There has been a bit of controversy surrounding a few “Basketball Wives LA” cast members as a result of the last couple episodes of the show. Earlier this week, we reported a story on Chantel Christie, the daughter of Jackie Christie, opening up to her mom’s fellow cast member, Laura Govan, on national television about what life was like being raised by Jackie and sharing some pretty damaging family secrets that caused many to even further question Jackie’s mental stability. Of the most explosive information Chantel shared with Laura was about Jackie’s mistreatment of her older sister, Takari Lee Christie, because of her weight and darker complexion. Many of the cast members felt that Laura had crossed the line by asking to speak with Jackie’s daughters knowing that she didn’t exactly care for her. After the episode aired on Monday, many had no problem taking to Twitter and other social networks to express their disdain for Laura’s behavior.
In an exclusive interview with Vanessa Barnett of Hip Hollywood, Laura addressed the entire situation from the motives behind her two-faced ways to the reason why she was so adamant about speaking with her frenemy’s daughters in the first place. Check out what she had to say:
“I initially understood [the backlash]. Yeah, I got it. I get it and I got it from the girls. I knew it was coming. It’s funny when they say, ‘Oh, you’re two-faced,’ but then again, am I really because I don’t gossip. I just wanted her to feel the way that I felt. So it’s like when you think about it, who’s really two-faced?”
She went on to claim that all of her questionable antics regarding her and Jackie’s relationship were purely out of revenge. She also shared that she eventually had a change of heart after speaking with Chantel.
“It took away from my evil side. It made me realize what life was really about. It was a lesson, I got a lesson and I’m thankful for that lesson. That is the reality of the show. In real life I got a full lesson on the show.”
She also shared that she did not regret the way she treated Jackie claiming that the “lesson” she learned was worth her actions. We’re still waiting to find out what that lesson was, Laura. We’re also still wondering why you were vindictive enough to hit below the belt and go after someone’s child in the first place.
Check out footage of the interview below. How do you feel about Laura’s explanation?
Jazmine Denise is a writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise