Mendeecees Harris and Yandy Smith at VH1 Big In 2015

Mendeecees Harris bid farewell to his friends and family and checked himself into a Pennsylvania federal prison to begin his 8-year prison term.

The Love & Hip-Hop star was previously convicted of drug trafficking, but was able to secure a deal in which he will do his time in a minimum security prison. TMZ reports he’ll have TV rights, as well as a food menu offering something different every night for eight weeks straight.

His wife Yandy posted one of her last kisses with Mendeecees on Instagram:

He said gimme kiss so ummmm…I gave his fine self a kiss dammit! @mendeecees

A photo posted by Yandy Smith-Harris (@yandysmith) on

The former rapper already served 14 months on his sentence, so he should be home in around seven years.

SOURCE: TMZ | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Instagram