There are multiple storylines on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” but the producers are honing in on the one that is truly compelling: the love triangle of Joseline, Mimi and Stevie J.
Stevie J wants to have his cake and eat it, too. He’d like to have both ladies as part of his harem. His problem: the women want none of that. They each want him for themselves. He can’t have it both ways.
But, oh, he is going to try.
He started therapy with Mimi, his baby’s mama. He acts all sincere, acknowledging that he’s a liar and a cad and all that jazz. But at the same time, he is still wanting to bonk singer Joseline and keep her as a “client” in his music business. Mimi is not going for that but he insists.
In fact, he somehow thinks by bringing the two ladies into a therapy session, he could smooth things out and get them to understand his way of thinking. This is one delusional human being.
In fact, things get awkward fast, especially when he wipes sweat off the nose of a nervous Joseline in front of Mimi. The psychologist calls him on it. He claims it’s all innocent, not a “passive aggressive” move to disrespect Mimi. Mimi is seething. Then Joseline finds out that Stevie J is not only trying to reconcile with Mimi but that he and Mimi are now living together. He conveniently omitted that information to Joseline. Joseline goes nuts.
The producers of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” were ready with security at this point because the minute Joseline started pummeling Stevie J, the security team (borrowed possible from an old episode of “Jerry Springer”) swooped in to stop the ruckus. Joseline’s a strong woman. It took a bit of time to clear this mess up. The best part: one camera person honed in on Mimi, who just sat there with a grin on her face. She was happy to see him get his comeuppance – and she didn’t have to lay a finger on him.
Stevie J eventually escapes the clutches of a spurned Joseline and is seen wandering down the street in a daze.
But in previews for next week, he’s in a strip club with Benzino still convinced he could “fix” this situation to his liking.
What will it take for him to get in his thick skull that this is an untenable situation?
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk