Joseline has been pulling receipts (mostly fake ones) on her fellow cast mates on this season of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta and no one, not even Mimi was safe.
When we ended season four, it seemed like Stevie, Joseline, and Mimi had a little sister-wives thing going on. Mimi and Joseline went from hating each other to becoming cooter-cuddle buddies. This season, Joseline pulled a complete 180 but Mimi admits in our exclusive interview that she's not surprised. Joseline has turned to social media to air out some harsh/false allegations against Stevie which left Mimi livid. Mimi opens up to VH1 about how she felt when she heard those allegations, her current relationship status, and her thoughts on the season as a whole.
VH1: What do you think of the season so far?
Mimi: Oh boy [laughs]. So far this season [has] been a lot. It is been a lot. I have to be honest with you, for the last couple of years I try not to watch the show because it puts me in a weird place with my other cast members and it keeps me in my little bubble and I try to stay there. I try not to watch honestly, but I know what I’ve filmed, and it’s been a lot.
Now that you and Chris are finished, you mentioned on the show that you are seeing someone new. Can you tell us about him or her?
Mmm, no [laughs]. No, I’m just dating and I’m gonna keep it quiet. I tend to speak about it and people get all in your business and in your relationship and then it kind of takes another turn, so I’m gonna sit on this one for a little while longer.
It seems like you and Tiarra are forming some sort of friendship on the show. Would you consider the two of you friends?
I love Tiarra. She’s really cool. And we did initially bond over similar situations, but she’s just a cool girl in general.
You and Stevie seemingly were closer this season. Is there any chance the two of you will get back together?
Okay, let me see how I can best put this. I will always always always have love for Stevie. He’s my daughter’s father. Getting back with Stevie will probably never happen in a gazillion years. Not in this life or the next. Flirting, okay fine and great, but getting back with Stevie? No ma’am. There’s absolutely nothing going on between Stevie and I except co-parenting. Nothing. I don’t want Stevie, I’m not longing for Stevie, I don’t lay at home at night in my bed and think about Stevie, my panties don’t get wet for [Stevie] – no. Nothing. NOTHING. Absolutely nothing. We are friends. That is it. Like Stevie talks to me about girls. How about that? That’s where we are with it.
When Joseline sold you that "Promise B. Mae" story, did you suspect that it was fake at all?
No, I didn’t actually. She was very convincing. All the tears and the snot coming out of her nose. Oh yeah, she was very convincing. She’s a horrible human being. Horrible, horrible person.
What do you think is causing Joseline to be this conniving this season?
That’s who she is. She’s a conniving person. That’s who she is, and people need to wake up and recognize who that woman is. She will try to befriend you just so she can turn around to use it against you or stab you in the back. She’s done it to everybody. Karlie still wants to give her a chance and a pass. I’m like, "good luck girl." She will never in life get a pass from me ever again. Ever.
Did you genuinely believe her when she was sitting there crying to you?
I did. I didn’t think that we could be cool, because I know how she is. I felt bad for her for the simple fact that I know how it felt because Stevie did leave me for her. So I understood her pain or what she was lying about saying she was going through. Yeah, 'cause it happened to me. He didn’t have babies on me, but he did leave me for her, so yeah I felt bad for her. But you know, all BS so.
What was your reaction to her pregnancy announcement?
Not surprised. But you know Stevie would want to get a blood test to find out if it’s his or not.
If the child is his, do you think Eva and their child would have a relationship at all?
Not if I can help it. I want nothing to do with that woman, or her child. I’m sorry, she has done the most horrible things to me. She’s done horrible things to my family. She’s made serious serious accusations about my daughter, her father, her grandfather. It’s disgusting. I absolutely want nothing to do with her. Ever. Ever. Ever. Nor my child. So, unless that child is of age and can go somewhere on its own, and she has nothing to do with it, maybe then yes, but if my daughter has to be around her again, that’s not happening. Ever again in life.
Joseline used to never be on social media, but now she’s going crazy on social media. Did Stevie comment on any of these allegations?
He did, but my thing with him is he’s poking the bear. He knows how she is, and I think for him his best bet would to just not poke the bear, because it’s not helping the situation. At all. I don’t go back and forth with her when she starts that. I just ignore it, because she’s nothing to me. She’s trash, so why would I feed into, you know, trash. Like I wouldn’t stoop to her level. It’s pointless. Pointless.
Do you find yourself getting closer to Stevie with everything going on?
At the end of the day, Stevie and I were friends first. I’ve known this man 20 some odd years, so we have our good days and our bad days, you know? I have some times where I can’t stand his ass, but then I have times where I you know I love him to you know to pieces so of course when there’s a situation that is going on that involves the both of us you know we’re gonna stick together. So that’s kind of where we’re at right now. Because of her. So, thanks girl [laughs].
Did the dynamic of your relationship with Stevie change after you put him of child support?
Oh yeah. Of course he doesn’t like to be made to do anything. He wants to do it on his own. But no, nothing’s changed. We’re still friends, and we still talk, and you know all that so.
Did the two of you ever finish that book you were working on last season to uphold your part of the deal with Nikko?
[laughs] Yeah, I’m still working on it now. There had to be a few changes throughout the way. I had to stop and start over again. This book has been something else to get out, but when it’s done, holy crap it’s gonna be good. It’s gonna be about my life so this will be part of my life.
Are you afraid your sexuality will be questioned as just another story line?
It already is. It already is. People said that I did it for TV , but they’re gonna say whatever they wanna say regardless. What they don’t know is that I was dating Chris for a whole year before I even, we even did anything on TV so all of season four I was dating Chris and no one knew about it. They’re gonna talk regardless. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
How do you feel about the format of the reunion this year?
It was interesting. It cut out a lot of the drama of course. It cut a lot of the drama out because we shot small groups of people. Everybody we had to do it separate times, so it wasn’t the whole cast in one big room together. It was a lot more controlled. So we’ll see. I don’t know how they’re gonna edit that, but it’ll be interesting to see.
Why didn't you shoot with Joseline?
I was supposed to shoot with Joseline and I flat out refused. I have nothing to say to her, so why would I film with her? The last few times I’ve filmed with her, she’s been completely disrespectful and just disgusting and film with her for what? She’s trash. She doesn’t know how to behave herself. Like she acts like a complete lunatic. If she could like be normal, maybe – like everyone has refused to film with her. No one wants to film with her. She’s horrible.
Do you think you would ever escape the reality TV drama and just live your normal life?
Oh, it’s gonna happen [laughs]. Mark my words, it’s gonna happen. It’s a lot. Don’t get me wrong. This has made me a stronger person by far. My skin is so thick right now because of this experience, so I will have to say it has helped me. As much as I could say, "Oh my God this was all these awful situations," it has helped me and the opportunity and the doors that this experience has opened for me has been amazing. You gotta take the good with the bad.
What's next for Mimi Faust?
Well you know I still have my cleaning business. Never stopped that. That’s my baby. I will continue to do that. I really am into interior design, and I wanna come out with a home decor line, that’s something that I’ve been working on this season as well. There’s a few things, projects, that I you know would wanna do, but I really don’t have time to do because I film so much. So it would just give me time to actually attack all the projects I really wanna do and stuff that I have on the table.
Chris and Mimi's relationship was tumultuous to say the least. In true Love & Hip Hop form, Chris put out his feelings in a hurtful song to Mimi. Check out this clip from the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta reunion, where Ariane stands up for her girl.