Through all the “Basketball Wives” hoopla that’s been going on this past week, we’ve heard from almost everyone but the queen B of the BBW pack, Shaunie O’Neal. Well she finally decided to issue a statement exclusively to Vibe on Jen’s fight with Nia and the lawsuit that was announced yesterday, and she basically gave a standard rose-colored glasses political speech. Here’s what she said:
“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.”
I wish she would speak in specifics for once but I guess that’s how she stays out of drama (and keeps the checks rolling in). So ladies, can she count on you for your continued support?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.