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My general belief is that one person, or more, with a camera in place while they perform a sexual act is a sex tape. However, a person, or more, with a camera and a camera operator in the room (at the very least) is straight up pornography.
Kim Kardashian and Ray J had a sex tape. Paris Hilton and Rick Salomon had a sex tape. Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith, I believe, passed the threshold of sex tape two zoom in and outs and three impossible angles ago.
And this is not the only noted difference between Kim K. and Mimi Faust when it comes to sex tapes. As humorously pointed out by Awesomely Luuvie via The Grio:
“The Kim Kardashian Model won’t work for you if you’re a black woman. It just will not. We are not afforded the same expansive boundaries of sexual expression.
In fact, the use of the word “hoe” when even Kardashian’s name comes up is still rampant (which I don’t agree with, but that’s another issue for another post). Almost a decade later, Kim still can’t step out from behind the shadow of her Ray J sex tape completely.
I’m not sure what Mimi’s trying to accomplish but unless it’s a lifetime of ridicule and disrespect, then she might have picked the wrong vehicle. She needs a mentor, a life coach and a friend in her corner who can tell her to #OccupyASeat. She needs Iyanla to pull her to the side and say, “Beloved, don’t do this!”
There is an element of truth there about Kim K. To this day, even though she is a mother, a successful businesswoman and brand, and almost a married respectable woman, the only thing some people want to focus on is that tape and who hit it first. The other truth to that is despite what everybody has to say, she was still able to parlay, well, parlaying on her back (as well as making fake sex faces to the camera) into a respectable empire – plus she got the man in the end.
Likewise, there are black women who have survived and prospered after sex scandals. Amber Rose is one. Vanessa Williams is another. And then there is Eve, who as we know, can relate to Faust since she is Stevie J’s ex. She turned out just fine (and engaged to an uber-successful businessman). And how can we forget about Stevie J’s current lady, who had much to say about Faust’s performance in the tape, but seems to suffer from amnesia, particularly about the time she flashed the world her birth canal within days of her first appearance on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta. Point is, sexing (and posing scandalously) on camera does not have to be the shame-inducing calamity it is said to be. If Faust plays her hand right, she can make a serious go at flipping all this into something positive.
Or she can end up like Montana Fishburne.
Whereas Mimi tried to paint herself as the wholesome scorned woman to Stevie J’s sleaziness, it would soon become clear to regular viewers of the show that Faust played an active part in her own victimization. I recall after the first reunion show the time a video surfaced of Faust at the home of or in the studio of Atlanta-based producer Jermaine Dupri. Faust was being confronted by a room full of dudes about her reasoning to stay in a relationship for all those years with a man who repeatedly dogged her out. For some reason, she was filled with bravado, bobbing and weaving in the camera’s lens as she went on a tirade about how all men cheat, and how she was just being “real about my s**t.” As if being open about her dysfunctional and emotionally abusive relationship somehow justified why she continuously allowed the nonsense to stay in her life.
The second season of the reality show began with Hernandez taunting Faust, rather boldly to her face, with the derogatory term Molly the Maid. After being embarrassed again by Hernandez and Stevie J on camera, Faust vowed to stay away from her ex and his shenanigans for good – until he showed up, waving car keys and other trinkets for her. Then she was cool with him (or at least his things). Faust took it as a way to show up Hernandez, but of course, being the triflin’ sleaze that he is, Stevie would soon demand some “lettuce” in exchange for his gifts. When she wouldn’t provide, he embarrassed her once again and made her give back his “gifts.” Faust would intentionally “fall” prey to Stevie again at the end of the season, as she decided to show up to his dual proposal ceremony. Although he had embarrassed Faust, because he had managed to make a fool of Joseline the most, it made everything okay with her.
For some reason, it always seemed like Faust was on a quest to prove to everyone that she was tough and strong. That she could take it like a “real b**ch” and withstand the pain and embarrassment of it all too. Therefore, it would seem that the sex tape would fall right in step with the other bad decisions Faust has committed to over the years (if we are to believe what we see is real on the show) in order to “keep it real.” And per the course, she might just end up with egg (or something else) on her face.
Now I will say that if you are of the impression that the “sex tape” was a staged “porno,” than you have to give Faust credit for having her own agency. Based upon the trailer alone, Nikko really is kind of irrelevant in it all. And as pointed out back in November of last year by Funky Dineva, after initial reports surfaced of this alleged sex tape:
“When your storyline is fading and the love has lost its shine, what else is there to do but produce a sex tape? Well get in the gym and make sure your body is super tight, go to the surgeon and get some top shelf titties, then produce a sex tape. That’s what Mimi and Nikko did. Hell, quiet as its kept, I ain’t even mad with them. This reality TV money is some of the quickest and easiest money there is to get these days. Everyone is trying to get it while the getting is good. What I can respect about Mimi & company as that they were smart enough to orchestrate the entire plan from start to finish. Getting Mimi media training so she can nail her answers when the time comes was brilliant.”
Listen, folks have their own ethics, values and morals. While hang gliding from shower rods on camera is not how I would choose to get money, I also understand that some folks too might frown their noses up at being a broke writer. What I’m saying is that as long as it is legal and consensual, who are we really to judge?
But outside of doing more adult films and getting better appearance fees at night clubs, what bit of longevity does Faust hope to squeeze out of this “sex tape”? According to published reports, she was only compensated $100k from Vivid Entertainment. Therefore, she is going to have to find something to keep money coming in. Perhaps she could start a sex toy line like Kandi or become an adult film producer like that crazy lady Jackie from Basketball Wives LA. Maybe she can work out a deal with Home Depot for a brand new line of sturdy shower curtain rods? I’m really hoping she has a plan, or else, she is once again playing herself.
Aside from a few moans and groans and “yeah right theres,” from a p0rn0 trailer, about the only person who hasn’t had something to say about Mimi Faust’s upcoming sex tape is Mimi herself. On Monday we shared the news that the Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta vet — and mother — has decided to release a sex tape, which is far less sex tape and much more full-on p0rn, with her suspect boyfriend Nikko. We’re sure by now you’ve seen the trailer and read the hilariously shady responses from Joseline and K. Michelle, but now Mimi Faust has something to say herself, though it’s not much. Posting the meme below to Instagram, Mimi only had a simple caption for this photo: “!!”
Guess she told us…or not.
I’m sorry but I personally refuse to believe a sex tape is the only way Mimi can afford to pay her bills. What happened to her cleaning business? Where are those LHHATL checks? Isn’t Stevie J paying child support? Everything about this sex tape screams I want attention and will sacrifice what little self-respect I have left after letting a man I dated for 15 years dog me out on national television and then marry the next woman within a matter of a year or two to get it — and I don’t care about the repercussions for my child, who’s the main one who loses in all this. Mimi might think she’s shutting people down with this weak meme but I guarantee you people will continue to talk ‘cuz honey you got some major ‘splainin’ to do.
Mimi and Nikko stepped out recently at an Atlanta nightclub looking unfazed by all the controversy. In fact the couples donned matching hats that read: “Music, Sex, Fitness.”
What do you think about Mimi’s response?
“There Could Be Worse Things Linked To My Name” American Idol Nikko Smith Confused With LHHATL’s Nikko Smith
Former “American Idol” finalist Nikko Smith wants the world to know … he is NOT the Nikko Smith who stars in a sex tape with “Love & Hip Hop” star Mimi Faust – but he’s not exactly embarrassed by the mistaken identity.
Nikko — who placed 9th in Season 4 — tells TMZ, his phone has been ringing off the hook with calls from concerned friends and family members who read about a Nikko Smith’s sex tape. He says fans have been tweeting him non-stop too.
‘AI’ Nikko says he’s never dated, or even met Mimi Faust — but adds he’s cool with being compared to her boyfriend — mostly because sex tape Nikko’s hung like a moose.
Read more about the American Idol/sex tape confusion at TMZ.com
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…
While Mimi has been virtually silent on Twitter, Joseline has had plenty to say about the release of Mimi’s sex tape. In addition to the screen shots, vine videos and RTs from others, she posted this photo on her Instagram account.
She also tweeted this message which I’ve had a hard time deciphering.
I’m not going to lie, I can’t be mad at Joseline. From the very first season, Mimi has called Joseline everything but a child of God, while she pretended like she was the classy one. And yet, here we stand today with the Internet going crazy over Mimi’s sex tape. If you haven’t been on Twitter today, you might have noticed that Mimi’s name has been trending all day long, along with “How are you going to explain this to your daughter.”
The whole thing is just terribly sad. While I initially thought Mimi had more sense that this, I quickly learned that she wasn’t the woman she wanted us to think she was. She’s a more hood than a little bit and perhaps even thirsty for the fame and attention. But even still, I would have never guessed she’d “accidentally” release a sex tape.
But, having seen the trailer I have to disagree with Joseline, Mimi wasn’t boring, swinging from the shower rod is an impressive feat.
The whole thing is so ironic. If someone had told me that Joseline was the woman who ended up with a ring while Mimi released a sex tape, I would have said they had the whole game twisted.
For about a year now, it’s been rumored that “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star MiMi Faust and her boyfriend, Nikko, had a sex tape floating around. In the newly released “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” supertrailer, the existence of the video was confirmed by MiMi, Nikko, Stevie and Joseline.
“I’m in such another place, I don’t even realize when that camera is on,” MiMi tells Nikko in the trailer.
Well, the camera was definitely on and according to TMZ, those tapes have been acquired by Vivid Entertainment. Vivid executive Steve Hirsch says he acquired the tape and recently got MiMi and Nikko to sign off on it. According to Hirsch, “Love & Hip Hop” producers have also given their blessing on the tape. The tape, which has been titled “MiMi & Nikko: Scandal In Atlanta,” will be released later this month.
See photos from the tape here and in the video below.
If at several points during the last season of “Love & Hip Hop” you felt the urge to holler out “When are Joseline and Stevie coming back?” you’ll be pleased to know the season three of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” returns to VH1 May 5. If you thought last season was crazy, prepare to have your mind blown because this just may be Mona Scott-Young’s messiest work of art to date.
For one, things have gotten so crazy with the other cast members that in comparison to everyone else, Joseline and Stevie are looking like a normal married couple. Despite publicly begging for his wife’s forgiveness, it looks like Kirk Frost is still up to his old tricks. Not only does he question the paternity of his son, Karter, but he goes as far as to secretly swab the baby for DNA testing.
It turns out that all of those rumors about MiMi Faust and Nikko having a sex tape floating around are true as well. While both MiMi and Nikko seem to at least pretend that they don’t know how the tape got out, Stevie appears to believe that Nikko leaked it. And then, there’s Scrappy who may have a baby on the way by another woman whom it appears that he cheated on Bambi with. So prepare to witness the deterioration of their very brief relationship.
Witness the insanity for yourself on the next page.
When fans first tuned in to “Love & Hip Hop” at the start of the season, most came to a few conclusions:
1. Peter Gunz must be New York’s version of Stevie J.
2. This would, of course, make Tara LHHNY’s MiMi.
3. And Amina would be assuming the role of Joseline.
The insane love triangle involving Joseline, Stevie and MiMi was reality TV gold and somehow, Mona Scott-Young was able to recreate that on-screen magic with her New York cast. With all of that being said, it’s only natural that the Atlanta cast would be able to identify with this storyline. The Jasmine Brand recently caught up with MiMi, who expressed empathy for Tara.
“Like really Peter, you’re gonna do that?” questioned MiMi. “I know it’s a little bit like my situation but that goes on everyday in every state. It’s not just me and him [Stevie], Peter doing what he’s doing. It is very entertaining, my heart goes out to Tara, I feel your pain.”
“It’s insane. It’s very entertaining, I cannot lie. Every Monday, I’m like, ‘What the f**k are they about to do next?!”
Speaking of cheaters, MiMi says she’s in the process of penning a book about dating industry guys.
“It will be about dating a man in the industry. It will also have short stories from different women. It won’t be about just me, I will incorporate other people I know. All stories of other women that have had similar experiences in their life too.”
Maybe she can get Tara on board. Would you read a book written by MiMi?
Ever wonder what Evelyn Lozada or Stevie J did before they were reality TV stars? You might be surprised to know. They had to be doing something before cameras followed their every move for us to see. Find out who these 15 reality stars were before the cameras.
Joseline’s past comes up quite a bit on Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta, since she was an adult dancer at King of Diamonds in Miami and Onyx strip club in Atlanta. Now you know Joseline couldn’t be just any str!pper, she claims that she was a “…classic str!pper. The top-of-the-line str!pper,” in an interview with Funky Dineva. Yes, let her tell it she was the best to ever do it.
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Stevie J’s alleged mistress and aspiring recording artist, Promise B. Mae, is speaking out about rumors that she’s pregnant by him and whether or not she’ll be joining the cast of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta for Season 3.
“Unfortunately, I’m no longer pregnant. That’s a decision I thought long and hard about and I just felt like this is not the situation. Although, I am a grown woman and I should of thought about that before we did what we did… but things happened and I’m only human,” she told MStarz.
She also addressed allegations that she was never really pregnant and only out to use Stevie J for financial gain.
“I make my own money and a lot of people on Twitter and Instagram say ridiculous stuff like ‘Oh yea you better get him for child support,’ I don’t have time for that, I make my own money and been doing that, so I don’t need nobody for no money. I have a lot of things going on. First and foremost I’m a music artist, and I just didn’t think this wasn’t the right time.”
As for the diss track she made slamming Stevie and his rumored wife Joseline Hernandez, B Mae says it was never meant to be a diss record.
“The song was not meant to be diss track. Now the guy that I have on the track with me is a long time friend and we go way back, he’s like a brother to me. I heard what he said and I said ‘oh s–t, this finna make it diss track.’ Although, I threw jabs a Joseline it wasn’t suppose to be a diss track towards Stevie J, But when my homeboy laid down what he laid down I couldn’t say no don’t do that because that’s kind of like my brother and I was just like ‘F**k it’ lets take it all the way.”
In closing, she responded to MiMi Faust, who taunted her during an interview for getting pregnant by Stevie.
“He [Stevie J] told you he’ll, make you a star on Twitter and you cocked your legs opened and got pregnant,” MiMi said during an interview last month with The Streetz Morning Grind.
B. Mae responded, saying:
“No boo-boo, I do not know you. And you do not know me either and I don’t understand how you’re going to go on an radio show and say ‘leave me name out your mouth because you don’t know me’, but at the same time my name is in your mouth and it shouldn’t be. Don’t you have new ni**a and his name is Niko-Niko and why are you worried about anything Stevie has going on and you’re not with him anymore. So sit your old a** down and get in a rocking chair like a grandma should and shut the f**k up. Just like your Ni-a said ‘you’re damaged goods’ and you belong on a shelf somewhere all by your lonesome. You don’t want it with me, I’m not hard to find and leave my name out your mouth!”
It also looks like she’ll be joining the cast of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta for Season 3.
“I definitely see myself on a reality show. Have I been contacted by any reality shows? What I can say is -YES. I have been contacted by a few people from Love and Hip Hop and the only thing I can say about that is that you have to stay tuned to see what happens.”
Well, there will be plenty of drama in store for season three, that’s for sure.