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From Black Voices — R&B singer Lyfe Jennings was sentenced to three and half years in prison today in Cobb County, Ga.

The 37-year-old’s troubles stemmed from an arrest in Oct. 2008 where he faced multiple charges including 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.

Jennings had an altercation with Joy Pound, his then manager/children’s mother, and subsequently kicked in the door of a house in Smyrna, Ga. that belonged to someone named Jeff Kendrick.

The singer then fired several rounds from a .40 caliber glock in the street according to authorities, before fleeing the scene in his 2005 Corvette.

Police claim Jennings refused to stop for officers when given audible and visual signs to do so and drove in excess of 70 miles per hour.

In court today, the Toledo, Ohio-bred talent requested to be able to go home and visit his children before beginning his sentence, but the judge denied his request.

Yesterday on his Twitter page, Jennings posted a message to followers saying goodbye.

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  • Another black men seduced by the myths of patriarchal masculinity, another black man destroyed by the very ideology he was so enamored with. How many more black men will be killed or incarcerated before we realize that patriarchy is our enemy?

    And the sad thing is that he was one of the somewhat conscious brothers.

    Like I always says, patriarchy is all fun and games, until it isn’t funny.

    • Farren

      I hate reading your comments. You just sound so damn negative all the time. Like someone who is trying to be so smart they are stupid.

    • EmpressDivine

      @ Farren

      It may not be the sweetest thing you’ve ever read but she’s telling the truth.

      Check this out: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/hiphop/masculinity.htm

    • Snickerz

      @Farren

      Ok, hun, can you point out ANYTHING positive from this situation….?

      *crickets*

      Yeah, thought so….

  • Miss Jae

    Surprise, surprise…Lyfe Jennings got sentenced to 3 and half years in jail for being the exact “man” he’s was describing in his “Statistic” song…SMDH *cringes & changes the station every time that hot mess of a song comes on*

  • King Jason

    The issues that landed him in the first place prison placed him back there. This is as much about the recidivism cycle as anything.