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Congratulations! Yandy Smith & Mandeecees Expecting Second Child

October 5th, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Guess whose expecting a baby girl? Love & Hip Hop stars Yandy Smith and Mandeecees recently revealed they are expecting their second child together.

Mandeecees posted the above photo of a very pregnant Yandy with a super cute caption hinting at the sex of their baby. The reality couple already have one son together, and Mandeecees has another son from a previous relationship. We’re sure with two older brothers that their daughter will be well protected.

We can’t wait to see how their storyline plays out next season. Mandeecees and Yandy are one of the few reality couples we cheer on. Congratulations to the happy couple!

[Video] Yandy Smith On Controversy: “The More You Talk, The More You Hate, The More Money You Make Me”

August 6th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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Yandy Smith is no stranger to controversy. The Love & Hip Hop star has become a tabloid staple.

But she’s also a businesswoman, juggling a number of endeavors.

Smith sits down with MadameNoire Business to talk about how all the chatter impacts her business (it’s all good!) and she’s keeping up with all of it. Learn more about Yandy’s business side. Watch the clip above!

Yandy Explains What’s Going On With Mendeecees’ Trial, Checking His IG Messages, And Baby Mama Drama

August 4th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Yandy had a tough last season on “Love & Hip-Hop New York” as we watched the business woman struggle as a single mother after Mendeecees was locked up on criminal drug charges. A few months ago she posted a very hefty bond to get her fiance out of jail, but when the reality star and entrepreneur came by our office she explained that the two aren’t quite out of the woods yet. Mendeecees still has to make another court appearance to deal with his charges, but, surprisingly, that’s not going to stop either of them from appearing on the next season of LHHNY and Yandy says she’s even going to produce a few episodes…

Check out what else the engaged mother had to say about checking Mendeecees’ Instagram messages, the drama with his third baby mama, and why these two haven’t made it down the aisle yet. What do you think?

“You DM Him You Might Be Talking To Me”: Yandy Smith Checks Women Inappropriately Messaging Mandeecees Online

May 13th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Source: Instagram

If you have to walk around with your eye on your partner’s social media, look in his phone, or through his emails, chances are, you don’t trust him. And while some people would say that’s a sign that you need to walk away, for others, like Yandy Smith, it’s reason to start checking thirsty women for doing what they do–being thirsty. And that’s exactly what the Love and Hip Hop New York star did when a few girls decided to make a play for Mandeecees’ affections on the low (or what they thought was the low). Seems that Yandy has access to Mandeecees’ Instagram account, and she has been calling out young ladies who decide to send risque (and weird) photos to her man. She posted some examples on her Instagram recently to put people on blast, and then decided to take the pictures down from her page. These images were snapped just in time by UrbanBelleMagYandy Smith Yandy Smith II   We all know that Yandy rides for her man like no other (she did wait for this man to get his legal situation together, and bailed him out with a $200,000 bond after he was in jail for more than a year), still, I don’t know if proudly telling the public #yeahIcheckthattoo is a good look. But hey, to each their own.

ICYMI: The Hottest Stories Of The Week

April 5th, 2014 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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This week, we were happy to announce Lupita Nyong’o is always winning. The highly regarded cosmetic business, Lancome revealed Nyong’o will be their new spokeswoman. Besides Nyong’o, Yandy Smith of LHHNY had a win of her own. She bailed her fiancé Mendeecees Harris out of jail, allowing him some much needed family time. Speaking of reunions and love, Drake and Rihanna have become very close again. Yesterday, the rapper released a new song that may be about their romance. Unfortunately this week, the news made us roll our eyes many times over. Alexsandra Wright, Beyonce’s half brother’s mother claims she and her son Nixon are now homeless. Marie Claire told the world Kendal Jenner took cornrows to a “new epic level”, causing an uproar with Black Twitter.

When not annoyed, we were sad to hear the progress of a case regarding a teen boy who was shot for sneaking into his girlfriend’s house. To top the week off,  we cheered for a New York teenager  who was accepted into all the Ivy League universities.

Lupita Lancome

 

Lupita Nyong’o Is The New Face Of Lancome

This is, as the church folks would say, Lupita’s season. The fashion and beauty industry’s obsession with this young lady has not letting up. The Oscar winning actress has been named the new face of makeup brand, Lancome. Lupita will be the first black ambassador for Lancome which has featured Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz and Lily Collins as former spokeswomen.

Drake Rihanna

 

Drake Writes An Ode To Rihanna And Recounts Getting

Relationship Advice From Erykah Badu In “Days In The East” 

Drake and Rihanna have been getting quite cute and cozy lately: holding hands, going out on dinner dates while jetsetting around the world for his tour, wearing similar clothes, and spotted having fun together. In his new song, Drake ran off his thoughts about a lot of things; many people are saying the song was something of an ode to the Bajan bad girl, and we agree.

Yandy Smith Spends $200K To Bail Fiancé, Mendeecees Harris, Out Of Jail

April 1st, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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"Love & Hip Hop" star Yandy Smith bails Mendeecees Harris out of jail after he spent over a year behind bars.

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After a couple of false alarms, it’s safe to say that Mendeecees Harris is home and out of police custody. The “Love & Hip Hop” star was released last night after spending more than a year behind bars.

A judge agreed to release the father of two on $600,000 bond. His fiancée, Yandy Smith, was able to come up with $200,000 of that. Harris told TMZ that the first thing he did after being released was grab some Chinese food and candy.

Smith’s team also announced her fiancé’s homecoming on her website, Everything Girls Love, in a post titled “Welcome Home Mendeecees.” The post reads:

“Over the last year, EGL’s own Yandy Smith has been open in sharing her journey with fiance’ Mendeecees Harris. Harris was released tonight on a 600K bail of which 300k was secured (200k from his fiance’ Miss Smith and 100k of his own funds.)

Details surrounding the terms of his release have not surfaced. In an exclusive, Yandy stated ” We have been anticipating him getting bail for a while. As you know from the show, every time I got excited, circumstances came up and threw a wrench in the plan. So this time, I did not get excited until I heard the judge say all the terms were excepted and bail was granted.”

Although Mendeecees has not seen his boys as of yet, Yandy confidently stated, ” I’m SURE it’s going to be like Christmas at our house.”

Mendeecees mentioned he’s excited to be home and is ready to make up for lost time with his sons and fiance’. Although, Yandy or Mendeecees can not comment about the case, we’re excited for him to be home with his family!”

As you may recall, Mendeecees was arrested Jan. 2013 of some pretty serious drug trafficking charges.

"Love & Hip Hop" star Yandy Smith bails Mendeecees Harris out of jail after he spent over a year behind bars.

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The #GetCovered Tour! Lil’ Kim, Yandy Smith Headline Event To Drive Obamacare Enrollment

March 27th, 2014 - By Kimberly Gedeon
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Clockwise from left: Lil Kim, Yandy Smith & Jennifer Williams. via Derrick Salters/WENN.com

Clockwise from left: Lil Kim, Yandy Smith & Jennifer Williams. via Andres Otero/WENN.com and Derrick Salters/WENN.com

Okay so what do you get when you mix Lil’ Kim, Yandy Smith and a brand spankin’ new health care law  together? The #GetCovered tour! The expectant rapper and the Love & Hip Hop reality TV star — plus a slew of other celebrities — are taking the Affordable Care Act on the road tomorrow in New York City to get the public psyched to get covered by Obamacare. Schedule provided here.

For Yandy, the #GetCovered tour is quite personal — she stresses that Obamacare helped provide Amir, her son, cost-effective health insurance for his kidney complications:

“It’s no secret that my son was born with a preexisting kidney condition and as a mom, my first priority was to put his health first” she said in a press statement. “However, when I discovered my health insurance had been cancelled, I immediately went into panic mode to find the best solution. The Affordable Care Act provided my family and, most importantly my son, affordable coverage we could count on.”

Joining the Lil Kim and Yandy Smith, the headliners for the tour are Dipset’s Juelz Santana, Basketball Wives’ Jennifer Williams, GlobalGrind’s president Michael Skolnik, WEEN’s co-founder and CEO Valeisha Butterfield Jones, and more! It’s a star-studded one-day tour to encourage the uninsured to shake off the passivity and #GetCovered by Obamacare.

This united day of celebrities and community leaders comes on the heels of the announcement of another delay on the Obamacare deadline. All uninsured Americans were once required to be signed up by March 31. Now the POTUS has extended that to mid-April because some Americans “are not educated on how to use the Internet,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

On Wednesday, at a press conference defending the Obamacare extension, Reid added: “There are some people who are not like my grandchildren who can handle everything so easily on the Internet, and these people need a little extra time.”

Speaker of the House John Boehner was unsurprisingly peeved about the delay. “What the hell is this, a joke?” he asked. Reid retorted that he didn’t hear a peep out of Boehner when former President Bush asked for a similar extension for Medicare Part D. “It really does appear extremely disingenuous that they oppose anything that’s good about Obamacare, anything good about anything this administration tries to do,” Reid added.

If you’re sans insurance, and you haven’t enrolled yet, this is great news! Had you failed to enroll in time, you’d either pay a $95 penalty or get one percent snatched right out of your income — whichever is higher. In order to qualify for an extension, however, you’ll have to check a blue box on HealthCare.gov to show that you at least tried to purchase Obamacare on the marketplace before the deadline.

“Although no one will be asked why they need an extension, the idea is to help people whose applications have been held up because of the Web site’s technical problems, or who haven’t been able to get the system to calculate subsidies to help them pay for coverage,” The Washington Post wrote.

As of March 17, about five million people have signed up for Obamacare — just one million short of their six million goal. (Update: The White House has just announced that they’ve reached the six million mark with four days to go until the deadline.) That’s why the #GetCovered tour is being organized on Friday, March 28 to get the uninsured insured! The event will kick off in New York City going through Brooklyn, Harlem, and the Bronx.

Following the tour, there will be a #GetCovered enrollment par-tay at 5pm ’til midnight. Everyone will have an opportunity to enroll on site. You won’t want to miss it!

Yandy Smith Speaks On Whether Or Not Mandeecees Is Free After New Pic Pops Up On His Instagram

February 17th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Mandeeces Harris has been battling some pretty tough charges of drug trafficking since early last year, and if you watched this season of Love and Hip Hop New York, it almost seemed like the reality star and his family, Yandy Smith especially, had no idea if and when he was going to get out of jail. But rumors swirled earlier this month that Harris may have found a way to be released, especially after he (or someone) took to his Instagram a couple days ago to post a picture of Harris drinking a large glass of wine with the caption, “Having a drink…ya’ll missed me?”

Since the rumors started, Smith hasn’t said anything about them on social media. This could possibly be because she’s not allowed to talk about it, or maybe because he hasn’t actually been released.

However, she took to Instagram yesterday to post a picture of Mandeecees’ friends and to respond to rumors that her man is a free man.

Instagram

Instagram

“Now that I have a free second…if it doesn’t come from me. It’s probably not true. You know they love to speculate and exaggerate. @2thejew you got Instagram in a frenzy over that old pic! @babyjunior_stp, Preme…y’all go hard! He sends his love #rorolife #freethatman #nowbacktoworkIgo #filmlife #2daysinharlem”

Some of her followers are still not buying it though, wondering why he would mislead people on his Instagram page, and thinking that he possibly is “free,” as in, on bail, and that she just can’t talk too much about his case because it’s still pending. Whatever is going on, we just hope for the best for his kids at this point.

What do you think? Could he be free?

‘Love & Hip Hop’ Star Mendeecees Harris Released From Prison?

February 11th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: Instagram

After beating some pretty series statutory rape charges, “Love & Hip Hop” star Mendeecees Harris was arrested and indicted on federal drug trafficking charges at the start of 2013. More than a year has passed since then, and it looks like the reality star and father of two may have a decent chance of being released—if he hasn’t been released already, that is.

According to Uptown, In Dec. 2013 Harris’ co-defendent Ronald “Kelz” Walker pled guilty to narcotics conspiracy and money laundering charges. He confessed to arranging for the distribution of at least 40 kilograms of coke and 1 kilogram of heroin through Harris in addition to a few others. He also confessed to laundering millions of dollar through businesses in his name. As a result of his plea agreement, he was sentenced to the minimum of 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release.

Though it appears that Walker’s confession only further implicated Harris in the charges being brought against him, the reality star’s future still remains unclear. As of Nov. 2013, no public docket entries have been made by the County Clerk regarding Harris. In addition to all of that, according to the Bureau of Prsions and Harris’ attorney say that he is not in federal custody. They have not, however, offered any additional information about the “Love & Hip Hop” star’s whereabouts. The most recent activity appearing on Harris’ file was regarding his long-awaited detention hearing; however, there was no activity following that order.

If and when the hearing is held—if it hasn’t been held already—the court will listen to testimonies and determine whether or not there is probable cause that Harris committed the alleged crimes. The judge must then decide whether or not releasing Harris would pose a flight risk and whether or not he’s a danger to the community. Since it has already been confirmed that Harris is no longer in federal custody and no filings have been made recently, Uptown’s Jaia A. Thomas and Patrice Sulton speculate that the case has already been resolved and sealed.

You’d think that Yandy would’ve announced if  Mendeecees was released from prison by now. But then again, maybe not. We will continue to keep you posted as this story develops.

What We Can Learn When It Comes To Love From The Ladies Of Love And Hip Hop New York

January 30th, 2014 - By Liz Lampkin
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Love and Hip Hop New York is of course a reality show based on the behind-the-scenes lives of men and women in the world of hip-hop, and their day-to-day challenges with love. Every week, with each episode, we expected to see the typical reality TV drama that entertained and kept us intrigued from beginning to end, but along with the drama (and there was a lot), there were also lessons to be learned from each lady who struggled to deal with balancing her career and her relationship issues. I know many of you may be thinking, ‘What is it that we could possibly learn about relationships from the women of this show when it seems as though their love lives are filled with antics and theatrics beyond belief?’ Well, believe it or not, the relationships that have the most turmoil and dramatics are the ones you can learn the most from…if you observe carefully.

When recalling the relationship of Yandy Smith and Mendecees, the first two words that come to mind are patience and endurance. Well, at least for me. We all know the dynamics of this relationship, and we’ve seen how Yandy tries to keep it together through loneliness, single motherhood and juggling her many tasks as a career woman all while waiting patiently to reunite with her man, who faces an uncertain future. Many people would say she’s a fool for waiting for Mendecees to be released from jail, however, this is a prime example of patience and endurance with love at its best. The lesson that can be learned here is that if you think someone is worth it, you will wait patiently for them and endure what you deem necessary for the good of the relationship. Not everyone is up for the task, but she’s not the first woman to do it.

Sticking to your guns is the lesson women should have taken away from Tahiry Jose. Walking away from the man she loved and their more than a decade-long relationship was a bold move. It may have hurt her to her soul to end things, but she knew she deserved better than what Joe was giving. And she stuck with it. When he decided to propose to her in lavish fashion, Tahiry stuck to her guns and told him that she would not marry him until he could prove to her that he was worth her hand in marriage. By doing this, Tahiry set a new tone for the dynamics of their relationship and now he knows there is a higher standard to be met. Whether or not he is up to the challenge is up to Joe.

The name of the show is Love and Hip Hop, not Love and Hop Scotch, right? This is the question that comes to mind when observing Erica Jean and Saigon. Why do I say this? Because if you noticed the pattern at all between them, it seems as though they missed a few steps on their way to couple-hood. Let’s think about it…one minute they’re at each others throats, next they’re trying to function as parents for the sake of their child, then all of a sudden they’re moving in together so they can get to know each other and make an attempt to live happily ever after! Did I miss something, or did they? There are stages people should go through to build a successful love connection, and while each couples’ situation may vary, there’s still a certain protocol that should be followed. Ladies, if you can help it, take the time to actually be your potential mate’s friend first, allow him to court you, then make a mutual decision to move forward from there.

Healing is fundamental. That’s what I got from watching the antics of Tara Wallace and Erica Mena. Both of these young ladies failed to take time out for themselves to reflect back on their failed relationships, refocus and allow time for healing before they started dating someone new. This is a mistake that is made far too often with women and the results are yet another failed love connection. Why? Because they’re not over the previous mate, and those lingering feelings can affect progress with someone new. Ladies, if you do nothing else for yourselves after a relationship has ended, be sure to take a brief hiatus from the dating scene to fill the void in your heart and work towards moving past your previous love interest. It’s the best thing you can do for yourself and your future partner.

While there are other lessons to be learned from these and other women on the show, the lessons above are some of the most valuable because many women can relate to each circumstance in some way (I can’t relate to Amina and her secret marriage, that’s just crazy). Everyone has their own definition of love and we all experience different struggles, but the one thing we must remember is that the lessons love teaches us should be cherished and applied throughout life because they make us who we are or they break us so we can rebuild and become the people we were meant to be. What lessons did you learn from the ladies this season? Can you relate to any of them? 

Liz Lampkin is the Author of Are you a Reflection of the Man You Pray For? Follow her on Twitter @Liz_Lampkin.