Mendeecees Harris Of Love & Hip Hop Gets 8 Years In Prison

Mendeecees Harris, a star on “Love & Hip Hop: New York” is going to prison for all of 8 years. This means that the show will be short one of its major cast members for the next season.

The NY Daily News reported that Harris was sentenced on Tuesday in Rochester to 97 months in prison for drug trafficking charges. He was credited with already serving 15 months. The record producer will also have to serve 5 years of supervised released after completing his sentencing.

Mendeecees took to Instagram to deliver a heartfelt apology to his family and thank everyone who supported him.

“I want you all to understand something,” he wrote. “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 passed 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 unforgiving neighborhood and circumstances you grew up in can no longer be your excuse.”

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.

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Harris was out on a $600,000 bail at the time of his sentencing. In April of this year he pleaded guilty to trafficking cocaine and heroin.