In a VladTV interview clip posted on Saturday (August 19), the Baton Rouge rapper discussed his relationship with the Florida rapper and the respect they have for one another. Convinced that Melly deserves better, he expressed his feelings about the trial’s conditions.
“I was so pissed off about that,” he said about the judge allowing an eight-to-four vote in determining whether the defendant should get the death penalty. “After that law passed, they took him straight to fucking trial, bro. Eight-four if fucking crazy, it’s unheard of — death is unanimous.”
Watch Boosie talk about Melly’s trial below:
The YNW Melly double-murder trial initially ended in a hung jury, but a new court hearing has been scheduled as a retrial now looms.
Court documents obtained by HipHopDX reveal that a hearing defense motion was scheduled for August 18. Both the prosecutor and the defense were to meet, and based on the court documents, it appears that the hearing was centered around “terminating around GPS monitoring of state witness Felicia Holmes.”
Holmes, as it was previously revealed, is the mother of YNW Melly’s ex-girlfriend, and her testimony was central to the prosecution’s case. Holmes also previously claimed that the state of Florida “ruined her life” as a result of her being a material witness.
Meanwhile, in related YNW Melly news, it was revealed that YNW Bortlen — who is also being tried for double murder, though unlike Melly, he’s not facing the death penalty — began advertising new YNW merch, and specifically, merch that calls for YNW Melly to be freed.
The YNW collective has been selling merch since 2019, and YNW Bortlen receives about 35 percent of all profits received by the collective. It’s unclear, however, whether he will be able to keep those earnings if he ends up getting convicted of murder.