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The verdict is in and Mendeecees will have to spend eight years away from his family. A judge sentenced the ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star to 97 months in prison earlier this week for trafficking heroine through Rochester, New York, several months ago. Mendeecees expressed much regret for past decisions after the hearing, and apologized to his wife, Yandy Smith, and kids for the affects that his actions will have on their lives.


“My transition to be a better person a productive person started well before this case,” the star wrote on Instagram. “However in my past I made some bad decisions. Young men let my life be an example to you now before it’s too late. Better who you are now in your children’s lives and in society so you can change the path of your fate.”

Read Mendeecees’ heartfelt letter in its entirety, and get other news stories, below!

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Gabriel Aubry spends time with Nahla [Daily Mail]

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Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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