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'Basketball Wives' to VH1

Pay Up

Or We Walk

11/17/2012 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1117-suzie-tami-evelyn-shaunie-gettyThe "Basketball Wives" are drawing a clear line in the sand for the network execs -- either up their salaries or they'll walk ... this according to sources connected with the show.

We're told filming began last week for the 5th season ... but Shaunie O'Neal, Evelyn Lozada, Tami Roman and Suzie Ketcham do NOT have locked contracts.

According to our sources, the "Wives" are in the process of renegotiating their contracts and they all want major pay raises, claiming the show does quite well for the network.

Our sources say VH1 is refusing to pony up more cash. We're told before filming started, execs made it clear that salary increases would not happen and if any cast member had a problem with that ... they could be replaced. 

Despite the deadlock, we're told production schedules were sent out and the girls began filming in hopes a deal would be worked out shortly. So far, a deal has not been reached and neither side is budging ... so we're told the "Wives" are planning to walk out next week if VH1 can't agree to the terms.

Calls to VH1 have not been returned.

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tal0822    

Let the skanks walk. The show is pathetic. All it shows are all the gold diggers doing nothing all day. Sad!

651 days ago
47.

Frankjr    

I doubt they will walk, more like ride off in limos like the golddiggers they truly are

651 days ago
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God-Of-Lyf    

Man, kick theses b i t c h e s to the damn curb. I'm sure there are more interesting women to watch. Gut em like a fish. they deserve NOTHING more than what they have already gotten...! I can't believe people still watch this garbage. I guess it is true, Americans have no life!

651 days ago
49.

christy    

Classless thugs! Most of whom weren't wives, but hookers! Go away!

651 days ago
50.

tleeg    

I wouldnt give them sh*t. These reality ahow bitches get big headed and think they are worth more then are. They should get on their hands and knees and thank god they get what they are getting.

651 days ago
51.

Bri    

Go do sick of your Fake Asses get a education

651 days ago
52.

Sylvixen    

Walk away whore!!!!!!

651 days ago
53.

Honee's Girl    

These four women are NOT basketball wives. Some have never been. I don't get it. Why are they even a Muther F!!kin Factor?

650 days ago
54.

OhBeQuiet    

Funny how you guys praise Jersey Shore and The Kardashians but call these girls thugs and gold diggers. Smh. If you hate them then why are you reading the article. How do you know they are gold diggers???? Obviously, they entertain you enough to watch it.

650 days ago
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ashley    

they know dam well they won't walk, this show is their platform to hawk garbage their selling

650 days ago
56.

kola    

why are they still there? please take this show off the air. we do not support them any more. first you still have the bullies on the show and shaunie just want that pay check, i can not believe that people are still supporting them. tammi will drink and turn into the bully that she is, evelyn will ldrink and turn into a monkey jumping across tables, like always, suzie will go back and forth and report every one business, and shaunie will try to be everyone friend

650 days ago
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baybek8s    

Walk off the nearest cliff. PLA-LEEZE( Danielle Staub's voice)

650 days ago
58.

UZURBRAIN    

Walk on....gettng paid tons of money because you slept with someone that had talent. FOH

650 days ago
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Melissa    

This is for the exec's. how about a nice comeback. You all will get a salary increase when you all fulfill the contract of being actual Basketball Wives. Not just the groupies/jump offs you actually are.such a sad world we live in today where you don't want to use your own achievements/education to get something in life.

650 days ago
60.

erica    

just go away you rich Bitches! ;)

650 days ago
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