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Last night, Season 3 of Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta came to a dramatic end. Wrapping up story lines involving sex tapes, accusations of infidelity, fertility issues, and an engagement, this season was arguably the most talked-about one in the show’s history.
For the latest installment of “The Scoop” summer video series, I met up with one of the stars of Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta, Ariane Davis. During our sit-down over yogurt at Harlem Yo!, she and I discussed what potentially made her good friend and LHHA co-star Mimi Faust agree to make a sex tape with her now ex-boyfriend Nikko Smith, if she feels Mona Scott-Young set up the multiple brawls involving Joseline Hernandez at the reunion show taping, and her relationship. She also revealed what she thinks of Stevie J, who she says “has a heart”, and Nikko, who she describes as “heartless, and she hinted at possibly appearing on Love & Hip-Hop: NY. Check out highlights below.
ON WHY SHE THINKS MIMI AGREED TO MAKE THE SEX TAPE:
“I think that Mimi can be easily manipulated when she’s feeling someone, so she wants to cater to their needs. And if this was something they talked about and discussed; she did say that, ‘yeah, we’ve done tapes before.’ The whole other issue as far is getting it to the actual company, I don’t know, but it just seems like she was easily persuaded into doing this. And it’s kind of heartbreaking, but maybe she just did it for her own reasons. Her own personal reasons that she won’t ever tell anybody, I don’t know.”
“I know that I don’t condone it, I don’t, just because she has a daughter. Sex tapes, fine – do what the f*ck you want, cool. But to let it get out and know that this man claims he love you – he could’ve stopped it if he really wanted to. That’s my whole thing – you could’ve really stopped it if you cared about her as a mother and if you cared for her daughter. You would’ve stopped it if it had gotten out, allegedly.”
ON STEVIE J VERSUS NIKKO:
“It’s not about looking good or not looking good, it’s that I understand Stevie’s position in it all because that’s his daughter too. And, yeah, he’s done a lot of f*cked up sh*t to Mimi, but it hasn’t been to this degree. And I just feel like Nikko, you know I didn’t like you from the day I met you at Boa in LA, you knew that. You’re going to always know that – you rubbed me wrong. Stevie and I have a different dynamic, and it’s because we’ve been in intimate conversations and we’ve had these settings together. I don’t want to have that with Nikko because I don’t feel there’s any genuineness there. I know Stevie may be f*cked up and do whatever the f*ck he does, but deep down, deep down, that man has a heart, he does. That other one, very heartless.”
ON IF SHE CO-SIGNS BENZINO’S ALLEGATIONS THAT MONA SCOTT-YOUNG SET UP THE MULTIPLE BRAWLS AT THE REUNION SHOW TAPING:
“No comment. I don’t have any comment about that. I’m not saying a word about that.”
ON THE POSSIBILITY OF HER AND HER GIRLFRIEND (A POPULAR NYC DJ) APPEARING ON LOVE & HIP-HOP NY:
“Tsk, tsk, tsk. Who told you that? To be continued.”
Ariane has several upcoming projects that she wasn’t yet able to speak on, and will be doing a lot more modeling in the near future (she’s a GORGEOUS lady). To keep up with her and all of her endeavors, be sure to follow her on Twitter @WhoIsAriane. Check out the video of our talk below.
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