In the world of hip-hop Lamont Jackson is a major player. He's CEO of Triple Large Entertainment and he's won his considerable reputation by signing some of the most successful and controversial young rappers in the business. But now he needs to find an R'n'B crossover artist to prove to himself and his paymasters that he should succeed his mentor, Irv Greene, as head of Augusta Music. He thinks he's found it with half-Haitian, half-Italian Marie-Jean Castiglione. Stunningly beautiful, with a voice to match, Lamont intends to mould his discovery into the perfect ghetto fabulous superstar. Before long Mimi, as she's now to be known, is seduced by the clothes, the fame, the sophisticated lifestyle she could only dream of as a na-ve young girl growing up in Toledo. But as her career gathers momentum, she finds herself losing control of her life.