It’s one of the oldest sayings in the book, but it’s spot-on nonetheless: the truth shall set you free!
That was the underlying theme from this week’s episode of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.” Mimi Faust got Nikko to come clean, which prompted Mimi to give it to her friends straight and Stevie J finally admitted what Joseline Hernandez and everyone else in the ATL already knew.
Let’s get down to brass tacks.
Mr. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell himself sat calmly on his sofa and elaborated on last week's admission that he was married while at the same time reasoning that he didn’t tell Mimi because he had so much love for her.
“I didn’t lie to you, the question was never asked until now,” he said.
Not surprisingly, Nikko, or Freako/Scumbag if you’re Steebie, still thought nothing was wrong as Mimi stormed out of his apartment.
Somehow, Benzino and the guys were able to turn a bachelor party at the strip club into the male version of “The View.” They pontificated on the deep meaning of love and marriage while women gyrated on laps around them. Quite the feat.
Joseline blew a gasket when she learned her husband was taking “Grandpapa” to Los Angeles to work with Snoop Dogg instead of her.
After the commercial break, though, there’s Steebie and Joseline in L.A., window-shopping on Rodeo, getting hounded by a lone paparazzi and linking up with the Doggfather.
The WTF line of the night? Snoop actually said that Joseline was a role model.
“To have the Doggfather say great things about the Puerto Rican Princess feels amazing,” she said. “For a person like him to believe in me is just mean a lot.”
In tit for tat news, an “in her feelings” Karlie Redd took Yung Joc off her “Heartless” record and bought the rights to the song in retaliation for “playing her.”
When Joc showed up to the video shoot, things went completely left.
“God bless you and your heathen ass,” Joc said as he got in his car and drove off.
Zino got a text from his best man that his services in L.A. were no longer needed, which prompted him to throw shade at Joseline’s musical talents.
“My father’s Puerto Rican, he’s like ‘I don’t know what the f-ck she sayin’,” he said to Althea. “She can’t even cry in English.”
Tammy wants to visit a fertility clinic and she wants Waka Flocka Flame to go with her and do his business in a cup.
“Your boy is not doin’ that, I’m sorry baby,” he said. “They not touchin’ that with no tools.”
Mimi revealed to Ariane and Erica that Nikko was married and that their sex tape was indeed professional.
“The company said we don’t have enough footage because it has to be a certain amount of footage to sell,” she said before storming out after her friends called her on her lies.
Making matter worse, Mimi dug up Nikko’s former bestie Johnny—you know, the guy he made that struggle “NY 2 LA” song and video with?—and got the straight dope on the extent of his foul behavior.
“Do you think the sextape was leaked? Come on, that was not by accident,” he told her while revealing that there might be additional footage Nikko took of them unknowingly. “It’s a set up, man. The fight’s been fixed, Mimi. It’s a set up.”
Mimi must have been watching a bunch of superhero movies, because she then proclaimed that Nikko was now her enemy.
After laying down a track, Snoop and Stevie chopped it up about some “life lessons.”
“The chick he marrying, I know the broad,” he said about Althea. “I wore it.”
“Yeah, you wore it for a night,” Snoop said.
Not only did Stevie smash the homie’s fiancée, he did it at his crib.
An unintentionally funny thing said by Snoop: “Well you gotta let him know before he tie the knot that she is part of the collection.”
Snoop also urged Stevie to come clean to Joseline before she heard about it from the streets.
Stevie went back to the hotel with the intention of telling Joseline the truth, but after she got out of the pool, he tabled that whole idea in favor of ending his dry spell.
“Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?” he asked.
Of course, Stevie. There’s no way that plan will backfire.
“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. on VH1.