Love & Hip Hop Atlanta aka ‘As The Hood Turns’ aired the 9th episode of it’s 3 season last night (June 23, 2014 and it seems things are heating up quite a bit on your favorite hood docudrama.
This week, Mimi Faust seems to be still living in denial about Nikko ‘leaking’ their sex tape, Benzino has to come to grips that his lady love Althea has a past and may have even smashed the home; Rasheeda and Kirk have stopped pretending that their marriage is on the rocks and last but not least, Kaleena (formerly of Dirty Money) discloses to Karlie Redd that she’s into chicks.
Karlie seems to be perpetually lost in love and she may be about to switch teams in about 5…. 4… 3…
Recap + watch the full episode below…
Is she lovin the Crew?
It seems Benzino’s fiancee Thi-Thi gets around… and by around I mean she’s dated and or slept with quite a few people in Benzino’s circle. First it was Nikko now she is forced to reveal that she’s even been with Stevie J. a time or two.
Althea decides its best to come clean to Zino about her past, being that he’s her future and while he’s not extremely happy about it… it’s the PAST. So it’s no big deal…. right?
Big Girls on the pole…
Joseline Hernandez is preparing for her rise to rap stardom by selecting extras for her new video. As she and Stevie J. host auditions, she’s shocked to see that a ‘plus size’ pole dancer is in the mix.
No more pretending…
After his heartfelt apology in NOLA last week, Kirk is on a mission to be the best husband and father ever! He and Rasheeda act like they’re on a second honeymoon as they cuddle together for the camera.
Here’s the thing… these two know how to work the ‘system’ and I ain’t mad at ’em! Teamwork makes the dream work, right? Kirk and Rasheeda seemed to have taken a crash course in the Nene & Gregg Leakes school of reality show break-ups…
[NEVER FORGET: Would You Divorce Your Spouse for A Million Bucks? (Ask Nene!)]
The only difference between Kirk & Rasheeda, is that they didn’t have to go as far as divorce being that an infant is involved, but Kirk’s DNA test was a close second!
Why not ‘pretend’ to be on the rocks when things are really all gravy behind closed doors? As the couple shares an intimate moment this week, they admit to each other, “It’s time to stop fighting.”
Kalenna Harper and her purple doo has decided to turn it up a notch by waving her ‘freak flag’ this week.
Enter Kalenna’s ‘girlfriend’ Ashley, who arrives to help loosen things up a bit. Kalenna’s husband is fine with her bumping kitties and while he certainly wouldn’t mind participating, it seems he’s AOK with allowing his wife to ‘unwind’ upstairs with her female ‘friend’ without him.
*sigh* Didn’t y’all learn anything from Lil Mo, the Godmother???
But I digress…
Oh… Kaleena also seems to be feeling her some Karlie Redd and it’s obvious that Kalenna is willing to do whatever it takes to stay gainfully employed by the ratchet hood drama.
Who’s foolin’ who?
Her suspicions that Nikko leaked the sex tape intentionally are at an all time high but since it’s about to be launched soon, she seems to feel that they should play a united front.
Mimi’s BFF Ariane is concerned that Mimi is falling for the same okie doke yet again. She was a fool for Stevie and now she’s being a fool for Nikko. “I like what I like,” Mimi explains.
It seems that Mimi has a ‘type’ and that is… ‘no good’ knee-grows.
While Ariane tries to help her friend by going behind her back to talk to Nikko, it’s clear that Mimi is going to have learn her lessons the hard way.
Real life comes into play as Benzino loses his mother and has to fly to Boston for the funeral. He admits in confessional that his family situation isn’t the best and it’s clear he’s going through a lot of internal turmoil with the loss of his mom.
Stevie J. leaves Joseline with the task of handling her own music ‘career’ as he heads off the comfort his friend.
As you know, drama ensues as Benzino arrives back home, after he’s shot by a family member.
Next week, we’ll see how LHHATL adds this real life drama to the storyline as they follow Benzino & Stevie to Boston.
Noticeably absent: Waka Flocka Flame and Tammy Rivera…