Mendeecees is back on the outside after more than 5 years in prison, and he can check off #1 on his 'To do" list ... seeing his kids again.
The "Love & Hip Hop New York" star was released from prison a week ago, on January 29, and shortly afterward he reunited with the 2 children he has with Yandy Smith-Harris. These pics show the fam's first public outing on Monday, shopping at a Walmart ... with Mendeecees looking every bit the proud papa.
When he got out last week, Mendeecees did it in a grand fashion -- tossing his old clothes in a trash can. Now, he's on parole and set to report to a halfway house for the next several months ... while also participating in a work-release program, with passes to see his family.
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His lockup was a big storyline on the show. 'L&HH' documented Yandy's journey as a de facto single parent, and now Mendeecees is almost guaranteed to be reintroduced. He and Yandy have also adopted a daughter, and he has 2 other kids from previous relationships.
Point being, he's gonna have his hands full -- so good to see Mendeecees getting back in the groove of fatherhood.