To anyone watching Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta, Stevie J comes across as perhaps the world’s worst boyfriend: a liar, a cheater, and a man who thinks all is forgiven with a kiss and a smile. His often despicable actions make us wonder how so many women fall for him, and in two recent interviews, the ladies he’s been with on the show have decided to explain just what it is that they see (or saw) in Stevie. In Mimi‘s case, she defends the Stevie she once knew, saying “He’s not always a horrible monster,” which makes us laugh because sadly, that’s as nice a description as Mimi can muster.
She goes on to say “He’s not always the person that you’re seeing on the screen. I would have never laid down and had a child with that person that you’re watching on the screen. Never, ever, ever, ever! I don’t know WHO this person. So he has many sides to him. The person I fell in love with is a very nice, sweet, kind, loving man. THIS GUY? Not so much.”
So on the one hand, we have Mimi’s opinion of how Stevie has changed and how reality TV has opened her eyes to that. On the other, there’s an interview with Joseline that we read, and Joseline also discusses Stevie’s womanizing, but contrary to Mimi, that’s what she loves about him. “Stevie is a ladies’ man. What’s wrong with that? As bad as they talk about him, and he’s this and he’s that, every woman will let Stevie J play them, too. To me it’s a joke. Stevie, he loves all women. He loves women! There’s nothing wrong with that. If I was a man, I would love them too. Believe me. I’m not a man, and I love them, so I can just imagine if I was. He just loves women. But, Stevie’s a good person. To me, he’s a sweetheart. He doesn’t show me anything but being a gentleman. He can be an ass, but that’s everyone.”
What’s weird is that what Joseline says is actually true — everyone basically is an ass, even nice guys. She’s just more forgiving of his assy ways, it seems.