While Joseline Hernandez is still waiting for her tens across the board there’s one thing for damn sure, ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ star Mimi Faust is all woman.
In an exclusive interview with The Jasmine Brand, Mimi clears the air – admitting her fifteen year relationship with music producer Stevie J is on and off (which means they were not together while he was dating Eve), defends Joseline’s nether regions, and says Stevie is setting a bad example for their 2-year-old daughter.
When she found out about her castmate and Stevie’s rumored girlfriend #2 Joseline Hernandez:
“When I’m at home with my daughter, I don’t know what Stevie’s doing when he leaves the house. Stevie will say I’m going to the studio. I’m not going to the studio to check on Stevie, I’m at home with my daughter. So I had no idea who Joseline was, I had no idea she was his artist, I had no idea they were even working together… What everybody else was seeing, I wasn’t privy to. All I knew is he was going to work, and I’m at home with my daughter.”
How long she’s known Joseline existed:
“The first time I knew she existed was about two weeks before we started the show. It was all brand new to me, this was the first time I found out about her, her name, and all of that… I was living through it as we were taping.”
If she’s concerned that her 2-year-old daughter will think it’s acceptable to be treated by a man, how her father treated her on the show:
“I’m absolutely concerned about it, I’ve said it over and over again. You guys can see it in episodes coming up that’s definitely a concern of mine. The message that I will be sending to her, especially because she’s a little girl and she will grow up to be a woman, and I don’t want to send the wrong message to her or I don’t want her to think that what he’s doing is right and that’s the way a man should treat a woman. I’m absolutely concerned about this whole thing.”
How she feels about critics that suggest Mona Scott-Young and ‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ negatively portray women of color on TV:
“Actually, Mona is a genius. Because this was not scripted and she picked people; and during the course, she never knew that any of this would have transpired. Ever. None of the producers did. They were like, ‘we couldn’t have made this stuff up if someone paid a million dollars,’ so all Mona did was have the cameras shoot, and what transpired, transpired. It just happened to be a ridiculous, way-out-there situation, and that’s just what it was. This is a real life situation, so I can’t fault Mona or VH1 or whoever. It wasn’t their fault that what was going on with us was so off the wall. That’s really what it was. They were just capturing the moment.”
| Read the full interview at The Jasmine Brand.