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If you thought you understood Mimi Faust before now, you didn’t. The “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” star has certainly made some questionable decisions in her lifetime — many of which we’ve witnessed during her recent foray into reality TV — but a recent interview is putting some of her actions into perspective for us.
Sitting down with Egypt Sherrod for MadameNoire TV’s first episode of “Moment of Truth,” Mimi walked us through her childhood like we’ve never heard before. A lot of us were aware that Mimi’s mother chose scientology over her at the age of 13, but hearing Mimi describe being called “tar baby, “jigaboo,” and a “freeloader” by fellow scientoligists before being kicked out onto the streets with tears in her eyes not only made us sympathize with Mimi but also respect her ability to take care of herself — especially when she found out the man she thought was her father all along wasn’t and still chose to bounce from house to house to maintain some sense of independence.
The clip below is only the first of three parts of our sit down. Watch and tell us what you think.
That Was You!? Reality Stars We Didn’t Realize Starred In Some Of Our Favorite Throwback Music Videos
Before the following individuals were known for snatching weaves, being called bullies and giving folks the creep eye, they were just trying to get their bills paid by doing music videos. But who knew they were popping up in some of our favorite music videos? Here are 10 reality stars who we never realized were in some of these popular music videos from back in the day.
Claudia Jordan In “Me And Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine” By D’Angelo
Before her days flipping open briefcases for the game show “Deal or No Deal,” and waaaaay before she was made a regular on “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Jordan had the awesome opportunity to saunter around D’Angelo in his video for one of our favorite songs from the Brown Sugar album, “Me And Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine.”
Mimi & Nikko Still Smashing? And Other Memorable Moments From The Love And Hip Hop Atlanta Reunion Part 3
Last night VH1 aired part three of the season 3’s “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” reunion, the last and final part. And up until now we really haven’t discussed it too much. Honestly, that’s because aside from a few clips here and there, we haven’t been watching it. Everybody knows that the cast of LHHATL has been known to do too much. But last night, my sister who is still a fan was watching it and so I decided to join her to see how they ended this whole thing.
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.
Earlier this week, we told you that Mimi Faust and K. Michelle made amends and put and end to their long-lived feud, which began with K. Michelle’s disapproval of Mimi’s now ex-boyfriend, Nikko.
“@Mimifaust I can be a b—-h in my delivery sometimes, but for real, I know your heart. Ur a good person and will always have mad luv 4 u!” K.Michelle tweeted.
“@Kmichelle no matter what you have said or done to me in the past and present…I appeciate the love ma. It’s all good.”
Though some assumed that this was a sign that K and Mimi would be rekindling their friendship, the “Damn” singer says this definitely isn’t the case.
“I love Mimi to death, but I don’t want her as my friend,” K honestly told Hip Hollywood.
Strangely, K says “Love Hip Hop Atlanta” producers wanted her to be the one to break the news to Mimi about Nikko’s marriage, but Mimi refused to film the scene with her.
“Actually I was flown in to break the news that Nikko was married but she wouldn’t film with me because [she] knew my mouth,” the reality star joked.
According to K, the producers of the show found out about Nikko’s marriage before Mimi and tried to set the whole interaction up. But she insists that Mimi knew nothing about Nikko’s marital status.
“That’s why I poke fun and do jokes, but at the end of the day I tweeted her because I wanted her to know you’re really not a bad person and you really don’t deserve that.”
Well, maybe it’s best that these two love each other from a distance. How messy of the LHHATL producers to try to set Mimi up like that though.
Earlier this week, viewers watched Nikko Smith come clean to Mimi Faust about his 7-year marriage to Margo Simms. Shortly after that episode aired, the deceitful reality star spoke with Vibe about his marriage.
“I didn’t want to lie about it,” he said. “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.”
Now, Mimi is speaking out about the shocking revelation.
“I found out about his marriage, actually, on MediaTakeOut,” Mimi told The Jasmine Brand. “I didn’t believe it at first because MTO prints a lot of things that aren’t true, but something said let me just ask him because I’m getting a lot of phone calls and stuff. So, I just said this is the stuff on MTO and I came to him just so matter of fact and he just came out and was like, ‘Yeah, sure I’m married.’ What?!?”
Strangely, Mimi says that a psychic tried to tell her that Nikko had a wife.
“I’ll tell you what was very odd. The year before, when Erica and I went to the psychic and the psychic said ‘The guy that you’re with is married.’ Now…I didn’t know if she was talking about Stevie, and I wasn’t with Stevie but he is my daughter’s father and it never occurred to me that it was Nikko. I just assumed that she was talking about Stevie but the psychic did tell me that. It never occurred to me to ask Nikko.”
In addition to the psychic, Mimi admits that there’s another red flag she overlooked.
“Um, the wife would call an awful lot and when I would ask him about it he would say that’s an ex, they’re still friends, they didn’t have a bad break-up like Stevie and I and they still communicate. That would be his response, but yea, she did call him a lot and he would refer to her as his ex.”
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.
“I Made Some Stupid, Idiotic & Impulsive Decisions”: Mimi Faust Speaks On Finding Out Nikko Smith Is Married
If you didn’t tune into last night’s episode of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, you missed out on quite the hot mess. Mimi Faust found out that her boyfriend, Nikko Smith, who she had been with for a little bit over a year, was actually married.
We told you that rumors started swirling early last month that Smith had been bamboozling Faust, and when she was asked about such rumors and if she knew beforehand that he was married during an interview, the answer already seemed pretty clear:
“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.”
Well, as the story goes according to last night’s episode, Smith is still legally married to a woman that he may no longer be in love with, but reportedly still works with and is tied to. However, Smith tried to tell Faust that he didn’t want her to find out because he’s all in emotionally when it comes to their relationship, hence them being out their publicly with their relationship. On the show she was quite upset of course, and as she watched the episode from home, Faust took to Twitter to let her disappointment be known and to basically say that she is done with Smith:
“Take to your grave? Never thought about telling me in the beginning? Oh ok!!
“He never got it, and never will!!”
“You would think the next man that came in my life would want to treat me better, especially after knowing about my past relationship.”
“Being the other woman , the mistress , girlfriend number 2 , etc. NOT COOL!! Whether you know your that or not!!”
“I would never want his wife to watch what I’m watching right now!! EVER!! I wish that on nobody.”
“At this point I don’t believe anything that comes out of his mouth.”
“I made some stupid, idiotic & impulsive decisions & I own that. I don’t need judgment”
“How thirsty can a grown man be? I would expect it from some of these desperate women these days but a man? #ThotWays”
And interesting enough, K. Michelle and Faust buried the hatchet last night, with the singer sending her support after the disturbing truth came out about Smith.
Something about Smith just read “slimeball” from the moment he started appearing on the show as Faust’s new love interest, but we definitely didn’t expect him to be married. But then again, this is all reality TV, so we’re not sure what to believe…
[Watch] Mimi Faust Comes Clean About Sex Tape Not Being Homemade: ‘The Company Said We Didn’t Have Enough Footage’
So on next week’s episode of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” viewers will witness Mimi Faust confess to what we knew all long: her sex tape was filmed by a camera crew—or at least a third person. In a clip from the upcoming episode, Mimi is at a restaurant with her BFF Arianne and Erica Dixon, when they begin to question her about the infamous sex tape again.
“What about the production of that tape though?” Arianne asked. “Cuz that was just not no f—ing tape.”
“It wasn’t a homemade tape,” Erica chimed in.
“The initial tape was homemade,” Mimi stated.
Her reality TV friends quickly read between the lines and realized that what Mimi was actually saying is that the original tape is not the one that was released by Vivid.
“The initial tape,” Arianne repeated. “Oh wait, you had multiple tapes!”
“Yes, Mimi replied. “The company said, ‘We don’t have enough footage,’ because it has to be a certain amount of footage for the tape to sell.”
To make the tape longer, Mimi says she and Nikko got together and filmed additional footage. As for why she didn’t just reveal all of this when word of her sex tape first got out, Mimi had this to say:
“I didn’t feel like I needed to divulge all of that information.”
I can’t say that I’m surprised by this revelation. From the time that the first clip of Mimi’s tape was released, it was apparent that this was somewhat of an orchestrated production. However, this sort of pokes a hole in her claims that Vivid had gotten their hands on the tape and were going to release it whether she and Nikko signed on to work with them or not.
Anyway, watch a clip from her confession below. Thoughts?
Love & Hip Hop Atlanta
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.