Meaning of “Mama Cry” by YNW Melly
In “Mama Cry”, YNW Melly sings from the standpoint of someone serving time in prison. Or to be more specific, Melly composed this song when he was literally locked up back in 2017. In it, he is imploring his mother not to lament over the fact that he is incarcerated.
As the reader may already be aware, YNW is currently (as of February 2019) facing very-serious legal issues that may result in him spending the rest of his young life in prison. Based on the timing of the release of this song as a single and the accompanying music video, if those allegations are true, it can be said that “Mama Cry” is a self-fulfilling prophecy, as in Melly knew very well the possibility that he may be re-incarcerated. However, this track was already recorded and released before the actual murder he is accused of took place. So he is not specifically referring to that incident as the cause of his imprisonment.
The song itself gives a terse yet compelling look at life behind bars for the youthful Melly. He suffered a lot not only due to the substandard conditions he had to physically live in but also the inner turmoil he experienced due to putting his mom through such emotional pain. He doesn’t try to play the innocent role. Rather he admits his guilt and requests forgiveness from both God and his mother.
Quick Facts about “Mama Cry”
- Writer(s): This song was written exclusively by YNW Melly.
- Album/EP: This is the sixth song from Melly’s 2018 debut album, I Am You.
- Release Date: This track was released on 3 August 2018.
- Record Label: The label behind the release of “Mama Cry” is 300 Entertainment.
- Interesting Stuff: On the same day the music video for “Mama Cry” dropped, YNW Melly was denied bail in the double-murder case he is currently facing. The two guys YNW is accused of killing were part of his rap crew and indeed also went by the tag “YNW”.
why was he in jail though that is what I want to know
so u saying he went to jail for like 4 months bc the song say 145 days wich=arond 4 months
bro fr im so confused
he or melly according to the police or he or melly killed his 2 or two of his friends
Oh I thought he killed his mom.
read your name
no why would he?
Melly did not kill anyone he set two of his friends up and had someone else kill them
how you know
He killed his 2 best friends
For murder it literally said
Hi I love your song
whats up junior
I don’t it’s sad ?
He accidentally shot his friend after getting scared.
but i thought that was for murder on my mind????????????????????????????????
it is fro murder on my mind thats one of the songs that corolate to the events. but this song was saying sry to his mother cause he was going to jail for murder after being denied bail.
No. Everything in murder on my mind was fake.
So basically melly has 2 personalities. One is melly and the second one is Melvin. So basically melly controls his self in the day time. Melvin controls him at night time. So i guess it was melvin’s turn to hop in so he shot his friends but it wasn’t melly.
melly is awesome and inosent
melly needs to get out of prison
he is out of prison
Right now, he is in for life!
I know he is in jail but i kinda feel bad for him
Your spelling isnt innocent. He is guilt. He later pleads guilty in the song. Better check your facts there bud.
Uhhh check your facts there bud. Song was way before his murder.
lmfao this was after the murder retard
Melly is amazing!!! <3
Melly didnt deserve to go to jail and I feel so bad for his mom 🙁
bro he killed someone
bro he literally killed 2 people like why would you think being famous exempts you from being punished
I was looking forward to meeting him. But then I heard that he went to jail for murder. That crushed my dreams. His music is the main music I like.
I’m sad for him because of what he put his mother through and also because he is in jail.
Melly is awesome
i got sent off and i havent seen my mom in 6 months. i put her through alot of pain.
Melly´s mama please don´t cry he´s sorry!
Don´t worry he´ll be out soon!
I feel so bad
Dont cry he´s sorry!
“its hard to move on when youre chained in shackles” we love you man
Bruh why are you guys saying he’s innocent lmao. He literally took someone’s life and deserves what he got. Just because his music is good doesn’t excuse what he did.
You’ve got a good point they’re just saying it’s 3rd degree murder but it still doesn’t change anything
What’s the difference between 3rd degree and any other degree of murder?? Genuine question….
he got charged with two first degree murders
supposedly his friends the people he killed were going to kill his mom idk if thats the case but if it he deserves to be free he was just protecting his mama
He didn’t kill someone he helped hide a body
I feel sorry for you
I love all his music and this one hits hard.
omg i love all his songs
I am a 53 ye old mom n my son dedicated this song to me b4 he went to prison on 3 to 10 yrs. I love this song and play it often as well as a few of his other ones. Melly is a very talented person with his music. My son got into listening to his music. Mama cry is my favorite song. Saying prayers for Melly, his mom cuz I know how she feels.
Wow ive never seen a mom using stuff like b4 and n
I cant wait for new song
same broo is he out of jail?
bruh just hearing abut this makes me wanna die
Melly is talented rapper and singer,from murder on my mind,suicidal and lots more..i just hope he gets out soon..
he puts a lot of emotion and hard work in his songs
Bro this is sad i wanna just know what happened
I’m free. Finally free. Everybody I missed you.
Yal that’s a lie,this can’t be ynw melly.
He “killed” 2 of his friends ? it’s a lie he is not guilty
Why does spotify say this song is explicit I cant find any curse words in it
I cried to this song ):
I wake up in the morning I got murder on my mind Ak-47 Mac 11 Glocks & 9s and all these pu-sy ni–as hatin Tryna knock me off my grind I can’t let ‘em do it cause I got murder on my mind bitch I got murder on my mind