.”
On the track, the man identifying himself as Melly’s father proclaims his son’s innocence.
You can listen to the track below:
Melly’s mother Jamie Demons-King also believes her son is innocent, claiming he acted in self-defense and that people do not know the full story. However, Florida prosecutors believe they can prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that Melly murdered his two friends for his own gain.
After news that Melly was facing the death penalty, his mother shared a video on Instagram where you can see her emotional reaction to the news as she listens to his music.
YNW Melly, born Jamell Maurice Demons and best known for his song “Murder on my Mind,” was initially arrested in the connection of his the murders of his two lifelong friends, YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy. It was believed that he shot and killed the two aspiring rappers between him and Bortlen staged the scene to look like a drive-by shooting. Williams and Thomas were pronounced dead at the emergency room entrance of Memorial Hospital Miramar in the wee hours of the morning on October 26, 2018. YNW Melly is also believed to be involved in the shooting death of an off-duty deputy, Gary Chambliss, in Gifford two years ago.