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I’m sure that I was one of the many women who yelled “Are you kidding me?” after watching Mimi Faust thank Joseline Hernandez during the “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” reunion for saving her friendship with Stevie J by sleeping with him while they were still together. The apparent attempt to mend fences came shortly after viewers learned that the women were intimate with one another at some point and Hernandez apologized to Faust.
In a recent interview with Mara the Hip Hop Socialite, Faust explained why she felt the need to publicly praise Hernandez for sleeping with her man. According to the mom and entrepreneur, she was just tired of the constant back and forth and wanted to put an end to things with the “Kumbaya” moment.
“I was just tired of the B.S. – I was just tired of it. And for some reason, she seems to think or thought that I was mad or ‘You mad ’cause I took your man; I took your n*gga.’ And I’m like, ‘Sweetie, are you serious?’ This is what she…you know, ‘You just mad I took your man.’ I’m like, ‘Girl.’ I just had to let her know, and I needed to let the rest of the world know, this ain’t that, I’m not mad at that, I haven’t been mad at that in a very long time. And I was just tired of, you know, she’ll make something seem a way to the public, and I was just like, no, this ain’t that, Lord Jesus. And actually Jesus took the wheel.”
While it seems that the possibility of an actual friendship forming between Faust and Hernandez is still up in the air at this point, I got to wondering just how common scenarios like this one—minus the threesome—actually are. I began to think about “Love & Hip Hop New York” cast members Amina Buddafly and Tara Wallace, who were also able to forge some kind of relationship with one another after years of feuding over the same man. Then, of course, I had to reflect on my own situation. During my late teens, I was in a relationship with a young man from my church who I later found out was essentially seeing several other women in our jurisdiction—including one young woman who joined our church shortly after I discovered that I wasn’t the only one. Things ended once I learned about all of the foolishness, but I was still forced to be in his and her presence on a weekly basis. Well, either that or leave the church I’d attended since childhood. One day, I grew weary with feeling sick to stomach at the mere sight of her and decided that I would get past the betrayal and my teenage heartbreak by being kind to her despite the circumstances that led her to my church. Of course, it was difficult at first because I felt extremely vulnerable and exposed—and she wasn’t the most pleasant lily in the pasture either. But on the tough days, I would just keep reminding myself that I was doing this for my emotional wellbeing and personal growth. My kindness eventually wore her down and by some form of miracle, we were able to forge an actual friendship after we both cut romantic ties with the young man. That was six or seven years ago, and she and I are still great friends to this day.
I’m now happily engaged to the love of my life, and I can honestly say that I’ve grown tremendously from that experience. So although Mimi seemed slightly off when she thanked Joseline, perhaps that’s what she needed to do in order to get past this situation.
So ladies, could you ever (or have you ever) befriend(ed) the other woman?
After more than a year of lying to anyone who asked, “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” star MimI Faust is finally admitting that the sex tape she filmed with former boyfriend Nikko Smith was planned from the very beginning.
She told US Weekly, that not only was the sex tape absolutely not stolen from Nikko’s luggage, the decision to enter into an agreement with Vivid Entertainment, the distributor of the sex tape, was premeditated and consensual for both parties.
“The way he went about was, ‘Our lovemaking is like art, we should document this.’ All that New York, Brooklyn suave bullshit. And I was like ‘Yeah, yeah.’ Really, that’s how Nikko and I connected, was sexually. We had a great sex life.
After him saying we should do this, I agreed and then at that point he was like, ‘We should put this out. This would be good.’ Always thinking of ways to make money, these master plans and these schemes and shit. And I went along with it.”
Mimi said that they had to come up with some type of way to explain the tape’s origins.
And though she still gets paid for the video once every quarter, she still claims that she regrets the decision.
“Stupid decision? Yes. I wish I could take it back? Abso-fucking-lutely.”
We all had our suspicions. But honestly, I believed that since Mimi has a young daughter to consider, Nikko was the one who had backed her into a corner. Clearly, I was more naive than I should have been, but I really believed portions of her story. So, while this might be something of a non-story to y’all, I find it a bit disappointing.
You can watch Mimi’s full interview in the video below.
Love and Hip Hop Atlanta Supertrailer Shows Stevie Going To Rehab, Nikko Terrorizing & Yung Joc Wylin
If you’re like me, you may be on the fence about whether or not you’re going to indulge in the guilty pleasure that is “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.” Lord knows, with constant drama and very little resolution, the show takes a lot out of you.
Maybe VH1 is getting the sense that folks are tired out here. So they’re trying to sweeten the deal. Today, the network released a six minute trailer from the season.
Joseline and Stevie are in therapy dealing with their issues. We’re going to watch Stevie in rehab Nikko is out here acting like a terrorist. He literally told Stevie, “Your daughter gon’ call me Daddy.” And Momma Dee is reuniting with one of her ex husbands. Then Nikko’s wife is all up in Mimi’s face causing drama. And as if that weren’t enough Rasheeda and Kirk are supposedly having additional marital issues, with Kirk renting an apartment in his wife’s name.
It’s a lot. Far too much than we could include in a text recap.
Just watch the video and discuss below.
When the last season of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” concluded, Mimi was forced to face the fact that her then boyfriend Nikko is a married man. Although it was confirmed that Nikko and his wife would be appearing in the new season, most assumed that his dealings with Mimi would be minimal. However, judging by a season four teaser, this definitely is not the case.
Instead of being apologetic for misleading his ex and making her his mistress, he slithers back on the scene talking about how he “owns” her because they’re under contract. It’s unclear what sort of contract he’s referring to, but we’re assuming Mimi gave him some sort of managerial role.
Anyway, Stevie isn’t going for it and quickly comes to her defense because no one is going to “violate his family.” Perhaps it’s a good thing that Stevie is around to stand up to Nikko; he’s clearly the lesser of two evils at this point.
It’s tough to tell how this will all pan out simply going off of the 30-second teaser, but we can say that the standoff between Stevie and Nikko will result in a physical altercation. Of course, this isn’t the first time that the two have come to blows and knowing VH1, it won’t be the last.
It’s probably safe to assume that most of the season will revolve around Mimi considering that none of the other cast members—not even Miss Joseline Hernandez—appear in the teaser, which first aired during last night’s episode of “Love & Hip Hop New York.”
Season four of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” returns to VH1 Monday, April 20 at 8/7c. Will you be tuning in?
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Watching Nikko Smith or Nikko London, or whoever the hell he was, on “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” was like watching a snake-like predator slither in and slowly wreck havoc on Mimi Faust’s life. And though she invited him in willingly, there were several occasions where we wondered why she couldn’t see what we saw.
And even though it took a while and it produced a sex tape, that union is, thankfully, finished. But it doesn’t look like we’ll be able to say that same thing for Nikko’s tenure on “Love and Hip Hop Altanta.”
According to Mimi Faust herself, not only is Nikko coming back for the new season of LHHATL, he’s bringing along his wife. She confirmed the news during an interview with Cotten Kandi.
Yes, remember last summer the news broke that the whole time Nikko was dating Mimi, he was simultaneously married to a woman named Margo (or Margeaux…if you want to be fancy) Simms? And Nikko didn’t deny it. Instead, he discussed it openly in an interview with Vibe.
In case you missed it, Tumblr told us that she looks like this:
Well, you know Mona Scott Young wasn’t going to let that goldmine of a storyline slide. So we’ll be seeing exactly who this Margo woman is, through the lens of VH1.
Do you think this is a good move for the show? Are you trying to see exactly what type of woman would knowingly let her husband galavant around with another woman? Or is this just too messy to stomach? So many questions that need to be answered.
Moment Of Truth Part 2, Mimi Explains Choosing All The Wrong Men All The Time: “I Never Had Parental Guidance”
Moment of Truth is back with the second part of our introductory interview with Mimi Faust. Picking up where they left off with Mimi’s life as a young adult, Egypy Sherrod talks to Mimi Faust, the mother and lover, and asks her how her childhood affected her relationships with men and what she’s doing to make sure her daughter, Eva, doesn’t have the same traumatic experiences as she did.
Watch part 2 in the video below and tell us what you think. If you missed part 1, watch it here.
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.