Love and Hip-Hop‘s Mendeecees Harris recently left his prison cell, but new reports claim his sentence isn’t over yet. Reported first by Bossip, the outlet claims the reality star will spend another nine months behind bars at a halfway house or possibly house arrest, or maybe even both.
A representative from the Federal Bureau of Prisons said that the reality star was taken from the FCI in New Jersey to the Residential Reentry Management Office in New York. Reportedly, the facility processes felons as they move from being incarcerated and then into the public again.
Fans of Harris know he was first found guilty in a drug trafficking ring and was slapped with eight-to-ten years in prison five years ago in 2015. Following his case’s appeal, an appellate court continued with their original sentence.
Additionally, Harris was credited for the 15 months he had already served in prison before being allowed out on bail. Harris had to admit to a plea deal in which he fessed up for his drug trafficking crimes, including the transportation of heroin and cocaine from NYC to Rochester.
Harris engaged in criminal conduct between the period of 2006 and 2008. Earlier, it was revealed that Harris was slated for release in November 2020. iHeartRadio and Bossip reported that the star was scheduled for release later this year.
According to Mendeecees’ Wikipedia page, he’s a real estate entrepreneur and entertainment manager, born in Harlem, New York. He currently owns the Beat Factory Studio in The Bronx and also works with several rappers of the area, including Webster and Vado.
Mr. Harris has dated Yandy Smith since 2008, and he has two children from past relationships. Harris was linked to Rashidah Ali for several years before they both wound up on the original installment of the hip-hop series, Love and Hip-Hop.
In season six of the aforementioned series, Harris was hit with the aforementioned sentence of eight years in jail. In the finale, he turned himself in to the police. Yandy and Harris later got married in a faux-ceremony while he was behind bars.