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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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Julie    

Yea not watching the show anymore two of my favorite are leaving so I won't watch it !!!!!

801 days ago
62.

c2woods    

Reflecting back......Jennifer was right (lol)

782 days ago
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Truth IS    

This is a bunch of foolishness ... these women are just Horrid and Tammy is a hot freaking messs... just messy and miserable and shaunie be right with them with her undrecover messy self! I really dislike this show now they act like a bunch of uneducated black women with no Morals! I say CANCEL it like they did Ev and Occho.

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