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According to TMZ, Stevie J just learned the hard way that failing to financially provide for your children could get you thrown in jail.
Despite the big house he lives in on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta and the flashy car keys he throws at folks on the show, the songwriter and producer has failed to pay child support for two of his children, which he had with ex-girlfriend Carol Antoinette Bennett, and reportedly stopped paying to support them in 2001. The child support asked of him for those two children started at $6,600 in 1999, an eventually increased to $8,500. After all these years of forgoing what he owes, Stevie J’s back child support bill is at $1,107, 412. Wow.
TMZ has obtained video of the reality star getting picked up by police and taken to jail in Georgia. He will face criminal charges in NYC for not paying what he owes.
We have been keeping up with this story since last year. We recently told you that Project Child Support has been helping Bennett by subpoenaing people in the singer’s life, including Joseline Hernandez, to get info on his finances and more, as he has failed to show up to hearings at Family Court in NYC. Mimi Faust has also said to us in an exclusive interview that Stevie J does not help her with their daughter, Eva.
When speaking on his child support issues, Stevie J seemed to be in denial that there was an issue:
“I’ve just been seeing a lot in the press. I didn’t know I had an issue.
We were in Philly just hanging out with my kids. I had a show in Philly. We chillin’, we at the mall with the kids. Me, wife, even baby momma was there, Ms. Bennett. But you know, it’s all good. But then I see I owe a million and some change!
It’s like everybody want their day in the sun, everybody wants to be hot. I talk to my kids every day on Facetime, and I see ‘em and I’m like, ‘What’s going on Superstar?’ ‘Ain’t nothin, everything good.’ Everything’s good? What’s this then? Everybody got their motives, you never know what’s on people’s minds.”
Clearly he was faking the funk…
Check out the exclusive video from TMZ of Stevie J being taken by the authorities below:
Mimi Faust’s decision to sign off on selling a sex tape (it’s actually just a porno) she did with her boyfriend Nikko Smith was the random news that had everyone on social media acting a fool, including Faust’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta co-stars. Joseline Hernandez cracked jokes on her on Twitter, calling her ‘sex tape’ granny p*rn, and now, former LHHATL co-star K.Michelle has decided to share her two cents.
If you’ll recall, K. Michelle wasn’t a fan of Nikko Smith during her last season on the show. She tried to tell Faust that he was no good, and oh yeah, that he could possibly on the down low in Atlanta. Smith on the other hand, claimed that K was just mad because she allegedly tried to get with him, but he turned her down. She refuted such claims. Any who, after hearing about and seeing the
porn sex tape preview, K. Michelle had this to say on Instagram.
“I’ll never wish bad on another woman, but the way those b***hes in Atlanta treated me bad! I’m not perfect and I have my own skeletons, but a deserve this good laugh.”
She also posted the video below where she said this:
“Didn’t nobody wanna listen to me, now she’s swinging on shower rods and s**t.”
Not swinging on shower rods!
Well, no word from Mimi yet on everyone chastising her about her choice to sell her sex tape, but if you’re interested in buying it, it will be released on April 21. Oh, Mimi…
Erica Dixon Speaks On Possibly Reuniting With Scrappy And “Going Across The Street,” Aka, Dating White Men
I know I can’t be the only one who really likes Erica Dixon out of all the out-of-order and confuzzled (how I say confused) cast of characters on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. She’s quite the beauty and seems most concerned about her role as a mother, and doesn’t take crap from anybody (including Lil Scrappy’s mother, Momma Dee). Since the show has been on break, Dixon has been on the low low. We knew that she was seeing a handsome male model named Oshea Russell, but according to the LHHATL star, they’re done. So is there a possibility that she could reconnect with Scrappy soon now that he’s done with Bambi (but not necessarily Shay)? In an interview with Big Tigger at V-103 in Atlanta, she didn’t sound too confident about all that, but in the end, she says never say never…
Big Tigger: “Rumor has it, you don’ left the old dude and you and Scrappy are back together and he left Bambi. What’s going on?”
Erica Dixon: “Erica Dixon is single [laughs]. Notice I said I am currently single. Yes. And I’m living, I’m working, focused on my daughter and focused on my [line of dresses]. That’s what Erica is doing right now. If something comes along, then okay.”
Tigger: “In your heart of hearts, do you ever see a path that might lead back down Lil Scrappy’s street.”
Dixon: “Well I’ve always been told you always look forward and move forward. You don’t go backwards. That’s what I’ve always been told.”
Tigger: “Do you believe in what you’ve been told?”
Dixon: “Yes, I definitely do. But at the same time people do change and evolve for the better, you know, so you never know what the future holds but currently I am single.”
Tigger: “You are single. Fellas pay attention.”
Dixon: “I like white boys too [laughs]”
Tigger: “You goin’ across the street!?”
Dixon: “Yes, I’m going across the street.”
Tigger: “How dare you cross the street! [laughs]“
I’ve never heard of the phrase, “cross the street.” The more you know…By the way, you should check out Dixon’s site for dresses, called Klass6. They’re a bit too bodycon-ish for my taste, but they’re not bad.
But anywho, do you think Erica and Scrappy should reunite?
The year 2013 was a pretty amazing one for K. Michelle: Love and Hip Hop Atlanta had another successful season; she finally released her debut album, Rebellious Soul; the album went number two on the Billboard 100 and had a hit song in “V.S.O.P.”; she won a Soul Train award for Best New Artist, and she had her own tour. When we first met her on LHHATL two seasons ago, she was a long road from all this, as record execs barely wanted to give her a chance because of her past. But she’s made it to the big times. We know that, and K knows that, because she wrote an open letter (a la Ciara) for her Instagram followers, counting her blessings from 2013. Here’s what she had to say about the ups and downs:
What a year I had. The overexposed Coochie pic, the constant media bashing, the very obvious shade throwing towards me, winning best new artist at the soul Train awards, #1 R&B album, to V.S.O.P hitting#4 on the charts! SHEESH I thought I couldn’t get any stronger but this year made me a beast! It was me against the world and I made it. I didn’t always handle things right, but I handled them MY WAY. Always honest and straight 2the point. I thank my Rebels 4 being my backbone, y’all fight hard 4me EVERYDAY. I love you. People can say what they want about me, and never give me the accolades I deserve, but they can never take away my gift. It’s even scary to me my ability to connect with so many strong people and broken hearts. I shook this industry up,They can stay mad, cuz to them I’m not supposed to be here right now. But I kept my middle fingers held high and focused on HEARTS not the CHARTS Atlantic Records and MBK have smothered me with love. Love I didn’t even have for myself. Who would’ve thought this little country girl that everybody counted out would make it this far. I’m not class favorite, never wanted to be, but I am the REALEST. You don’t have to like me, But YOU WILL RESPECT MY GIFT. My music. I like this woman I have become. My momma prayed for me, and my God saved me. He is worth of all my praise!
What do you think about all she had to say in her letter? She’s definitely come a long way and hopefully she’ll remain humble as she continues on with all her endeavors. We shall see…
Look closely into her doll face and who do you see? It’s Ariane Davis from “Love And Hip Hop Atlanta!”
If you remembered on this past season of the show, Ariane, who stays with a short pixie, joined K.Michelle for a fun wig-shopping date. She tried on a few styles but at the time didn’t purchase anything. Until now!
For New York Fashion Week, Ariane decided to switch it up and sport a curly laid ‘do and we think she looks gorgeous! She displayed her new locks on Instagram saying :
“Walked and wigged out for @avnahlong’s #NYFW’s show!”
Do you like Ariane’s new ‘do?
Pass Or Play? LHHATL’s Rasheeda And The Baby Bump She Can’t Hide Release Video For “Hit It From The Back”
If you watched this week’s episode of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, you probably saw the scene where Rasheeda did her best to prove the naysayers wrong, and continued to promote new music and film the video for this song, “Hit It From The Back” while very pregnant. With Deb Antney giving her the side-eye on the sidelines and Kirk coming in later to put a damper on things, Rasheeda put on her tightest gold maternity pants and a gold peplum top to cover up her growing belly bump. After all that drama surrounding the video, it’s finally been released. In it, she can be seen dancing around with a few guys (who she was literally hiding behind at times), having some toned women drop it low in daisy dukes, and for the most part, Rasheeda showed off her breasts and kept her belly covered so she could maintain the sex appeal. Because nothing takes someone out of their element more than realizing a woman bragging about calling a man “daddy” while he’s hitting it from the back is actually with child.
In the end, it’s really not the obvious pregnancy that throws things off. Rasheeda looks cute, and the makeup is fabulous! But the song? Not so much. She should really take Deb’s advice and focus on making money off of her beauty, or get a new producer, because this right here is not working. Check out the video for yourself and let us know if you think it’s a pass or play.
“We Didn’t Give A Damn About Flav”: Shay “Buckeey” Johnson Talks Faking Her Feelings For Flavor Flav, And Trust Issues Caused By Lil Scrappy
If you’ve been engulfed in the foolery that is reality TV over the past few years (and we’re guilty of course of falling in the trap too), then I’m sure you know a lot about Shay “Buckeey” Johnson. She was introduced to us as one of many thirsty women vying for the “love” and attention of Flavor Flav on one of Vh1′s biggest reality shows, Flavor of Love 2. And since then, she’s found her way back on the reality TV scene by finding herself in a torrid love triangle with rapper Lil Scrappy and his on-again, off-again lady, Erica Dixon. In an interview with TheJasmineBrand, Johnson opened up about her time on Flavor of Love, where she admits to not really being into him at all, and how her up and down friendship/cuddle buddy/boo-ship with Scrappy has affected her. Here are the tidbits that had us talking:
About Her Time On Flavor of Love 2
“It was a show and when I was on the show Flavor Of Love, I was trying to win the title as the winner. Because we were told during the taping that the longer you’re on the show the more relevant you will be. So we didn’t give a damn about Flav. ‘Flav you’re cool peoples,’ but it wasn’t about that. It was a show and I’m a very competitive person and I was trying to win the title. That’s it. Not him.”
On The Relationship That Went To Hell With Lil Scrappy And How That Affected Her
“The way Scrappy did me, he did find a way to cause a lot of trust issues within me – and that’s on me. So I’m not too quick to jump into relationships at this point. But there is a little somebody that I kinda been seeing but I’m not willing to move fast. You just never know where it will go. I’m not going to mention his name but there is someone.”
On How Those Trust Issues Are Keeping Her From Jumping Back Into Dating
“Let me tell you what I like. I like tall men. I like articulate, intelligent men. I like men who don’t like to go out SO much. I don’t want to rush anything because I have trust issues because it’s unfair to bring my past into my future. But that’s exactly what I’m doing because I don’t trust anybody. From friends to cousin, manager…the relationship-wise, when you’ve been hurt by somebody you’ve put all of your trust into, it’s not easy to jump into something else. I’m either in or I’m out. I don’t half-step anything. I love and I love extremely hard and I don’t think anything is wrong with that, it’s just about finding somebody compatible with me.”
And What Her Thoughts Are On Erica Dixon, Who She Recently Had A Fight With
“I don’t hate her. I don’t know her. I don’t choose to know her at all. I think that she’s ignorant in certain situations, but that’s just who she is. But I don’t hate her at all – my life goes on.”
Well there you have it. From the video interview, Erica definitely seems to be a very smart young lady, just not when it comes with messing with folks like Scrappy. But then again, who hasn’t been there when they’ve been in love? What do you think of her comments?
I admit I enjoy the soap opera that is Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. This series is far from a “reality” program; however there are scenes in the show that provoke thought when it comes to issues that plague men and women every day. This past Monday’s episode left me scratching my head yet again, this time wondering: Why do “baby mamas” have this false sense of entitlement?
Let me fill you in on the background. A local ATL radio personality, Traci Steele, has a son with Chris Brown’s DJ, DJ Babey Drew. Apparently he travels a lot working, leaving little time for him to spend with his son. In order to stay local, he decides to open a sneaker store and convinces Traci to invest $25,000 into “their” business. Traci insists that she’s giving him the money for their “family” but makes it a point to say that she doesn’t want any “groupie h*es” to “benefit” from her money – whatever that means.
She decides to pop by Drew’s house unannounced in order to give him the check he’s been asking for. Well, to her surprise (not that the producer’s had anything to do with it), she finds him there with a “random” girl and goes ballistic. Even though Drew reminds Traci that they are no longer together, it seems she thought her “investment” would keep them together as a family. She goes off on him, and the poor girl who was sitting there, and storms out. As Drew follows behind her trying to understand why she’s ripping up the check, she tearfully proclaims that she never wanted to be a “baby mama,” and that he made that choice for her.
And that is where I begin scratching my head. Huh?
Let me first say this post is not to bash single mothers. I prefer to use that term rather than “baby mama,” but since Traci referred to herself as such, I’ll just go with it. There are plenty of women who never chose to be single mothers, but are holding it down nonetheless and they deserve to be respected if they’re doing it all alone.
But to say that someone made you a “baby mama” is a bit dramatic. If you are dating a man and not married to him and decide to engage in unprotected sex, there is a chance you could become pregnant. It is a woman’s choice to engage in that behavior and to deal with the consequences. Drew didn’t make her a baby mama, she chose to be one. I’m not saying that women should get abortions or give up their children for adoption so that they can’t be labeled as a “baby mama,” and I’m also not suggesting that people run out and get married in order to legitimize their children. All I’m saying is everyone has a choice when it comes to having sex and having babies. No one forces anyone to do anything.
Now Traci, that poor girl has unresolved issues. And unfortunately she isn’t the only one.
There are many women who feel that giving birth to a man’s child entitles them to the man himself. While I understand that many of them felt that they would get married, or at the very least stay together, a woman needs to understand that her status as “mother” is very different from her status as “significant other.” Once the romantic relationship ends, a woman can’t expect her child’s father to show her the same love, affection, or consideration that he would show a new love interest. The feelings simply aren’t there anymore, and if a woman still feels that he should put her first, rather than the child, then she is delusional.
There are a lot of baby mamas out there who feel that she and the child are a package deal. She may determine that if he doesn’t want her, then he can’t see or be with the child either. It’s sad, but true. She doesn’t just want him to be a father to their child. She also wants him to be her lover, her husband, her bank…her everything, even when he isn’t obligated to be anything other than a father and provider to his child(ren). The child’s mother feels this man owes her his life, when in fact all she is entitled to is his respect, his financial support for the child if she is the custodial parent, and his commitment to co-parent.
Traci’s problem, like so many other women in her situation, is she hasn’t let go and moved on. She probably felt that baby Drew was her insurance policy to keep Big Drew around. But the fact of the matter is if he doesn’t want you, no baby is going to change that. His responsibility is to his son, not to make Traci an honest woman. He doesn’t belong to her, and he can’t be bought with $25K. Traci thought she could buy a false sense of security, therefore making him feel like he “owes” her his loyalty or that he “belongs” to her somehow. Poor girl was sadly mistaken.
Ladies, if you feel that having a man’s baby should automatically make you a priority in his life, think again. His child should be his priority, and he has the right to move on once you are broken up. Relationships can end, and breaking up is hard to do. Letting go can be even more difficult. But once it’s over, you can’t expect him to be the partner you wanted him to be as far as a romantic involvement is concerned. You won’t get the same treatment you did before the relationship ended, and you shouldn’t expect it or “guilt” him into loving you the way he once did – if he ever did. It’s a hard pill to swallow I’m sure, but it’s time to grow up, move on and let go. He should be civil and respectful to you, and be willing to work with you to be a good parent – nothing more, nothing less. He can’t live his life tip toeing around you hoping that you won’t get hurt or angry. Put your big girl panties on, gain some closure and get over him. It’s a simple choice and not one that someone has to make for you.
There are some celebrity couples that we all seem to love like Barack and Michelle and Denzel and Pauletta – and then there are those celeb couples that we universally kind of just hate. You already know this list is about the latter, so click on to find out which pairs annoy us the most!
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
If there were an annoying couple award it would have to go to this pair right here. Kanye and Kim apart were already skating on our last nerves with their crazy gimmicks, statements and PR stunts, but together, the KimYe annoying factor is just way too much.
Everybody knows the real reason people join the cast of “Love & Hip-Hop” isn’t to launch whatever singing or rapping career they claim to have, they’re looking at dollar signs. The question is, just how much is clowning on TV and telling all your business to $3.5 million viewers every week worth? According to CelebrityNetworth.com, that answer is a pretty penny because some of these reality stars are cashing in big time from the show’s high viewership. Take a look at the estimates some of these stars reportedly earned in 2012.