Mimi Faust learned a lot from what happened between her and ex-boyfriend Nikko Smith, and she plans to do things differently the next time around.
“What I’m going to do now? I’m going to do everything the complete opposite of what I’ve been doing before. I’m going to do the complete opposite and see how that works for me,” she told Sister 2 Sister.
Mimi hasn’t had the best luck with men, as “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” viewers have noticed. Stevie J, the father of her daughter, cheated on her and her most recent ex-boyfriend turned out to be married and allegedly lost footage of their lovemaking that ultimately ended up in the hands of a porn production company.
While some have suggested that Nikko pursued Mimi with the intention of exploiting her, she disagrees.
“I don’t think he went into it to do that. I don’t think that was his intention from the start. I’ve known Nikko for years. We dated back in the past. So, when I met back up with him in 2012, we started dating again. I just think things happen. I don’t think when I saw him again in L.A., he thought, ‘This is what I’m going to do.’ I don’t believe that at all,” she said.
Mimi’s friends Erica Dixon and Ariane Davis aren’t so sure, and while Mimi says she’ll do things differently when she’s ready for her next romance, she isn’t sure she’ll be any more open to her friends’ criticisms.
“At the end of the day, people are going to do what they want to do regardless. I know very few people that upon meeting someone, will listen to a friend… People have to go and bump their head. People have to figure it out on their own. It depends on each individual person,” she said. “If you’re like me, I’m stubborn. I’mma do what I want to do. I don’t care who feels what about it. I have to go through my own experience, figure it out and then keep it moving.”
What Mimi’s figured out from her experience with Nikko is that she needs to listen to her instincts more.
“Listen to yourself moreso than your friends or your parents. Listen to yourself. Yourself will never, ever steer you wrong. There were times when myself told me, ‘Something’s not right about the situation’ and I ignored it.”
Listen to Mimi below.
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