Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta: Episode 8 Recap

Episode 8 of Love and Hip Hop seemed like a WWE match moreso than a VH1 show…

Therapy never hurt nobody! Mimi and Stevie J‘s therapy session last week got real when Dr. Jeff got Stevie to admit he was a liar, and both of their abandonment issues were laid on the table. To get things back right with Mimi, Stevie J heads to the park with her and their adorable two-year-old daughter. Of course enjoying the time with their baby led to a discussion about Stevie J’s ways. Mimi lets Stevie know that she’s still not cool with this situation. Stevie drops the bomb on Mimi that he wants Mimi and Joseline to go to therapy together with him so they can move forward. Not a good look, Stevie. Going to counseling with your main chick and side chick is a bomb waiting to explode.

Karlie Redd is ready to make music. In order to work with Stevie J she has to make a song with Joseline, so why not invite the chick you have to work with to lunch? Joseline is not in the least bit moved by Karlie’s attempt to reconcile. Karlie, not knowing how to leave the past in the past wants Joseline to admit she was right about Stevie J and Joseline messing around. But Joseline’s not having it. “Why was you so worried about me messing with Stevie anyway? You must want to mess with him.” Karlie uses this as an opportunity to tell Joseline she’s messing with Benzino instead. And again, Joseline really couldn’t care less, but she plays along for entertainment’s sake.

Scrappy‘s in the studio listening to music while Shay dances for him. He wants Rasheeda to listen to the track and possibly collaborate on, but when she arrives she’s perplexed as to why Shay is there. “What’s up with all that?” asks Rasheeda. Rasheeda’s not buying his “that’s the homie” answer. She lets him know Erica is hurt over their breakup. Scrappy’s shocked because both he said he’s never seen her cry, but Rasheeda told him Erica has shed a few tears. He tries to convince Rasheeda he’s done, but she doesn’t believe him.

Benzino hooked Karlie up with a photo shoot for Hip Hop Weekly. When he comes to the shoot he wants Karlie to clear everything up with her label since they think dating him is a bad idea. Karlie assures him that situation will never happen again. She hands him a puzzle piece dog chain. Later on, Benzino hits up his jeweler to repay her for the jewelry she got him. He also wants her to know how special she is to him. When the jeweler pulls out what looks like an engagement ring Benzino says, “I wasn’t expecting this. I got goosebumps.” Is there an engagement in the near future?

Ariane, Mimi and K.Michelle meet up with Rasheeda to support the track she did on Scrappy’s song. Rasheeda’s a bit sad that Kirk didn’t show up. They change the subject to Lil Scrappy. Rasheeda tells the girls about Scrappy kissing Shay in the studio the other day. Speaking of the devil, Scrappy walks in with Shay and silence commences. “My whole left leg is doing the Elvis Presley, I feel some type of way,” proclaims K.Michelle. She’s going to tell Erica about Scrappy’s new boo, but the other women don’t think that’s the best idea. As promised though, K.Michelle tells Erica that Scrappy was at his mixtape release event with Shay. Erica is speechless and obviously hurt. “I’ve been dealing with Scrappy for years. He cannot be by himself. Period. He’ll meet a b—h at the gas station and they buddy buddy.” Erica knows Scrappy so she knows this is all for show. She says she’s not going to be hurt in the end because he’ll have to come crawling back to her. Erica and K.Michelle cry about not having the family unit they want for their children, which is the really the bigger picture.

Rasheeda takes Kirk to Deb Atney, the manager she went to see behind Kirk’s back. Deb tells Kirk it’s a problem that he was not happy with her seeking outside management without telling him. When Deb mentions that Kirk’s entertainment company is the common denominator in her failure, Kirk sets the record straight. When he does, Deb isn’t impressed, and completely goes off on him. Rasheeda chimes in that it’s time to separate business from personal. Deb makes it clear that her door is open for Rasheeda, but without Kirk. When the married couple leaves the session Kirk lets Rasheeda know he’s hurt that she sat by quietly while Deb attacked him as if he’d never done anything for her career. Rasheeda is all about moving forward. “You’ve taken me here, now let’s pass the baton and run this race.” Rasheeda apologizes, hostile like, but still apologized. Whether or not Deb will manage her or not is still a mystery.

To heal from being abandoned by her mom, Mimi makes good on her mom’s last wishes. Mimi’s mom passed nine years ago and her last wish was to have her ashes spread across a body of water. Mimi takes Ariane with her to meet her brother to fulfill that wish. She then goes on to meet Stevie J. at another counseling session. This time though, Joseline walks in, commencing the three-way session. Joseline says that she didn’t know anything about Mimi for the first three months that she spent with Stevie J. “To me she was just like the baby mom,” she said. As if all of Stevie’s other shenanigans weren’t enough, Mimi has reached her boiling point when Stevie wipes the sweat off of Joseline’s nose while Joseline is talking. “Are you f—ing serious?” Mimi asks. Stevie J doesn’t see the problem since he always wipes her nose. When Joseline hears Dr. Jeff tell Stevie J that was wrong to do in front of the woman he’s trying to continue a relationship with, she checks for clarity. Mimi interjects, “I’m living with him Joseline.” Joseline asks Stevie, “You guys living together?” Of course Stevie never answers the question, but Mimi does. That’s all it took for Joseline to throw a punch at Stevie and hit him repeatedly. Mimi stood by and watched, as Stevie J eventually runs out.

Check out the best moments of Episode 8 of Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta below:

via: VH1 Online