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'Basketball Wives' Shaunie O'Neal

I Didn't Fire Anyone!

6/18/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Basketball Wives" star Shaunie O'Neal says it's not her fault three cast members were axed ... telling people she learned the news when everyone else did ... sources close to Shaunie tell TMZ 

As TMZ previously reported, three major "BB Wives" were canned recently -- Jennifer Williams, Royce Reed and Kesha Nichols

But Shaunie is telling friends, despite the accusations, the cuts were NOT made by her. Sources close to Shaunie (who, in addition to being on the show, serves as one of the executive producers) tell TMZ she was blindsided by the news.

We're told Shaunie says the show leaves her in the dark about everything after she butted heads with them over the violent direction the show was headed (i.e on-air brawls and cat-fights).

According to our sources, Shaunie is upset over the current situation and is willing to walk away from the series if it becomes something she no longer believes in.

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onecent    

I have to laugh @ "Nostril" and her lies. She is the PUNKEST SCAREDY WEAKLING I have EVER seen that calls themselves a "business" woman and "producer". She is behind EVERYTHING that goes down, and somebody NEEDS to SLAP her ignorant dumb a$$. She should have BEEN walked away from this CRAP, but as long as she had her s***bag co-signers, it was ALL GOOD, but I guess even THEY have their limits. I cannot WAIT 'til this MESS is DONE!

859 days ago
17.

AyeJay    

So she believed in it when Tami and Evelyn bullied everyone? Ok, because that makes so much sense. SMFH.

859 days ago
18.

Dita Wildflower    

A lot of the women of the NBA seem so used and abused. Look, the men of the NBA ( not all) are notorious pigs, and these women knowing this forfeited their sanity for the money that comes with being "IN" than "OUT". So these women are just as guilty as the men who trampled over their dignity. What's insane is that these women have been put on a show where THEY think they are seen as elite of having some value and worth, when in turn it is a nothing but a platform to display how completely damaged all of them are. Again, they are forfeiting their personal dignity for dollars. These women are such a mess, mostly from being totally humiliated by the men they latched onto. Tammi and Evelyn are 2 of the most disgusting abusive women I've ever seen on Tv, it's just difficult for other people to see this because they look so shiny with all their bells and whistles on. I really hope this show can find some solid women who can show a more positive side to being a basket ball wives because these women make the NBA look like a joke.

859 days ago
19.

jaha    

We really wanted to believe that Shaunie gave a damn. Now she wants us to believe that her show her baby and she has no voice, okay Shaunie who would you have gotten rid of. Are you afraid of Tami and Evelyn? You say your children are the world to you yet you let Tami take over your show, Evelyn made you look like a clown because you never took the bull by the horns and said enough. Every country you guys went to there was an incident of ghetto proportion no wonder places of good taste don't want anything to do with your show, and above all can we quit with the slang, who at 430 years old is saying 100 and. Really! Come back an say it was a spoof and berhaps all will be forgiven.

859 days ago
20.

Mike44090    

Shaunie should walk away, the show would go on just fine without her if not better. In the words of her good friend Tami would put it, she is a N.M.F.F.

859 days ago
21.

Jennifer    

Are you kiddint me? That show would be awesome if those skags acted like real women! TAMI ROMAN IS THE NASTIEST HATIN BULLYING ASS CHICK I HAVE EVER SEEN. SHE TRYNA SAY I AIN'T NO BULLY! BITCH YOU ARE PICTURED RIGHT NEXT TO THE DEFINITION!!! I say fire all them dumbasses and get some real chicks on the show!!!!!!

859 days ago
22.

FenixSiXX    

Shaunie I respect you business marketing skills but you messy for letting your show carry on like that. I'm going to call her Shaunie Springer.

859 days ago
23.

Cooley    

More lies from Shaunie. We know she didn't "but heads" with Shed Media over the "violent direction" of the show -- because during the violent confrontations she smirks, encourages or looks the other way while enjoying them. Also, after the violence she stays with the perpetrators (not victims) and soothes them as if they are the ones who have been done wrong. SMH. Shut up Shaunie.

859 days ago
24.

iTZWATEVA    

I will NOT watCh BBW without jennifer or royce.............They fired the wrong 2!! count me out

859 days ago
25.

feelicks    

they are nothing but groupies that sleep with many many athletes till they find the right sucker....they give women a bad name...

859 days ago
26.

Tonya    

Shaunie said more than "I didn't fire anyone." She also said that NO ONE has been fired and NO DECISIONS have even been made yet. TMZ created this FALSE report and is now creating ANOTHER false report to cover the first one. Hey TMZ! WE ALL HAVE ACCESS TO TWITTER! The BBW are laughing at you and your FAKE stories! So when VH1 confirms the cast that will be on next season, what will your story be then? They retracted the initial firing??? Puh-lease.

859 days ago
27.

Tonya    

Shaunie said more than "I didn't fire anyone." She also said that NO ONE has been fired and NO DECISIONS have even been made yet. TMZ created this FALSE report and is now creating ANOTHER false report to cover the first one. Hey TMZ! WE ALL HAVE ACCESS TO TWITTER! The BBW are laughing at you and your FAKE stories! So when VH1 confirms the cast that will be on next season, what will your story be then? They retracted the initial firing??? Puh-lease.

859 days ago
28.

dee    


People, please boycott this show and station. Remember money and ratings talk. Shaunie is the head of the snake. Tami is a lair. Evelyn is a mad dog. The Temptations said it best, "beauty is only skin deep" but ugliness is to the bone. Suzie is a non-mother---- factor. Other housewives shows have disagreements; however, bodily harm is crossing the line. We did not tune into a Jerry Springer show! Shaunie and her three amigas; Tami, Evelyn, and Suzie are lying hypocrites. If they are so bad stand behind your dirt. Jennifer should sue Nia, she had no right to put her hands on her. What do you think Shaunie would do if someone slapped the sh-- out of her? Nothing like she wants Jennifer to do? I think not. Jennifer should also sue VH1 for wrongful termination. Yes, Jennifer was friends with Evelyn when she bullied others however, she never put hands on another.
I did not like the way Tami treated Meeka last season. But, the way she did Keisha was unforgivable. It was so hard to look at. It brought tears to my eyes. Tami, should feel so disgraceful after that. Now, she is lying and giving a fake apology on one hand and then says, she stands by what she said but not how she said it. She can stick that fake apology up her a--. Keisha was right not to get in the gutter with Tami, let her stay there by herself. She will forever be remember for her actions. Evelyn deserves Ocho, can't wait to see how that union turns out. Shaunie, I am sure you got plenty of money after divorcing Shag; you had enough kids! Since you claim to be so religious remember this; so what has a man(woman)who gains this whole world and looses his(her) precious soul! Remember there is power in numbers; we should not sit by and allow them to portray us women (especially black women) in this manner. Actions speak louder than words. Peace out.

859 days ago
29.

dee    

People, please boycott this show and station. Remember money and ratings talk. Shaunie is the head of the snake. Tami is a lair. Evelyn is a mad dog. The Temptations said it best, "beauty is only skin deep" but ugliness is to the bone. Suzie is a non-mother---- factor. Other housewives shows have disagreements; however, bodily harm is crossing the line. We did not tune into a Jerry Springer show! Shaunie and her three amigas; Tami, Evelyn, and Suzie are lying hypocrites. If they are so bad stand behind your dirt. Jennifer should sue Nia, she had no right to put her hands on her. What do you think Shaunie would do if someone slapped the sh-- out of her? Nothing like she wants Jennifer to do? I think not. Jennifer should also sue VH1 for wrongful termination. Yes, Jennifer was friends with Evelyn when she bullied others however, she never put hands on another.
I did not like the way Tami treated Meeka last season. But, the way she did Keisha was unforgivable. It was so hard to look at. It brought tears to my eyes. Tami, should feel so disgraceful after that. Now, she is lying and giving a fake apology on one hand and then says, she stands by what she said but not how she said it. She can stick that fake apology up her a--. Keisha was right not to get in the gutter with Tami, let her stay there by herself. She will forever be remember for her actions. Evelyn deserves Ocho, can't wait to see how that union turns out. Shaunie, I am sure you got plenty of money after divorcing Shag; you had enough kids! Since you claim to be so religious remember this; so what has a man(woman)who gains this whole world and looses his(her) precious soul! Remember there is power in numbers; we should not sit by and allow them to portray us women (especially black women) in this manner. Actions speak louder than words. Peace out.

859 days ago
30.

Dietrich Buxtehude    

I would love to see Tami Roman meet up with someone who could knock her on her prodigious ass. Maybe they could cast an elephant or rhinoceros to trample this tramp.... And then take an enormous dump on soon to be Signora Ochostinko.

859 days ago
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