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It looks like that impending million dollar child support case has finally come around to bite Stevie J in the rear end. In 2013, we told you that the “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star owed $1,107,412 to his ex, Carol Antoinette Bennett, in unpaid child support.
The following June he was arrested in relation to the unpaid balance. Apparently, he didn’t comply with the terms of his release because we’re now hearing that the producer-turned-reality star has been formally indicted by a grand jury; however, he won’t be arraigned in New York City until February 10. According to TMZ, he’s in the middle of serving out a 30-day rehab stint, which was imposed after he repeatedly violated probation by testing positive for marijuana and cocaine.
“My kids are in high school. My daughter just started high school so we’re preparing for college,” Bennett said in 2013. “It’s time for saving. We have to make sure that they’re not just prepared academically. We have to make sure they’re prepared financially as well. We had an agreement in the child support order that he would provide insurance. But nothing [has] been covered by Stevie for the last twelve or thirteen years.”
As for people who believe that she’s only going after Stevie because he has reemerged in the entertainment world, Bennett had this to say:
“That’s the misconception. My kids are 14 and 16. He has not made a voluntary payment in years. There’s a court order in place to pay x amount per month. If you don’t pay that, even if you can come close, it technically didn’t occur. He’s missed 168 payments. The reason why, this (is) my own speculation, because he’s been able to get away with it, why not keep doing it? Where’s the enforcement at? Okay, he doesn’t have a passport. He still can live; he’s just not going out of the country. It’s just being negligent and not taking on responsibility for your kids, but he doesn’t mind doing it for any other women.”
Sounds like it’s time for Stevie to hit up Iyanla to find out about fixing his life because it’s clearly in shambles at this point.
Stevie J Reportedly Ordered To Spend 30 Days In Rehab After Failing 10 Drug Tests Due To Cocaine And Weed In His System
Even when the cameras aren’t rolling, Stevie J consistently finds himself in some drama.
According to the New York Post and the AP, he’s been ordered to spend 30 days in rehab after failing not just a few drug tests, but 10 since he was initially arrested for his failure to pay $1.1 million in back child support for two of his kids, who reside in Pennsylvania. Stevie J has been out on bail trying to get that situation taken care of.
Stevie J, born Steven Jordan, was ordered to submit to random drug tests as part of the terms of his release, and in 10 urine samples taken from June up until this month, Jordan was caught with weed and cocaine in his system. Judge Andrew Peck just ordered Jordan to rehab to deal with his 0bvious drug habit, which his lawyer tried to argue against. According to attorney Michael Bellinger, if Jordan was sent to rehab, he wouldn’t be able to pay down his debts because he wouldn’t be able to work (Jordan is still out here making music when he’s not filming “LHHATL”). But Judge Peck said in court that at this point, Jordan is pretty lucky that he hasn’t been put in jail for violating the terms of his $25,000 bond agreement.
It’s clear that it’s time for him to sit down somewhere and deal with his drug abuse problems before things get any worse than they already are.
“They Were Boring As Sh*t”: K. Michelle Says Benzino And Althea Eaton Deserved To Get Fired From “LHHATL,” He Responds
When everyone found out that Benzino and Althea Eaton got the boot from “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta,” I think we can all agree that it was somewhat of a shock. Okay, a little bit of a shock. A lot of wild things are done for storyline purposes on these shows, but considering the fact that Joseline Hernandez went buckwild on everyone at the “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” reunion, and Benzino and Althea were a big part of Stevie and Joseline’s storyline, it seemed odd to cut them. Obviously, Benzino was pissed:
But surprisingly, one person who thinks the firing was justified is former “LHHATL” star, K. Michelle. She told Wet Paint why:
“If it’s your time to go, then it’s your time to go. I thought Benzino was wilding. I mean, they were boring as sh*t to me, so it is what it is.
I mean, there were other reasons they were let go that I’m not at liberty to say, and he deserved that, to be let go. It was a serious situation…I’m queen of “Love & Hip Hop.” And with Joseline and Stevie too, everybody else is replaceable. Bye! [laughs] I’m just being honest.”
A still testy Benzino was quick to respond, and took the time to do so on his website, Hip Hop Weekly:
“The thing with K Michelle is that you don’t want to get into a negative debate with a former cast member especially when the show did record numbers this past season after she left. I have had many successes in the industry for many years, so she has a long way to go before she can say anything about Zino. Bottom line is the facts are the facts; K Michelle came on the show in season one and made up a story about being beat up, which was a lie, which came out in her deposition in the case with her former boyfriend. When she left ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ after season 2 is when I stepped in and became a main character. I was intertwined with everyone’s storylines, so how is my storyline boring? And then from having Hip Hop Weekly on the show, to opening Sleazy & Zino’s, to my mom passing away and me getting shot, all of these were major parts of this past season. Also, I brought my fiancée Althea on the show, and she became a very important factor in the show’s storyline as well. We broke ratings records without K Michelle! If anything was boring, it was her involvement with the New York cast last season, you barely knew that she was even there. She better hope that her new show does better numbers than that VH1 special they did on her that basically flopped. She better hope it’s not a one and done like ‘Gossip Girls ‘, the Hot 97 show and ‘The New Atlanta.’ But once again, she is one of Mona Scott’s favorites–Mona manages her so of course I expected to hear K Michelle speak on their behalf. In my opinion it’s unprofessional to be the leader of a company and take sides and show favoritism, when it clearly was the whole cast, not just one person, that has made ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ so successful.”
But what do you think? Was Benzino and Althea’s storyline strong enough to keep them on the show? Do you think the couple being fired from the show was fair?
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.”
Some photos we just don’t have words for and this is definitely one of them. On Saturday Stevie J told the world he and Joseline were expecting a child when he announced on Instagram that there were “new additions” being added to the family. We secretly hoped that wasn’t true because, let’s be honest, do we really need these dysfunctional adults being responsible for someone else’s livelihood? Matter fact do we even know if they’re really married or not yet? Unfortunately, our wish did not come true and not only did Stevie J and Joseline confirm the rumors the other night, so did Johnny Gill!
The three entertainers were spotted out at the ATL Live on the Park event with this photo that tells all about the “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” stars’ future and we just can’t get over the way Johnny is grinning like this isn’t the hottest mess of hot mess pregnancies! Caption this pic of Stevie J and Johnny Gill rubbing Joseline’s baby bump and tell us what you think these three were chatting about pre-snap.
The second installment of the “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” reunion revolved completely around Joseline Hernandez and her troubled relationship with Stevie J. It seemed like the perfect set-up for producers to further delve into the lives of Stevie and Joseline and explore why they are the way that they are. However, judging by a recent tweet posted to Stevie’s Twitter page, producers may have something a bit different in mind.
Coming Soon!!! #StevieandJoselineShow
— Stevie J. (@hitmansteviej) September 3, 2014
Yes, it looks like there may be a spin-off in the works; however, fans seemed to have varied reactions to the news.
@hitmansteviej : if ya r giving what ur giving on LHH ATL! I cannot Watch!;)PEACE
— MOTHERHUSTLER (@MOTHERHUSTLER) September 3, 2014
— Deidre Michelle (@untitled_x3) September 3, 2014
; Roxi ☈ihannaNavi420⚓ (@RihannaNavi420) September 3, 2014
It would make perfect sense that these two would get a spin-off since often times that seems to be the solution when major stars of the franchise can no longer get along with their cast members. After fighting with her co-stars throughout the duration of last season, K. Michelle announced that she would be leaving the show to star in her own spin-off. The same happened with Chrissy Lampkin and Jim Jones after the pair fell out with co-star Yandy Smith and the show’s executive producer Mona Scott-Young.
Would you watch Joseline and Stevie’s spin-off?
During this season of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” Benzino learned that his fiancée, Althea, had slept with his ex-best friend, Stevie J, prior to them getting together. Although such a shocking revelation would in most cases be enough to blow even the most solid of relationships to smithereens, the reality star decided to stick by Althea. In a recent interview with Rolling Out, Benzino defended his decision.
“The Stevie thing doesn’t bother me like it bothers everybody else,” he explained. “I’ve got a list of women … I don’t know if it’s good. My past has been brought up, as far as women in the industry. I’ve been with celebrities. ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ is about women … but it’s the same thing. I can’t too much remember what happens two weeks ago or a month ago or whatever.”
“I think that’s true love,” Althea chimed in. “When you’re getting through obstacles, it’s like you’re going through the worst to be happy and to be with that person. That’s like the test — to see if you really love that person.”
“That was a bad situation [with Stevie],” she continued. “Right after it happened, I realized … that I’d made a mistake.”
As for speculation that she’s only with Benzino for his money, Althea had this to say:
“I am new, so a lot of people don’t know that I have my own business or that I had a deal before.”
Strangely, the pair also confessed to realizing how much they loved one another after Benzino broke into Althea’s house.
“One time, she wouldn’t let me in the crib and I broke the window,” Benzino recalled. “And I climbed through the window.”
“That’s when I knew that he loved me,” Althea added. “And that’s when I knew I loved him.”
“I climbed in and I walked in and she was on the bed and I went and hugged her. But I got through the window. I’m getting through that muthaf—- one way or another. Now I got a key [laughs].”
Earlier this week, we told you that “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” cast member Althea Eaton filed a lawsuit against Joseline Hernandez for assaulting her at the series’ reunion show taping. In her suit, Althea also claimed that Joseline’s attack was fueled by drugs, which she allegedly consumed backstage the day the show was filmed.
Joseline’s purported husband, Steven “Stevie J” Jordan recently spoke to TMZ about the drug abuse allegations, which he of course claims are totally false. According to Stevie, Althea began spreading lies about Joseline’s alleged drug use before the reunion was even filmed. As for the lawsuit, the controversial reality star says that it’s simply a tactic for Althea to draw attention from the fact that Benzino slugged Joseline in the midst of the brawl.
“No grown man should hit a woman,” said Stevie.
Unsurprisingly, The Jordans say they have plans to countersue to Althea. Benzino, however, is already calling BS on his ex-friend’s countersuit, but he’s not denying socking Joseline either.
“It’s clear that him and his whore jumped off the couch and attacked us and whatever happened from there was merely self-defense.”
If it’s true that Benzino punched Joseline, he’s dead wrong; however, it’s interesting to note that he did try to prevent a physical altercation from happening a couple of months ago.
“Can someone please tell me why this animal keeps threatening my girl on TV?” he questioned in an Instagram post. “She went from a stripper to a street-walking prostitute to an escort and now a reality star. Althea has never once said anything bad about her, but trust the GREEN-SCREEN GANGSTA won’t lay a finger on her.”
“I can take the jokes and insults but when she keeps talkin’ about violence is where I draw the line,” he continued. “She need to go get her GED and uplift herself cause her music is lacking. I feel sorry for Sleazo violence will not be tolerated.”
Clearly, this drama is going to extend way beyond the next two installments of the reunion special.
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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.
A couple of months ago, we told you that Stevie J tested positive for marijuana and cocaine after he was arrested for owing the mother of his children over $1 million in unpaid child support. As a result, he was ordered to undergo pretrial drug treatment. It appears that the “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star has complied with the court order.
According to TMZ, Stevie has managed to stay sober for seven weeks and as a result, he will not have to serve prison time—for now at least. As for the child support case, he is currently free on bail until things get sorted out, but in the meantime, he’s required to continue with his sobriety streak.
Hopefully Stevie can continue to stay clean, but we don’t know how easy that will be considering the rumors that his co-star and purported wife, Joseline Hernandez, is heavily abusing drugs. As you may recall, footage leaked to the web not too long ago of Joseline, who appeared to be under the influence of something, behaving erratically during a studio session.
Among the leaked clips is a video in which the recording artist and reality star is screaming about being a “dirty sl-t” who “gets butt-f—ed every night.”