Scrappy, Erica Dixon and Shay Johnson… Mimi Faust, Stevie J & Joseline… Rasheeda, Kirk and Whasserface… Karlie Redd, Benzino and Joseline… Joseline, Stevie J and her new Manager… Mimi, Ariane, and Rasheed,… Traci Steele, DJ Baby Drew and whatever “ho” he’s messing with this week.
Stevie J is stalking Mimi’s current location, Scrappy wants his ring back from Erica after she goes ballistic on Momma Dee and Rasheeda throws blows after Whasserface throws wax. *sigh*
In keeping with my theme of positive life messages, here are a few of the lessons revealed during LHHATL Ep 3 + watch full episode below…
Life Lesson #1 – Seek and ye shall find…
The episode begins with Stevie J & Mimi discussing her relocation over lunch.
In classic Stevie J pimp like fashion, the producer uses his superpowers to convince Mimi to disclose her current residence and she refuses. It’s a bit creepy hearing Stevie J. say that he’ll “find” Mimi but of course, we already know that she probably sent him a text with the address as soon as he left.
Life Lesson #2 – Confession is good for the soul… (sometimes)
Lil Scrappy confesses to his wife to-be Erica that Shay popped up at the studio (with Momma Dee by her side).
Erica feels Scrappy shouldn’t have entertained Shay or the conversation and the fact that his moms was in on the situation makes it all worse.
“At this point, I’m gon’ be respected. Period.”
Erica’s so fed up with the foolishness that she loses her appetite after preparing Scrappy a homemade meal of hamburger helper.
Life Lesson #3 – Never invite Whasserface to a housewarming…
Rasheeda and Whasserface try to co-exist for the sake of Mimi’s newfound freedom but it doesn’t last for long.
Whasserface is still feeling some kinda way about Sheeda’s open letter posted on instagram (click HERE if you missed it) and states: “No bitch. You and your little Instagram essays. Who takes out time to type out a full essay on Instagram?”
Rasheeda strikes back by targeting Whasserface’s obvious butt shots: “Just worry about when your ass gon’ hit the floor, that fake sh*t. When that motherf*cker drop and yo ass in the hospital some f*ckin where ok?”
Things some to a head when Whasserface throws hot candle wax on Rasheeda. Once again her violent streak rears it’s ugly head. (When is she leaving for NYC again?!)
Life Lesson #4 – Read the fine print…
Stevie J. shows up at Joseline’s event (at the Gay club) to collect the management fees on his contract and things don’t go quite as planned.
Joseline reminds Stevie that she still hasn’t seen the contract and she’s not paying him until she does. JoJo ends up confiding in her “new” manager (who actually booked the event) that her lawyer told her she doesn’t have to pay if she never sees the contract.
[Sidebar: Did she sign it with her eyes closed? I'm confused... ]
Life Lesson #5 – A gift is a gift, even if it’s an engagement ring….
Scrappy feels that Erica is disrespecting his mother by cursing but doesn’t realize that his mom has been disrespecting Erica for years and she’s just not taking it anymore.
[FLASHBACK: I Heard: Lil Scrappy & Erica Dixon Broke Up... ]
Scrappy is over it when Erica actually tries to strike his mother and security intervenes as Erica throws everyone out of her house. Scrappy packs up his bags and tells Erica he wants his engagement ring back but she hops in her lil red Benz and flies out of the garage (almost hitting Momma Dee in the processs).
The final scene shows Scrappy standing in front of Erica’s empty two car garage with Momma Dee, stating he’s not going anywhere until he gets his ring back.
As far as Erica giving the ring back, I don’t think she has to since Scrappy is the one whose breaking off the engagement, but I looked up the rules of etiquette:
Some states’ laws dictate that the ring must be given back because it was a gift. Other states agree that if the man broke off the engagement, the woman has the right to keep the ring. Other states look at engagement rings as unconditional gifts that the bride can keep regardless of the circumstances.
If the ring is an heirloom, there may be a question about the ethics of returning the ring. In general, it is in good taste for the woman to offer to return the ring after a broken engagement, while the man is free to refuse it. For very expensive or heirloom rings, couples may want to have a prenuptial agreement drawn up before the wedding. (source)
Since I heard that Mona actually bought the ring, I wonder if the etiquette rules even apply in their situation. *shrug*
Watch full episode + Funky Dineva’s recap:
What did you think of Episode 3 of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta?
Should Erica return her ring? Who was at fault in the Rasheeda/Wasserface fight?