Jackie Christie Defends Shaunie O’Neal Against Laura Govan: ‘Shaunie Has Done A Great Thing’

October 8, 2013  |  

A couple of days ago former Basketball Wives: LA star Laura Govan spoke out against the show’s executive producer Shaunie O’Neal, claiming that Shaunie ruined the franchise by hiring hos. During a recent interview with Mara The Hip Hop Socialite, Laura’s former co-star Jackie Christie opened up about the upcoming season of BBW: LA and defended Shaunie against Laura’s comments.

On Laura Govan’s comments that Shaunie O’Neal ruined Basketball Wives:

“I feel like everybody is entitled to their own opinion, and I feel like Shaunie has done a great thing. I have to take my hat off to Shaunie first and foremost. Not only is she one of my closest friends, I respect her; I feel like I’m a part of her franchise, and I’m proud of the show. I feel like there’s a lot of girlfriends and fiancées and everything just in general, but it’s okay. The show is titled Basketball Wives, but it doesn’t necessarily have to mean wives. It could be an ex-wife, like with the Miami version, a lot of them are ex-wives, but they are wives. So I think it’s more about the females involved with professional athletes, basketball athletes world. That’s what I think the show is basically saying. So our show this season without giving it away, there’s about three or four wives actually on Basketball Wives: LA. So it is what it is. I don’t really know what happened as far as how that conversation came about with Laura making those comments, so I’d be speaking out of turn, but I look at what Shaunie has done in only a positive light. And not only Shaunie, but Shed Media, VH1, everybody.”

On BBW: LA’s four new cast members:

“It’s going fantastic…I can’t give away much, but I can definitely say I’m back, Draya Michele, Malaysia Pargo, and then four new girls that’s just absolutely amazing Oh no, they will not allow me to do that [identify the four new girls]; I wish I could. But stay tuned, because pretty soon, they’re going to announce everybody. But I think it kind of got leaked out a little bit that someone had saw there were two new cast members, but they made it very clear for us not to speak about that. I can say they’re exciting, they’re going to shock a lot of people, and this is going to be our best season yet.”

On Brooke Bailey’s exit from the show:

“No, I don’t know. As far as Brooke, I haven’t seen her. I went to her event about two months ago, so I was as surprised as everyone else when I looked up and saw that. So I don’t know how that all happened. I wish everybody the best. You know, ex-cast members and stuff, I hope that they do some great things. But I’m very excited about Basketball Wives: LA season three. I’m over the moon about it, and I can’t wait for it to come out.”

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