While there have been those who have spent a number of years perfecting their craft, going to countless auditions, and maneuvering through the challenges of the entertainment industry to obtain their fame, many of today’s most popular reality stars have managed to bypass all of that with non-traditional methods. These include televised brawls, public controversy, and most recently sex tapes in what seems like a timespan of overnight.
Most recently, Mimi Faust of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, shocked the world when a video clip of her and her significant other, Nikko Smith, engaging in sexual intercourse began to circulate online. The clip was intended to be a promo video that would entice the world to purchase the sex tape since it was sold to Vivid Entertainment for profit.
Although the Love & Hip Hop franchise as a whole is often ridiculed and accused of contributing to the poor representation of African-Americans, there was still a level of respect that Mimi received from the show’s audience outside of her dealings with Stevie J, another star of the Atlanta series, and the man who happens to be the father of her child.
When asked what prompted her to do the sextape and how it got out, she replied, “Nikko and I actually taped ourselves a few times just because our sex is just amazing. We both went on vacation to the Bahamas, and on the way back, one of his bags came up missing from the airport which had the tape in the bag. So that’s how the tape even got out in the first place.”
Faust has insisted that it was not her intention for the sex tape to be leaked. However, despite her remorse, the 43-year-old has many fans that are disappointed and confused as to why she would allow herself to be exposed in that manner. It also doesn’t help that she has a little girl who has already been denied the opportunity to grow up with both parents in the household and will now be subjected to endure future taunting by her peers based off her mother’s bad decision.
People make mistakes and Mimi, like everyone else in this world, will have to live with hers. The reality is even reality stars have a hard time living in reality.