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Yandy Smith Speaks On Women Trying To Get With Mendeecees On The Low On Social Media

December 16th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Yandy Smith has a lot to be happy about. She has her man back, an adorable son, a baby girl on the way, a successful television show, a digital lifestyle brand in Everything Girls Love and she still finds time to manage artists. Talk about a hustler! She’s a blessed and busy woman who seems to have a good head on her shoulders and a positive outlook on life. But from time to time, people try her, and she’s not afraid to respond. Earlier this year, after Mendeecees was released from jail, there were some women hitting up his direct messages on Instagram, hoping he would slip up. But they didn’t expect Yandy to have access to his account, and she wasn’t having it:

“Ooooh so y’all thought @mandeecees[sic] DM was safe? Lol! Nah when you DM him you might be talking to me…silly rabbits! #tricksareforkids #yeaIcheckthattoo #staystrong #dobetter ”

In a chat with The HipHop Socialite, she spoke further about whether or not she gets upset when women try to slide into Mendeecees’ DMs to make something happen, and despite going through his Instagram account in May, she now says she’s not worried about anybody trying to get at her fiance. She trusts him and is, well, unbothered as they say.

“It doesn’t bother me at all because just as many as he gets –  like, ‘I love you, I can’t wait to see you tonight, what time you coming home baby?’ – they be on my page like that. There are people on my page like, ‘Yandy, I missed your call last night. Call me back today.’ And I don’t know this man, I’ve never seen him in my life. So because it happens to me, I don’t take issue when it happens to him, at all. It doesn’t affect me or us in the slightest, in the least. Now if he was out there liking booty pictures, now that…he learned his lesson, and I ain’t taking no booty pictures, so we good.”

She also talked about people who have a lot to say about her, her choice to stand by Mendeecees through his legal troubles, and her life in general:

“It doesn’t only happen in my relationship. It happens with my hair, my outfit, my makeup, if I’m getting fat or getting too skinny. It’s just what people do. And Instagram, Twitter, all those things have allowed people to become these super gangsters behind a screen with no face and no name. So it’s just what’s to be expected in this business. And then people often assume because they see you on a TV show, or they might see you post a few pictures, that they know your whole entire life. They don’t know what your story is, they don’t know what happens in your life, and they just assume that they know everything. And I let so many things go, but some things, if I’m in the mood and I have time, I feel like addressing. I don’t address everything, but like I said, they nitpick. If I have a post that I put up that has three hundred and fifty comments on it, you best believe there’s going to be five talking about my weight, my hair, my dad, my mom, you know, who’s this, what’s that – it’s just expected. It’s a shame, it’s sad that we are subjected to it, but I guess that’s just what comes along with the game.”

Yandy Reveals What She Hopes To Name Her Baby Girl

December 12th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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A few months ago, we learned that “Love & Hip Hop” star Yandy Smith is expecting her second child with fiancé, Mendecees Harris. As it turns, the pair is expecting a baby girl. During a recent chat with Mara the Hip Hop Socialite, the reality star revealed that she’s already in love with one particular name that she hopes to give to her baby girl.

“I love the name Smith,” the beauty confessed, “which is my last name, but he is very big on names that have meaning. His whole family has African names that have meaning – ask me if he’s African, and I’ll tell you no. But he wants our daughter to have a name with meaning, so we’ll see what happens. I don’t know if I’m going to win the Smith battle, but all my children will be named Harris, so I just wanted to have my legacy live.”

She also discussed plans for their wedding and why things keep getting pushed back.

“Everything is going good – it’s a lot. Planning a baby shower, planning a wedding, managing companies, managing artists, shooting a TV show – it’s a lot. Dates are constantly getting changed because I’m like, ‘Oh, this event is coming up. Oh, I have this EGL thing. Oh, I have this.’ So I’m just trying to manage it all, and get this wedding stuff together. But everything, you know, the aesthetics are coming along fine, it’s just locking in the time because we both have crazy schedules. So you leave it to him, we’ll be going to the justice of the peace; we’ll be going to Vegas doing a shotgun wedding. He’s like, ‘Why do we need this Yandy? Why do we need all this stuff?’ And I’m just like, ‘It’s what I dreamed about – it’s what I want.’”

As for their relationship being under constant scrutiny, Yandy had this to say:

“It doesn’t only happen in my relationship. It happens with my hair, my outfit, my makeup, if I’m getting fat or getting too skinny. It’s just what people do. And Instagram, Twitter, all those things have allowed people to become these super gangsters behind a screen with no face and no name. So it’s just what’s to be expected in this business.”

Check out Yandy’s full interview here.

Yandy Smith Confronts Fan Over Infidelity Rumors: “Stop Making Everything Negative”

November 13th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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While social media has generally become a platform where fans feel comfortable saying just about anything to and about their favorite celebrities, by far, Instagram seems to be the place where people get out of hand the most. Earlier this week, “Love & Hip Hop” star Yandy Smith witnessed the craziness firsthand after she posted a photo of herself, her son Omere and her two soon-to-be stepsons. Most “Love & Hip Hop” fans have grown accustomed to seeing the eldest boy, whom Yandy refers to as “Little Mendeecees,” but many were shocked to see the middle son.

A photo posted by yandysmith (@yandysmith) on

Because the middle child appears to be fairly close in age to Omere, some fans began questioning the timeline of Yandy and Mendeecees’ relationship and in no time, speculation of infidelity began to take shape.

“So I guess Mendeecees was cheating on Yandy. That lil’ boy looks the same age as Yandy’s son,” one follower wrote.

Yandy, not being one to let rumors fester for very long, addressed the woman’s theory.

“No stop guessing. We broke up for a year and a half before Mere. Stop making everything negative. SMDH you people kill me.”

As previously reported, Mendeecees and Yandy, who are also in the process of planning their wedding, are expecting another baby, which happens to be a little girl. And on another non-messy note, those boys are very handsome. 

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Congratulations! Yandy Smith & Mandeecees Expecting Second Child

October 5th, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Chilling with my baby Girl Lol (inny)

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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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.

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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.

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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/

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

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 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!