Here’s one for the road. The Harris family took a family photo together before the patriarch, Mendeecees, turned himself in to serve an eight year prison sentence earlier this week. All members were dressed in white and bore smiles during the photo shoot.


Mendeecees agreed to surrender himself to authorities after being convicted of drug trafficking last year. The charges were from several years back but a judge deemed it necessary for the ‘Love & Hip Hop’ star to serve time in the present for crimes committed.

“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,” Mendeecees said of his sentence. He also advised young fathers to steer clear of the mistakes he made. “No matter what you had to do or may still be doing raise them babies right,” he advised.

He went on to say, “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.”

Mendeecees has two kids, Omere and Skylar, with wife Yandy Smith. The rapper also has two sons from a previous relationships.




Photo: Adorje Photography



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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