Mendeecees Harris is an Ex-realtor and Entrepreneur currently associated with and establishing himself in the music industry. He became well known after his appearance on the show ‘Love and Hip Hop- New York’, where he starred alongside his wife (then girlfriend) Yandy Smith. Keep reading further to know more about his net worth in 2018 and other interesting facts regarding this reality star!
Mendeecees Harris’ Early Life
Mendeecees Harris was born in Harlem to Roberto Harris and his wife Judy Harris on the 26th of October 1978. He has a unique African name. His parents are originally from Panama and have another son named Tyrus. Mendeecees has been in many controversies in the past, the most talked about being his involvement in federal drug trafficking due to which he was even arrested, but then was released on bail. He kept his name clean for some period of time, but then news of him being accused of molesting a 15 year old teenage girl surfaced in the month of January, 2013. He was eventually charged and arrested, after which he faced an extended trial regarding the offence. When he was in the clear again, he appeared on the TV show ‘Love and Hip Hop- New York’ which aired on VH1. He was in a relationship with fellow star Yandy Smith at the time and the couple confirmed their romance by tying the knot in 2015. The couple also has two children, named Skylar and Omere. Mendeecees has two more sons from previous relationships as well (with Erika and Samantha). He was recently convicted for drug dealing again, along with his brother in 2016, after which they were charged for smuggling cocaine and heroin worth $2.5 million, and now Mendeecees has to complete 8 years of prison sentence this time.
Mendeecees Harris’ Career, Awards & Achievement
Mendeecees was in the real estate business before he became a part of VH1’s reality show ‘Love and Hip Hop- New York’. He worked alongside the likes of Yandy Smith and Tahiry Jose. He first appeared on the reality show in its 3rd season and then reoccurred as a consistent part of the show in the 5th as well as the 6th season. His wife of 3 years, Yandy Smith, has survived the longest on the show with only a few competitions. The seasons in which Mendeecees did not appear saw his presence marked with phone calls on air, which can be taken for guest appearances by him. Even his mother and previous girlfriends made a few guest appearances on the show.
He and Yandy had a special episode dedicated to their marriage which was aired live on 25th May, 2015 and was titled ‘Love and Hip Hop Live: The Wedding’. After being a part of the reality show, he began to work as a music manager and started up the ‘Beat Factory Studio’ in Bronx. He managed numerous successful beat-producing individuals and proved himself to be a talented music producer when it comes to hip hop. Although, his career came to an abrupt halt after he was recently sentenced for serving 8 years in prison.
Awards and Achievements
• After skipping his real estate business, Mendeecees garnered quite a lot of fame on the VH1 reality TV show.
• He also became a well reputed music producer soon after opening up Beat Factory Studio. This venture of his brought him a considerable amount of revenue.
Net Worth of Mendeecees Harris
Mendeecees had to pay around $171,000 as fines for his legal misconduct and also had to sell away his brand new Audi R8. Even the profit from the reality TV show went as a payment of his fines. This obviously affected his net worth, but it is still a considerable $500 thousand.
Mendeecees Harris has always been involved in quite a lot of legal issues over the years. He might have been a successful realtor, but being a famous music producer obviously was a step forward for him. We hope that he stays out of trouble after completing his 8 years of imprisonment.