Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta & # 39; season 8 premiere featured a great battle between Mimi and Spice after Spice said she wanted to bleach her skin. Plus, Stevie J and Faith Evans become clean about their marriage.
Season 8 premiere starts with Stevie J gets ready for the Soul Train Awards and his future. He is a "changed man" because of his new wife, Faith Evans. Your friends want to know how their sudden marriage happened. "When we came here for a business meeting, we knew we called the Elvis imitator" Stevie jokes. He later adds: "We hurried to the altar, but the decision was not so spontaneous. We lost my friend and believed first man, Biggie together and over these years we have just come closer together as friends. "
Stevie explains that after many years of friendship, it was finally the right time for their romance. Although they have had their up and down, they were first friends, so their "foundation is strong." Stevie later presents Faith with the Lady of Soul Prizes at the ceremony. Because he has been so busy with his whirlwind, Stevie has not had the opportunity to tell his ex, Mimi Faust or his daughter Eva about marriage.
Spice is currently performing at night clubs and smaller places. She wants to take her music career to the next level. She brings in an artist developer named Vaughn who basically tells her that she needs a new look. She is offended by her comments. Spice does everything she can to make a better life for herself and her children, currently living with her mother in Jamaica. They miss their mother and want her to come home. She breaks into tears that she is separated from her children. After some thoughts, Spice thinks she might have to do something "drastic" for her appearance.
While Stevie was getting married, Mimi had to deal with a scary trial. Someone broke into her house and shot at her. Little Eve was in the house at that time. Mimi calls her girls and recalls the scary events that night. She shows them the ball that hit her car. Mimi is still really shocked by it. Meanwhile, Scrapp Deleon has been released from prison to a halfway house. He can't get out of the halfway house until a blood-related, non-criminal record comes to get him. Appears, Scrapp has a half sister, he never knew! His sister comes and gets him from the halfway house.
Stevie and Faith meet with Eva for dinner. He finally tells his daughter that he is married. He asks Eva if she would consider moving to Los Angeles to live with him and believe. She tells her father that she has to ask her mother. When Eva brings it up to her mother, Mimi is pissed. She becomes even more anxious when she finds out Eva's already met faith.
Spice believes her appearance is too dark, so she wants to professionally lighten her skin tone. "I think many people throw me or break me down because of the color of my skin so I'm kind enough to provoke them," she says to a doctor. The doctor says skin whitening can increase Spice's chances of getting cancer, and she needs a psychological evaluation. Spice is offended by the idea of psychological evaluation and storms away.
"All I want to do is do it as an artist here in America, but now I've been pulled in every direction," admits Spice. "I know that lightning my skin is politically incorrect, but it's a drastic measure I have to take to calm everyone to criticize my appearance." Spice's pal, new fiancé Karlie Redd is going to support her on a new photography. When Karlie sees Spice, she is unrecognizable with lighter skin due to makeup. Soon Mimi and Rasheeda appear. They think she's making fun, but Spice says she's "raising awareness of colorism." They are just as shocked as Karlie over Spice's current look. Rasheeda calls Spice "crazy as hell." Mimi will make sure that Spice does not consider going through the actual skin bleaching. Rasheeda tells Spice that she doesn't have to bleach her skin. Spice goes out of how black women continue to be bashed for the color of their skin. "This is my way of protesting," spice continues. "I'm willing to go through all this and it's supposed that if I don't, my daughter might not be as strong as me, so she can go through the same as me as a child." Mimi calls Spice's idea "ridiculous and doesn't make sense." Spice decides to call Mimi to get a breast job and believes that it is at the same level as skin bleaching. Mimi doesn't have it and they start fighting. "You look like a white woman trying to be black," says Mimi Spice. "How do you look. Do you know what the world should say when they see you?" They start screaming at each other when Spice says Mimi doesn't know what it's like to be black. Mimi storms and Spice continues to shout at her.