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“Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” star Margueaux Sims, the estranged wife of Nikko Smith who had the sex tape with Mimi Faust, and new lover Merike Palmiste are both in a no-fly zone in Hollywood.

Both Sims and Palmiste, an androgynous model, have been fired from LHHATL, but the producers have effectively handcuffed the couple because, although they won’t appear in the new season, they aren’t being let out of their contracts. Therefore the pair cannot get hired by anyone else for the time being.

Sims and Palmiste had already signed contracts to appear on the fifth season of “LHHA,” where they would explore their relationship, as well as Simms’ breakup from Smith.

However, reps for both women told TMZ that shortly after filming began for the season, producers decided to fire Simms and Palmiste from the show.

The women claim they haven’t been told why they were terminated. Worse, without those releases from the contracts, Simms and Palmiste cannot sign on to do any other reality TV shows and have to languish in limbo until producers decide to let them go.

The couple dispatched their legal hounds to producers three weeks ago demanding that they release their clients from their contracts. However, there’s no word yet on when they’ll get a response or when Simms and Palmiste will be released.

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