TV MAKES IT SEEM AS THOUGH THINGS BETWEEN MOTHER AND DAUGHTER AREN’T IN THE BEST PLACE. YANDY RECENTLY SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT.
If you watch Love and Hip Hop Atlanta or tuned into Love and Hip Hop New York over the years, you know that star Yandy Smith adopted a then-teen girl named Infinity Gilyard whom she mentored for years. This occurred while her husband, Mendeecees Harris, was in prison.
In the latest season of the Atlanta franchise, which Yandy recently joined, things between mother and daughter are in a complicated place. Infinity is now a college-aged adult and Mendeecees has returned home. And after she allegedly declined coming home for the Christmas holiday, only to find that Yandy, Mendeecees and all of the rest of their children shared a family photo together, Infinity became upset. Feeling purposely left out, she claimed she was going to write a tell-all book. In addition to that, there was some friction between Infinity and Yandy because the young adult was sent to stay with her biological grandmother. That happened after she found herself caught up in a relationship with an older man who wasn’t the best influence. When Yandy didn’t want them to date because of the man’s age, he allegedly threatened to call TMZ with lies about the TV personality. Infinity allegedly continued to see him, which caused a breakdown in their relationship. It was something that was addressed in a recent episode of the series.
“When that person got involved in our life, it tore our relationship apart,” Yandy told Infinity during a face-to-face conversation, noting that despite the man’s false claims, she stayed with him.
“Yes, I did make a decision. You wanted me to stop, and I chose not to stop dealing with that person,” Infinity said. “But just because I made a decision, did I deserve to be sent back to the wolves?” Did I deserve to go live back with my grandmother?”
“Yes. Absolutely, Infinity.” Yandy replied. “I said Infinity, ‘if you do this, you cannot stay under this roof.’ And behind my back, you did it.”