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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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31.

miabbw    

i hate this show! they wouldn't have the things on their backs if they didn't ride off their basketball player's coat tails and spread their legs.

the women are like animals in a zoo ! they act like little high school girls with their clique. if you wanna know what happens when mean girls don't grow up mentally and age physically! watch this show, it is the perfect example.

i even drew a funny ass poster of them and i think everyone should pass it around to embarrass them. maybe being embarrassed will stop the show.


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670 days ago
32.

SMoKeeGyRL    

Tami Romans is getting revenge on all that have watched and critique this show by resigning for Season 5. If you are against Bullying please sign the petition http://www.change.org/petitions/boycott-basketball-wives-s5-and-bullying

669 days ago
33.

Kelly    

I can't believe they would fire the three girls that really don't cause any trouble; and they keep the bullies? WTF. Where is the fairness in all of this? The producers are sending out the wrong message to young people. It's okay to be bullied b/c u are rewarded for it. Wrong!! Jen is fighting back by suing Nia 4 slapping her on Natl TV because they have a disagreement. Nobody should lay hands on you period! This is wrong on so many levels!!! Do NOT watch the show people!! Stand up and fight against bullies!!

669 days ago
34.

NAPTOWNTOVEGAS    

All those stupid embarrassing chicks should get axed. The entire show is bogus, and, ain't none of those fools married to anyone!!! WTF! Shaubi should be ashamed of herself. Who wants to bet ev & ocho never get married, now that he aint got no job?!

669 days ago
35.

Sexi    

To much drama

669 days ago
36.

lulu brown    

so bye bye shaunie, she stupid anyways, we got love and hip hop atl.. beat shaunies

669 days ago
37.

Ken Robinson    


Said by another --
In my opinion, Shaunie is not trying to put a positive outllook on the show. Everything that she had said on the reunion is BS. If she meant what she said then she would have got rid of the main ones who are jumping over tables and throwing their hands. But no she gets rid of the ladies of the show. The ladies who had atleast a little class about themselves.

669 days ago
38.

honnette    

Shaunie needs to stop being a 2 faced bitch

669 days ago
39.

mature    

The show is Shaunie's concept and isn't she and Evelyn best buds, home girls? The violent people on the show was EVELYN, she's the main ghetto chick. Throwing bottles, always rushing people (Jennifer) who can care less about her and don't have time for her antics. Then there's Tammy, love her but yes she's a bully. So you keep them cause they keep the Drama going but get rid of Jennifer and Royce. I can see keeping Suzie cause she has diahrrea of the mouth and can't hold water so they need a pot stirrer, that's Suzie. Honestly, Shaunie sickens me and she seems so fake. I'm done with the show. Evelyn suck and Jennifer is the classiest one. Keisha isn't Ghetto and has home training so she wouldn't fit into the show.

669 days ago
40.

deschl    

you lying slore, hey no one's watching anyway who wants to award bully tami

669 days ago
41.

mature    

The show is Shaunie's concept and isn't she and Evelyn best buds, home girls? The violent people on the show was EVELYN, she's the main ghetto chick. Throwing bottles, always rushing people (Jennifer) who can care less about her and don't have time for her antics. Then there's Tammy, love her but yes she's a bully. So you keep them cause they keep the Drama going but get rid of Jennifer and Royce. I can see keeping Suzie cause she has diahrrea of the mouth and can't hold water so they need a pot stirrer, that's Suzie. Honestly, Shaunie sickens me and she seems so fake. I'm done with the show. Evelyn suck and Jennifer is the classiest one. Keisha isn't Ghetto and has home training so she wouldn't fit into the show.

669 days ago
42.

K    

I WILL NOT WATCH THE SHOW AGAIN!!!
Shaunie may not have known but she had an idea. I find it hilarious that they got rid of the three girls who tried to keep away from drama but they kept Evelyn and Tami. They should have gotten rid of Evelyn a long time ago. Evelyn has either hit someone or at least tried by throwing a punch or a bottle but she has been allowed to get away with this FROM THE FIRST SEASON. Tami is NO better, bullying anyone she can and arguing over stupid 8th grade stuff. The two (Evelyn & Tami) are the most classless women ever and they are very embarrassing because both have kids, girls at that.

I guess they got rid of Jennifer because she stood up for herself and rightfully so. Was she supposed to let someone hit her in the face and not do anything? Really? Then Shaunie had the nerves to talk to Jennifer in her hotel room about not talking to Evelyn but at the same time, she said very little to Evelyn about her behavior after she threw a bottle at Kenya. Hypocrite.

Royce, another person who has not done anything but tried to stay neutral but will take up for herself and rightfully so. She’s one of the few women who can speak proper English, is educated and naturally pretty.

Keshia, she’s such a sweet girl and they did her so wrong. Now she’s fired, for what? She didn’t even have a chance to have a personality because of the bullying, WTF..

668 days ago
43.

citychic3000    

I think these girls are dirty! So the story states that Shaunie didnt know that three of the gals were getting axed. What a liar! She is one of the executive producers! She definitely knew of the ongoing developments and I would like to state on behalf of the readers that we are smarter than this stank wench. She needs a refresher course on ethics and television. Lastly, tmz spins the story and the focus is no longer on the three fired girls but how Shaunie is a victim of the network! She will NEVER walk away. This is the start of the career she has always wanted. Her story DOES NOT MESH.

668 days ago
44.

katbunny    

Shaunie is lying! I hope this firing help Jennifer's law suit.

668 days ago
45.

Ethel Pierreerr    

Shaunie is a joke. She is a fader. Meaning that she fades out when Jen and Tami ambush people and then when the **** hit the fan, she want people to feel sorry for her. I still say good for Jen, it if wasn't for the law suit Evelyn would have still be jumping tables, throwing thing and purse hitting people. CAME BACK TO BIT YOU SHAUNIE!!! Thanks Jen, because if you don't stand for something you will lay down for anything. Something is better for Jen over the horizon.

668 days ago
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