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Erica Dixon and Lil Scrappy get on my nerves. Though I inadvertently gave up on “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” this season, they’ve always been my favorite couple. One, because their story, even though full of drama, seems to be the most plausible. And two because deep in my heart, I want them to be together–forever. I want them to stop playing, like yesterday.
And I say that knowing that Scrappy and his mother are not about the right. Scrappy is determined to keep slanging his penis all over town and Mama Dee is hellbent on sabotaging their relationship by any means necessary. Oh, and he’s currently dating Bambi.
But at the end of the day I really want them to be together. And apparently, I’m not the only one. Based on a VH1 poll, 85 percent of voters around the nation want these two to make it work. Duh! Everyone can see there’s still love there.
And after catching clips of the estranged couple flirting heavily with one another on camera, it didn’t come as much of a surprise that they were getting down and dirty behind the scenes.
Erica told one of the producers: Two weeks ago. We weren’t intimate. I just let him taste it. We didn’t have intercourse but it was oral, down there.
Erica even pulled out a hotel receipt on stage to corroborate her story because she knew Scrappy would lie to the cameras about their recent trysts. The hotel receipt was from a few weeks ago but before that, Dixon said Scrappy visited her at her house. They had a few drinks and badda bing, badda boom, Erica received an oral transaction.
But Scrappy denied it and the producers and Erica insisted he take a lie detector test.
Scrappy failed the lie detector test, of course and offered a pathetic, “I don’t remember” as an explanation.
And while such shenanigans might upset most girlfriends, Bambi seemed unbothered.
“Some days I don’t want to be with him. We just gotta ratchet situation. We’re dating. We have great times together, but I ain’t trying to marry this ni&&a.”
Whew! This is such a hot mess.
And while Scrappy lying on the mother of his child and double dipping should make me want better for Erica, I just can’t shake the idea that they were meant to be. I want Scrappy to grow up, I want them to figure out how to make it work and be one big happy family.
Is there too much mess to sift through though?
Watch the clips of Erica telling the real story and lying azz Scrappy taking the polygraph test.
Months ago, we learned that the cast of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” threw down at the reunion taping. It was a full out brawl with Joseline attacking Tammy, Althea and Mimi.
A source close to the show, who wanted to remain anonymous, told our sister site Bossip that the reason Joseline was so hell bent on attacking her cast members was because she was under the influence at the time.
This certainly isn’t the first time we’ve heard claims or seen evidence suggesting that Joseline is using. Her “husband” Stevie J, even tested positive for cocaine when he was arrested for back child support.
But at this point people are starting to worry about Joseline’s safety as well as the safety of those around her.
The source told Bossip bluntly, “They need to send her a$$ to rehab! Having her film anything else says to Tammy, Althea and Mimi that it’s okay for her to put hands on them. She doesn’t get to act up just because she’s been tootin’”
The source said she’s watched Joseline get high on several occasions but doesn’t know whether or not she’s done so on the set of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.”
“I wouldn’t be surprised if she called her connect to get high right before shooting scenes, but that set is closed once the cameras start rolling and no one can come on set.”
The source said that Joseline is not only a threat to herself but to Stevie as well.
“I’m definitely concerned she might take it too far and kill him. Not necessarily on purpose, but Joseline is uncontrollable when she’s high. Who knows what might trigger her to pick up a weapon and use it.”
The source partially blames “Love and Hip Hop” creator Mona Scott Young, who reportedly knows about Joseline’s habit.
In fact, the source claims that Mona has created a monster.
“She needs help and if Mona wanted to do the decent thing she would require her to go to rehab before doing any more filming. Mona created that monster.”
This isn’t an unusual suggestion. Tammy suggested that she wouldn’t be taking part in this show until they started requiring drug tests.
Mona always says their show doesn’t promote violence but that certainly hasn’t been the case in the past. And if the reunion is going to be as bad as the rumors suggest it’s still not true.
But the question is, should Mona require or ask Joseline to take a drug test? Does Mona allowing her to keep working on the show pose a danger to the cast members or somehow suggest that Mona condones the crazy behavior because it increases ratings?
At this point, I can’t think of a reason why she shouldn’t.
I have to admit something, I finally caved. After three seasons I FINALLY decided to watch “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.” I didn’t want to do it, but I reconnected with someone I used to work with. I found out that she does recap videos on Youtube and I wanted to support her so I watched a few, and they were all about L&HHA. Not only she, but all of the other people in the comment section were so excited to watch this reunion that hadn’t even aired yet. So, I finally decided to see what was this media monster that people have been talking about for years.
I started with the first episode (full episodes are on VH1.com), and I just started the second season a few days ago. Now, I finally understand where the phrases “put the paws on ‘em,” “…in that order,” and “Do you lub me, Steebie” finally mean.
But on top of that, I also finally saw K. Michelle in action.
I was only familiar with her music, and I couldn’t understand why people came at her so hard in certain comment sections. Even though she has a reputation of being messy, she didn’t seem that bad to me. Especially when, during first season she and Rasheeda got into the argument about her past abusive relationship.
In the comment section of the video there were a few people who seemed a little annoyed that K. kept on mentioning it, but I couldn’t empathize with that, and here’s why.
So many people are victims to their own silence. Sometimes when you go through things that are very tough, some people might feel that not talking about it makes it better. The reason why is because some people are bold enough to either make you qualify your feelings, or challenge them as if they’re not valid.
Not to get on Rasheeda, but that was a little bogus to say: “maybe he didn’t do those things to you?”
The problem in society, is that sometimes with victims you get people who do that to you. There are always people who think that you made it up or they can’t imagine someone they love hurting other people. The truth is, some people are angels in public and monsters behind closed doors. You can’t judge how a person is in a relationship if you only know them on a friendly level. They’re not going to show you how they really are, not like they do to someone in a relationship.
So with that, victims have a tendency to silence themselves, thinking that they’re saving themselves from the scrutiny that comes with their truth. In actuality, it does more harm than good. In situations like that, or even during depression, silence keeps you captive, while empowering the person or thoughts that are hurting you. It allows other people a sense of peace as they sleep at night while the person that’s hurting is lying in bed trying to figure out what’s wrong with them.
To that, I say, SPEAK UP! I know that it’s hard, and it’s scary, and people might even condemn you for living in the past, but being able to be open and finally say what you’ve been going through is one of the most empowering feelings you will have.
Who cares if people are tired of hearing you talk about it. Just don’t talk to them, talk to a counselor, therapist, or a group of people who will understand and will allow you to use your voice.
The worst thing that people can do is silence themselves when they’ve been hurt, but it’s a common thing to do. Speak up, because you have a voice that deserves to be heard.
On another note… what’s the deal with DJ Traci Steele and Baby Drew?
Kendra Koger is slowly working her way through the second season of L&HHA, and slowly tweeting @kkoger.
I See A Strong And Weak Woman: Mimi Faust On What She Sees In The Mirror, Nikko & Concerns For Eva Around Stevie & Joseline
Mimi is an interesting character…and I do mean character. Try as she might to make us believe she really finds herself in these sketchy situations with one man after another; at this point, we all know that most of this is certainly staged for the cameras. It’s just too far fetched. I decided a while ago that “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” was just a soap opera, masquerading as a reality show. Still entertaining.
Either way, it’s entertaining to contemplate the stories she’ll tell in her next interview. This time she spoke with TheJasmineBrand about the ending of her relationship with Nikko, his wife, making up with K. Michelle, concerns for her daughter spending time with Stevie and Joseline and what she sees when she looks in the mirror. Take a look below.
Did you ever have any inclination that Nikko was married?
I’ll tell you what was very odd, the year before when Erica and I went to the psychic, the psychic said, ‘The guy that you’re with is married.’ I didn’t know what she was talking about. I wasn’t with Stevie but Stevie is my daughter’s father, so I just assumed that she was talking about Stevie. It never occurred to me that it was Nikko.
Have you spoken to him since the episode aired?
No, I have not. Absolutely not.
Have you ever met his wife?
No, never met his wife.
Does Nikko have any children
If he has kids, he doesn’t have any that I know about. And I did ask him and he said no.
What’s your relationship status?
We’re not together. There’s no relationship, there’s no status.
When did it end?
It hadn’t been good for a little while but that day that I found out that he was married, is when everything just got…it was just bad. And it was never right after that. I wasn’t able to get back on board with him with that was the case.
Did you see any red flags?
The wife would call an awful lot. And when I would ask him about it, he would say, that’s his ex, they’re still friends, they didn’t have a bad breakup like Stevie and I and they still communicate, would be his response. He would refer to her as his ex.
Do you feel like there’s any way you forgive him?
I can forgive him. I will probably never trust him again. Yeah, I can forgive him and move on.
Did his lying about the wife make you believe even more that he leaked the sex tape?
As far as the tape is concerned, the tape, the bag was stolen. That bag did not come off the plane. So I really cannot point my finger at him 100 percent.
Love and Hip Hop Atlanta star, Nikko Smith, boyfriend to Mimi Faust, recently admitted that he’s been married the whole time these two have known each other. Now for everyone watching, this was no surprise at all. It was very clear from early on that Nikko was an opportunist, trying to use Mimi and anyone else to get a bit of shine.
Recently, VIBE sat down with Smith to learn why and how he managed to do what he did for so long.
Nikko told VIBE, a story that was consistent with what Mimi has said on several different occasions, the two met 13 years ago, around the same time she and Stevie first starting doing their dysfunctional dance, and as Nikko puts it “used each other at different events throughout the years. I guess you could call it a one-night stand.”
Then VIBE asked her if this was the same time she was messing with Stevie. And Nikko gave this peculiar answer:
“She might have been with Stevie off and on. This was around the time they met. She was messing with him off and on. The same time when he was messing with Puff, and while he was messing with Annette.”
Umm… did he just say that Stevie and Puff…as in Puff Daddy were sleeping together? Maybe I missed something. VIBE didn’t press the question, so I guess we’ll have to find out later.
Anyway, he got on the show because the producers approached him to be Mimi’s new love interest.
“They were looking for someone to be someone she was dating. They wanted to find somebody for her to date. Then I came along. It was something that I had to think about.”
But NIkko, who claims he was an executive in LA with a group signed to him, decided he’d give the tv world a try.
And while he was open, he wasn’t exactly pleased with the way he was portrayed on the show, he said he came off looking like an opportunist and a male chauvinist.
Hard to believe otherwise but let’s continue. Then they asked him about his marriage and how it all went down with Mimi finding out.
So, as we heard on the show, you are married. Can you recap how it happened?
After the mediatakeout article, she confronted me. Me and her did a scene. She asked me about all these rumors. I had to tell her on camera. I didn’t want to lie about it. Let’s face it. The woman I’m married to, she’s never gonna come on TV. I could have denied it, and this would only be speculation, but they would have never really known. I chose to tell the truth. I don’t know if that was a good thing or bad thing, for me.
How long have you been married?
I’ve been with this woman ten years. We got married in 2007. Our relationship was really strong. We decided to get married. In the process, our relationship fell apart, but it was a bad breakup. It was a messy breakup. We remained cool with each other. She was seeing someone else, and I was a free man. But we were separated.
Did your wife know you were going to do the show?
When I decided to do the show, me and [my wife] wasn’t really rocking with that. But I knew I had this responsibility. When I decided to do the show, she came to me and said ‘I know you about to do the show, do your thing.’ She was actually with somebody in New York, that she’s still with right now.
And you didn’t tell Mimi any of this?
She didn’t know any of this. I made a decision not to tell her, because there was so much going on with this Stevie shit. I’m looking at it different from the way someone else may be looking at it. I was taking this to my grave. This was some secretive shit I was doing. I didn’t tell Mimi. I didn’t feel as that she needed to know. Going into this third season, I think I might have stretched it out a little too long. I could have sat down and told her, but I didn’t it. I didn’t do it.
So are we going to see your wife on an upcoming episode?
She’s definitely not coming on the show. It ain’t got nothing to do with me convincing me. It’s not her kind of show. And the fact that she’s moved on already with her life. It ain’t like she’s gonna come on to bash me.
I can never trust anything that comes from this dude’s mouth. Especially, when Johnny, his roommate, was just on the television talking about how Nikko and his wife were business partners, even suggesting that she encouraged Nikko to do the show so they could both us it as some type of come up. And more than that, he alleged they’re still married because they share a connection. After a little bit of digging, that might not be so far from the truth.
The internets, including MediaTakeOut, the original website where Mimi learned Nikko was married, have claimed that Nikko’s wife’s name is Margo (or Margeaux) Simms, a bartender at Webster Hall in New York City.
And looking through Margo’s Tumblr page, there was an image of her and Nikko together promoting some type of mixtape for their group Invaderz. This was back in 2011 though. Still, there is or was some type of connection between the two. On the following page, check the social media pics of Nikko and this alleged wife together from a few years back, just two years before he joined LHHATL in 2013.
“They’re Some Real Clowns” Ex Manager Dawn Heflin Talks Stevie & Joseline’s Drug Use, Bold Lies & Freaky Sex Lives
To say that Joseline’s former manager Dawn Heflin is a bit bitter about the way things went down with Stevie and Joseline this season would be an understatement. Some of us remember watching Dawn throw Stevie’s business and his papers in his face when he told her Joseline was dunzo. And while some of us might be wondering why she was so upset about leaving Joseline and Stevie and all of their messiness, in an interview with VladTv, Dawn explains that she did quite a bit to help Joseline out just to be left out in the cold like that.
And so when she was asked to spill some tea on Joseline, Stevie and their relationship, she was more than ready to talk.
See what she had to say and in the full transcript below or watch the video.
VladTV: There was, about a month ago, a sex tape with Joseline, a guy and a girl that leaked out. What’s up with that?
Dawn Heflin: Joseline’s been a slut. You feel what I’m saying? She was sleeping with one of Stevie’s friends who was with them producing. That’s what she did. She slept with like two or three guys. There’s video of her sleeping with three different dudes on stage. She’s sucking a$$, they sucking pu$%y. I mean, it is what it is. That’s who she is. She still likes women, she still likes men. Stevie’s f*#king a nail tech, she and the nail tech are cool. I guess that’s what they like.
VT: Working with Joseline, what were some of the craziest things that you saw?
DH: The craziest thing was her snorting cocaine. She used to always talk about how the people in the club wanted her to do that. But that was the craziest thing I ever saw because she always used to talk bad about people that did it. And then when I confronted her about it, it was basically her and Stevie. She was like Stevie put her on it. And that’s what she likes to do. Because I always wanted to see why she didn’t do a work out video. But the loss of the weight wasn’t from the workout, it was from getting high from the coke and the molly and they smoke that weed and they do what they do. That was basically like the craziest thing because she always downplayed it or talk bad about others. So, when I actually saw her do it, that was like the worst sh*t I could have seen, coming from her.
What she wants people to know.
DH: I really just want to let everybody know, these two frauds–like I said before– they’re just living a lie. We all know they’re not married. They can’t produce a marriage certificate. Poor Eva comes over to the house…Joseline despises Eva just because of Mimi. Mimi’s never done anything to Joseline and it’s like she just wants to make this thing so personal with Eva. I’m just surprised that Mimi would still even allow Eva to still go to the house.
Even Stevie’s father doesn’t like Joseline, he knows how she is. I think she just got caught trying to sleep with one of Stevie’s friends in the house while Stevie was away, a guy named Rich. It’s just so much that goes on with them.
And you know the music, even with the music, she always wants to push this music that’s straight garbage. And then you look at Stevie, coming from being a Grammy award winning producer, it’s like where does the line draw? Has he lost his ear for music, for good music or is he putting out some stuff just to appease his girlfriend? I don’t know what it could be. All I know is that when I started this thing with them I signed for Joseline a place, paid her light bill, paid her gas bill. I also furnished all her clothes for first season, her shoes, her shoe game wasn’t up, her purse game wasn’t up. Second season, she tried to elevate a little but really couldn’t do what she wanted to do because she still had bills and trying to help Stevie out with his broke a$$. I mean it just…both of them just robbing Peter to pay Paul. You ’round here acting like you’re living good but that’s not the case. And I want to give a shout out to Johnny Cabel (sp) for even allowing them to stay in his home. They’ve destroyed most of the home by knocking the blinds out, they fight all the time. It’s just crazy. And then they left the lights and the gas in Johnny’s name and the cable bill, it’s not being paid. They about to turn the lights off. It’s just so much going on with these people, they’re some real clowns.
I can understand why Dawn is a little perturbed but it’s interesting that all of the foolishness didn’t seem to bother her until she was fired. It makes you wonder what type of stuff was she doing that allowed her to even associate herself with these “clowns” as she calls them.
During this season of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” multiple cast members claimed to have dirt on Benzino’s new fiancée, Althea Heart. Now, it appears that several skeletons from her closet are taking center stage. Yesterday, we told you that Stevie J leaked a photo of a nude Althea posing in a bathtub apparently preparing to give a man, who she later identified as Benzino, fellatio. Shortly after releasing the photos, Stevie expressed that there would be more photos to come. He even mentioned Benzino on Instagram, saying:
“Just chill bro. I’m going to show you a p—y soon. #patience.”
Althea took a screenshot of an exchange between Benzino and Stevie, where he accused Joseline of sleeping with several other men, and posted it to Instagram in response to the photo leak.
However, if she’s planning on lashing out each time a new image leaks, then she her work cut out for her. Baller Alert recently received some photos from an “anonymous” source and things aren’t looking so good for Althea. In one photo, she can be seen posing completely nude while bent over a kitchen counter.
And then, there’s the sex tape. The sender was sure to specify that the man in the video is not her current fiancé, Benzino. It’s currently unclear if Stevie is behind the video leak, but we wouldn’t be surprised to learn that he’s the culprit. As you may recall, Benzino took to social media to defend Althea against fans who were blasting her for her alleged promiscuous past. It’ll be interesting to see if he continues to stand by her with these recent developments.
You can find the NSFW video and the uncensored photos here.
Just when we thought “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” couldn’t get any messier. Recent reports claim that Mimi Faust’s new man and sex tape co star Nikko Smith may already have a wife. While she was defending homeboy initially, when a fan asked her a couple of weeks ago whether or not she felt Nikko was an opportunist, Mimi said the verdict is still out.
Judging from what we’ve seen on screen, (Nikko being downright giddy about the sex tape.) we’d say the judge has already ruled on this case.
And as if Nikko needed any more evidence stacked against him, now rumors are starting to circulate that the reality tv star is already married.
If the rumors are true, and it seems that they are, Mimi claims she knew nothing about Nikko being married before they started dating…and you know releasing sex tapes. After denying a series of gossip items like buying Nikko a car, being pregnant etc., Shanae Hall asked Mimi if there was any truth to the rumor of Nikko being married. And she got quiet, sighing heavily. Then Shanae said, well if it’s true, please tell me you didn’t know. To which Mimi responded:
“I didn’t know anything. I don’t know anything about anything. I want you guys to keep watching ‘Love and Hip Hop’ Monday nights at 8 o’clock please.”
From the interview it sounds like it is so but Mimi can’t speak on it because Mona runs a tight ship. Either way, we’ll be sure to keep you posted.
We always knew Nikko was foul…but married?! Yuck. Even still the season was filmed a while ago and Mimi has been seen with Nikko on several occasions since shooting wrapped. So if dude really is married, it seems like she’s cool with it. They are still together… Mimi, as much as she likes to act like she’s above it all, always manages to find herself in some mess.
It’s pretty much par for the course that when one relationship ends, inevitably, both parties start speaking negatively about one another. Us regular folks may do it with our girlfriends or, God forbid, on social media. But when you’re a reality television star all that word vomit comes out in interviews. And to be fair, it’s mostly the fault of the journalists and media members who ask some pretty invasive questions. But as we learned from our own chat with Mimi, she’s not squeamish about the tough questions. Nothing is off the table for her.
And that certainly was the case when she sat down with Futra Media Group. Mimi told the interviewer, she could ask her anything and she certainly took her up on that offer.
Things started off innocently enough when the woman asked Mimi how she and Nikko met. She said that the two met years ago in LA and then they met again last year at the Video Music Awards. But the conversation got juicy when Mimi started to explain what she likes about Nikko. “He’s completely different from what I was dealing with. Completely. In every aspect.”
Then jumping right in, the interviewer asked Mimi, of the two men, who has the biggest penis. Mimi kept it real saying “…they are both well endowed. I’ve been very fortunate in that department. I’ve been very lucky.”
And even though the equipment is similar, she prefers Nikko’s approach to Stevie’s because her ex and father of her child was a little too rude in the sheets.
“He’s very vulgar and to me, for my liking I don’t know if some other women might like this, but he talks to much and is too rude in the bed. I don’t like to be called a b*tch, hoe and a slut every time I have sex. I don’t enjoy that. He’s like ‘You f***ing whore! You slut!’ I can’t.’ Just shut up, you’re drying everything up down there.”
I mean I know some women are into that. But I’d argue that most aren’t. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Stevie J has some unresolved mommy issues. The psychiatrist on the show brought that out on the show when both Stevie and Mimi revealed they pretty much grew up motherless. Dude doesn’t respect women. And I’m not just talking about the dirty talk during sex. The way he lives his life is a testament to that. I just cannot, for the life of me, understand why Mimi dealt with this man for so long.
You can watch Mimi’s interview, in the video below.
“Girls Look Up To Me” LHHATL’s Ariane Davis Talks Tiring Of Reality Tv, Maintaing Mystery & Mimi’s Sex Tape
It’s a generally understood fact that the cast of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” have very little act right. Though occasionally, we’ll find exceptions. Enter, Ariane Davis. If you’ve noticed, she keeps a pretty low profile on the show. She’s the friend who provides the necessary side eyes whenever Mimi starts waxing poetic about her
strange relationship with Nikko. Who hasn’t been in that position, listening to your girl go on and on about a man everyone else knows isn’t right for her?
What I’m saying is, if we can relate to anyone on the show, it’s Ariane. For the most part, she’s kept her nose clean. The one little bit of juice she ever had associated with her name is her sexuality. Davis is bisexual and last season, she announced that she was seeing a woman. But unlike other lesbian relationships on reality television, Ariane’s seems sincere. And I say sincere because she hasn’t flaunted it and she’s not using it to get more camera time on “LHHATL.” (Looking at you Erica Mena.)
And just because Ariane is currently staring on a reality tv show, don’t think that she doesn’t know how audiences are tiring of them. It won’t hurt her to say this. Davis seems to be clear about the fact that reality tv is a steppingstone into other avenues, not a place for her to rest her hat. And in an interview with Rolling Out, Ariane explained her approach to appearing on camera, why it’s important not to put all of your business out there, why Mimi’s sex tape won’t ruin their friendship and why she’s keeping her relationship out of the public eye.
Why people are losing interest in reality tv shows?
“I think that it has a lot to do with people’s storylines and it not seeming as real as it was before. Things just don’t seem authentic to people anymore. And I can see why people would feel that way. I absolutely feel like oversaturation [also] has a lot to do with why people are losing attention. Nobody wants to continuously see the same thing. It’s cool at first, but you get tired and you don’t give people anything to look forward to.”
“This is why I am taking my time with really letting people get to know who Ariane is. I’m not pushing myself on people or forcing anything on people. Everything that I’m doing and how I’m marking my territory in this reality world, I’m doing it strategically and how I wanna do it. That’s what people really love about me. There’s still a mysteriousness to me and a lot of people don’t have that mystery anymore.”
On why Mimi’s sex tape won’t end their friendship
“No judgment toward my friend, everybody knows I really don’t care for Nikko [but] I’ve accepted her happiness. She says she’s happy. As far as the tape goes, I still have my reservations about it. But it’s here now. It’s out there. She has to live with it. I support her as a friend. I don’t condone what happened. I don’t know if it was a mistake or if it was purposely done. My thoughts stay the same. I feel like it was definitely given to Vivid and I’m sticking to that. That’s just how I feel. But as far as Mimi goes, I feel like we all make lousy decisions sometimes and I feel like this is her one. One huge one. I hope she can make the best out of a not-so-positive situation, so to speak. I hope she can come out on top of this.”
My relationship with Mimi is not new and it’s been over 10 years that we’ve been friends,” says Davis. “I wholeheartedly know her outside of TV and outside of the aggression that everybody else sees. I know Oluremi Faust. And she’s really like my sister. I don’t think a situation like this or anything else can change how I feel about her. Of course, I have some say in how I feel about something. That doesn’t mean I’m going to turn my back on her. Never that. It can be extremely hard to maintain friendships and relationships if you don’t have that control and balance. That’s something I try to keep: control, balance, patience and no judgment. I think that helps me a lot.
Protecting her relationship
My personal relationship won’t be happening on ‘Love & Hip Hop,’ ” she declares. “My personal drama with my significant other, if I have any, is mine. It’s not for anybody to see. If I have any personal drama, that’s my s—. It’s not to be shared with the world like that. I maintain my healthy relationships with privacy, control patience, balance and love.”
The love she gets from fans
“I get all the love in the world,” she says in regards to the public reaction. “I don’t get a lot of negative feedback at all. … People admire me even more now. Because I am so open with who I am. I don’t hide behind anything and I’m not running from myself or trying to please this person. I’m a real person. I’m not a robot. I live my life for me and not for what others think. But it feels really good to know that people recognize real people and embrace it. Girls look up to me — even if they’re not in the LGBT community. They still admire who I am. I’m still a lady and I carry myself like a lady. My sexuality doesn’t define me. I still am Ariane — I just have a girlfriend.”
“The homophobia is real. When I meet people who seem to be homophobic, they’re usually the ones who are into same sex, undercover.”
You can read the rest of Ariane’s interview, where she talks about bisexuality being a fad and what she regrets about her time on reality tv. here.
What do you think about the thoughts Ariane expressed in this interview and her portrayal on the show? Do you think she’s a type of role model for the way women can and should behave on television?