What’s Up With The ‘Basketball Wives’ Controversy? Shaunie O’Neal Releases A Statement

Dram here, drama there, drama EVERYWHERE!!! Due to all of the recent drama and foolishness on VH1′s “Basketball Wives,” executive producer and co-star Shaunie O’Neal released an exclusive statement to Vibe.com about the ongoing controversy on the show.

Shaunie tells Vibe.com:

“I’m extremely happy that Basketball Wives continues to have another successful fourth season. As the ratings have been through the roof since our season opener, fans continue to tune into the lives of Evelyn, Tami, Jennifer, Royce, Suzie and myself. As there is always controversy and indifference projected on the show, because we are all individual personalities, I always hope that people will find that as much as you may agree or disagree with the opinions, the behavior, [and] even our different taste in shoes, you are taking a look inside the lives of four complete different women. I will never say I agree with some of the behavior between my girlfriends on the show, but if we were to edit certain things out the show would be scripted and not reality.

As a woman of color with kids, I am very aware of myself, but I also have to be aware that my choices cannot be the same for everyone on the show and I have to respect that. I hope the fans feel they see a balance and know we have always been real with our stories, even though it may not always be a positive portrayal of adult women but real women nonetheless. I look forward to developing other media platforms in the future and hope that fans will continue to support.”

BLAM Fam what do you think about her statement?

3 replies
  1. Ms. Greene
    Ms. Greene says:

    I watch the show occasionally and every time I do I shake my head in disbelief at how these "grown" women. I know drama is what sells but they take it to another level for women with children. I'd hate to be their kids right now. I would like to hope they don't act that way all the time. Its no wonder other races see this stuff and think we all act a fool!

  2. T.L.
    T.L. says:

    The fourth season has been a hot mess!
    I have never seen grown women act so foolishly in public. Evelyn needs to be ashamed of her behavior..she is an embarassment to all women of color,and she is also a mother!! god help her children.
    Good Luck with that mess Ochocinco!

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