Intriguing the desires of the people to have a euphoric lifestyle, reality shows had gained a lot of audience over the last few years. Mendeecees Harris, a reality TV star, made a name for himself from the popular VH1 reality TV series Love & Hip Hop: New York.
Harris was on the road to redemption after 4 long years of incarceration. He involved himself with helping less fortunate children and educating them on overcoming obstacles in lives.
Venture along with us as we unfold Harris’s life story.
Jail, Released, Wiki
Growing up in Harlem, New York, Mendeecees Harris always had a passion for finding riches. He invested in real estate, the music industry, small startups and quickly grew himself as an entrepreneur.
At the age of 36 in 2015, Harris’s lust for fortune went down in flames as he pleaded guilty for shipping illicit drugs. He was accused of trafficking about $2.5 million worth of heroin and cocaine from 2005 to 2012.
The jury’s initial verdict on 10 years imprisonment was amended to 8 years as a part of a plea deal. It required him to admit to helping ferry drugs from New York City to Rochester, NY from 2006 to 2008.
He was fined $171,000 and his brand new Audi R8 was forfeited too.
On 29th January 2020, Harris was released on parole after four years of confinement.
Job, Net Worth, Height
After the divorce of his parents, Mendeecees’s mother raised him alone alongside his brother Tyrus Harris. He recalled having a rough childhood and started doing part-time jobs to help his mother.
He appeared in the VH1 reality series Love & Hip Hop during season 3, 5 and 6 and also made voice appearances in the show through telephone conversations while he was still in the prison.
He owned his recording studio named Beat Factory Studio at the Bronx, New York which featured several underrated artists. His investments are spread all across, on and off the books.
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Mendeecees stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
His net worth after thorough assessment rendered about $800 thousand as of 2020.
Yandy Smith: Married, Wife, Kids
Mendeecees married Yandy Smith, a costar the TV-show Love & Hip Hop New York after a few years of dating. They first met in the studio in 2006.
The reality show‘s rating skyrocketed while Erika got pregnant with Mendeecees’ second child. By then he was already married to Yandy and employed Erika just as a nanny for his children.
Harris had two sons before he married Yandy. The eldest son named Lil Mendeecees, in 2005 with Samantha Wallace and a second son named Aasim Mendeecees, in 2011 with Erika DeShazo. Both of them was his ex-girlfriend.
He has two kids with his wife, Yandy, a son named Omere Harris, and a daughter, Skylar Smith-Harris.
Mendeecees, a father to four, took care of all his kids and loved them unconditionally.