Shaunie O’Neal release statement about Basketball Wives fights and violence this season

Shaunie O’Neal is speaking out about the bullying and violence that have been a central part of her hit VH1 show Basketball Wives.

“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.”

This week after episode 9 aired which featured a race track altercation between Nia Crooks, Evelyn Lozada’s assistant, and Jennifer Williams. Nia believes Jennifer used her during her divorce from Eric Williams and has now moved on to new friends. The scene ended in a physical confrontation and Jennifer has announced a civil suit against Nia as well as battery charges.

I understand that the show is for entertainment and I’ve been a staunch supporter of it from day one. My issue with it  now is that it’s a one-trick pony. The formula is stale and for me at least, it’s starting to negate the other positive things the ladies are involved in because “being about that life” etc. is the center piece.

Somebody has to grow up if they want to keep the show fresh and a ratings success.

Also, Keisha and Kenya should note, their names weren’t mentioned in the release. They are guest stars not considered key pieces of the cast. Think about that for a minute.

In the meantime, check out photos of Shaunie in Las Vegas on Friday night.

photos via Pacific news