Mimi Faust

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Mimi Faust
Born
Oluremi Fela James

(1972-01-03) January 3, 1972 (age 48)
Occupation
  • Author
  • businesswoman
  • television personality
Years active2012–present
Known forLove & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Partner(s)Stevie J
(2000–2010)
Tamera Young
(2016–present)
Children1
Websitemimifaust.com

Oluremi Fela James (born January 3, 1972) known professionally as Mimi Faust, is a reality television personality who stars on the VH1 program Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. She first appeared as the long-time girlfriend of producer Stevie J.

Early life[edit]

Born Oluremi Fela James, she was raised with a mother active in Scientology.[1] In a sit-down special with Egypt Sherrod in 2014, Faust discussed being abandoned by her mother for the sake of the church. She stated of the church “They put me out at 13. They actually came to me and said I was a freeloader because I ate their food and slept there and I wasn't indeed working for them.” Faust did not meet her biological father until she was sixteen years old. In fact, her birth was the result of an affair; Faust grew up believing that another man was her birth father. She would go on to take her biological father's last name after developing a relationship with him.[2] Her father later died in 2014.[3]

Career[edit]

In 1999—2003, Faust appeared in the music videos for singers Kelly Price' single "It's Gonna Rain" and Pharrell Williams' single "Frontin'", which featured the rapper Jay-Z. Actress Lauren London and model Lanisha Cole were also featured in the video. Faust later established the Keep It Clean Inc. cleaning service in the Stone Mountain Area of Atlanta, Georgia. In 2012, Faust joined the cast of the VH1 spin-off show of Love & Hip Hop entitled Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. She was cast with the father of her daughter Stevie J, singer K. Michelle, rapper Rasheeda, musician/actress Karlie Redd, and rapper Joseline Hernandez. Faust's friend Ariane Davis also was cast in a recurring role on the show. The program showcased her relationship with Stevie J, and the pair's daughter Eva. It also depicted the love triangle between the couple and castmate Joseline Hernandez. Faust is managed by Sandy Lal.[4] Sandy Lal is also Faust's Entertainment lawyer.[5] In 2017, Faust appeared on the television show Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath where she spoke in-depth on how she was abandoned by her mother after refusing to sign a contract with the organization.[6]

2014 sex tape[edit]

In 2014, a sex tape featuring Faust and then-boyfriend Londell Smith (AKA Nikko London), was released through Vivid Entertainment entitled Scandal in Atlanta. It has become one of the most popular sex tapes released by the pornography company.[7] It was nominated for an AVN award for best celebrity sex tape in 2015,[8] losing out to Tila Tequila. The category included Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham.[9] Faust and Smith had stated that their luggage containing the sex tape was stolen and the tape was sent to Vivid Entertainment through an anonymous source.[10] After scrutiny by the public and those close to her, such as friend and castmate Ariane Davis, Faust admitted that the tape had been staged.[11] Also, Faust allegedly made upwards of $30,000 from the sales of the sex tape.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

2019Year Star Title Drea Role
2012-present Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Herself
2017 Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Herself
2016 Stevie J & Joseline: Go Hollywood Herself
2017–present Leave It To Stevie Herself
Tales TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mimi Faust Dishes on Racial Discrimination From Church of Scientology | Wetpaint, Inc. | Wetpaint, Inc". Wetpaint.com. November 20, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Abandoned In The Name Of Scientology: Mimi Opens Up About Her Mom". MadameNoire. August 9, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "Mimi Faust's father dies". Rolling Out. May 8, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  4. ^ THE G-SCENE: "Love & Hip-Hop: ATL" Star Mimi Faust Host Celebrity Birthday Bash In NYC. The G-List Society (February 27, 2015). Retrieved on 2017-01-17.
  5. ^ Mimi Faust Confirms Nikko & Wife Joins LHHATL & More During Birthday Celebration. Cottenkandi.com (January 27, 2015). Retrieved on 2017-01-17.
  6. ^ http://www.vh1.com/news/330824/mimi-faust-scientology-story/
  7. ^ "Mimi Faust Sex Tape ... Most Pirat meed Porno of All Time – 'Love & Hip Hop'". TMZ. April 21, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  8. ^ "AVN Awards – The Nominees For Best Celeb Sex Tape Are ..." TMZ. November 24, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  9. ^ "Tila Tequila Wins Best Celebrity Sex Tape at AVN Awards Over Mimi Faust, Farrah & Others". MemphisRap.com. January 27, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  10. ^ Taurianen, Jackie (May 8, 2014). "Was 'Love & Hip Hop' sex tape stolen?". HLNtv.com. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  11. ^ "Mimi Reveals The Truth About The Sex Tape". VH1. June 22, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  12. ^ Chloe Melas (April 15, 2014). "Mimi Faust Sex Tape — Reality Star Paid $100,000 Dollars For Video". Hollywood Life. Retrieved August 1, 2015.

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