Why Stevie J and Joseline Want to Focus More on Music on ‘Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’
'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta' stars Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez talk wedding and more. photo: Robert Gardner
Super producer Stevie J and the Puerto Rican princess Joseline Hernandez have turned reality television upside down with their explosive, animated personalities on VH1's hugely popular series "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta."
Yahoo Music's The Aftermath got a taste of their intensity when the newly married couple recently stopped by the offices for an interview.
Though there was no three-way wedding proposal, fistticuffs or strip club scenes, there was plenty lively discussion during the three-part video interview.
Arguably the most shocking revelation was Stevie J's plan to showcase more of his music on the upcoming season.
Stevie said he and Joseline talked to executive producer Mona Scott-Young about their storyline. "Mona and my wife and I had a conversation and now its more less she's going to let me implement some of my music," Stevie said during Part 2 of the interview. "And I love it. Being a musician, I love to play the guitar, the piano, saxophone, trumpet, drums, bass, whatever it is. I'm just ecstatic now that I'm ale to add a music element to 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.'"
But don't despair, the popular couple discussed some of the Season 3 highlights.
During Part 1, Stevie J aka Stebbie and Joseline offered few details about their wedding that took place before a justice of the peace. Joseline explained why she was not surprised that the wedding actually took place and recalled meeting the former Bad Boy Hitmen during her days as an exotic dancer.
Joseline also opened up about the emotional "L&HHA" episode in Puerto Rico where she reflected on her troubled relationship with her mother.
In Part 2, Stevie offered much needed clarification on giving his ex Mimi Faust a friendship ring while simultaneously announcing to her his engagement to Joseline.
"People say a three-way proposal, but it wasn't that," Stevie explained in the segment. "[Joseline] asked me in Puerto Rico and I put the ring on her finger and wanted to make it official, and I told Mimi, 'I don't want to leave you out.'"
"L&HHA" shenanigans aside, Stevie, who has produced some of hip hop and R&B's biggest hits (Mariah Carey's "Honey" and "Breakdown"; Notorious B.I.G.'s Life After Death album; and Diddy's "I'll Be Missing You"), discussed his musical upbringing and shared behind-the-scene stories about some of the gems in his catalog.