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Malaysia Pargo


When it comes to reality TV, Black-women-on-Black-women violence is, unfortunately, the norm. But if there’s one person who cares about how they’re depicted and the behavior they exhibit to the world, it’s Malaysia Pargo.

During Sunday night’s season finale of Basketball Wives, the 38-year-old reality personality and mother had a confrontation with Jennifer Williams in Amsterdam. It was all over the drama surrounding that rumor about Evelyn Lozada sleeping with Shaunie O’Neal’s ex. Tempers flared and Pargo ended up picking up a small table and launching it at her co-star in front of a crowd of Dutch folks who were both alarmed and entertained. She had her eyes set on Williams and wanted to fight, and it took most of her co-stars to get her to calm down.

But hindsight is 20/20, and after watching the season finale, Pargo wasn’t too pleased with what she saw, so she has issued an apology. The apology wasn’t to Jennifer Williams though. Instead, it was directed at her supporters and fans.

“I’m not happy with my behavior on tonights [sic] episode. I am a loyal friend that leads with my heart, and unfortunately sometimes some take my kindness for weakness. I felt used and betrayed, but that doesn’t excuse my action,” she wrote on Twitter.

“I let my emotions get the best of me for that I am disappointed in myself for allowing someone to take me to a negative place. I apologize if I let you guys down. I am using this as a learning lesson. Thank you for all your love and continued support.”

Her expression of regret shows a lot of growth. This isn’t the first time Pargo has had a physical confrontation with one of her co-stars, but it is her first public apology. During Season 1 of Basketball Wives LA, she was involved in a huge fight with Laura Govan. Pre-growth, she told Ebony in 2012 when asked if she would do things differently that, unfortunately, she had to do what she had to do in that situation.

“I’m going to keep it real: if someone steps on my toes the way Laura did, I have to defend myself. I had to let her know that, ‘no baby you’re not going to keep disrespecting me,'” she said. “The right thing to do was probably to walk away, but that was a situation that I kind of couldn’t walk away from. So I guess if you were to ask me if there was anything I would have done differently, I did try my best to get her to calm down and it just wasn’t working. I couldn’t even walk away from it. She wasn’t having it. She wanted to fight so, I had to give her one.”

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