*Mimi Faust has probably heard it all since her infamous sex tape was released. But one thing she seems most peeved about is people saying the release of mommy’s dirty little home video is hurting her daughter.
The “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star has come under a lot of fire for deciding to turn her personal scandal into profit. Among the bashing have been prominent accusations that she’s setting a bad example for her daughter with Stevie J.
Recently, when one Hot 97 DJ asked Mimi how the tape has affected her daughter’s life she responded,
“She’s four. It’s not affecting my daughter,” before pointing out that her little girl has bigger problems to face. “You know what, she has to deal with going to school and kids getting stabbed up too, and I have to explain that to her as well,” Faust retorted.
Frustrated with the public outcry that calls her a bad mother because of her questionable choice, Mimi concluded, “It’s a whole lot of other things in this world that are worse than mommy making love to her man.”
Correction: Mommy making love to her man on camera and releasing it for public view.
But since the tape is out there, Mimi would have made a lot more money from the controversy surrounding her provocative home video than just releasing it trough Vivid. The morning crew at Hot 97 was curious if she had any plans to put out a shower rod, but home improvement brands aren’t interested in attaching her name to any of their products.
“No. We’ve already discussed all that and they’re not trying to touch it because it is associated with a sex tape.” Mimi explained.
It’s possible, however, that Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta may not be the only sex tape of Mimi that will get out. She revealed that she and Nikko have filmed themselves in bed on several occasions. Mimi stated, “We made like maybe four of five of them because we like to watch ourselves back. That’s what we like to do.”
Get ready “LHHATL” fans, you will likely be hearing about Mimi’s sex tape the entire season because it’s a huge part of her storyline. Of course she denies the release of the tape had anything to do with enhancing her storyline; and supposedly just sees all of this more as a happy accident that came from an unfortunate situation.
“This was happening anyway,” said Mimi. “We had to tell VH1 what was going on because it was coming out anyway. I don’t know what you want to call that…luck? Whatever you want to call it.”
Despite all of the trouble surrounding her tape, Mimi said the controversy has “absolutely” been worth it. She reasoned,”I’d rather capitalize off of it than have it run around the Internet and all over the place for free.”
She’s got a point there, yes?