LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 401 Recap: Danger Zones

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love hip hop atlanta season 4 2015Last night, we saw the season premiere of the new of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta and in true ratchet fashion, it delivered on every level.

The show opens up establishing everyone’s storyline. Mimi has started her own artist development business (hmmm sounds like someone we know from a little place called New York) and guess who she has gone into business with… Sleazy J… I mean Stevie J. They two seem to be getting along and it may have something to do with the fact hat Nikko is no longer in the picture. Or is he? I’ll get to that later.

Her first client is a girl named Tiffany Foxx. She wants him to work on her from the music aspect as she works to get her other stuff together.  By the way, Joseline is no where to be found but is referred to as being in Puerto Rico “getting her head together.”  If you don’t know what happened last season at the reunion, she went ALL the way off and they literally had to peal her off of people.

Rasheeda and Kirk are back together and their marriage looks like it is in a nice place. Karlie Rea goes back to Miami to get a new stripper (Jessica Dime) to bring her back to Atlanta because she is “hanging up her stilettos and G String for a music career.” The chick with Karlie tells Jessica that they can get her $30,000 a week (well hell show me to the pole) and she is all about it (um… who isn’t).

Erica and Momma D are getting along and I think it’s real ya’ll. She shows up at Momma D’s show because, you know… she sings now. She tells her baby daddy’s mom that he is not pulling his weight with paying his child support and Momma D says that if he is slacking it is more than likely because of his new boo Bambi. Scrappy and Erica are on very bad terms and Momma D tries to serve as the in between to see what is really going on. She tells her son after her performance that maybe he should talk to Erica to clear things up and he says that he has noting to say to her but take care of his daughter.

We are introduced to Nikko’s wife (yes this fool has a wife). Her name is Margeaux and she is a model, singer, actresses, etc. They have been married the ENTIRE time that he has been messing with Mimi. They have an open marriage and even though that is the case, she still feels a certain way about their sex tape among other things. They meet in New York and she pretty tells him that after his stint with Mimi, she doesn’t know if she can stay married to him (he didn’t tell her about it).

Stevie J shows up for Tiffany’s show even though he was not impressed with her at her rehearsal. I guess she took too long to come on stage because he acts a straight fool. You can tell that he is pissy drunk. When Tiffany finally comes out, he stands and claps obnoxiously and chants her name. Mimi tries to get him to stop and sit down as she quickly thinks to herself that it was a mistake to go into business with him.

We see Kirk in his “office” which is really just a fucking two bedroom apartment in the heart of Atlanta. He is trying to act like everything is cool but you don’t have a whole damn apartment as an office where you bring “artists.” Speaking of artists, the new girl he just signed, a little light skinned named Ashley, is already starting trouble. She meets him in his office and just looks like she is up to no good. She lays on his bed (did I mention this is his office) asks to see the rest of the house, toots her ass in his face as she has him “help” her take her jacket off, hugs him and asks about his wife. She’s a bitch.

Back at the house, Rasheeda’s businesses are booming and when Kirk comes in, she talks to him about getting a store. She asks him for “like $50,000” and he is hesitant. She asks him to kick into CEO mode and he takes this time to tell her about Ashley. Great timing hip hop atlanta danger zone recap 2015 401Mimi has a photo shoot and guess who shows up… the Stevie J look a like. Nikko goes in and accuses her of trying to keep stuff from her. He says that he has 25% of her book and should know what is going on. Now she is all of a sudden so clearly seeing him for what he really is. “Stop trying to fucking eat off of me.” Oh Mimi, if only you had come to this conclusion earlier.

Mimi summons Stevie to her house to talk about his behavior at Tiffany’s show. She confronts him about his drunkenness and he says “the industry may have turned me into a little of an… alcoholic.” Hmmmm, I didn’t that was something to be proud of Stevie J. Mimi asks him if he has issues with substance abuse and he says no. She doesn’t believe him and thinks that Joseline has something to do with it. During this time, she tells him about her issues with Nikko and Stevie ain’t having it.

He pays Freako (his pet name for Nikko) a visit and they “talk” about the situation with the book. He says that he can have it if he pays him. Stevie asks how much he wants and he says $2 million. Stevie J tells him that if he put the book out, he’s going to have some problems. Nikko mentions how his daughter is going to eat from the money, which is the last straw for SJ so he takes him down.

At the end of show, Kalenna and Karlie go shopping for some baby clothes. Apparently there is some tension between her and Rasheeda. She has a baby shower and both she and Kirk show up. Kalenna and Rasheeda talk about the tension to clear the air and that they do.

It was a pretty good start to the season and there is no doubt we are in for a hell of a ride.


Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta follows the lives of Atlanta’s hip-hop elite as they take on the trials and tribulations of juggling both their professional and personal lives…which often intersect and unravel for the whole world to see! After 3 seasons of ups and downs in both personal and professional pursuits, the cast of Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta have either learned from the ATL game of mixing business and pleasure, or are about to have the same game turned on them! With artists rising and falling, and families growing or being torn apart, the cast members are about to have their lives changed in ways they never imagined…for better or worse! Nothing is off limits as they explore the good, the bad, and sometimes even the naughty side of love, passion, fame, and hip-hop!

ATL’s hip-hop scene is ever evolving, and this season our cast is looking to continue to be on the cutting edge of what’s hot in this music mecca. The Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta ladies have evolved from aspirational artists and businesswomen into savvy entrepreneurs, mothers, wives, and lovers who still struggle to deal with all of the challenges their fast-paced lives throw at them. After seasons full of infidelity/deceit towards their female counterparts, the men of ATL are seriously about to learn what goes around DEFINITELY comes right back around! The substance abuse, infidelity, and legal issues affecting the male cast will no longer just be blog fodder; they will learn that karma is a “biznayee!”

Stevie J’s “Life Partner Gang” is back in full-force! After Mimi’s tumultuous breakup with Nikko, she is looking for the professional and personal redemption she needs post-sex tape. Mimi is concentrating on her and her daughter’s future, and is ready to profit from her autobiography Let’s Have Some Wine. However, Stevie’s support is not guaranteed, especially when he has to face the legal ramifications in his own life story!

Meanwhile, after the events that occurred in New York (at the Season 3 reunion), Joseline has taken a break from Atlanta for self-reflection. When Joseline returns to ATL, she may have to support Stevie through his personal/professional issues as Stevie plans to build his musical comeback, and leave his rockstar lifestyle behind to avoid jail time!

Just when Mimi thought she gotten rid of her ex-lover Nikko for good, he’s found a way to keep a foothold in her life by reminding her he’s attached to her upcoming book deal – demanding his 25% stake. Since his separation from Mimi, Nikko has reunited with his heretofore secret of a wife, Margeaux, who is making her debut this season. Margeaux is still trying to learn how to forgive her estranged husband for his involvement in the sex tape with Mimi and she has moved down to Atlanta to see if their marriage is worth salvaging. However, Margeaux is none-too-pleased to know Nikko is still dealing with Mimi – even if it’s not personal, but all business this time.

Scrappy returns this season seemingly comfortably settled in with girlfriend Bambi, and out of the dog house! This on-again, off-again, homie/lover/friend pair are looking to see if they can make it past the “Friendship, Promise, Love” ring stage of their relationship to something more lasting. Unlike Bambi, Erica Dixon is feuding with Scrappy over support of their daughter. Erica feels its time to hold Scrappy accountable, and goes after him with a vengeance! However, Scrappy has his own side of the story, protesting he’s not only financially responsible for his daughter, but he’s a great father and is tired of being made to look like a deadbeat dad. Aside from being the best father he can be, Scrappy is also fighting to prove himself as an artist as he looks to regain his status as a force on the Atlanta music scene. Ironically, Scrappy is feeling pressure from an unexpected source; his own mother, Momma Dee, who had her own surprise hit with her song debut, “I Deserve”.

Notorious for meddling in her son’s affairs, Momma Dee may be too wrapped up in her own love-life having reunited with her ex-husband, Ernest, who has spent the last seven years in prison. However, Momma Dee’s tumultuous and traumatic past with Ernest may be too much for Scrappy and his sister Jasmine to want to re-visit.

Rasheeda and Kirk’s personal life seems to be back on the right track until new secrets in come to the surface. Rasheeda is adamant on opening up her ImBossy/Poiz storefront in Atlanta and will no longer take Kirk’s refusal! However, with secret properties and a sexy new female artist named Ashley Nicole, Kirk may get tired of Rasheeda’s constant push back and go back to his old “I do me” type ways!

Singer/entrepreneur Karlie Redd is on the top of the world right now, re-fashioning herself as a triple threat, actress, businesswoman, and recording artist – she has a hit single (“Heartbreakers”), a blockbuster movie (Top Five), and is planning on opening a store for her cosmetic and lingerie lines. In the spirit of onwards and upwards, Karlie Redd is over her past high profile relationship with rapper Yung Joc, and is proudly “married to her checks” at the moment! Messy Karlie is about her business and is not afraid to burn any bridge that doesn’t lead to her success.

After a year of living in Atlanta, a very pregnant Kalenna is ready to pop out both her new album AND her baby in the next few months! However, Kalenna is plagued with anxiety about her music and baby coming out into the world, especially when her and her husband Tony Vick are in a financial crisis. Kalenna is struggling to finish her ‘Black Orchid’ album, and wants her “husband-ger” Tony to step it up to help her career! However, when Tony decides to invest their life savings in a club, and put Kalenna’s career on the back burner, Kalenna may be forced to choose between her marriage and her career.

Veteran rapper Yung Joc has learned the hard way about the ups and downs of hip-hop, and this year, the pendulum continues to swing for this ATL native and hip-hop scene fixture! Yung Joc’s arrangement with mother of his 1-year old twins Sina, and his current girlfriend, Khadiyah, is a disaster in the making! With a career to revive along with his brood of children, their mothers, and Khadiyah to provide for and keep satisfied, Joc has his plate extra full.

Also, with the additions of fashion entrepreneur PreMadonna (the owner of the world famous “Waist Gang Society” waist trainers), Joseline’s former stripper friend Jessica “Dimepiece”, and hip-hop star Tiffany Foxx, the veteran cast may be given a run for their money by the new girls in town! Jessica Dimepiece & Tiffany Foxx share a lot in common – both moved to Atlanta for a new beginning, both are rap artists, and both are determined to be on top. As Mimi attempts to represent both women on MF Management, Mimi will get caught in a rivalry between these two fierce and opinionated artists!