Yandy Smith Reveals an LAHHNY Backstage Story When Chrissy Lampkin Tried to Attack Her Off-Camera

Pedro Marrero
Aug 31, 2020
10:15 P.M.
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The “Love & Hip-Hop New York” stars had a violent confrontation back on the show’s second season that ended their friendship for good. And now, details of it have become public with a recent release of unseen footage.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, filming of VH1’s reality-TV series “Love & Hip-Hop New York” was suspended, prompting the network to look back at past and often never-before-seen material from the show’s 10 seasons.

While the transition from friends to enemies between cast members Yandy Smith and Chrissy Lampkin happened in 2011 as featured in the series’ second season, there were some behind-the-scenes moments that are only surfacing now.

Yandy Smith attends "The Pink Panther Clique" book release party at Manhattan Brew & Vine in New York City in October 2017. I Image: Getty Images.


VH1 recently shared footage from the last time Smith and Lampkin met each other during a night out in a club in Miami, which nearly ended in a physical fight between the two former friends.


The situation had already been tense between the two when Lampkin learned that Smith had complained to Lampkin’s boyfriend, rapper Jim Jones, of whom Smith was the manager, about him spending too much money on Lampkin.


The conflict led to Smith and Jones severing their professional ties, but as soon as Lampkin came face to face with Smith, the two women verbally attacked each other and were about to get physical when several people intervened to prevent it.

Unable to reach Smith, Lampkin stood outside the night club for a long time waiting for Smith, and since the latter left through the back door to avoid her, Lampkin reportedly showed up at Smith’s hotel room to “sneak attack” her.


As Smith revealed in the comments to the behind-the-scenes footage, when she arrived at the hotel after partying for some time with her now-husband Mendeecees Harris, she was informed that her “sister” had asked for the keys to wait for her in the room.

Smith, who is an only child, quickly understood what had gone on when she entered the room and saw that it had been “attacked." She easily concluded that it was Lampkin who fortunately missed her in her attempt.



Looking back, Smith believes that it all turned out for the best for her. That weekend, as she recalled, she left Miami with Harris and became pregnant with his child, prompting her to sarcastically say:

“Thank you, Chrissy. Amazing. My life changed after that night.”

Nearly 10 years since the incident, Smith and Harris are still married and the two share two boys together named Omere and Skylar. LAHH was Smith’s first work in front of the cameras, and she has since pursued a career in the industry.

As for Lampkin, she says she doesn’t regret her feelings toward Smith or having tried to attack her, and she clearly hasn’t forgiven Smith. 


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