‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ Kickoff: Success, Cheating, Scandal

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

“Business is always personal” sums up tonight’s first episode of “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” (airing at 8pm ET on VH1). Tonight we meet the new faces of the Down South season and see the infidelities, hardships, career dreams and the inevitable haters that stand in the way.

The highly-anticipated Atlanta premiere episode kicks off with producer Stevie J presenting a new home to his woman Mimi too far from Atlanta for her comfort. She wonders if his studio sessions with his up and coming artist Joseline (a former exotic dancer) involves more than just business? Late night studio sessions often turn into love in this world.

In other relationship drama, rapper Lil Scrappy tells his girl Erica that he isn’t sure about their relationship (which may turn into another Fabolous/Emily or Jim Jones/Chrissy debacle). The remaining cast mates–K.Michelle Karlie, Mimi and Ariane–celebrate Michelle’s birthday, but the party becomes a drama zone when Joseline and Stevie shows up together looking like a cozy couple.

Will drinks will be thrown? Who will keep her man and who will earn her way to platinum success? Tune in tonight for that and plenty of Southern-style drama on VH1.