Last night's Love & Hip Hop Atlanta was especially hilarious. While we weren't treated to nearly enough of Joseline Hernandez' one-liners, we did get to witness the most backwards and ridiculous job interview I've ever seen. K. Michelle proved yet again that she's not at all homophobic (cough, cough), and we got to meet Lil' Scrappy's amazingly normal dad. I wasn't expecting that at all!
Mimi Faust is meeting up with Stevie J. to talk about their daughter, but of course, he wants to know all about the Stevie knock-off she's dating. Why does Mimi act so suprised that he isn't able to have an adult conversation? Stevie gets offended that Mimi doesn't like their young daughter around the inappropriate Joseline, but it's nothing he can't get past with some smooth talk and a shot of liquor. What do these women see in him? He reminds her that beside their daughter, they also share a matching tattoo that will bind them together forever. Is he for real?
It turns out that Traci is friends with Shay, so the pair are lunching and chatting about the Lil' Scrappy and Erica Dixon situation. Shay wanted to pay back Scrappy for his behavior, but she's tempted to just be happy that he's happy. Traci agrees that the latter is the better route. She's spent so much time plotting and slashing tires and beating up girls in the course of her time with Drew, and she tells Shay it's better just to let time heal all wounds. Shay is not quite convinced, and I am officially scared of Traci.
Traci is going to meet with Drew to talk about their recent blow-up, and she calls them a "family." She reveals that she was so in love with Drew, but I don't think she needs to be using the past tense. Traci gives a little history on their past before dropping off Little Drew with the baby-sitter. Over lunch, she tells Drew that she deserves better than seeing him with different girls and groupies every night. He reminds her that they haven't been a couple in seven years, because she clearly thinks they are still together. When Drew straight-up says he just wants to discuss her investing in his sneaker boutique, she storms out of the restaurant, promising to give him her money once she's calmed down. Yeah, that sounds like a great idea!
Mimi Faust is on a date with her new boyfriend Nikko. She reveals that he's a blast from the past, and she hopes that he will understand that she comes with baggage…in the form of Stevie J. Nikko realizes that everyone has skeletons in their closet, but his aren't haunting him like Mimi's are. Mimi admits that Stevie has given her some major trust issues, and she's worried that Nikko is a music producer like her ex.
Ever wondered why people are so drawn to VH1's Love & Hip Hop Atlanta while turning the channel on the original Love & Hip Hop? Carlos King has the answer for you! You may now be asking yourself, who is Carlos King?
Well, he's a television wiz who has worked at major networks like BET and OWN, as well as on The View. He's even been behind the scenes of some of your favorite Housewives franchises. Now, Carlos channeling his talent on VH1 working as the co-executive producer on L&HHA.
Nothing gets old when it comes to the folks of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta! Last week, Lil' Scrappy was chasing down his fiance's car, and this week, he's trying to make peace. K. Michelle throws major shade at Kirk Frost, but she also has bigger fish to fry because her love instruments aren't totally in tune. These folks never disappoint, y'all…that's for sure!
Even though he and his mom were chasing down Erica Dixon's car to get to her coveted engagement ring, Lil' Scrappy can't be mad at her for long. He heads to a jewelry store to find an appeasement gift, and Momma Dee joins him to spout off about Erica's disrespect to her. When she calls her son's fiance a disrespectful bish (repeatedly), Scrappy reminds his mother that Dee doesn't know best. Scrappy eyes a watch as his mother leaves…perhaps he wasn't looking for a gift for Erica, but rather a surprise for himself.
Joseline Hernandez continues to complain to her booking agent Dawn about her relationship with Stevie J. Based on his recent interactions with her, Joseline can't figure out which one of the two is more crazy…Stevie for dressing like a poor man's Steve Urkel, or her for inviting him back into her bed. Should we just consider it to be a tie?
OhLove & Hip Hop Atlanta, you know how to make even a family meal a drama fueled brawl! Last night was an endless hour of craziness and candle tossing. Let's get to it, shall we?
Karlie Redd makes her first appearance of the season, and Rasheeda Frost and Tracey Steel come join her in the studio. The three women are anti-K. Michelle for talking smack about them in songs and on social media. Karlie hopes to enlist her friend to join her in a diss song, but Rasheeda doesn't to waste her voice on the rivalry. She'll definitely think consider it though.
Erica Dixon is getting dinner ready for Lil' Scrappy, and he's telling her about Momma Dee's ambush with Shay. Erica is not happy with this turn of events. She thinks it's incredibly disrespectful for Shay to keep sharing her feelings for Scrappy knowing full well he's engaged. Scrappy and Erica think that Momma Dee needs a sit down. He seems to be a much more devoted partner to Erica this season, although VH1 really needs to consider bringing back his subtitles.
In an interview with Texas' News Journal, Mona and some members of both casts discuss the show, it's draw, and why some people just love to hate it. Mona recalls leaving her established job in the music industry to start her own production company. She shares, “I was leaving something that I had built for nearly 20 years of my life, but it was exhilarating to start over because I had a new lease on life, venturing into territories unknown for me and just starting from scratch.”
After Stevie spends the night with Joseline, she decides that she can't handle a relationship with him knowing that Mimi is never going away. Joseline wants to focus solely on her career, and she requests Stevie's undivided attention if he wants to stick around. He asks her to make him breakfast before she starts her day, but Joseline is no fool. She hits the road and leaves Stevie hungry.
Erica Dixon tells fiance Scrappy that her mother is having issues with their wedding. She wishes her mom would be more supportive, and Scrappy is tired of both of their mothers overstepping their boundaries. While Erica knows she'll never have Momma Dee on her side, she is confident that she can get her mom on the same page as Scrappy if she can arrange a sit down for the duo. Scrappy concedes…he'll let Erica's mom get to know him–and his multiple personalities.
The original Love & Hip Hop needs to realize that no one ever cared about it once Love & Hip Hop Atlanta came into existence. It just ended last week, and I'd be hard pressed to name all of the cast members (although, in my defense there were oodles of them!), and I had to watch it every week!
Now, in an effort to remain relevant (never gonna happen), the casting rumors for next season are already starting to swirl. I find this hilarious given that the season hasn't even been renewed yet! First on the chopping block is Consequence and his Christmas tradition loving girlfriend and baby mama Jen Bayer. Surely Mona Scott-Young has to love the racially and religiously charged drama they bring to the show…