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Last night, VH1 closed the chapter on the second season of “Basketball Wives LA,” and though most of the dirt was dished out on part 1 of the reunion special that aired last Monday, there were quite a few random details that got exposed last night. The drama mainly centered on Laura and Jackie, and their reactions to this past season confirmed they’re even more cooky than we originally thought. Check out the highlights.
If you’ve been watching the last few episodes of “Basketball Wives LA” or even part one of the reunion show last night, you’ve noticed how Brooke basically went from a neutral party on the show to being all buddy-buddy with the Govan sisters and at odds with just about everyone else. Brooke recently called up Street Disciplez Radio to share how she really felt about her co-stars so there wouldn’t be any confusion and I think she made her stance crystal clear with these cutthroat things she had to say. Check out the highlights:
“She’s delusional. I never had a situation with her, she had one with me, and she never really confronted me about it.”
“I really beat her a**. It got so real to where I blacked out; I remember her kicking me. After that, I don’t remember anything until security was trying to get me up off of her. But you know what, I have to give Jackie props because out of all the girls that I pressed and confronted about little sneaky isht or the shade they was trying to throw, she was the only b***h that stood up and said ‘this is what I’m saying.’ She never backed down from what she was saying, so I kind of respect her for that.”
“I always felt that Draya was a fun girl. She’s never been a model, she’s never my competition in the industry. Whatever she does, that’s her business, and I respect however she gets her money, that’s cool. But what I can’t respect is if you want to pop your collar, that’s cool, but B***h, don’t try to un-pop mine…
“She’s done modeling, but the basis of her career started from her f***ing Chris Brown. When you’re dating a rapper, of course you’re going to be in other people’s videos or their videos because that’s what you’re around. It doesn’t mean that you’re a model, it doesn’t mean that. She’s never had to audition, she’s never had to do the things that I’ve done to build my career. She didn’t have to learn protocol. That’s why when it came to business, she f****d up”
“She’s fake as f**k, and that’s how I feel to this day.”
Check out the full interview on the next page. What do you thin of Brooke’s unkind words for the co-stars that she seemed to be cool with all season?
Though the second season of Basketball Wives LA wasn’t as entertaining as viewers — and VH1– had hoped, the reunion definitely kept quite a few people’s attention last night. Just when we thought we knew everything there was to know about the seven basketball wives, sidepieces, jumpoffs, girlfriends, groupies, and video vixens, they turned around and exposed some interesting secrets during part 1 of the 2-part reunion. Let’s just say we will be tuning in next Monday to tie up the rest of these loose ends. Check out the craziest things we learned during last night’s reunion.
It seems like Basketball Wives LA star, Laura Govan has dropped a few pounds and became the show’s resident mean girl in the process as she appears to be making a lot of enemies these days due to her harsh words and questionable actions. Among her latest arsenal of stinging words used to scandalize and defame the names of her co-stars, is the term “sl*t bucket,” which she used to describe Draya in her latest interview with Juicy Magazine. What caused the word-assault you ask? Well, nothing really. She was merely asked by her interviewer where she and Draya’s relationship stood as of now, considering the disdain she held for her last season. Here’s what Laura had to say:
I didn’t like Draya [season 1] for scenes off camera, you guys couldn’t see. With Draya, I’m like, you’re still a sl*t bucket, but Draya is Draya. She does her thing. She’s like a blunt, you smoke it, you hit it, you pass it and then you toss it and then its a roach and you keep it moving. This year, she’s still the same person but she’s growing, taking ant steps, but she’s getting there. I don’t dislike Draya at all.
Really, Laura? This is the most bipolar response to a question I’ve read in a very long time. You rarely hear someone describe a person whom they claim not to dislike on this manner. And to be honest, Draya’s promiscuous reputation is stemmed from word of mouth and rumors and if we’re going to begin judging folks by whats circulating around the rumor-mill, let’s just say Laura’s name isn’t the most squeaky clean either.
Laura has been a pretty blunt character since season one (for the most part) when it comes to her feelings about her co-stars, but her I’m-gonna-tell-you-what’s-on-my-mind-despite-how-you-feel attitude this season has crossed over from being “real” to being an outright bully and has many wondering if Laura’s mean girl ways are stemming from some underlying and internal issues she has.
What do you think of Laura’s behavior this season?
Jazmine Denise is a writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise
A new face seen hanging with the crew of “Basketball Wives LA” this weekend will be a permanent one on the set of the reality TV show during the second season. We already knew at least one or two ladies would be added to the cast since Metta World Peace’s wife Kimsha went MIA after about two episodes, as did Tanya Williams, and VH1 confirmed that the new person is Brooke Bailey.
Keeping with the trend of not having actual wives on the show, Brooke is not married. I’m not even sure she’s in a relationship, because according to Sister 2 Sister, she sounds more like a former sidepiece.
“[I]t’s her affiliation with NBA baller Rashard Lewis that likely qualifies her to co-star on “Basketball Wives: L.A.,” they wrote.
“Back in 2010, Brooke was accused of coming between Rashard and his girlfriend, who was pregnant with his child at the time. While Rashard may have been discreet about his dealings with Brooke, she’s said to have been quite overt, sitting on the sidelines at games to root for her man.”
Considering the way the cast came at Draya when they first met her, Brooke likely didn’t receive a warm welcome to the group, although from the looks of photos during her birthday pool party at the Bikini Swim Club in Los Angeles, they appear to all be buddy-buddy at this point. All that’s known about Brooke is she is a video model who previously appeared on E!’s reality show “Candy Girls” back in 2009. She’s also appeared in music videos by 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Mims, Akon, and Rich Boy. So yeah, Draya 2.0.
One person who’s missing from the photo above is Imani Showalter, and according to VH1′s blog she’s reportedly not returning to the show. Three ladies down and one new replacement? Maybe less girls will mean less drama. What do you think?
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So this story is literally getting strung together by a single, brittle thread but we figure it’s still worth a looksi. Some blogs are starting to speculate that Shaunie O’Neil’s young lover, Marlon Yates, is trading in his Miami castmate for a member of the LA cast because rumor has it, he may have something going on with Draya.
The suspicion is based on a few odd tweets that Draya sent out which are a smidge cryptic, but if you wanted to read through the lines you could pull together a heck of a story, like a lot of sites are. Draya said:
“@MarlonYatesJr lol. No I’m chillin. Impatient if anything. Never mad.”
“@MarlonYatesJr marlon I’m confused. What am I mad about?”
The thing is Marlon’s tweets to her aren’t visible, which means either Draya decided to tweet responses to him rather than DM him back or he deleted the messages he sent in the first place, and we all know deleted tweets means you were sending something you had no business tweeting in the first place. There was also another message that seemed a little shady. Draya retweeted one of Marlon’s tweets and added her own seemingly sarcastic message:
RT @MarlonYatesJr: I Love My Woman……… <<— #thingsamansays
Draya could also be shouting him out but I highly doubt she’s cool enough with the couple to be all up in Shaunie’s romantic life like that. But, like I said before, there isn’t a whole lot of meat to this story and it probably doesn’t help that Draya has a rep for being every athlete’s favorite woman. All I know is if it does come out that she’s messing with Marlon, Shaunie will probably wipe out that entire LA cast. She’s already got Laura, who supposedly crept with Shaq during their marriage, on the team, I doubt she would employ another one of her men’s mistress, unless she’s really trying to keep that pimp hand strong.
What do you think? Could there be anything to these suggestive tweets?
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Last night, Chris Brown dropped a freestyle remix to Kanye West’s song “Theraflu” and already things seem a little shady. Kanye talked about his old lady Amber Rose on the original version of the song and C. Breezy appears to be going in on his last chick too—as in Rihanna. Here are the lines in question:
Don’t f**k with my old b**** it’s like a bad fur
Every industry n***a done had her
Shook the tree like a pumpkin just to smash her
B**** is breaking codes, but I’m the password
Now I’m trying to think of any other possible women Chris could have been referring to but I can’t seem to recall him being paired up with anyone publicly but Rihanna, and if that memory serves me correctly then he is dead wrong for this. Not only did he and Rihanna just collaborate on the “Birthday Cake” remix and his own track that went nowhere. His ex did just wish him a happy b-day on Twitter a couple of days ago.
Rihanna apparently caught whiff of the track and according to NecoleBitchie, she promptly unfollowed Chris and tweeted: ‘Aw, poor dat #neaux1currrrr’. I mean she does have bigger fish to fry considering she was just in the hospital over the weekend, but if this is directed at her, it has to sting just a little.
I did just have a semi-breakthrough and remembered Chris Brown dated Draya from the “Basketball Wives” LA cast for a bit. Since the video model was always running from heaux rumors, she could very well be the person in question in this remix. Either way, I’m thinking Chris doesn’t have room to judge anybody.
Listen to the song here and tell us what you think. Who do you say he’s dissing?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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This isn’t the first appearance of the ombre trend on the scene, but it sure has gained a strong following. The trend has bounced from clothing, to nails, and, most recently, landed on hair. The look was originally worn by women that were growing out their light hair color or by those that were a bit lazy with the touch ups. Well, looks like they have the last laugh because the ombre style has evolved into a purposeful style that many celebs are showing off on the red carpets. Go figure!
Teyana Taylor (pictured above) looks great as she pushed the trend to the extreme with pastels, but the rest of our list is full of trendsetters that embrace more natural hues. Let’s all lighten up and get inspired!
In today’s installment of “Somebody, come get your mother!” Basketball Wives LA star Imani Showalter (the one who called Draya worthless) took to Twitter (@IamMelissaImani) to showcase her new figure. Not that she was actually large at all during the first season of the show, but she looks substantially leaner and very different in the face. In the shots from her Twitter, the reality personality is seen trying on a new bikini that she is looking to wear on an upcoming trip to St. Barths. She recognizes that she looks absolutely different in the pics and acknowledges it to her followers who were probably stunned: “Yes it’s really me haha” Not sure if this is a result of some hard core boot camp classes or what, but the difference in her look from the show and now is tres interesting–and she looks pretty good.
While the swimsuit is cute, and once again, she looks to be in good shape, we can’t help but wonder why she’s doing the ABSOLUTE most right now??? As a mother of three, I don’t think I would tweet pic photos of myself in a scandalous a** bikini for the whole Internet to see (at least not for free…). Save all that for when you actually get to the pool–not a minute earlier. But then again, she wouldn’t be the first mommy we’ve seen on social media taking scandalous photos bent over stoves and squatting over tubs for social media “friends” to see…
Do you think Imani looks fab? Would you ever take photos like this as a mommy?
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I, for one, hate woman bashing. All women are different; but we all want the same things to some extent. Through life and experiences different women go through different trials which shape their decisions. Let’s take the most common example, strippers. Recently strippers have been taking over the media. Whether it’s a rapper talking about how he’s making it rain, a music video set in an actual strip club or actual strippers trying to make a name for themselves, what used to be frowned upon is now accepted. Even if you look past the black community, there are plenty of exotic dance workout tapes and housewives putting poles in their basement to spice up their marriage. Everyone likes strippers when they are confined to the walls of the club but once they try to integrate into society all hell breaks loose.
Take, for instance, Draya on Basketball Wives: LA. She caught the heat from the other woman on the show for her dancing past. They automatically looked at her a certain way. Now I can’t honestly say that if I met someone that was an ex-stripper that I wouldn’t have preconceived notions about them. The fact is they took their clothes off for money and God knows what else. But hey, maybe at this point in their life, they are past that. Who knows what happened in their life that actually brought them to that line of work? Maybe I’ve watched too many episodes of Law and Order: SVU over the years, but I am always interested in how someone got where they are. It is never cut and dry. It must have been something really bad to actually make them get up on that stage. Do we give Draya credit for taking that step to get out of that life? Every woman has skeletons in their closet. Who are Jackie, Laura and the rest of the ladies to look down at Draya because of what she used to do? With the same token do we judge Gloria if we find out she really did cheat on Matt? Or do we judge Laura if she really did sleep with Shaq?
Look at Kimbella on Love & Hip-Hop. She is currently with Juelz Santana. Before him, she had relations with Fabolous. Before him…. Who knows? On the show, Kimbella looks like someone who was working in the industry as a model/whatever, and was going from person to person until she landed one, which happened to be Juelz. Does this make Kimbella a hoe? She is from a world where rich and powerful men will do whatever for a pretty face. She doesn’t even necessarily have to do anything special, but she is in VIP, has free bottle service and free admission to all of the hottest clubs. Who wouldn’t want to take advantage of that? If they are giving it out, what’s wrong with taking it? Now I am sure that there are women who return the favor, but there are others who just enjoy the commodities that come with being beautiful. Do we blame them and call them names for accepting the silver platter? Of course we want to promote the image of the strong female, working hard for hers and not taking any shortcuts. But sometimes if you are in the right place at the right time, it would be a crime not to indulge yourself.
Rachel Louissaint is a graduate student and a blogger. Follow her on twitter at @rlovely_1.
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