YNW Melly responds to mention on Kendrick Lamar diss
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YNW Melly responds to mention on Kendrick Lamar diss

Florida rapper YNW Melly was recently mentioned in Kendrick Lamar’s Drake diss track ‘Euphoria’ and has revealed he is not happy about it, to say the least. The emcee (real name Jamell Demons) is currently behind bars, charged with the double murder of his two friends, Chris ‘YNW Juvy’ Thomas and Anthony ‘YNW Sakchaser’ Williams.

On ‘Euphoria’, Lamar raps, “Yeah, Cole and Aubrey know I’m selfish, the crown is heavy / I pray they my real friends, but if not, I’m YNW Melly.” Insinuating he is happy to lyrically murder his supposed friends.

In a statement given to hip-hop media outlet TMZ, Demons shared his thoughts, saying, “Kendrick Lamar is one of my favourite rappers, so I feel honoured and appalled. I’m a household name — just for the wrong shit!!!”

Demons entered the beef at the beginning when he mistakenly thought Kendrick was dissing him on ‘Like That’. On the track, Lamar rhymed about Melle Mel. However, on the lyric website Genius, the verse was written as “Melly Mell.”

Taking to Instagram, the Florida emcee wrote, “Wasn’t ready for this stray @kendricklamar [person talking and man facepalming emoji] you gone at least share my single today [man shrugging emoji].”

The incarcerated artist added in the comments section, “@kendricklamar thought we was cool I sent you my vocals for your record [man facepalming emoji] come on OG I’m innocent [ pensive face and bruised heart emoji].”

On ‘Like That’, Kendrick Lamar rhymes, “I crash out, like, ‘Fuck rap,’ diss Melle Mel if I had to/Got 2TEEZ with me, I’m snatchin’ chains and burnin’ tattoos, it’s up.” The reason Kendrick mentioned Melle Mel was to do with the 1970s Bronx emcee’s rejection of Kendrick’s number two spot on Billboard’s ‘50 Greatest Rappers of All-Time’ list, citing his lack of street appeal.