The wait is finally over.
Three months to the day after fans of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” learned that Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith made a sextape, LHHATL cast members were finally able to see the “amateur” pornographic video and, of course, react on Monday night.
Enter Erica Dixon, who had to fight back tears after watching it with Ariane.
“There’s a little girl that’s gotta deal deal with this!” she said, referring to Faust’s 4-year old daughter, Eva. “I don’t care how much money you get for this. This hurts my heart. There’s a little girl that’s gotta deal with this. A little girl!”
Mimi tried to defend what her child's father, Stevie J called a “foul decision” by punctuating the financial freedom the sale of the sextape has given her.
“She needs to know she can depend on me,” she said in a confessional. “This may not be the best way, but it’s my way.”
Lil Scrappy, Momma Dee, Erica Pinkett, Joseline and K. Michelle’s ancillary storylines paled in comparison to the drama surrounding Mimi and Nikko’s porno. The only sidebar worth mentioning is Kirk Frost’s “Apology Party.”
Shamed by that thing that happened that time at that cabin, Kirk engineered a mea culpa for the ages, stamped by gifts of a diamond heart necklace and a white droptop convertible BMW to wife Rasheeda.
An unintentionally funny thing said by Bobby Valentine about Kirk before serenading Rasheeda: “He’s one of the sorriest men in Atlanta.”
The only bump in the road for the act of contrition festivities was the blowup between Althea, Karlie Redd and Erica, who can’t seem to let bygones be bygones with it comes to “Hothea.”
Back to the sextape.
After showing news footage of when the tape was released back in April, Mimi and Nikko did their first interview about their sextape with Vlad TV.
Vlad put the couple on the spot, though, when he pulled out his laptop to show them that the video appears to have been filmed by a camera man, that a third person was there, eschewing their premise that the video was an amateur sex tape.
Nikko’s explanation for the camera moving around?
“That’s what you call, shaking the bathroom up,” he said. “We shook the floor.”
“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. on VH1.