Lyfe Jennings Sentenced to Prison

Lyfe Jennings

Lyfe Jennings bid adieu to the music industry and life as he knew it on Wednesday when he was sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars.

The R&B crooner, born Chester Bamsu Jennings, appeared in an Atlanta courtroom to face sentencing for firing a weapon and leading police on a high-speed chase following a 2008 domestic dispute with the mother of his two children. His attorneys had hoped for a year, but instead the thrice convicted felon received 42 months starting immediately, with the remainder on probation.

“I did it. I gotta be punished for it and I just want the opportunity to apologize,” a remorseful Jennings told the judge as he fought back tears in the courtroom.

The 37-year-old singer thanked his fans in his last tweet before facing his jail time. “This will be my last post. To everyone who gave me a chance I am forever in your debt,” he wrote. “I have had a fabulous career because of you. All I can say in parting is that I have been honest with yaw. I didn’t sugarcoat a word didn’t hold back a single sylible of my life from yaw.”

He remained positive despite the grim circumstances. “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 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 aman… Smile, its contageous:)”

Jennings’ fourth album I Still Believe debuted at No. 6 upon its release last month. He had tried to better his life and uplift through his music after previously serving a 10-year sentence for arson, which inspired his 2004 debut Lyfe 268-192.

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8 Comments

  1. From Tokyo

    The word “yaw” seems to jump out of nowhere. So sad because it didn’t have to happen. *sigh*

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  2. Hold up!

    Wow…

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  3. Keith

    Goddamn….they giving him time for this?….it’s alot of people do crime still get away for the crazy sh?? They do….it’s not like killed somebody…..I say that’s the way the law got it set it up…..cause they sending him to jail for firing a gun……I believe he should had got no time for this….yu got to be careful about what you….cause they like locking people up & giving them time!

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  4. Maria

    Lyfe, you can overcome this. Yes, you did it. Yes, you have to be punished. Allow God to carry you through this and when you return come back stronger and bigger than ever…

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  5. TresChic

    That’s a real shame. His music is so genuine and raw. Gonna miss him for the next few years. :(

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  6. fola oyekan

    Sowi brov God be with u and we gonna learne frm ur mistakes peace

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  7. blue moon

    its sad cuz he is rare in the music industry, if he has to serve jail time, fist brown should have to do the same thing…

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  8. ponyo

    i heard his album and i do plan to purchase …..sorry this had to happen…..guys control ya temper god is good

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