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'Love & Hip Hop' Star Mimi Faust Explains Why the Show Cut Her Pay By $150k

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By Imani Ford

Considered one of the OG’s of the hit series Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta, Mimi Faust helped this franchise become even more popular. First making her appearance during season 1, back in 2012, the show pushed her in the limelight. Her storyline with her child’s father Stevie J and his new girlfriend Joseline Hernandez is considered one of the most iconic storylines out of the complete series. For the first few seasons, fans watched as Mimi dealt with Stevie J’s games and lies until she finally had enough.

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New Relationship, New Problem

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Even though it seemed like any relationship after Stevie J would be a walk in the park, things turned out different for Mimi. This new relationship turned out to be even more toxic and infamous. She purposely released a sex tape and this caused a lot of backlash from fans and friends alike. Now years have passed, and it seems like she’s in a way better place. Mimi has been in a stable relationship for the past 4 years with girlfriend Ty Young.

Mimi Took a Pay Cut

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Recently Mimi did an interview with Stacii Jae Johnson and got candid about her relationship with producers of Love and Hip hop Atlanta. She claims that during her season 9 appearance on the show, she had to take a large pay cut due to her lack of drama. “I think the show has kind of switched gears a little bit. A lot actually and I’ve elevated and grown from the BS I was in,” she explains to the host Johnson.

‘I Choose Not to Participate’

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Mimi went on to explain even further about her issues with the show’s producers. “I’m happy and nobody wants to see me happy on Love and Hip Hop. They just don’t. Love and Hip hop is not a happy arena. They want to see wigs fly and drinks were thrown and somebody punching somebody in the face. That’s what they want to see.” Mimi has had her fair share of fights and arguments in the past but now she feels different about it.

Mimi Didn’t Have Enough Drama

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Mimi finishes off by saying “I choose not to participate in that, and I’ve had to take a major pay cut because of it. The reason was, I didn’t have enough ‘drama’ in my life. $150,000 I had to take because of it. $150,000 pay cut.” The producers insisted that she found some drama so that she could keep her salary, but she refused. Her and Ty were in a good place in their relationship and she didn’t want to put their issues out there for the public. At this point, Mimi is even questioning her place on the show and whether she still belongs on it.

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