Mendeecees Harris and Yandy Smith had controversial moments in front of the cameras. “Love And Hip Hop New York” couple Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris have been through a lot. Their love story played out on the show. Fans know that their darkest moment was when Mendeecees was serving time in prison. Yandy struggled a lot. She went through depression. She said that it was her mother who helped her get through that moment in her life. It wasn’t easy for Yandy to take care of their children and run her businesses while he was away. But she managed to do just that. As well as deal with drama with Mendeecees’ baby mothers, Samantha Wallace and Erika DeShazo.