K. Michelle is one of the latest celebrities to respond to her former Love & Hip Hop New York co-star Mendeecees Harris being sentenced to eight years in federal prison.
The news hit Tuesday that Harris would be spending nearly a decade behind bars after he was involved in a huge drug ring that included transporting cocaine and heroine between New York City and the Rochester area.
K. Michelle, who starred in the New York portion of the franchise for one season, penned an open and heartfelt letter for Harris, who just married the mother of his two youngest children, Yandy Smith, back in May.
She shared a beautiful photo of Harris and Smith laughing with a lengthy caption via Instagram Wednesday morning.
The singer confessed that she didn’t know where to begin but let the couple know that their situation was “heavy” on her “heart.”
“Yandy, your dedication and love for your husband is not only motivational to me but inspiring.”
She said that she has even been motivated by Smith “to not give up on love” after being in broken relationships herself.
“I realized I was loving wrong. Love isn’t for cowards and that’s what I was a coward numb to any emotion. My words were just lies to play the role.”
She went on to admit that she has never been in love.
As for Harris’ sentence, she said, “We all make mistakes and even though @mendeecees is having to pay for them right now, his fight to get his life right and love his family is so promising and real.”
Check out the full letter below.
Where do I start? It's late and I'm just leaving the studio but honestly this is heavy on my heart. @yandysmith and @mendeecees I respect u both dearly. Yandy, your dedication and love for your husband is not only motivational to me but inspiring. I've been in several relationships but never truly valued love. My motto has been hurt them, before they hurt me. After being apart of your wedding and just witnessing the loyalty and determination to not give up on love and make your family work it opened my eyes. I realized I was loving wrong. Love isn't for cowards and that's what I was a coward numb to any emotion. My words were just lies to play the role. I can honestly say I had NEVER truly been in love with any man in my life. I just hated sleeping alone. We all make mistakes and even though @mendeecees is having to pay for them now, his fight to get his life right and love his family is so promising and real. You guys are the definition on REAL black love. In a world where men would much rather run from commitment and think it's cool to collect hearts you guys are the real deal. The last four months I decided to be honest with myself and finally let my guard down and try out love, and I must say you guys gave me the courage to do that. Who knows what will happen, but I do know I won't be settling or accepting anything other than the purest and ultimate attention, time, and respect towards me, and I will do the same. And if they can't be that to me, there's no me in the equation. You guys rock. Kiss the babies, me and Sklar still have an ice cream date coming up! Allow this test to be your testimony and inspire others. I Love yallTime will fly he will be home before you know it Yandy
A photo posted by K. Michelle (@kmichellemusic) on Dec 2, 2015 at 4:28am PST