By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Mimi Faust shocked many with her publicity stunt in the form of a raunchy home video with her beau Nikko, but those in the know were already aware that Mimi was desperate to have an exciting storyline for the upcoming season of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” that she was willing to do just about anything.
But the move was also about money too. Sources close to the reality star insist that she and Nikko were hoping they would make a fortune from the tape, kind of how Kim Kardashian was able to do with her tape with Ray J. However, insiders are saying the couple wasn’t offered much upfront from Vivid Entertainment because the company didn’t even know who they were when they approached them.
Hollywood Life reports:
“Have you every heard of Mimi Faust before her porn dropped? Exactly!” the source tells us. “Mimi is trying to make a name for herself and become relevant. She’s riding this new wave of fame until it ends.”
Just how much exactly did Mimi make?
“She did it for the money and from what I’m hearing she cashed in about 100 racks.”
Mimi reportedly got $100,000 for the video, but we recall that Kim Kardashian got at least $500,000 upfront for hers and her mom Kris Jenner reportedly had to jump through hoops to secure residuals in the deal. Apparently Vivid doesn’t usually offer folks residuals. So it’s hard to imagine that Mimi and Nikko are getting paid per sell like Kim is since they were virtually unknown when they inked the deal.
But if you look at Mimi’s Twitter feed, you’ll see she’s quite proud of herself regardless.
Since we’re not sure if this amount is even correct, we’re labeling it as gossip for now.
$100,000 ain’t that much cash.
And she probably had to split that with Nikko. So she only got around $50,000. FAIL.
I’m not hatin on Mimi at all when most jump offs only get a fake Coach bag for freakin on camera.
Raise your standards boo.
I read Mimi is considering endorsing a line of shower rods and curtains. #GetMoneyBish LOL!
I think $100,000 is too generous. Ain’t no way in hell an unknown Mimi even got that much. $50,000 max makes more sense.
“Cheap trick” was the first thing that came to mind. *shrug*
It doesn’t matter. I’m sure she spent it all on drugs anyway.
Mimi still thinks she’s winning. You can’t tell her this wasn’t worth it. Bless her heart.
The way she’s been popping off about it on Instagram, you would think she got a cool million from it. She’s such a bird.
Wow that’s it? How dreadful.
Mimi has such low standards that she probably thinks $100,000 is a lot of money to get from a porno flick. Her delusion knows no limits.
Well Mimi really did so something strange for some change because $100k ain’t nothing.
What people don’t know is you don’t make a whole lot of money in the porn industry. Especially black women. So yes, this could be right but I actually think she made less than $100,000. I think she wanted the fame more than anything else. She’s never been on TMZ or any of the white media outlets before. I think that was her real goal.
Isn’t that how much she makes per season of LHHATL? That’s not a whole lot in my eyes. It’s definitely not enough to make up for everyone seeing her smash Nikko on camera. That video will be out here for the rest of her life.
I’m not sure what Mimi plans to achieve with this video besides social media fame and meme domination, what else is she going to get? I doubt she will get a spinoff show, a major magazine cover, or multimillion dollar deals like Kim has. What Kim did was a rarity, not the standard.
She could always go into the bathroom remodeling business. People are freaks and want their partners swinging from shower rods.
FOR 2 SEASONS I HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT MIMI AND MY SISTER LOVES MIMI AND SAID I WAS A HATER. NOW I KNEW THAT B-TCH WAS NASTY. THAT’S WHY STEVIE J DIDN’T MARRY HER. IF YOU SPEND 15 YEARS OFF AND ON WITH A MAN AND HAVE A BABY BY HIM AND HE STILL DOES NOT MARRY YOU, THAT’S BECAUSE HE KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU AND YOU ARE NOT THE ONE. K. MICHELLE WAS TRYING TO TELL HER TO LEAVE THAT LOSER NIKO ALONE BUT MIMI CALLED HER A HATER. NIKO USED MIMI AND NOW SHE IS ALL USED UP. WE NEED TO PRAY FOR MIMI’S DAUGHTER.
She wanted the fame! Too bad people who weren’t checking for her before will forget about her by the end of the week. This was pointless really.
She probably didn’t even get that much. Just sayin.
Fail! That’s chump change for porn!
I’m not going to drag Mimi for her actions, but I will say that no matter how proud and content she appears to be about her decision, I’m still deeply concerned about her mental/emotional well-being. After hearing about her upbringing in Scientology and how it permanently marred her relationship with her mom, I can’t help but view what she’s doing through that lens. I’ve researched Scientology a bit in terms of how members are treated (especially children) and there’s no way she could’ve survived such an experience unscathed. I’ve seen a lot of allegations of brainwashing, sexual and physical abuse, neglect, children separated from parents, etc. within that group. Now I know that lots of people with perfect childhoods have made decisions to do porn, but in Mimi’s case I think a lot of her decisions are somehow related to her experiences with a group that many label as a cult.
Ditto with Joseline who started running away from home and selling her body at a young age and could only return home after she paid her drug addicted mom a re-entry fee. Neither of these women grew up with the safe havens that we know to be home and (decent) parents. Both are now grown women who talk a good game of confidence and independence, but all I see are wounded little girls who are easily persuaded by men, money and attention due to low self-esteem.
Funny how both women also latched onto the same man who has similar childhood issues being that he was abandoned by his own mother. Coincidence? I think not.
Childhood doesn’t excuse everything that a person does, but it can’t be overlooked either. In these three, I see hurt and confused children masquerading as adults in search of someone or something that will mend their brokenness. Mimi is going to find that money and 15 minutes of fame isn’t a fix afterall and when she discovers this, I pray that there are people in her life to help her deal with that reality.
So true so many judging & slamming these broken ppl instead of praying 4 them sad smh
This child needs some serious prayer.
Well no one will even care anymore by next Monday. Enjoy it now Mimi. You’ll go back to being a nobody and Stevie J’s baby mama soon.
She actually looks high in this picture. She needs to get some help asap.
You big dummy.
Chile they have that dummy peanuts to dangle off shower rods and pretend Nikko is straight. I can’t!
agreed! He couldn’t even keep it up the whole hour!!!
Saw the video…def coulda had a V8. They weren’t even having sex in their infamous “shower scene.” If you pay attention to the mid section, there was no intercourse going on. They were dry humping (or wet humping since they were in the shower), but either way, it was lame and so are they.
All of you are just hating, I would bet any type of money that any of you that are talking all this trash about MiMi couldn’t even make $1,000 if you made a sex tape. So stop hating because she got paid!
Girl shut up. Just because you have no standards in life and get impressed by cheap porn doesn’t mean we should be as stupid. Everyone can’t be an idiot in this world. And your name should not be Pearl, it should be GLASS BEAD OR PEBBLE because no one with class or real value would applaud any woman using porn to gain relevance and a little money. Raise your standards PEBBLE.
That nasty a-s b-tch MIMI why it’s hard to get a good man cause sluts are f-cking for nothing and making sex tapes for peanuts. You said she got paid then with that said she was bought and sold for one hundred thousand dollars that’s her worth and for life she will always be the hoe who made the low budget sex tape and her daughter will have to deal with that all through school and some. Get your punk a-s off this site and go on the corner and make $20.00 dollars and then you can say your a-s got paid.