Friday, April 18, 2014

Dollars and Sense

By now everyone on the planet has heard about, read about or seen the leaked pics of VH-1's Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta reality tv star Mimi Faust's soon-to-be released sex tape. Rumor has it her boyfriend and co-star Nikko Smith decided to capitalize off of the last few seconds of fame he had left from that original 15 minutes and put the video out there and apparently a new rap song making mention of their infamous shower scene. Several companies threw their dollars into the ring but Vivid came out the victor by being the highest bidder with an offer of $100,000. Allegedly.

Now speculators believe Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta will outsell other sex tapes that feature reality tv stars such as Farrah Abraham of Teen Mom. So Vivid stands to make a pretty penny off of Mimi and Nikko's shower rod creativity as this scandalous skin flick could be a lucrative endeavor for all involved. Not just money wise but vast opportunities may be on the horizon.

If you ask anyone $100,000 plus the fame and notoriety involved with having your own skin action flick could be a dream come true opportunity. I don't know what Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson and others pocketed from the sale of their sex tapes but we all know about the infamy they gained from it along with the "perks" of being in the spotlight and garnering endorsements, perfume lines, clothing lines, television shows, legions of fans and more.

Mimi Faust decided to respond to the thunderous quips, tweets, memes and negative responses by posting this on her IG several days ago:

This comment says, to me, that money was definitely a motivator in her decision to allow the "exposed" footage to be purchased, produced and released by Vivid as a marketed sex tape. I guess DJ Quik was right when he said....

Some people believe the level of "success" the other women have garnered from the sale of their sex tape is exclusively for white women and because Mimi isn't a white woman her sex tape will not catapult into the household name category as it did for some of the women mentioned. Do you think Mimi's tape will be a catalyst of more to come? Could this be a calculated career move or an epic fail? Would do you think?

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