Yandy Smith Net Worth
Yandy Smith net worth: Yandy Smith is an American music producer and reality television star who has a net worth of $15 million dollars. Yandy Smith began her professional career working in the entertainment industry as an Executive Assistant at Violator Management. Her clients included such high-profile musicians and entertainers as Missy Elliot, 50 Cent, and LL Cool J. Yandy Smith has gained national notoriety as one of the most popular cast members on the VH1 reality television series Love & Hip Hop.
Early Life: Yandy Smith was born onMarch 19, 1982, in Harlem, New York. In 2004, she graduated from Howard University and interned at Violator under the mentorship of Mona Scott-Young.
Career: Yandy Smith began her professional career working in the entertainment industry as an Executive Assistant at Violator Management. Her clients included such high-profile musicians and entertainers as Missy Elliot, 50 Cent, and LL Cool J. In 2005, Yandy met Jim Jones on a private jet charted by Russell Simmons and left Violator to manage him full-time. In 2006, Jim approached VH1 executives to make a reality show about him, leading to the filming of an 11-minute presentation tape, Keeping Up with the Joneses, produced by Stefan Springman and Toby Barraud of Eastern TV. VH1 was unsure if audiences would be invested in the concept full-time, and Yandy approached Mona to retool the show, and the concept was tweaked to include Jim's girlfriend Chrissy and her circle of friends, becoming what would be later known as Love & Hip Hop. Yandy first appeared briefly in an uncredited cameo in the first season episode "Proposal" during Chrissy's proposal party. She is also given "special thanks" in the end credits of every episode of the season. Yandy joined the main cast of Love & Hip Hop: New York in season two, which chronicled her struggles while working as Jim's manager. During the season, her professional relationship with Jim falls apart, culminating in a violent brawl with Chrissy at a Miami nightclub, and ending with Jim and Chrissy severing their relationship with Yandy for good.
She left Violater and soon landed a job with Warner Music Group/Atlantic Records as a consultant. After working with both Warner Music and Columbia, she rejoined her former boss, Mona Scott-Young from Violater at Monami Entertainment, where she now serves as a talent agent. She was named one of Billboard Magazine's "Top 30 Executives Under 30" in 2008 and is also the President and Brand Manager of Everything Girls Love, a lifestyle brand of which she is also part-owner. Recently, Yandy Smith has gained national notoriety as one of the most popular cast members on the VH1 reality television series "Love & Hip Hop". Yandy joined Love & Hip Hop in the show's second season. Love & Hip Hop follows the lives of seven women who are somehow related to or working within the Hip Hop industry. Love & Hip Hop is one of the highest-rated shows on VH1.
Yandy also appears in an episode of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta: After Party Live!, as a guest star in the spin-off show Remy & Papoose: Meet the Mackies and in the specials 40 Greatest Love & Hip Hop Moments, Dirty Little Secrets, The Love Edition, Love & Hip Hop Awards: Most Certified and 40 Greatest Love & Hip Hop Moments: The Reboot.
Personal Life: Yandy Smith has two children with real estate developer Mendeecees Harris – a son named Omare Harris (born on July 16, 2012) and a daughter named Skylar Harris (born on January 26, 2015). On May 25, 2015, Married her boyfriend of 8 years & father of her 2 children, in true New York style.
Yandy fostered a girl, Infinity Gilyard, and eventually officially adopted her.
Yandy's husband has two children with two other women. His first baby mama, Samantha, met him when she was 19. They dated for three years and had a child but broke up after Samantha discovered Mendeecees was cheating on her. He met his second baby mama, Erika, in 2003 according to her or 2009 according to him. Erika is his messiest relationship because he got her pregnant after he was officially dating Yandy and after he hired her as his children's nanny. Technically, Erika is his third baby mama.
Yandy has a strained relationship with Mendeecees' baby mamas, which exploded into a vicious feud with the women fighting for custody of Mendeecees' oldest children Mendeecees Jr. and Aasim.
In January 2013, Mendeecees Harris was arrested on charges that he molested a 15-year-old girl. If convicted he could face as much as 20 years in jail. Mendeecees has also been accused of being part of a three-man drug trafficking organization. The three men allegedly trafficked $2.5 million worth of cocaine and heroin between 2005 and 2012. Yandy has adamantly defended her fiance on numerous occasions and has even called out specific bloggers and websites which she thinks have been particularly unfair or inaccurate in their reporting. In 2016, Harris was sentenced to eight-to-ten years in prison on drug-trafficking charges. He was released from prison in January 2020.
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