Mimi Faust promises that the upcoming season of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta is going to be the series’ best so far, according to an article in the Franchise Herald.
In January, Faust boasted about the new round of episodes to reporters outside of her 45th birthday celebrations at the No. 8 nightclub in New York City. She confirmed that Margo Simms, the wife of her ex-boyfriend Nikko Smith, will be joining the cast. Faust also sealed her guarantee on this season’s quality by stating, “The upcoming season is going to be nuts so stay tuned.”
It’s understandable for anyone to be skeptical about Faust’s claims. Hyping projects is, and always will be, a big part of a celebrity’s job. It’s a big reason why they always seem to jump on the media circuit around the time of their project’s release. And it’s also why, even if a project sucks, you can still expect to see them urging audiences to check it out. However, given the recent news detailing the addition of new cast members and gossip surrounding old cast members’ extracurricular activities, there’s a good chance she’s not exaggerating.
For example, according to Kpop Starz, Faust was recently part of select group of women nominated for AVN’s coveted “Best Celebrity Sex Tape” award. She was up against Tila Tequila and Farrah Abraham for their respective sex tape sequels in addition to tapes from Tami Erin and Myla Sinanaj.
For those unfamiliar with Faust’s tape, it starred her and her aforementioned ex-boyfriend, singer/songwriter and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta cast member Nikko Smith. Although their video, Mimi & Nikko: Scandal In Atlanta was called “the sex tape of the year” by Adam and Eve, it was beat out for the actual award by Tila Tequila’s movie, Tila Tequila 2: Backdoored & Squirting. It’s worth noting that it’s unclear if Faust or Smith attended the awards, but if they did, it could be gold for the show’s ratings.
Aside from Mimi’s off-season activities and Margo Simms joining the crew, there are more casting changes that could stir up additional drama this season.
HNGN reported that half of the show’s cast members were fired after last season wrapped, making for some awkward friction between them and those asked to return. Scrappy, Erica, Kirk, Rasheeda, Mama Dee and Young Joc have all been let go. In addition to Faust, Joseline Hernandez, Stevie J, Benzino, Althea, Nikko Smith, Karlie Redd, Waka and Tammy, are all expected to return.
It could just be shameless promotion, but if the news surrounding the cast is any indication of what we can expect from season four, it looks like all of the show’s fans are in for a surprise.