It’s no secret that Yandy Smith’s reasons for becoming Infinity Gilyard's foster mother have long been questioned. After Yandy’s ex-friend, Kimbella Vanderhee, alleged that Yandy’s decision was not genuine on Love & Hip Hop New York, fans have been divided. And recent events have reignited that conversation.
Throughout Season 10 of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, viewers have watched as Infinity and Yandy have been taking steps to strengthen their relationship. But the latest decision about Infinity leaving Yandy and Mendeecees Harris's home has the potential to ruin their relationship for good. Not to mention, social media has been on a rampage with opinions about the situation, which has left Mendeecees to try and clear the air.
So, is Infinity moving out? Read on as we give you the lowdown.
Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris have made the decision to move Infinity out into her own apartment.
The last thing viewers expected while watching LHHATL was for Yandy and Mendeecees to make the decision to move Infinity out of their home. Not only is Infinity currently in college, but she also appears to have a strong bond with Yandy and Mendeecees's other children — Omere and Skylar.
But it appears that Mendeecees is ready to remove Infinity from their home. In Season 10, Episode 6, Mendeecees decides to have a conversation with Yandy about moving Infinity out.
After questioning Yandy about how long Infinity would be staying in their home, Mendeecees suggests that they get Infinity her own apartment. The stipulation would be that they will pay Infinity's rent for the first two months and then she would have to get a job.
“We just have to make it clear to her that moving back in permanently is not an option right now,” Mendeecees tells Yandy.
Although Yandy is a bit apprehensive about the decision, she ultimately agrees with him.
When Yandy and Mendeecees sit down with Infinity to discuss the plan, she does not take the news well.
Mendeecees frames the decision for Infinity to move out as them helping her to become “independent” and “making the transition into being a young adult.” However, Infinity does not agree with the plan.
“Thank you for even considering that,” Infinity tells Mendeecees while Yandy listens. “I just think that for me, that’s not something I’m ready for. I’m not ready to be isolated.”
Mendeecees explains that Infinity moving out will give both her and Yandy the time and space needed to repair their relationship. As a result, Infinity starts to cry.
Viewers are livid that Mendeecees and Yandy have decided to move Infinity out of their home.
While Mendeecees and Yandy can make decisions about their household as they please, many viewers are not feeling how they are handling the situation with Infinity.
After sending Infinity to her grandmother’s for disobeying Yandy’s rules, she’s now back in Yandy and Mendeecees’s home. So, fans believe that Infinity should stay with them at least until she finishes college.
Many viewers are convinced that Yandy is not giving Infinity the same grace as she would to her other children. The general consensus is that Yandy appears to be abandoning Infinity even though she took on the responsibility of being her foster mother.
Mendeecees Harris has recently responded to the backlash on Instagram.
On August 12, 2021, Mendeecess posted a nearly 10-minute-long video to clear up all the backlash he has been receiving about the decision to move Infinity out. He also discussed how comments on social media have been affecting his family.
"Nobody tried to be mean. I'm not cold-hearted. I do have compassion," Mendeecees said. "My wife reached out and continued to reach out, but y'all comments are very hurtful. Not only is it hurtful to my wife, but it also hurtful to Infinity and her healing process."
Mendeecees went on to explain that there were various issues with Infinity that happened behind the scenes that he can't speak on. But, he has decided to let those issues go. Mendeecees also shared that it's hard for anyone to determine what they would do in this situation until they are actually dealing with it.
Although Yandy does have a soft spot for Infinity, Mendeecees appears to be standing firm on the decision to move her out of their home. So, it looks like Infinity will have to make preparations to move.