“I’m pregnant by yo’ man,” Joseline says to Mimi in the third episode of Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta. No woman wants to hear that, but you know what makes it even worse? When the man is carrying the pregnancy test around in his pocket.
Joseline dropped a bomb, or shall we say baby bomb on Stevie J that she’s pregnant with his child. He questions if the baby is even his. “Believe it or not, I’m very stingy with my kitty cat,” said Joseline. Joseline lets him know she’s not to be played with. “I’m gonna bring you the 50 percent paperwork,” she says referring to the contract Mimi drew up asking for 20 percent profit from his business. Stevie J stands up to grab his private to let her know that’s all the 50 percent she will get. Wow. Apparently when you’re Stevie J this is the appropriate response when a woman tells him she’s pregnant by him. “He just disgusts me,” says Joseline. Smart woman.
K.Michelle is in the studio with super producer B. Cox about her upcoming showcase. When she left Jive records she says she had no money to record a label because it was already spent. She went up to label and yelled, “Who’s responsible?” like a mad woman and everyone ran into their offices and locked the door. “I wanted to know. I wanted the receipts. I wanted to know who did it,” she says. Because of this she is now known as a crazy woman, and says labels are scared to sign her. Brian Cox gives her some advice and reassures her that they want to work with her, but “they’re absolutely terrified.” Ms. K.Michelle is going to have to show and prove with that voice.
Scrappy found his own place to live and goes to talk to the matriarch of the family, Momma Dee. We all know Momma Dee is going to support whatever her son does, and “as long as he doesn’t drag in another woman like Diamond, mama down with that,” it’s all good.
Kirk is still ticked off about Rasheeda was two hours late for the video shoot. Why doesn’t she just hire an intern who can get college credit and run the errands to get her clothes since they eliminated the budget for a stylist? Hello, you don’t have to pay an intern. “I’ll be there when I f—in’ get there. That’s how I was feeling,” said Rasheeda. Apparently money doesn’t mean a thing to Rasheeda. She was not fazed over the $300-$400 she assumed being late costs. Kirk lets her know her lateness results in $2,000 wasted. He then tells her he believes for what she wants as an artist she should probably sing to a label. Rasheeda is not feeling signing to a label and not owning the masters to her work. Kirk doesn’t care. He just wants peace in the marriage.
Erica is having second thoughts about Scrappy moving out so she puts on some lingerie, lights some candles and keeps the massage oil close. “What?” Scrappy says with a laugh when he walks in. “I really feel like Prince Hakim right now. I done came back to America,” he says before she rubs his feet. But, why did he have to tell her he found an apartment? Erica kept her cool and got him to tell her their relationship is still on the up and up. But we think Scrappy could be on a different page despite what he told her. “If Erica was the kind of person that could give me that umph in love, not just the L and the E, but the OV in the middle, I’ll mess with that.”
K.Michelle invites the ladies to her showcase where Stevie J walks in buzzed. K.Michelle delivered a goosebump inducing performance. “I left the haters with their face on the floor,” she said. Meanwhile Karlie Red was spilling some tea, again, telling Mimi about yet another woman that has allegedly slept with Stevie J. “Karlie drops another bomb at another K.Michelle event, like, is this becoming a pattern or something?” Mimi asked. Stevie J can feel Mimi’s wrath already. “I want to feel some type of affection when I see my girl, but when I look up Mimi’s giving me some kind of stink eye,” said Stevie. We wonder why. The battle of the kiss begins. Stevie J demands a kiss, Mimi won’t grant him his wish, he continues to pry, she doesn’t budge.
Erica mocks Stevie when he walks away, but he walks up on her and gets mad that he was being mocked. Erica’s impression of him was hilarious. But Stevie wasn’t laughing. Erica wasn’t afraid and held her ground. “Baby, you don’t intimidate me. I’m sorry. You all bark no bite,” she said. Drama escalates when he calls her a “bitch” and “slut monkey” before walking off. Really Stevie? That was beyond low.
When Mimi meets up with Stevie in a parking lot the next day he says he wants to apologize to Erica and that he’d been drinking. She takes this time to address the rumors of him sleeping with the woman Karlie pointed out at the showcase. Stevie denies, denies, denies. “I don’t recall,” he says. Oh, Mimi. You’ve got your hands full.
Joseline tells her best friend that she’s pregnant. She tells him, “When me and Stevie met it was just a connection that happened so fast.” “Even if he is a bad man, he gave me a chance. He gave me opportunity,” she said. “At the end of the day I love him.” We finally get a backstory to Joseline’s life. She grew up poor as one of six kids, and her mom was on drugs for 25 years. She ran away from home at 12 years old and eventually ended up stripping to survive. “Stevie used to always tell me, ‘you tell people that we’re having sex your career is over,’” which is why she kept it a secret. Her friends suggests she has a chat with Mimi.
As Scrappy packs to move out Erica tells him about her encounter with Stevie J. “Yo ma, give me kiss,” Erica says as she reinacts the story. We can’t stop laughing at Erica’s impression. But when she tells Scrappy Stevie called her a “bitch” Scrappy’s whole demeanor changes. “Bitch?” he asks with a perplexed look on his face. “I wanna rough him up, you feel me? I wanna put them paws on him,” Scrappy says. We didn’t know Scrappy had poodle paws. We kid, we kid. Now Scrappy is mad.
K.Michelle know Ariane will keep it 100 with her about her showcase so she goes to her place for some girl chat. It doesn’t take long for her to tell Ariane that Karlie is stirring up mess. Again. Apparently K.Michelle approaches Brian Cox (the producer K.Michelle is working with) and says, “You’re messing with the wrong artist.” Karlie must not care about having no friends. “Honey, last time I checked people ain’t throwing out record deals to 50 year old aspiring artists without even a Wikipedia page,” says K.Michelle. We think K.Michelle is one person Karlie doesn’t want it with. “I hope somebody give her some kind of job, the National Enquirer or somebody gives her a check because she’s in everybody’s business but her own,” said K.Michelle. Let the church say Amen.
K.Michelle’s battle to save her music career is heartbreaking. Her voice is beautiful, but as she says, “Singing good is only half the battle.” She meets up with music manager Jeff Robinson to see what she can do about shaking this bad reputation. He holds no punches with her telling her one of the former employees of her label told him she was “crazier than a bag of hammers.” Jeff wouldn’t promise her he’d work with her, but he gave her the tough love talk she will most likely be thankful for in the future. It will be interesting to see how her career progresses.
On the other side of town Joseline meets with Mimi face to face. Something told us this wasn’t going to go too well. Joseline jumps right in, “You and I know that when I first met him back in December he didn’t come home for three months,” she tells Mimi. “I know whose baby I have in my stomach, and you know too.” Forget the small talk they went straight for the hardcore stuff. “As far as you are concerned, you’re a stripper who’s trying to get on,” Mimi responds. Mimi’s defensive response is of course to question whether Joseline knows who she’s pregnant by. “I’m pregnant by your man,” Joseline said which quieted Mimi. As they’re talking Stevie J texts Joseline. Mimi is forced to deal with the situation and suggests Joseline invites him there.
Stevie J shows up with the pregnancy test in hand. Ewww. That has pee on it, y’all. “I don’t know any man in their right f—- mind who’s gonna carry around the next b— pregnancy test in their pocket. Who does that?” says Mimi. Your man does, girl. Now Mimi wants all the details and asks, “When’s the last time y’all f—?” Joseline says five days ago while Stevie says a month ago. Mimi walks out and things get ugly. Stevie J threatens to send Joseline back to the strip club and throws a drink on her. Who throws a drink on a pregnant woman? C’mon now. Luckily Joseline has decent reflexes.
Joseline and Stevie J argue in the back of the building where he tells Joseline, “I got papers on you.” What does that mean? She’s not a dog. “I gave you another life,” he reminds her as if she didn’t already know. “All you do is tell me, when I don’t do what you say, ‘oh I’m send you back to the strip club.’” “You know what you tell me, ‘I gave you your life.’ If you gave me my life, if you gon’ take it back every chance you get I don’t need you to give me no f— life,” she says through tears. When she tries to end the conversation he tells her, “You’ll never be finished talking to me. Understand that. Watch how you speak to me Joseline. You look nice by the way,” he says.
Drama is the name of this game. What will Joseline do about the baby, Will Mimi hold on to him, where will K.Michelle’s career go and what will happen when Scrappy confronts Stevie J? Stay tuned.