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Reality TV star Mendeecees Harris bid farewell to his friends and family and checked himself into a Pennsylvania federal prison to begin his 8-year prison term.

The Love & Hip-Hop star was previously convicted of drug trafficking, but was able to secure a deal in which he will do his time in a minimum security prison. TMZ reports he’ll have TV rights, as well as a food menu offering something different every night for eight weeks straight.

Before he checked into jail, Harris posted this on Instagram to his followers:

I know for some of you it feels like we’ve been here before, it’s the never ending story or some of you are probably so sick of hearing about me and this case that you completely tapped out and just don’t give a F#%k anymore, maybe never did (For you, stop reading now and please unfollow Asap). This message is for all those that have supported me, grew with me, changed hearts, minds and perspectives with me. When I was young, hungry and closed minded I acted as such. Now I’m wiser but it’s wisdom born through pain, so that means enduring this will just make me wiser and stronger.

But who would have thought “Young DeeCee” that wore the ripped up worn shoes, that went to school on sugar sandwiches and borrowed rice would ever have a voice to speak to the masses. I was the one with nothing, no push to go to school, no dinner on the table at night, no kiss goodbye in the morning, all I had was me for awhile. Just Me, plane ole me ( I don’t have college degrees, a huge resume of internships and jobs) would be able to influence a generation. Who would have thought that my family would be a beacon of hope and love through out a community that’s so often taught family dysfunction, dissension and disloyalty.

Men, step up! I’ve been there, where you are and I’ve learned in the end It truly is FAMILY OVER EVERYTHING! Fathers, go raise men! Men to lead their family. Men to do the right thing. No matter what you had to do or may still be doing raise them babies right! Also, when you raise a man you teach an individual but when you raise a woman you build a nation. Protect our nation builders fellas! I could go on for days but I want y’all to know I’m good [heartbroken emoji] but good. My family is strong, real strong, so their good. Keep @theharrisbunch in your prayers and I will keep you all updated through my brother running my page. Be blessed, keep in contact, build and encourage each other, stop the hating and see you when I return.

His wife Yandy posted one of her last kisses with Mendeecees on Instagram:

The former rapper already served 14 months on his sentence, so he should be home in around seven years.

Here’s a pic from one of his last nights out with friends and family:

 

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SOURCE: TMZ | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Instagram

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‘Love and Hip-Hop’ Star Mendeecees Turns Himself In, Begins 8-Year Prison Bid  was originally published on globalgrind.com

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