*It looks like Lyfe Jennings will be making his home in prison, as he was sentenced to three and half years behind bars on Sept. 22 in an Atlanta court for a 2008 indictment.
“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:).”
According to police reports, the singer got into a disturbing confrontation with his ex-girlfriend and mother of his children Joy Pound. He supposedly kicked in the door of a house in Georgia, and then fired gunshots in the street.
Booked at Cobb County Jail, the singer was charged with DUI test refusal, 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.
Those who know the history of Jennings, whose real name is Chester Bamsu Jennings, know that he’s been down this road before. In 1992 he was convicted of arson and served 10 years in prison before starting his music career.
While he has been free on a $50,000 bond, Jennings was able to release his fourth studio album “I Still Believe” this past Aug.
“[The album] is about all kinds of relationships,” says Lyfe. “How we try to hold on sometimes for the sake of holding on. But, in reality, no matter how many breakups turn into make-ups, sooner or later we realize that this person is who they are and we need to let go. No grudges, no regrets. Just realization. Just acceptance. Just life.”