During Part I of the Basketball Wives reunion, star Tami Roman was noticeably absent, but her name was still brought up in conversation.
While attempting to persuade Ogom “OG” Chijindu to be okay with being placed on a set separate from most of the rest of the cast, host Marc Lamont Hill told her that “Tami asked for a separate set so they want you on the same set as Tami.”
Well, Tami says that’s a lie. The 49-year-old actress, comedian and TV personality took to Twitter last Wednesday when the show was airing and said she would appreciate it if people didn’t use her name to attempt to make their questionable actions (i.e., isolating a cast member like bullies) sound better.
“I did NOT request to be on a separate stage,” she wrote. I was TOLD that’s how it would be set up. However I didn’t attend anyway, but don’t lie on me to try & make your actions make sense.”
Marc would eventually see Tami’s comment and apologize for the confusion, saying he was “absolutely told you requested it,” but would never want to publicly share false information. Tami admitted that while she did go out of her way to avoid showing up to the reunion, God interceded on her behalf and gave her a reason to stay home, which were those hives Shaunie O’Neal talked about.
“If truth had been told-I requested to NOT attend & was told no, then I requested a ‘Draya’ & pretape w/you & was told no, 3wks out I was TOLD I would have 2B on a separate stage…but God blessed me with hives 5 days before,” she said.
Tami operated in a limited role on Season 8 of Basketball Wives, which is the last season for the show veteran. She rarely filmed with many of the ladies, and especially avoided any activity that would include Evelyn Lozada. After spending years arguing with and physically fighting her co-stars, Tami said she was ready to go.
“I’ve been around these girls since 2010 and I think it’s just time for me to move on,” she said in her final scene in Season 8. “Over the course of my time with this group of ladies, it has definitely shaped me into who I am today. We have laughed, we have cried, they have supported me in my endeavors and I have supported them. I have been at the forefront of some of the most BS moments in history. I want to do better because I know to do better. It’s been nine years and it’s been a good run.”