Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, aka ‘As The Hood Turns,’ aired the 17th episode of it’s 4th season last night (August 17, 2015).
This week’s episode, titled ‘I Do,’ wraps up the explosive season with a wedding (Momma Dee & Earnest) and what may end up being a divorce (Stevie J & Joseline).
Her children may not show up for Momma Dee’s wedding; Margeaux reveals a secret; Stevie surprises Mimi; Joseline gives a performance without her husband.
Recap + watch full video below…
VIDEO: LHHATL S4, EP17
Mimi & Stevie J stick together…
Last week’s episode ended with Jessica Dime surprising her ‘manager,’ Mimi Faust, with a performance by her ex-boyfriend’s wife Margeaux.
Mimi was in shock & awe as Dime brought out the ‘surprise guest’ and showed her embarrassment as she sat beside her bff Ariane and baby daddy Stevie J (who were equally amazed).
Being that Mimi’s ‘MF Management’ but the whole gig together, Mimi feels that Jessica was being way too disrespectful and ungrateful,
Mimi and Stevie J confront Jessica and Margeaux outside immediately following their performance and Jessica is surprised to finally ‘meet’ Stevie J. face to face under these circumstances. Stevie is upset about the situation as well, and tells Jessica he would never work with her anyway. Margeaux chimes in to claim that it was her who who asked Jessica to perform her song for the showcase.
But wait… Mimi reminds them both that ‘MF Management’ was the one who put together the showcase in the first place and it was out of line to have Margeaux just ‘show up’ to join Jessica on stage unannounced.
The conversation gets a bit heat when Stevie jumps back in to defend Mimi, but no blows were exchanged. Jessica and Margeaux head back inside while hurling insults and Mimi finally realizes that working with Jessica and her ‘stripper fight’ music wasn’t such a good idea.
Meanwhile, it seems that Stevie J has had a change of heart about his family life. He later visits Mimi to admits he wants his ‘famly back’ and asks if she’ll consider moving to L.A. with him and bring their daughter Eva.
(Wait… could Stevie & Mimi be getting back together???)
Mimi questions how his proposition would work out given the consistently tense relationship between she and Joseline, and Stevie brings her up to speed on the current state of his marriage.
He admits to Mimi that he appreciates the ease of their co-parenting, personal and business relationships and wants to keep each of those consistent for the sake of their daughter. Mimi agrees that moving MF Management to L.A. and having Eva close to Stevie would both be great, but cautions Stevie that she’ll only consider moving if there’s no more drama from Joseline.
Margeaux Comes Out…
First of all, who DIDN’T know that Margeaux was a lezzbun?? (well, besides Nikko— but he’s a bit suspect too).
Nikko has been trying to work things out with his estranged wife but last week Margeaux revealed that she had someone else in her life and wanted a divorce.
This week, Margeaux gives Nikko some shocking information about her new relationship… that it’s a woman!
Margeaux visits Nikko at the gym to give him more details about the new person she’s been dating and Nikko pretends to be shocked when Margeaux reveals that her new love interest is a woman.
Nikko questions her on whether or not her new girlfriend and change in sexual preference is the real reason that they’re getting a divorce. Margeaux then reveals that she kept her new relationship from him because she’s still coming to terms with her sexuality and has also been disowned by some of her immediate family because of her choice to date a woman.
Nikko asks if Margeaux loves her and she says ‘yes’. So while the news is a bit ‘heartbreaking,’ Nikko says he feels it’s only right to support Margeaux’s decision given all that they’ve put each other through in their relationship.
Blah Blah Blah… moving on.
Kalenna has almost gotten her swag back after seeing a therapist to address her post-partum depression. She’s back in the studio working on music and her spirits seem to have improved drastically.
Tony visits Kalenna at the studio and tells her that he is not opposed to managing her career again, especially after seeing how hard she has been working lately.
Kalenna vows to figure out a way to make it work with her husband as her manager and Tony promises to never leave Kalenna’s side again.
Rasheeda’s store opening…
Rasheeda is all smiles during the grand opening of her new store and all of her family friends and supporters are there to support her new endeavor.
Erica, Mimi, Ariane, Bambi, Kandi Burruss and Tracy Steele are among the guests who show up to support the opening.
[PHOTOS: Rasheeda Hosts ‘PRESSED’ Grand Opening…]
Joc and KD also run into each other at the event and Joc begins to reminisce on all of the things he loves about KD, although she keeps their interaction at a minimum.
Karlie Redd walks in with a gift, much to the surprise of Mimi and Ariane and Rasheeda reveals that although she wasn’t sure whether or not to invite Karlie, she decided to extend an invitation in the end and hopes that it wasn’t a mistake.
Karlie feels ‘some kinda way’ about Rasheeda’s past comments about Karlie’s clothing store and tries to throw a bit of shade, but nothing can dampen Rasheeda’s big day. In the end, Karlie Rasheeda & Erica all make amends and decide to let bygones be bygones.
Momma Dee says ‘I DO’…
Momma Dee is stressing out on her wedding day and can’t seem to get it together. As she’s getting ready for the ceremony she realizes that neither Scrappy nor her daughter Jasmine have shown up yet!
Bambi tries to sooth her nerves but she even admits in confessionals that she’s not actually sure if Scrappy is planning to attend the wedding. Bambi even reveals that she left Scrappy at their house because he was making no attempts to get dressed!
Jasmine finally makes an appearance and Momma Dee seems somewhat relieved and she decides to move forward with the ceremony even though Scrappy isn’t there to walk her down the aisle.
Someone summons Yung Joc out of the audience as a ‘stand in’ for Scrappy, and he hopes and prays he doesn’t have to walk Momma Dee down the aisle in his polka dot shirt!
Thank goodness, the script didn’t call for that because Scrappy appears just in time to take Joc’s spot and happily walks his mom down the aisle.
The wedding goes off without a hitch… oh except for the fact that Scrappy says a few last words, telling his Momma Dee’s new husband to make her happy and keep her out of his (Scrappy’s) business!
Is this the end for Stevie J & Joseline???
Stevie J. makes a difficult decision that might end his marriage for good.
As he sits at home alone, Stevie reveals that he won’t be attending his wife’s performance and leaves her a note to let her know how he feels. Stevie vents during the confessional about spending the last 3 years building Joseline’s career and their relationship with little appreciation from her, all while footage of him packing his things is shown.
Stevie packs up all his gold albums and hits the road.
Meanwhile, Joseline excitedly prepares for her performance for the LGBT event and insists that the show will go on whether Stevie shows up or not.
Karlie Redd is the only one there to support Joseline as she hits the stage and a split screen shows Stevie loading his bag into the Uber has he heads to the airport to depart for California.
After performing to a packed crowd, Joseline finds Stevie’s note along with flowers in her dressing room. Karlie comes to greet her and mentions that Mimi said Stevie asked her to move to California with him during their conversation at Rasheeda’s store opening.
Loose lips sink ships and Karlie can’t hold water!! Joseline blows up and says she fed up with Karlie always bring her drama and bad news (Isn’t that what Karlie’s there for tho??)
Joseline feels that Karlie is intentionally trying to hurt her with information that she doesn’t want to hear and eventually she attacks Karlie and throws her out of her dressing room.
As security blocks Karlie entrance into Joseline’s dressing room, Karlie insists that she is the only friend Joseline has left and that Joseline has ran EVERYONE away with her drama.
JoJo Dancer ends up all alone…