Lyfe Jennings Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison


R&B singer Lyfe Jennings has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison today (September 22) in an Atlanta court for a 2008 indictment.

According to Singersroom, the Ohio bred crooner got into a heated confrontation with his ex-girlfriend and mother of his children Joy Pound.

During the confrontation, Jennings reportedly kicked in the door of a house belonging to Jeff Kendrick and then fired rounds from a .40 caliber glock in the street  before fleeing  the scene in his 2005 Corvette.

According to his warrant, Jennings  allegedly refused to stop for officers when given audible and visual signs to do so.   Driving in excess of 70 miles per hour, he was eventually stopped and refused to take a sobriety test.

At his court hearing, the singer was charged and convicted of 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.

Confirming the news, Lyfe Jennings sent this tweet out to fans:

“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:)”

Before starting his bid, Jennings  released his fourth studio project , I Still Believe, on August 31, the follow-up to his 2008’s, Lyfe Change. Plans to hit the road in support of  ‘I Still Believe’ are still intact.

Although Lyfe was officially sentenced today, as of press time there was no word on when he will begin serving the time.

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  • missvalz

    Damn another Brother back in the jungle. What was all that for a female.

  • Mr. G

    Do the crime, do the time!!!

  • js

    i guess it’s better than shooting yourself with your own gun in a club

  • Anti-believer

    DAMN being in jail ‘must be nice’ cause he already came out in 2002 or 2003.

  • april

    thats why he was so depressed and sitting on those stair, he knew he was going, thats why he said pray for him

  • Swats

    I think there is a bigger issue in all these guys getting locked up repeatedly. They are all crying for help. Our culture won’t allow them to get professional help, not to mention their pride. One of the fundamental diffrenced between blacks and other cultures is that they will seek help. We have got to get out of this self destruction era, and start loving ourselves. U can run but u can’t hide. Swats, A Town Down, Cascade rd

  • Ms. City$lick

    It’s sad 2 c another Black Brotha locked up, but his best Album came from him being locked up.

  • Rachel

    There is always two sides if the story I will always love lyfes music like u say lyfe Keep Ur Head Up may god bless u and ur family

  • victoria smith

    I don’t care what happened he is still a human being and we are humans makes mistakes. He is one of the best R& B singers out there. I am a faithful fan of all his music and will continue to be.

  • Tonie

    No matter what Lyfe keep ya head up and remember it coulda been worse. I’ll be waiting til u get out for another CD and another show in DC. Much Love, Peace!


    Lyfe is the realist R&B singer out there. He doesnt sing about sleeping with multiple women, i dont give a damn how many cars he has, and could care less about how much money he makes. He sings about real problems, real issues and things people are actually interested in listening to. Last weekend I actually flew from Phoenix to New Orleans to see his concert. It was one of the best shows ever. He always keeps it 100%. His music will be missed.

  • Lyfe you are one of a kind and I will always luv you and your music. You are a man on a path to bigger and greater things, right now you are just at a road block. God luvs you and you are one of the realist artist out here keep your head up and god bless you.

  • Samantha Cross

    * Lyfe is a wonderful music artist and even though he’s sentenced to 3 years it doesn’t mean he’s gone forever . He’s just taking a little break from his career . We will be missing you and your music Lyfe, so hurry up and do your time so you can drop another album .

  • Lakeshawashington3

    You know people have done worse in their lives he will not loose me as a fan matter of fact I love his music even more. I would still show love if he came to Virginia… Some people was jus looking for him to slip and bring him down I’m not condoning what he did but hey he deserves anotha chance to prove himself

  • kevin glenn

     are you from kingsessing. if yes, please email asap