Mendeecees Harris recently turned himself in for a for a 97-month sentence. Before serving his time, the Love & Hip Hop star appeared on the Tax Season podcast with internet personality Taxstone to speak about his reputation on the streets, how Yandy Smith changed his life, and his plans for music after prison. Here’s what we learned.
Mendeecees didn’t want to go to trial because “who in their right mind would go against the feds?”
Blogs tried to say that Mendeecees snitched on rappers Vado and Juelz Santana. Mendeecees told Tax, “I didn’t know them when they were in the streets. He [Vado] was never selling no drugs, he continued, “[the fact that] people believe everything they read is sad.”
Responding to claims that he is a “rat,” Mendeecees says “his plea deal had always been ten years” (not 20 as previously speculated) but the “judge said, I’ll give you eight years. Ten was never on the table.” (There is also some hope that Mendeecees could be released early under “the two point reduction” which he says he’s eligible for because he’s not a “big criminal” and has already served some time.
Mendeecees explains how having his first son and meeting Yandy changed his life.
When speaking about the past, Mendeecees admitted, “I’ve been shot twice and stabbed thirteen times and people don’t know I really been out here.” The reality star makes it clear in the interview that “he’s too old for that, I’m just trying to raise my kids, make some money, and live.” He also touches on how his oldest son Lil Mendeecees is handling things saying, “It breaks my heart that it breaks his heart.”
Mendeecees Is Still Pursuing Music
He does plan on using his time in prison wisely. He’s writing bars and owns a studio so when he gets out, it’s lit (perhaps more Cam’ron and Jadakiss collabs?)
We’re definitely wishing the best for the Harris-Smith family. They got this! Take a listen to the full interview above and find out how you can send your fan mail and encourages words to Mendeecees!