Future issues a birthday shoutout that will surely get people talking.

On Wednesday evening (May 1), the Atlanta trap stalwart uploaded an Instagram story in which he gives a shoutout to YNW Melly, who was arrested for the murder of his own friends nearly three months.

"Free my lil brother Melly," Future says in his story, which includes some overlaid text giving a birthday shoutout to Melly, who turned 20 today.

It's unknown how Future's connected with Melly, but it's clear that the rapper is in dire straits. Back in February, Melly was charged with two counts of first-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing his friends, YNW Juvy and YNW Sakchaser, and making the shooting appear as a drive-by shooting. Last month, it was revealed that the state of Florida would be seeking the death penalty against the Gifford, Fla. rapper.

Melly may be behind bars, but he's still figuring out ways to make his music heard. On Tuesday (April 30), his team used his Instagram account to announce the coming of his Free M&M mixtape, a new project that was set to be released today—Melly's birthday. While the exact contents of the project aren't known, his team posted a song snippet featuring Lil Uzi Vert, so that song, which is a remix of his song "4 Real," could be on the project.

See Future's YNW Melly shoutout for yourself below.

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