LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 410: Those Friends With Benefits

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love hip hop friend benefits 2015Love and Hip Hop Atlanta just continues to heat up and all I keep saying to myself is, “It’s about time.”

Joc crashes on Rasheeda and Kirk’s couch because of all the shit that went down between him and Khadiyah. He gives them the low down and Rasheda tells him he has to shut that shit down with his kids’ mom. She tells him that she is going to meet with Khadiyah to go over details for her store and he takes this as the time to ask if she can talk to his soon to be ex-woman. She says only “If you are truly in love with her.”

So later, Rasheeda meets with KayDee about a place for her store and then tells her that “her man” has been laying up at her place. She tells Rasheeda everything that happened. The boss lady tells her to give him a chance because he is very sincere. KayDee tells her that even though he put her through a lot of shit, “I still love his dirty dead drawers.”

Joc and KayDee meet at a restaurant later to talk and it is all thanks to Rasheeda. He tells her I need you blah, blah. He gives her a big red box with handcuffs inside. “You can hand cuff me tonight.” She says okay gets up, cuffs him right there and asks who he stayed with before Rasheeda.  He said Sina and when she asks if they had sex, he dodges the question. She cuffs him to the table and leaves.

love hip hop atlanta 410 friends benefits 2015 recap imagesJessica Dime and whatever it is that she does got some shine during this episode. She meets with Dawn her Miami boss chick and tells her about Mimi and her. “All the talking is cool, but I need some results.” Dawn tells her to come to her an she will get her $5000-$7500 a week just on appearances. Must be nice.

Later, Dime meets with Karlie to ask her what she thinks about dropping Mimi. So of course, Karlie is messy. She tells her what Joseline said about them not really being friends back in Miami and Dime drops the bomb that they were more than friends, “Joseline was my trick.” Then she says that she really could have taken her man on several occasions and that’s why she is trying to keep her away from Stevie. Karlie takes it all in with a dumb founded look on her face and pretty much just encourages Dime against Joseline (now I see why Joseline whooped her ass)

Not to be out of character, she met with Joseline and told her what Dime said about her being her trick. Joseline says “Yes I ate her p****” but she’s my trick. She says everyone paid her for money because she’s a trick. Well at least she is honest about what happened.

Mimi goes to visit her bestie Ariane at her new place. She tells her that she owes her an explanation about her actions. “Ariane’s instincts proved to be right.” She asked her what exactly she lied about and Mimi tells her that she didn’t tell her the truth because she didn’t feel that she could trust her. “You’re judgmental as shit.”love hip hop 410 recap 2015

Ariane corrects her, “I have an opinion.” Mimi accepts that and then says that she doesn’t like her “relationship” with Margo.  Ariane assures her there is nothing to worry about because she would never come between their friendship.

Speaking of friendship, that is exactly what she wants Mimi and Margo to build so she invites them both over unbeknownst to the other. It started off okay but Margo went off the deep end calling Mimi all kinds of things. She feels it was a trap and goes off and Ariane escorts her out.

Kalenna takes Rasheeda’s advice and goes to meet with Deb about her career. She tells her what happened between her and Tony and how she needs to get back out there with her singing. Deb pretty much tells her, “I got you.” The only thing she has to do is get Tony to sign the papers letting go of his manager tasks. She goes to Kapture to get Tony to sign the papers. He doesn’t put up a fuss and she can’t believe it. They argue, he signs it and she walks out.

The episode ends with Joseline in the studio with Stevie. Jessica Dime shows up in the middle of their session and asks for Joseline. She goes into the booth to talk to Joseline. It cuts off before we see what went down but I trust it is sure to be some shit.


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!