Mimi Faust: A ‘Woe Is Me’ Tale As To Why She May Be The Way She Is (For Those Who Give A D*mn)


*Its always interesting when a writer attempts to do the job of a psychoanalyst. Yes, many of us are deep thinkers, or at least we’d like to think that we are; but bless our hearts, we join the masses when it comes to having and sharing our opinions…After all, they are free.

This is not a slight on the writer of the 5 points below – which offer potential reasons as to why VH1 “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” star, Mimi Faust, is the way she is; which would possibly lend a clue as to why she made the “poor decision to release an adult film.”

I suppose one could argue with the obvious judgement call that assumes Faust’s decision was actually a poor one. After all, time will tell right?

I mean, if Faust did this to get attention…


She’s getting more than ever now.

And a statement in a press release from VH1 confirms she’s gonna make a lot of money!

Mimi Faust is dealing with a scandal of her own when a sex tape “mysteriously” leaks starring her and boyfriend Nikko – a man her closest confidants don’t trust. Although she stands to gain notoriety and fortune, the mother of one must determine if the reward outweighs the repercussions that could potentially destroy her friendships and family.

Meanwhile those who actually give a sh*t vary in their opinions about why Faust did what she did. Comments range from “She’s a grown ass woman and she can make money any way she chooses” to “She’s just trying to extend her 15-minutes-of reality show fame.”

And Mimi herself responds to critics saying,

Mimi Faust Responds

And for the critics who ask” how Mimi could do something like this as a mother,” Sse’s got at least one supporter who should know.

“The biggest challenge isn’t raising the children, but its other’s [sic] peoples ignorance, and their social morality that they wanna place on other people,” says former adult film actress (and mother) Sinnamon Love.

So now, we examine the “Five Things About The Mother Of A Three-Year-Old Daughter” that the writer thinks might interest us (and explain Faust’s actions in the process.

I hope interested parties will take a moment and let me know your thoughts…on any damn thing!

Here’s the reasons/excuses/etc  for your consideration.

Her name– Mimi was born Oluremi Fela James and legally changed her name to Mimi Faust in 1996.

She’s a motherless child–  Mimi Faust’s mother abandoned her when she was only 13 years old. Her mother, Olaiya Odufunke was a devout Scientologist and wanted Mimi to join the religious organization.  Mimi refused to sign a contract that required that she work for the church for a billion years, so her mother left the family and spent a great majority of her life working for the organization practically for free.  She eventually passed away in 2003.

She has an arrest record– Arrest records are common amongst reality television stars, and Mimi is no stranger.  In 2009 she was arrested and booked in Atlanta, Georgia on domestic battery charges.  No word on whether or not the person attacked was Stevie J.

She’s one of many of producer Stevie J’s baby’s mommas – Mimi and Stevie J’s relationship was showcased extensively on VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.”  She was with him when he was one of the most popular and successful producers in hip hop to when he almost lost his $20 million fortune due to mismanagement.  And despite Stevie J having a very public affair with his protégé Joseline, Mimi continued with the relationship until late 2013.  Their relationship spanned over sixteen years and the two have a three-year-old daughter together.

And there’s one more, a really interesting little diddy. But you’ll have to read it at Naturallymoi.com

Thanks to Naturallymoi.com and HuffPost Black Voices for contributions to this article.

4 thoughts on “Mimi Faust: A ‘Woe Is Me’ Tale As To Why She May Be The Way She Is (For Those Who Give A D*mn)”

  1. Whatever she is a successful business owner so she wasn’t hurting for money. As far as her background we all have a sad story in one way or another. She is in her forties she should have found herself by now or at least sought out help. I find it interesting she throws stone at Joseline for being a former stripper. Joseline had a rough upbringing and one things for sure she is still her twenties. Let’s be real MiMi did this cause she isn’t that damn smart and wanted attention. She sold her soul for a little money and infamy because she is infamous not famous there is a difference.

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