INTERVIEW FAB: Mimi Faust OPENS UP About Her Business Deal With Stevie J., Joseline Hernadez & Why She's Not Feeling Karlie Redd!
Controversial reality star Mimi Faust chatted it up with V103 radio personality Egypt about "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta," her relationship with Stevie J, and what she thinks about Joseline Hernandez and Karlie Redd. Deets inside....
Stevie J's baby momma is finally having her say OFF CAMERA about the drama being exposed on VH1's hit show "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta." She talked to radio personality Egypt about her business deal with Stevie J (where he basically tried to pay her off for his affairs), the house he gave her (she gave it back) and she revealed they "may not" be a couple anymore. See the highlights:
Egypt: So I watched your face when you found out on camera that Joseline said she was having a thing with him (Stevie J), that she was in love with him. How did that feel in the middle of a room with people and why do it?
Mimi: Um, I think Joseline she just says whatever out of her mouth with no regard and I mean… (pauses and gets emotional)
Egypt: There were a lot of questions when people knew you were coming on the show, like how long were you guys really dating? I heard you say 15 years on tv.
Mimi: I want to clear this up. I’ve known him for 15 years. We have dated off and on. I have not been with Stevie straight for 15 years. I was absolutely not with Stevie when he was with Eve. I wasn’t with Stevie when he was with Alex, Whoopi Goldberg’s daughter. I was not with Stevie when he was in any other relationship. So I’ve known Stevie for 15 years and we’ve dated off and on but for the past 3.5/4 years we have been together.
Egypt: Ok. What is it about this man? Just keep it real. What is it about him that has these women going crazy? Because it’s not the singing- what is it? Is it the… pow pow
Mimi: If you watch the first episode I clearly stated I have never met a… that has made me do cartwheels. I clearly said that in the first episode. What I think what it is for me the connection that him and I had and also I’m just flat out he lies to me a lot. I mean that’s just the bottom line. He’ll say one thing to me and he’ll say one thing to her or whoever else but and im not with him when he’s out with anyone else. I only know what goes on when we’re together.
Egypt: Most of us have either been there or have been there, where we love someone so much they tell us the right things we wanna hear. They lie to us just enough for us to say okay and sleep at night. But now you’ve seen it on tv. What has changed now that you actually see it for what it is.
Mimi: A lot has changed. You guys, when you’re in a relationship and things happen, it’s a process of getting out. One thing will happen and you just don’t leave your family because one thing happened. So it’s definitely a process of a transition and process stage that you go through so that’s what I’m going through right now.
Egypt: Is it that you want to keep your family together? I know you have a two-year-old.
Mimi: I would love to keep my family together. But at this point I don’t see that happening so I’m willing to just let this do what it do.
Egypt: I was a little upset with you last night when you decided to take a commission of Stevie’s business in exchange…well it felt like you were accepting all of the mess that had happened on the prior episode. That everything was forgiven as long as you got 10% or 20% What did you get? 10 or 20?
Mimi: No no no no no. What it was was I wanted to be more involved in the business. It wasn’t I was accepting a payoff. I actually wanted to be involved. If I put in this work and I have been dealing with this this long I want to be more hands-on with the situation as far as making the money and everything that goes along with it.
Egypt: There was one thing I wanted to address. You said Karlie last night surprised you on the show. Why?
Mimi: She kinda threw me under the bus last night. Joseline came to see her and it was a gym scene and she told Joseline that I was talking about her or something along those lines and said it more than once and I’m like were we watching the same show?!
Listen to the interview here:
Watch a clip of Mimi laying down the law about getting 10% of Joseline here: