Love and Hip Hop Star Mendeecees Harris Pens Letter to His Supporters Before Heading to Federal Prison
Love and Hip Hop New York star Mendeecees Harris surrendered to federal authorities to began serving a 8 year sentence for drug trafficking in the New York area. Harris has been preparing for months for this day with hosting several parties with his wife Yandy Smith-Harris who is also co-star of LAHHNY. The two tied the knot last May and Smith has expressed her love and devotion to Harris in a series of social media posts. Harris decided to express to his fans via instagram how he felt about going to prison and for the support his fans have shown to him during his ordeal. He made a point to specifically call out men by telling them to be good fathers to their children. Check out his post below:
I know for some of you it feels like we’ve been here before, it’s the never ending story or some of you are probably so sick of hearing about me and this case that you completely tapped out and just don’t give a F#%k anymore, maybe never did (For you, stop reading now and please unfollow Asap). This message is for all those that have supported me, grew with me, changed hearts, minds and perspectives with me. When I was young, hungry and closed minded I acted as such. Now I’m wiser but it’s wisdom born through pain, so that means enduring this will just make me wiser and stronger. But who would have thought “Young DeeCee” that wore the ripped up worn shoes, that went to school on sugar sandwiches and borrowed rice would ever have a voice to speak to the masses. I was the one with nothing, no push to go to school, no dinner on the table at night, no kiss goodbye in the morning, all I had was me for awhile. Just Me, plane ole me ( I don’t have college degrees, a huge resume of internships and jobs) would be able to influence a generation. Who would have thought that my family would be a beacon of hope and love through out a community that’s so often taught family dysfunction, dissension and disloyalty. Men, step up! I’ve been there, where you are and I’ve learned in the end It truly is FAMILY OVER EVERYTHING! Fathers, go raise men! Men to lead their family. Men to do the right thing. No matter what you had to do or may still be doing raise them babies right! Also, when you raise a man you teach an individual but when you raise a woman you build a nation. Protect our nation builders fellas! I could go on for days but I want y’all to know I’m good ? but good. My family is strong, real strong, so their good. Keep @theharrisbunch in your prayers and I will keep you all updated through my brother running my page. Be blessed, keep in contact, build and encourage each other, stop the hating and see you when I return. ??
While Harris was sentenced to 8 years behind bars, he has already served 15 months which means he will likely be home in 6 1/2 years for good behavior. Keep your head up homie!
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