It's no secret that MIMS has cooled off since his 2007 smash hit "This is Why I'm Hot," but with his new album Guilt in stores as of yesterday, the Washington Heights rapper is looking to silence the one-hit-wonder critics.
MIMS stopped through our office to sit on the Complex 7 hot seat. Read on to find out about his favorite sneaker (it's a classic) as well as his thoughts on how girls should keep their hygiene game tight. MIMS!
Interview by Reginal Thomas
#1: WHAT'S THE NUMBER ONE DEAL-BREAKER FOR A POTENTIAL GIRLFRIEND?
MIMS says: I'm big on hygiene, so you have to smell good. You have to smell good and wash up the right places. If it don't smell right, I'm done, I'm cool, I don't care how pretty you look. I couldn't do it. It would bother me forever.
#2: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE SNEAKER OF ALL TIME?
MIMS says: I was a real big fan of the Stan Smiths for a while. I range in sneakers—Creative Recreation does a lot of funky styles so I think I like them right now.
#3: WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
MIMS says: When I was around 13 when my mother died.
#4: IF YOU HAD A WEEK LONG HOLIDAY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
MIMS says: Me and a special someone would go to an island somewhere, get some sun, relax and go to sleep without worrying when I have to wake up. We'd just relax and enjoy the sun and the beach.
#5: WHAT HAS TO BE IN YOUR FRIDGE AT ALL TIMES?
MIMS says: Water is the most important thing for me on a daily basis. It keeps me moving, no pun intended, that's my first single "Move" but water keeps me moving.
#6: WHAT'S THE WORST WAY YOU'VE BROKEN UP WITH SOMEONE?
MIMS says: Over the radio. I've been doing my thing for some years now so when I get into a relationship it's usually a long distance situation. We went through some things and then I got on the air and someone asked me the wrong question and I answered it the wrong way. Somebody heard it, and the next thing you know the cat is out the bag.
#7: WHAT'S THE MOST EMBARRASSING PIECE OF CLOTHING YOU'VE EVER WORN?
MIMS says: Somebody gave me this vest with pockets and I actually put it on and it was the corniest thing I ever put on. A vest with suspenders and pockets attached to it.
*** Bonus Video MIMS "Move (If You Wanna)"