Mendeecees Harris

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TV personality, Rapper, Businessman (1978)
Wed Sep 21 2022
By   sazz

Mendeecees Harris is a multitalented personality who has established himself as a rapper, T.V. personality, businessman, and entertainment manager.  Also, he is a former estate developer and investor. 

Additionally, he is best known for the reality show Love & Hip Hop: New York. He has appeared in the five shows of the docu-soap franchise "Love & Hip Hop", including Love & Hip Hop: New YorkLove & Hip Hop: AtlantaLove & Hip Hop: Check Yourself, and two others. 

Moreover, Mendeecees was born on October 26, 1978, in Harlem, New York City, USA. Along with these versatile tasks, he has served as an entertainment manager for music industry giants like Vado and Webstar. 

Locked Behind The Bars for Drug Trafficking

Mendeecees Harris was initially sentenced to prison for eight to ten years after pleading guilty to the accusation of drug trafficking. Allegedly, Harris had been smuggling heroin and cocaine from New York City to Rochester from 2006 to 2008. According to the Rochester City Court, at least forty kilos of cocaine and one kilo of heroin were involved in the conduct. 

Mendecees Harris wearing handcuffs and on his way to the court of Rochester City with couple of police
Mendecees Harris wearing handcuffs and on his way to the court of Rochester City with a couple of police (Image Source: democratandchronicle.com)

Ultimately, Mendeecees was released on November 2020 after serving nearly five years in prison from January 2016. Though the imprisonment period was eight years, he got released after serving half of the sentenced time behind bars but is still under supervised release until 2025

Ongoing Relationship With Yandy Smith

Mendeecees Harris is married to an American actress and producer, Yandy Smith. The couple tied their wedding knot on May 25, 2015, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Unlike other celebrities, Yandy and Mendeecees are open about publicly sharing their personal and marital life. The marriage was televised live on VH-1, and the whole hip-hop cast was invited. 

Mendeecees Harris and his wife Yandi Smith
Photo of Mendeecees Harris and his wife, Yandi Smith (Image Source: Instagram @mendeecees)

Though the marriage ceremony was huge, and the couple had been together for more than eight years, Yandy and Mendeecees were not married legally. As the marriage ceremony was done a few months before Mendeecees's imprisonment sentence, it was Yandy's choice not to marry legally. She claimed that there were several reasons, and one of them is it was difficult for Mendeecees to pay the childcare support at that financially difficult time.

After Mendeecees was released, the couple once again decided to walk down the aisle and exchanged their vows on September 6, 2021. Since then, they have been officially married. 

Mendeecee's Previous Relationships & Fling

Before dating Yandy Smith, Mendeecees had an affair with two celebrities. He dated a professional netball player and a part-time dental hygienist Samantha Wallace from 2002 to 2006. Samantha was invited as a guest in the fifth and sixth seasons of LAHH: New York.

When the four-year relationship of Mendeecees with Samantha shattered, he engaged in a living relationship with Erika DeShazo, partner with Samantha Wallace in the clothing line business, A Royale. This relationship with Erika also didn't go well, and they decided to break up in late 2011.

Mendeecees Harris's ex-girlfriend Erika DeShazo kissing him on the cheeks
Mendeecees Harris's ex-girlfriend Erika DeShazo kissing him on the cheeks (Image Source: Youtube)

There were rumors about the relationship between Mendeecees and LAHH: New York actress Rashidah Ali aka Rah Ali. According to the talks, the owner of Beat Factory Mendeecees had a fling or brief love affair with Rah Ali before her appearance on the T.V. show LAHH

Mendeecees's Net Worth & Earnings

According to otakukart.com, the estimated net worth of Mendeecees Harris is $1 million. As compared to other celebrities, this amount total is not so surprising. However, his major source of income is real estate development, so despite having a low worth total, he has enough cash flow to live his life lavishly. 

Most of Mendeecee's net worth vanished on penalties and hiring lawyers for the drug case. Reportedly, he agreed to forfeit all of his income, roughly $100 thousand, from the T.V. show LAHH and other assets after pleading guilty. Legally the charges carried approximately a $5 million charge for drug smuggling. 

Mendeecees posing inside his matt black McLaren 720S (Image Source: Instagram @mendeecees)

The primary sources of Mendeecees's income are real estate development, T.V. show, planning and managing events like cabaret and concerts for other personalities. Also, he owns a studio Beat Factory Studio in the Bronx, NYC, New York. 

The cast member of the VH-1 TV show, Mendeecees, is indeed a car lover and loves to ride luxurious cars. He has a collection of supercars, including a matt black McLaren 720S, Mercedes Benz, and Dodge Durango SXT. 

Also, he had an Audi R8 but had to forfeit as substitute assets representing proceeds of his illegal activities. He gave his son Mendeecees Harris Jr. a black BMW SUV worth $60,000 on his sixteenth birthday. 

About His Wife: Yandy Smith

Yandy Smith-Harris is an American actress, model, producer, reality show personality, and social media star who is widely known for playing more than one hundred thirty episodes in the reality show LAHH: New York. She has starred in series like Illusions (2018) and BET Her Presents: The Couch.

Mendeecees Harris's wife Yandy Smith wearing white clothes
Mendeecees Harris's wife Yandy Smith wearing white clothes (Image Source: thesource.com)

Moreover, Smith-Harris was born on March 19, 1982, in Harlem, New York, United States. Recently, she was nominated for the ''MTV-TV Award'' for Best Reality Romance. 

Also, she has produced short movies like Two Days in Harlem (2014), and Happy Birthday (2014) and has been an executive producer for films like Nine Days (2020) and Percy Vs. Goliath (2020). 

How Many Children Does Mendeeces Have?

The reality star couple Yandy Smith and Mendeecees share two children with each other. However, Mendeecees has a total of four biological children. 

His first child Mendeecees Harris Jr. was born on October 11, 2005, to his mother, Samantha Wallace. In September 2011, Mendeecees was blessed with his second son Asim Harris with his ex-girlfriend Erika DeShazo. 

Picture of Mendeecees Harris and his three children and his pregnant wife Yandy Smith
Picture of Mendeecees Harris and his three children and his pregnant wife Yandy Smith (Image Source: Pinterest)

Three years prior to their marriage, Yandy and Mendeecees welcomed their first child Omare Harris in 2012. After nearly three years, Mendeecees welcomed his first daughter and fourth child, Skylar Smith Harris, in 2015. 

Altogether, the Harris family consists of seven members, including Yandy's adopted daughter Infinity Gilyard.

Family Details: Parents & Siblings

Mendeecees Harris was born in Harlem in a Panamian-originated family to his father, Roberto Harris, and mother, Judy Harris. His parents separated when Mendeecees was too young to understand all those kinds of stuff. He has not had an easy life, he claims, his early life was full of chaos, and thus he was prone to be a drug dealer. 

Mendeecees has only one biological sibling, Tyrus Harris. He was also alleged in the drug trafficking case along with his brother. U.S. District Judge Frank Geraci Jr. sentenced him to five years imprisonment when he was thirty-six years old. 

Presence on Social Media Platforms

Mendeecees Harris is pretty active across social media platforms, especially on Instagram. His I.G. handle @mendeecees has more than two million followers. We can often see his daily living on her Instagram, including his live shows, pets, children, his weekends, etc. 

Mendeecees Harris uploading his photo with his pet dog and son on his social media
Mendeecees Harris with his pet dog and son (Image Source: Instagram @mendeecees)

@Mendeecees Harris is his Youtube channel which has more than three thousand followers. However, he is inactive and hasn't uploaded any video on his youtube channel since 2016. 

Rumors: Yandy Smith Cheated on Mendeecees

Recently, Yandy Smith posted a reel in August 2022, where she confessed that there is another man in her life other than her husband, Mendeecees. The post was so confusing that she was with a man blowing a cigar and claiming that he was the boy Yandy was talking about. 

Viewers went crazy over the internet after watching the reels saying Yandy is cheating on her husband. Later, the actress Yandy posted another reel with Jason Weaver saying it was just a joke. She captioned:

He caught meπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Pt 2 from yesterday @itsjasonweaver," Smith-Harris wrote. "Btw some of y'all are so gullible. πŸ˜©πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (@jeffloagz was like ummmmmmm ummmm i want no problems make sure @mendeecees knows this is a joke)

 

 

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