UPDATED: 3:32 p.m. ET, April 23 —
Rapper Fred Da Godson has reportedly died after testing constructive for the coronavirus. The announcement was made on Thursday, in line with Hip Hop Wired.
“A few weeks in the past, Fred requested for prayers after revealing he was battling coronavirus and was on a respirator,” Hip Hop Wired wrote. “Regardless of his spouse, LeeAnn Jemmott, revealing his situation had improved shortly after the reveal, that might be his remaining put up.”
The rapper’s dying got here greater than two weeks after the lawyer for YNW Melly, a rapper at present in jail accused of homicide, introduced his shopper was “on the verge of dying from COVID-19.”
Rapper YNW Melly is reportedly begging for his life whereas incarcerated and combating the coronavirus.
In response to TMZ, the lawyer for the 20-year-old rapper is asking a choose to let him out of jail as a result of he says “he’s on the verge of dying from COVID-19.”
The lawyer, Bradford Cohen, filed authorized docs, claiming his shopper is affected by extreme chills, complications, heavy labored respiration, and physique aches since he examined constructive for the coronavirus.
Cohen reported that Melly weighs 114 kilos and hasn’t been monitored by medical professionals each hour like they’re required to do. Cohen additionally says that Melly has been locked in one other cell with one other inmate who additionally has COVID-19, and there’s main concern that the “virus might be mutated or handed reoccurring between people.”
Cohen argues that the jail lacks preparedness for one of these a public well being disaster, saying, “they haven’t given them masks, or cleansing provides that might be useful concerning his restoration. That is in opposition to all suggestions of the Surgeon Common and CDC.”
Melly, born Jamell Maurice Demons, is at present awaiting trial for the double homicide of two of his pals, Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr. Cops say Melly, alongside along with his pal Cortlen Henry, shot and killed the 2 victims within the head, torso and again in October 2018. Police say Melly and Henry even shot up their very own automotive to make it appear as if a drive-by after which dropped the victims off on the ER the place they have been pronounced lifeless. Authorities imagine he shot his two pals for monetary achieve, in line with TMZ. Melly has been sitting in a Florida jail for greater than a 12 months.
The younger artist has launched a complete of 4 tasks over the past couple of years, in line with Billboard. His profession launched along with his “Accumulate Name” EP in late 2017. Then he launched his debut mixtape, “I Am You” in the summertime of 2018. The discharge included his breakout hit “Homicide On My Thoughts,” which gained much more recognition when Melly was indicted on the double homicide prices in early 2019. The music went on to crack the Scorching 100’s prime 15. Melly launched his debut album “Melly vs. Melvin” whereas he was behind bars in 2019.
Melly and his legal professionals are requesting that he be launched and positioned on home arrest in mild of his coronavirus prognosis. In addition they ask that he be handled at a medical facility at his personal expense.
The report got here hours earlier than New York Metropolis rapper Fred Da Godson tweeted that he had been hospitalized with the coronavirus.