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BABY!! Reality shows star husbands are getting locked up left and right!

Love & Hip Hop New York’s star Mendeecees Harris gets eight years after pleading guilty to drug-trafficking charges. Mendeecees Harris says he takes full responsibility in an Instagram post.

I want you all to understand something. I completely accept responsibility for all that is going on. My transition to be a better person a productive person started well before this case. 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. Lack of opportunities, a fatherless home, the unforgiven neighborhood and circumstances you grew up in can no longer be your excuse. Trust me I tried. And it doesn’t make the pain your family feels any different. Young man educate your self and break the cycle. Don’t become a number on the DOA (dead on arrival) list or on the incarceration list. To my wife and children you are all strong and well prepared for this. This is just another brick laid down towards our house of happily ever after , walk with your head held high knowing I would never past the buck and put another family through what we have endured. Continue to walk in faith and love as you’ve done so well. To my peoples thank you for all the encouragement and support please continue to encourage my family. Thank you again all.

A photo posted by Mendeecees Harris (@mendeecees) on

When I first heard the news I didn’t feel sorry for him.  I just didn’t quite get why people were feeling sorry and praying for him. Not to mention, that I’ve never met this man and never watched Love & Hip Hop New York. Incarceration sometimes destroys families. and Secondly, this man has kids and a family makes me feel a little sympathy for him. We don’t know what motivated him to do what he did. If he is willing to accept what he did was wrong that makes him a good man in my eyes.

My girl KMichelle also had some encouraging words for him and his family.

Where do I start? It’s late and I’m just leaving the studio but honestly this is heavy on my heart. @yandysmith and @mendeecees I respect u both dearly. Yandy, your dedication and love for your husband is not only motivational to me but inspiring. I’ve been in several relationships but never truly valued love. My motto has been hurt them, before they hurt me. After being apart of your wedding and just witnessing the loyalty and determination to not give up on love and make your family work it opened my eyes. I realized I was loving wrong. Love isn’t for cowards and that’s what I was a coward numb to any emotion. My words were just lies to play the role. I can honestly say I had NEVER truly been in love with any man in my life. I just hated sleeping alone. We all make mistakes and even though @mendeecees is having to pay for them now, his fight to get his life right and love his family is so promising and real. You guys are the definition on REAL black love. In a world where men would much rather run from commitment and think it’s cool to collect hearts you guys are the real deal. The last four months I decided to be honest with myself and finally let my guard down and try out love, and I must say you guys gave me the courage to do that. Who knows what will happen, but I do know I won’t be settling or accepting anything other than the purest and ultimate attention, time, and respect towards me, and I will do the same. And if they can’t be that to me, there’s no me in the equation. You guys rock. Kiss the babies, me and Sklar still have an ice cream date coming up! Allow this test to be your testimony and inspire others. I Love yall❤️ Time will fly he will be home before you know it Yandy❤️ A photo posted by K. Michelle (@kmichellemusic) on


Let’s wish Mendeeecess the best. Furthermore, I hope his message “touch n agree” with some to understand that for every action there is a reaction.


Do you think Mendeecees will serve all eight years?






  1. Joann

    December 4, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Two words early release

    • Brittany

      December 5, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      Yeah I agree. I’m sure he won’t do all 8. We shall see…..

  2. Nikke Nikke

    December 5, 2015 at 11:40 am

    I hope that he gets a chance to get out early eight years is a long time to miss from your children’s lives.

  3. bryonna

    December 5, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    I said the same thing! For one yandy had to know what he was into long before he got busted and she still had kids with him,even while he was out on bond. Like girl who is doing the thinking in that house?I’m not saying don’t stick by her husband because honestly I would because that was the choice I made with the man I love however I word expect sympathy either. They put themselves and their children in that situation, I don’t feel bad for anyone but the kids. He might get out early for good behavior only time will tell

  4. Stephanie

    December 5, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    If he got Fed time, he will be pooching around cell block D for the entire 8yrs.

  5. MsDtown

    December 6, 2015 at 1:27 am

    This is so sad. However, I think I am starting to see a trend in the shift for many in high profile circumstances with a platform, like K. Michelle, really start to let go of this ‘love isn’t real’ bs. Hopefully, this kind of message from celebrities will start to make people reevaluate the lies we’re telling each other these days. Men and women need each other – regardless of preference/orientation, the heart is valuable and this THOT culture (men and women THOTS) needs to calm down for real. Life isn’t easy, and we don’t need to promote the destruction of the very thing that can heal us all – LOVE.

    • Candygirl

      December 6, 2015 at 7:07 am

      Great comment. Love, especially Black love is beautiful and can be great.

  6. Tina

    December 6, 2015 at 7:15 am

    No He will not serve all 8. He may do 1 year then probation

    • Bill

      December 7, 2015 at 3:46 am

      What planet are you on?! Go back to school! Read a book, please!!!

  7. Minnie

    December 6, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Justin! That graphic! lol

  8. Virginia Alexander

    December 7, 2015 at 11:59 am

    MNDEECEE was well rewarded for his bad behavior ! Nuff said

  9. Ki_Kierra

    December 14, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    What happens in the dark shall come to light. Like someone said in an earlier comment I feel sorry for those kids. The thing about Yandy as well as Phaedra; they both had to know about their husbands past/present lifestyles. I think that it’s sad to get married and then have your husband taken away from you for 8+years. The question is… How long do I suppose to wait for you??? If you loved me you would let me be free. Being with someone that’s locked up is hard. All of the procedures you have to go through…It’s like your locked up to. As a man you shouldn’t want your family to go through all of that. Idk…My opinion…JS…

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Uncle Snoop Get Your Apology to Ari Lennox Ready




Apparently, everyone’s favorite uncle likes apologizing. Fresh off of his apology tour for his controversial comments towards broadcast journalists Gayle King,  Snoop Dogg decided to comment on Ari Lennox’s Instagram live to instruct her to “grow your own hair.”

Yesterday, the Dreamville songbird took to Instagram Live in true Ari fashion to document her trying on a new lace front wig.  Not known for wearing wigs, she struggled with figuring out how much lace to cut and securing the hair as she entertained her followers with hilarious gestures and commentary.  

Eventually, a snippet of the video ended up on The Shade Room for everyone’s viewing pleasure.  

Moments later, Snoop was unnecessarily commenting under the video.

In no time, women were coming to Ari’s defense, reminding the legendary rapper that his wife and daughter are no strangers to wigs. 

You’d think men would know to leave their opinions to themselves when it comes to women’s hair, especially black women, but clearly, Uncle Snoop forgot to read that particular memo. 

Once Ari caught wind of Snoop’s comments, she delivered a lovely little shade tree, posting a photo of Snoop wearing a blonde wig with the caption, “Uncle I just…I just thought we had an understanding….”

Following the backlash that he’s currently receiving, I can already envision the apology that’s sure to follow.  Perhaps someone should remind Uncle Snoop that the best apology is changed behavior…



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DJ D-Nice Has Spun His Way Into the Living Rooms of Thousands




Every day, legendary DJ D-Nice (a.k.a. Derrick Jones) spends countless hours helping thousands of global citizens forget about the coronavirus pandemic and financial woes with his “Homeschool” parties.

Initially jumping on Instagram Live to cure his boredom while “self-isolating,” D-Nice had an audience of a few hundred, mostly friends. As word began to spread, it grew to a few thousand. By Sunday, over 160,000 people joined his live for a virtual party that included the heavyweights such as Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Jada Pinkett-Smith, 9th Wonder, Jimmy Fallon, and Vice President Joe Biden. 

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I never would’ve imagined that the best party I would create and DJ would be from the comfort of my own home. Homeschool is a thing! Yesterday was absolutely insane. The amount of artists and friends that virtually partied with me far exceeded my expectations. I’m feeling nothing but gratitude. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Thanks to all of you that supported. This has been a great way to keep our spirits high. Blessings! Sending some love to my family. Shout out to all of my industry execs! Much love to all of the artists! JLo, Drake, Naomi Campbell, De La Soul, Black Thought, Diddy, Bun B., Keri Hilson, Will Packer, Gabrielle Union, H.E.R., America Ferrara, Donnie Wahlberg, Uncle Luke, Russell Simmons, Dapper Dan, Rob Morgan, Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, T.I., Kelly Rowland, Common, Lance Gross, Queen Latifah, DJ Clark Kent, Rich Medina, DJ Tony Touch, Stretch Armstrong, Traci Ellis Ross, Ne-Yo, Usher, DJ Premier, Swizz Beatz, NO I.D., Yvette Noel Schure, Erykah Badu, Fat Joe, Jay Electronica, PNB Rock, Nile Rogers, Fonzworth Bentley, Marisa Tomei, Michelle Williams, Victor Cruz, Karruenche Tran, Ciara, Daymond John, Angie Martinez, Groove Theory’s Bryce, Tank, Cam’ron, Ludacris, Fabolous, Dorian Missick, Yvette Nicole Brown, Tasha Smith, Jadakiss, Kwamé, Chris Spencer, Royale Watkins, Estelle, Bresha Webb, Jermaine Dupri, Vanessa Williams, DJ Aktive, Lee Daniels, Affion Crockett, MC Lyte, Ro James, D-Dot Angelette, Kenny Burns, Tika Sumpter, Marlon Wayans, Lauren London, Loni Love, Dallas Austin, June Ambrose, April Walker, Just Blaze, Kangol Kid from UTFO, Omar Epps, Keisha Epps, Roland Martin, Big Tigger, DJ Trauma, Lil Jon, Dule Hill, Jazmyn Simon, DJ Cassidy, Marsai Martin, Lance Gross, Anthony Hamilton, Young Guru, Lalah Hathaway, Carl Payne, Damien Hall, Denyce Lawton, Lennox Lewis, Niecy Nash, Mashonda, Erick Sermon, Jairobi, DJ Envy, DJ Enuff, Miles Brown, Lamann Rucker, Mark Brown, DJ VLuv, and more. Wow! #DNiceHomeschool #DNicePhotography #SelfPortrait.

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During a CBS This Morning interview, D-Nice shared, “I literally just played what feels good. I wanted people to feel good. I wanted their experience to be lifted through music, just one song at a time.” And he’s done just that. While on live, his comment section is a constant stream of cheers, shout outs, and music-lovers asking, “Where the drinks at?” It feels like the best VIP section you’ll ever experience but from your living room. 

“No matter what your problems are, you can put on a good tune and it just takes you away and I was trying to do that,” he explained. “It wasn’t just the music, it was the whole experience and everyone escaping what’s going on today just for a few hours.”

While some of his neighbors have complained about the noise, D-Nice is committed to keeping the party going as the universal language of music is playing a vital role in keeping us all connected. 

Artwork by @chuckstyless

We have DJ D-Nice to thank for that! 



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Jay Electronica & Joe Budden Used Their Twitter Fingers to Exchange Insults




It took 10 years for Jay Electronica to release his highly-anticipated album, A Written Testimony. While some are singing his praises, others are incredibly disappointed. One such person is former rapper turned media personality, Joe Budden. 

Budden used his platform, The Joe Budden Podcast episode Dry Snitching to express his disappointment. Budden proclaimed, “You’ve been missing for ten years- which is cool, ’cause you’ve been living life. But that confidence that I thought you might’ve been living life with is suppressed…that lens that I’m looking through paints the story of a different MC. And that MC is one that would get smacked around by Hov on every song.”

In response, Electronica took to Twitter and posted a video clip of DaBaby saying “fuck it,” directing the tweet at Rory, one of the co-hosts on Budden’s podcast.

Shortly after, Budden responded referring to Jay-Z’s performance on A Written Testimony, where he appears on eight of ten tracks. “I never got absolutely mopped around on my own project either… @ me, not Rory.”

Here’s how the rest of that conversation went:

The tirade ended with Electronica demanding credit for “lighting up” the podcast episode.

Electronica released A Written Testimony on Friday, March 13th. It’s his first solo album after more than ten years of delays with features by Jay-Z, The-Dream and Travis Scott, with additional production by The Alchemist, No ID, Swizz Beatz and Hit-Boy.



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