Tami Roman is the latest member of the “Basketball Wives” crew to throw out a promise that I’m doubtful she’ll keep regarding her behavior on the show. Evelyn has already promised to do better, Shaunie says things will change for season 5, and after a brief Twitter hiatus and some self-reflection, Tami is saying the same.
Today she appeared on the Wendy Williams show and got down to business about how she’s behaved on screen. From her words, Tami wasn’t so much worried about the overall representation of black woman as much as she was how her actions have affected her daughters—which is something we’ve all been wondering about through this whole mess. She told Wendy:
“I am raising my two daughters and this particular incident [with Keisha] really taught me a valuable lesson. I wasn’t really acknowledging the platform that VH1 and Shed have offered me and I wasn’t really being responsible and for the first time I looked at my daughters and they weren’t really proud of me as a mom and they were embarrassed of me.”
Tami got a tad teary eyed and her voice broke as she made that comment before adding:
“They take a lot between the social media networks and everything and I said you know what it’s ridiculous that I’m on TV, I have a huge platform, I should be responsible, I should be accountable, and I haven’t really been honoring that.”
From news that the show has still been picked up for another season, it seems the launched boycott may not have fully accomplished it’s true goal but by putting pressure on the network and the cast, it does appear the women will at least be cleaning up their act—just a little, so they say. In a monumental move, for once, Tami blamed herself and not the show’s producers for her shenanigans. And like the other girls, she promises to change.
“At the end of the day, the only one I have to blame is me because I was the only one who got up there and acted a fool and I am admitting that,” she said.
“I can’t speak for the other girls, I can only speak for Tami, and I’m making a personal vow that I will never see that look on [my] girls’ faces again.”
Who wants to place a bet on that?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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