Lyfe Jennings Sentenced To 3.5 Years In Prision

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9/22/2010) Lyfe Jennings has to spend 3.5 years of his life in jail.  He was sentenced in an Atlanta court for a 2008 indictment.
“This will be my last post” Jennings wrote yesterday on his Twitter. “To everyone who gave me a chance I am forever in your debt. I have had a fabulous career because of you. All I can say in parting is that I have been honest with [ya\’ll]. I didn’t sugarcoat a word didn’t hold back a single [syllable] of my life from [ya\’ll]. I’ve lived a hundred lives in these 6 yrs so I not only won’t,I don’t have the right to complain. I would like to think that I’ve changed lives by changing my own, tho[ugh] I can’t be sure. But one thing I am sure of is God gives and takes away in measure. He is fair, just and forever. Amen from a man… Smile, its contageous:)”
Back in  October 2008, the he  got into a heated confrontation with ex-girlfriend and mother of his children Joy Pound. Jennings reportedly kicked in the door of a house in Smyrna, Georgia, belonging to Jeff Kendrick, then fired rounds from a .40 caliber glock in the street according to police. Jennings then fled the scene in his 2005 Corvette and according to his warrant allegedly refused to stop for officers when given audible and visual signs to do so. Driving in excess of 70 miles per hour, Jennings was eventually stopped and refused to take a sobriety test. Booked at Cobb County Jail, the singer was charged with DUI test refusal, criminal trespassing, discharging a weapon near a street, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and fleeing or attempting to elude a police offer.
After being freed on$50,000 bond, Jennings released his fourth studio project ‘I Still Believe,’ August 31, 2010, the follow-up to his 2008’s ‘Lyfe Change.’ The album is said to be his final offering.  The 13-disc track is what Lyfe considers a reflection of his “greatness.” Despite the personal and public trials in his life, Lyfe Jennings still believes in this love. “I keep a lot going on. It’s tragic; I think I have a horribly charmed life. But I think God puts me through stuff and keeps me there so I can talk about it.” He carries these experiences into the album. “[The album] is about all kinds of relationships,” says Lyfe. “How we try to hold on sometimes for the sake of holding on. But, in reality, no matter how many breakups turn into make-ups, sooner or later we realize that this person is who they are and we need to let go. No grudges, no regrets. Just realization. Just acceptance. Just life.” Jeff Johnson from BET spoke on his behalf as a character witness during sentencing. No word on when he will begin serving the time.  Now he is considered a “Statistic” and I hope he remembers rule #1.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. For anyone who has ever loved, than they should know that strong emotions make people do the strangest things. So many people talking about Lyfe’s character as a man, related to his music. He is only a man that makes both good and bad choices, as do we all. We all fall short of the glory of God. A man that takes his mistakes and gives to others positive resolution to not make the same mistakes and still Loves & worships God. Should not be mocked. Statistics was an awaking song written for troubled hearted women. Lyfe should not be mocked as a statistic when everyone of us in some way or another falls under a statistic at some point in life.

  2. I agree with Theplayden love can make you do crazy things ppl are so quick to judge never knowing the whole story. Only he can tell you why he did what he did and im sure he wishes he wouldnt have but sometimes you act off emotion and dont think first. We are not fit to judge the next person on there short comings none of us are perfect and we all shall have our jugdement day. He shared his life hoping to save yours that you would listen and not go through what he has and going through. His music is an open door to his life and i thank him for allowing us to be apart of it you cant name another artist who has done that ever…loving Lyfe till the end from 268-192 to I still believe GOD will see him through and when he return he will be stronger then ever..until then #teamLyfe forever..

  3. It’s so crazy because people don’t even know the entire/real story. The incident didn’t happen because of a woman. They got into an arguement because she left their kids at home over night with someone and didn’t come back when she said she would. It was about his kids.

    And I don’t think that’s his ex girlfriend in the picture above.

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