He also tries to get his kids to garden with him. He even drags Yung Joc to a gardening class but the yard looks like a big fat mess until Joc brings over some older women who know how to garden to make it look okay.
"It's lighthearted," he said, of his spin-off show, which doesn't involve security guards the way "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta" often does. "The two shows are like apples and oranges."
As for Estelita and Mena, he isn't all that concerned. "Now they have a thing against each other," he said. "At the end of the day, most artists want to get where they go sooner than putting the work to get there. And it's okay. A lot of artists are anxious."
Stevie J says he has four artists he's managing at the moment, including Estelita. (He didn't mention Mena, which makes me think that doesn't work out.) He said he can only manage so many artists at a time. "Who doesn't want to work next to the good guy?" he said.
He is proud of his time on "Love and Hip Hop." "I created the blueprint," he said, noting his love triangle with Joseline and Mimi Faust. And he loves that the show pulls in bigger numbers now than "Real Housewives." "We're the bullies on the block man!"
Despite Joseline's departure and Mena's arrival, he said nobody can truly replace Joseline. "Erica is exciting," he said. "She's entertaining. She was made for television."
As for Joseline, he's co-parenting with her. "She has no regrets," he said. "She's doing the Mommy thing. She's a great mom. I support her."
He also said his child custody battle in New York is nearing its conclusion. "My children know I’m a great dad," he said. "I do my best as a father."
"Love and Hip Hop Atlanta," 8 p.m. Mondays, VH1
"Leave it to Stevie," 9:30 p.m. Mondays, VH1