Mimi Faust has been the underdog way too long and we’ve kind of gotten used to it, but this week it seems she finally ‘flips the script’ and comes out on top.
Mimi’s relationship with her baby daddy, Stevie J. has become a bone of contention with not only her, but her close friends as well. Ariane Davis steps up and speaks out for her friend and it appears her small talk may have pushed him into gear.
Their drama makes for great entertainment though and we all keep watching. Even though we know it’s ‘questionable,’ it’s like watching a train wreck… we want to look away but just can’t seem stop staring.
Anywhoo… check out this week’s recap PLUS watch the full episode of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (season 2, episode #9) below…
Joseline has broken up with Steebie (yet again) but this time it’s different… she’s about dat bread and decides to meet with him to deal with him on a business level.
“I want my money,” says Joseline. “I need my money from the advance on a deal.”
“Check this out, we don’t have no deal,” says Stevie.
Joseline isn’t trying to hear it. “Maybe if you stop chasing p—y around town you could get my deals to go through the correct way.”
Joseline drops quite a bit of tea in the scene… especially when she told Steebie he likes to f*ck em in the “A”zz. He plays it off but then tells her they don’t have a record deal so there’s no money to split. He then makes a point of telling her that he ‘owns’ her. [Sidebar: I guess JoJo Dancer has been bought and paid for... ]
Rasheeda gets her mom involved in all the ‘Kirk’ drama and mom meets with the wayward hubby to get a few things straight.
“She told me you want to get an abortion?” she states as a question.
Kirk tells her there’s a lot of business events going on that makes the pregnancy inconvenient.
“She’s pregnant. She’s not gonna get an abortion. Ok. She’s not gonnna get a blood test and you can’t make her,” mom says as she gets madder and madder. “
Mama Rasheeda tells Kirk that whatever it is that has him acting crazy, he better get the hell over it! “You are out of damn line,” she tells him and Kirk jets off in his brand new White Audi A7 coupe.
[Sidebar: Mom's involved and I still don't believe them... they need more people!]
Life Lesson #3 – Put your best friend on damage control…
So now that Stevie and his jumpoff Joseline have called it quits (again), his mind is back with Mimi. Stevie meets with Mimi’s BFF Ariane to get the scoop about what’s really going on in her life and Ariane gets way too emotionally involved.
Stevie says he’s genuinely happy for Mimi if Mimi’s happy but we already know that Mimi is NOT happy in her current situation. Ariane goes back and forth with Stevie about his manipulative ways and questions his intentions.
“You hurt my friend,” Ariane said with tears in her eyes. “You hurt her hard.”
In her moment of emotion, Ariane reveals that Mimi’s NOT really happy and of course that was all Stevie needed for him to plot the next steps to get his baby mama back.
On his path back to the future (ie Mimi) Stevie J squashes his beef with Benzino.
Now that their ‘bromance’ is rekindled, Benzino apologizes for how he talked to Joseline, but Stevie interrupts to advise him that that’s not where he’s at anymore. In fact, he wants to talk about Mimi.
Benzino basically tells Stevie that Mimi is there for the taking (whenever he wants)… which adds fuel to Stevie’s mission to get her back. *sigh*
Life Lesson # 5 – Never bring a knife to a gun fight…
Mimi’s new boyfriend Nikko (aka Stevie 2.0) hosts a premiere party for the edited version of his new video, which Mimi is cast as the ‘leading lady’.
Since the bulk of the episode was about Stevie’s decision to get Mimi back on his bus, he makes an unexpected appearance at Nikko’s party and walks in rocking all white like those ‘good guys’ in westerns.
Nikko gave Mimi a Rolex watch earlier in the episode and when Stevie spots it, he immediately clocks that it’s fake.
‘It’s ticking though.” A Rolex should never tick tock. (this should probably be life lesson #6)
Stevie then presents his “real” gift to Mimi, smack dabb in front of her new man… and presents her a box which contains a BMW key.
“This is not real,” Stevie says to Nikko pointing to Mimi Rolex watch. He then steals the spotlight by grabbing Mimi to go check out her ‘REAL’ new car.
Nikko is held back by security so he doesn’t witness the car ceremony… but when Mimi returns, he’s pretty salty and starts hurling insults.
“You’re damaged. We’re gon’ talk about that later,” Nikko said. “You sound like a deranged woman.”
Mimi pops off a bit, but Ariane is there (like always) to pull her away from the drama.
Did you “learn” anything from episode 9 of love & hip-hop atlanta?
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