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“Basketball Wives LA” star Gloria Govan has been catching a lot of heat since the airing of part one of the reunion show from fans , co-stars and even executive producer Shaunie O’neal. In an exclusive interview with Necole Bitchie Gloria opened up about Shaunie and Evelyn’s response to her “If if weren’t for me, Basketball Wives LA wouldn’t exist” comments as well as Bambi’s accusations that she had been loving on rapper The Game and his crew. Check out some of what she had to say.
On Shaunie and Evelyn’s response to her “I’m the reason there’s a spinoff comment”:
“To Shaunie, she didn’t have anything directly to say, she kind of jumped on the bandwagon because she knows what’s up. In terms of Evelyn she needs to stay in her lane, I understand she’s on Shaunie’s side no matter what because that’s her home girl. Evelyn out of all people should understand how spinoff’s work”
“I knew if I had to respond to really anybody I was going to have to go into full length conversations, so I just left it all alone (on twitter). That’s how I felt about Evelyn, like girl you of all people need to stop talking, I don’t know if that headbutt got you all delusional or what but she knows what’s up.”
On Bambi accusing her of “getting around”:
“It’s really frustrating because they didn’t allow my response to Bambi be aired. Bambi is not a cast member, she is not even on the opening credits, she’s just Malaysia’s friend.”
“It’s just really sh-tty to have someone lie on you, and then not be able to defend yourself or correct yourself to the point where people believe you. Its like the first person to the finish line kind of thing, like no matter how you get there, I think that whoever says some bullsh-t first is what people are going to believe. And rappers of all people, they lie on their package. I don’t mean to be vulgar. And Matt and Game were friends you know, so that was even more like damn that was a low blow. And it was frustrating to hear it from Bambi too because first and foremost I have never seen you a day in my life, ever, like I didn’t even know you existed before you came on this show. And so for her to be like “I saw her” you didn’t see me nowhere. I don’t even kick it, I don’t even know how to tell you how to get to Compton. So for her to take these fake-A$$ Compton rumors and try to make them relevant, is what’s really more frustrating. Even beyond that, that’s why I’m a prime example of why you don’t get on the producers bad side because they took this one little thing and just gave her a platform, just because your mad at me don’t try to water down my name.”
On if she’ll be returning to the show next season:
“No, I don’t think so. I think at this point I want to kind of branch out in terms of what I want to be doing next season and I don’t agree with the direction the show is going. There is more and more women on there, and I have the upmost respect for Bambi, my sister and Jackie. I just feel like the direction of the show is becoming more of a Bad Girls Club, then it is a Basketball Wives show.”
What is interesting however, is that The Game at some point did allude to having slept with Gloria and Matt openly stated that she cheated on him as well. Either way I suppose none of that matters now since Matt and Gloria are now happily married and whatever went down they seem to have put it behind them.
What do you think of Gloria’s response to the drama? Will you be sad to see her go if she doesn’t return next season?
Listen up: If you’re currently having intimate correspondence with an NBA player, current or former, you might want to send an application in to VH1.
According to TMZ, the producers of Basketball Wives: LA will be giving walking papers to FOUR cast members. That’s right, Gloria Govan, Laura Govan, Malaysia Pargo and Brooke Bailey will be told, “Thanks but your services are no longer needed” as it pertains to their roles on the show. Wait, do you see the “will be” in the previous sentences? Yes, that’s because the producers apparently haven’t even told the women that they no longer have a job. Ohhhh, the “scandalocity” (yes, I made it up) of it all!
Sources told TMZ that the primary catalyst behind this – the straw that broke the camel’s back, if you will – was when Gloria skipped out of town to have a quickie Vegas wedding to now husband, Matt Barnes. She didn’t let producers know that it would be happening so, of course, they weren’t able to film anything. They felt very disrespected by it and because they felt like she, along with the other ladies weren’t allowing “all of their reality to be filmed,” they had to go.
So, that only leaves Jackie and Draya while producers look to find replacements “wives” for next season. They probably should go ahead and make the decision to cancel the show altogether since the ratings were so terrible.
But for the sake of entertaining ourselves, do you have any replacements in mind? Please note, that if you nominate yourself, we’ll all be up in the comments asking for “the tea” on who you’re creeping with. Let’s hear it!
After “Basketball Wives” creator and executive producer Shaunie O’ Neal announced that she wouldn’t return to “Basketball Wives” for Season 5 unless three castmembers were cut, Kesha Nichols, Royce Reed, and Jennifer Williams all received pink slips. Now all of a sudden Shaunie is saying she was totally “blindsided” by the cut.
“Basketball Wives” star Shaunie O’Neal says it’s not her fault three cast members were axed … telling people she learned the news when everyone else did …
But Shaunie is telling friends, despite the accusations, the cuts were NOT made by her. Sources close to Shaunie tell TMZ she was blindsided by the news. Shaunie says the production company leaves her in the dark about everything after she butted heads with them over the violent direction the show was headed (i.e on-air brawls and cat-fights).
According to our sources, Shaunie is upset over the current situation and wants Shed Media (the production company) to know she is willing to walk away from the series if it becomes something she no longer believes in.
So, Shaunie expects us to believe that she had nothing to do with the cuts? Is Shaunie redefining the word “blindsided” to mean “not blindsided at all” the way her show has redefined “wife” to mean “not married to anyone”? Maybe Shaunie is saying that she was blindsided by who got cut — especially since many thought it would be Tami and Evelyn. Still, it is hard to believe that she isn’t exerting control over who is in and who is out.
Further, her threats about walking away from the show if it becomes something she no longer believes in doesn’t make sense. What could possibly happen now that would make her walk away considering she has stayed put despite what happened last season?
Shaunie trying to distance herself from the problems on that show is ridiculous considering she is the creator and executive producer. But I guess the reality show star’s finger pointing isn’t surprising considering she has already said: “I won’t take responsibility for what [the show] has turned into.” Clearly, she will place the responsibility on any and everyone else instead. Shaunie is hard to believe though because, like with this most recent backpedaling, it is evident she is all about the drama both on-screen and off.
Do you think Shaunie is really in the dark about “Basketball Wives?”
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If you watch VH1′s Basketball Wives reunion episodes, it may be the last time you see at least three of the ‘wives’.
If not, executive producer Shaunie O’Neal says she is out.
She told Insider.com that she doesn’t want to go back and “has no problem walking away from the franchise.”
Asked when it’s time to say when, Shaunie replies, “I say when right before it’s time to sign on the dotted line … [at the] end of summer.” She adds, “I won’t take responsibility for what it has turned into.”
Shaunie says she is worried about getting physically hurt, and sick of the drama and of taking the blame, as she’s been widely criticized for not doing enough to stop the outrageous behavior.
“It’s always going to be drama because it’s women together,” says Shaunie, “but I think the level of where it’s going is out of control and I do believe that certain ladies realize that and are taking responsibility.”
Still, the show’s executive producer tells Kevin exclusively that changes need to be made to the cast, and that means ejecting a few from “the game.”
“Three [from Miami],” says Shaunie. “Immediately. No questions asked. Not anything personal, just not where I’m trying to go. Not on the same page. … If I would like this franchise to keep going, yeah, three would have to go.”
Not sure where Shaunie is “trying to go” with Basketball Wives but it seems this show has been there and back. Good luck trying to tone it down! Doesn’t seem fair to pin the blame for this chaotic show solely on the cast members when, clearly, producers and editors are stirring up the drama we see on screen. But, then again, I guess Shaunie would know better than anyone who is at fault.
So which three do you think it will be? Do you agree that putting women together automatically means there will be “drama” as Shaunie says?
Alissa Henry is a freelance writer in Columbus, OH. Follow her on Twitter @AlissaInPink or check out her blog: This Cannot Be My Life.
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I love it. The weekly ratchedness and overly-dramatic woman-on-woman violence that is Basketball Wives. The show is as entertaining as it is irrational. Seven non-Basketball wives thrust into a forced social circle, who throw bottles of champagne at one another over such trivial
accusations questions like “why you talking about me behind my back??” To which another less ratchet non-mother effin factor will respond “Uhhhm…cuz that’s the only way the producers will sign my check.” It’s all good because in reality tv land, nothing makes sense although we’d like to think that it should. These are the questions that pop up over and over again as I watch Basketball Wives.
**all photos courtesy of VH1
Drama, drama, drama, was the overall theme of the hour long season premiere of VH-1’s Basketball Wives. From Evelyn’s ‘non-motherf*#king factor’ tee-shirts that caused Tami to go ballistic, to Royce’s usual backbiting, if you were looking for some serious reality show drama, last night’s episode definitely didn’t disappoint.
The whole crew (Shaunie, Jennifer, Royce, Tami, Evelyn, and Susi) are all back with a new edition, Meeka, who is the wife of former NBA player Will Speedy Claxton. Meeka who seemingly tried too hard to fit in, wasted no time engaging in the high school backbiting; and honestly I think she had all the girls beat, as she intentionally added to the ongoing beef between Royce and Evelyn. Her first introduction with Evelyn consisted of her backbiting Royce, whom she had met earlier for brunch.
Besides Royce, Evelyn also had an enemy in Tami after she found out about Evelyn’s latest business venture selling ‘non-motherf*#king factor’ tee-shirts, the phrase that was coined during her fight with Tami last season.
Tami immediately confronted Evelyn, who offered to give Tami’s charity organization for girls a portion of the proceeds. You may insert your blank stare here. Of course Tami denied such a ridiculous offering, emphasizing that her charity organization didn’t want to be a part of something so negative. I’m not sure what Tami considers her and the other girls’ actions on the show to be… but, oh well.
Still Tami hits Evelyn with a lawsuit that is just as irrelevant and as much of a non-mutherf*#king factor as the tee-shirts. She barges into Evelyn’s boutique, Dulce, and of course the scene turns ugly as the two exchange words and come close to a physical altercation.
Although quite entertaining with the back to back drama, after about 30 minutes into the show the immaturity of such beautiful, over 30 year old women, starts to become redundant and silly. Still, be prepared for even more drama as the season unfolds.
Did you catch this season’s first show? What were your thoughts?
First of all, can we just address the randomness that is John Salley hosting the “Basketball Wives Reunion?” I get it, he’s an ex-NBA player, but still…random. This second part of the reunion special brought on a couple extra ladies and of course more drama. Check out some of the more interesting quotes from the show!