You Might Get Your Wish Afterall: Basketball Wives Threaten Walkout

November 19, 2012  |  


Source: Blog.VH1

I find it sort of comical that the women whose antics sparked a mass protest against “Basketball Wives” last season and almost got the show kicked off the air due to online petitioning are now trying to demand more money to be apart of the series but TMZ says that’s what’s happening on the BBW set. According to the site, although filming for season 5 has started, Shaunie O’Neal, Evelyn Lozada, Tami Roman, and Suzie Ketcham don’t have locked contracts so unless they get the cash money they’re asking for, they claim they’ll walk.

TMZ reports:

According to our sources, the “Wives” are in the process of renegotiating their contracts and they all want major pay raises, claiming the show does quite well for the network.

Our sources say VH1 is refusing to pony up more cash. We’re told before filming started, execs made it clear that salary increases would not happen and if any cast member had a problem with that … they could be replaced.

Despite the deadlock, we’re told production schedules were sent out and the girls began filming in hopes a deal would be worked out shortly. So far, a deal has not been reached and neither side is budging … so we’re told the “Wives” are planning to walk out next week if VH1 can’t agree to the terms.

I wonder if Evelyn forgets her and Ochocinco’s shenanigans actually cost the network money when their spinoff “Ocho & Ev” was cancelled a mere weeks before it was to air. Granted, people probably can’t wait to catch up with her on BBW5 and see how all that boohooing on “Iyanla Fix My Life” translates but I highly doubt she, Tami, or Shaunie are really going anywhere. Shaunie may have alimony and child support to fall back on but Tami and Evelyn know where their bread and butter comes from. They might as well ride this train out as long as they can because interest in them probably won’t last too much longer. What do you think?

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  • dontplaywitit

    I feel that the show needs to be shut down…can’t stand to watch the show anymore…those lames are so childish and they give the American viewers a bad outlook on women of color PERIOD!!!!

  • scandalous7

    yall better not walk……….Run!

  • Candacey Doris

    Let them walk! Please?

  • Dawnn

    They are not going anywhere. They will get more money if they cuss more, fight more and throw drinks more. They will be smiling. I don’t believe Lozardo has not changed one bit.

  • Mrs. Urban

    I guess Dulce is opening back up…

    • Tamz

      You know what….lmao!!

  • Lucy

    I vote to let them go. I no longer watch this hoodrat show. Call me a good girl but I so prefer “Tia and Tamera.”

  • htpnksuga2

    I absolutely refuse to watch this season let alone any basketball wives program or anything produced by Shaunie for that matter. I have come to this decision after they not only let go of Jennifer, who was an actual “basketball wive and are now playing favorites with EL. I promised myself if she was let back on this season i wont watch especially since she has and will never be a basketball wife to me she will always be a groupie, the head group in charge. There’s a big difference between a groupie and a wife. But mainly i don’t care what EL does but the last place she deserves to be is on a show called BBall wives when she is everything but one if they changed the name to “athlete wives/I wanna be a wife” maybe then but she has never been a basketball wives so remind me why shes on the show?? Oh thats right because shes a mockery. I almost forgot. And if she really wanted to “fix her life” I recommend she stopped taking the highest bid and find the Lord and stop making a mockery of herself and her daughter on this show. Last thing, shes 40 years old out clubbing and meeting men with her 20 year old daughter and Rhianna. Just because you had a child young and missed out on your teenage years doesnt mean you can stop being a parent/ it appropriate to take a senior in high school to prom!

  • ANTMilf

    Take the roaches of L&HH and L&HHATL with you and DISAPPEAR FOR GOOD!!!

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  • gracie

    Let them go! Their time is up anyway!

  • realadulttalk

    And do what to live? They ain’t going nowhere. Shaunie is the only one who can walk away and still live life any way she wants to. The rest of the chickens are doing what chickens do –clucking.

    • Corine


  • IllyPhilly

    Please, spoiled name-riding nobodies, don’t leave! There’s not enough yelling, hair pulling, drunk wives/aka girlfriends, exes, and baby mamas on TV.

  • Nenah

    Bye bishes!

    • bigdawgman

      Yep, there are always more slores looking for a pay day!!

  • bigdawgman

    And here I thought they were walking out because of the negative portrayals on the show. That’s what I get for thinking! smh

  • JaneDoe

    I highly doubt these birds are going anywhere. There is always some hype surrounding this show during filming to get folks riled up..