‘I’m Not Weak By Any Means:’ Mimi Faust Says The Public’s False Perception Of Her Is The Media’s Fault

February 19, 2013  |  

Source: WENN

In the urban world, the name Mimi Faust is almost synonymous with a weak woman who allows her man to walk all over her. In June of 2012, the world was introduced to Mimi Faust, the mother of producer Stevie J’s youngest daughter, through VH1’s reality show, “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”. What most immediately recognized about Mimi, was her willingness to allow her daughter’s father to walk in and out of her life as he wished, despite the fact that he was blatantly unfaithful with other women, including his artist, Joseline Hernandez. During the entire first season, we watched a teary-eyed Mimi take Stevie back time after time and attempt to work things out with him, despite horrendous offenses committed by him, such as getting another woman pregnant. In the March issue of Sister 2 Sister, Mimi opens up about those experiences, what she’s learned and insists that the public’s perception of her is all wrong.

On what she’s learned from her experience with Stevie J:

“I think the biggest lesson would be, when you see the signs, don’t ignore them. Because the signs in your gut will never steer you wrong. A lot of times when I saw the signs and felt something, I would ignore it.”

On which signs she used to ignore: 

“When I knew he was lying to me and I just accepted what he said, for one. Things like that.”

On why she turned a blind-eye to Stevie’s countless filthy deeds:

“I think I was just really trying to make our family work.”

On being perceived as weak:

“I’m very strong. It’s so crazy how I’ve ben painted in the media, like I’m weak or whatever. I’m not weak by any means. I’ve been on my own since I was 13 years old. I’ve always worked. I’m nobody’s weak anything.”

What do you think of Mimi blaming the media for portraying her as weak?

Check out her full interview in the March issue of Sister 2 Sister.


Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise

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  • ((Weak for a man)) RIGHT!!!!!!! The media didnt portray her as anything…she was on LHHATL and the audience saw her in our own eyes being so emotionally submissive to a man JUST because they have a daughter. She was back n forth with him everytime he “attempted” to woo her but he was back with joceline. She even moved him back in her house and went to therapy with him AND the mistress. That was WEAK on her behalf. If a man willingly flaunts his mistress all over the show/media and even in your face, HE DOESNT LOVE YOU! There may be love there because they have a history but THAT IS IT! She needs to worry about her career and daughter and not making HERSELF look weak on national tv. You know we talkin lol

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  • yeppers

    Chile please..the media made her SAY and DO the things she did??? We dont know anything about her “LIFE” all we know is whats SHOWN to us on television which was a weak STUPID woman to all who watched it. And like the other comment said, just because you work this that and the third job since you were 9 years old or whatever dont mean you wont do anything to get and keep a man.That comes from mentality and your view of relationships, not how hard you work.

  • Dee

    It takes more strength to leave a messed up situation than to stay and make it work. She’s made a fool of herself and let Steebie and Joe make her look like an idiot.

    • SunshineBlossom

      Lmaoooo @ Joe!!!

  • realadulttalk

    Wait–doesn’t she still mess with Stevie?!?!?! Bird…stop chirping!!

  • Nikkita Michelle

    I don’t think Mimi understands what people were saying when they called her weak. You can be strong in ever aspect of your life…financial, business, motherhood, and still be weak for a man. I think she wanted her child’s father in both her daughter’s life and her own that she played Stevie Wonder when she knew the deal. She had all the sense in the world when she was checking Stevie and when she was speaking with her girls, but when she stopped yelling at ol’ dude and was actually listening to him she fell right back into his game. She’s not the first sister to be weak for a man and she won’t be the last. As long as she’s moved on from him and knows to never make those mistakes again she’ll be fine. You allowed yourself to be played…OWN IT!

    • SunshineBlossom

      ^YES!!! This all the way!!! I was about to say OMG are we really still on that?? She just really can’t let the fact go that she played herself. That’s like not going to school and blaming the teacher for failing. Not for nothing, if the media did tell her to act weak, she made the conscious choice to do it at the end of the day (and clearly it wasn’t an act as she’s probably still slobbering over him with Joseline). So she gotta be a woman like she says she is and deal with it. Honestly at the end of the day she needs to Let. It. Go.

    • MLS2698

      Yes, two times. A woman can be a CEO, but if she comes home to someone treating her horribly, and making her feel bad inside, then she is weak….emotionally! I look at it this way: I go to school/work and do my best, while expecting a reward for my actions. Why the hell would I come home to a train wreck relationship that makes all my work there seem worthless? I deserve a reward at home too! Mimi just needs to admit that, some areas of her life are weaker than others ( a fact for all humans, but we can work on making them stronger), that’s all.

      • Sepulveda

        Thank you!! Couldnt have said it better myself! SMH at her trying to use every other NON RELATED instance of strength in her life to compare with Stebie and joe situation….no mam. Some people can have it ALL together in public (take celebrities for example) they smile and wave, and have someone whoopin they a.. and giving them a black eye at home. What you exude in your public life means nothing…if you dont have that same strength in private.

    • G’Dyss

      I really hope MiMi reads your comment, and reads it w/out the “*sucks teeth*, they don’t know me, they don’t know what i’ve been through” chip on her shoulder. we saw what you’ve been through, and in different scenarios, went through what you’ve gone through. now get smart