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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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esleenda    

Walk already....PLEASE!

669 days ago
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Carlo M.    

yes please if i wanna see a bunch of monkeys ill go to the zoo! planet of the apes was a remake to the movie roots!

669 days ago
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FreeWill    

Please Walk.....walk away, far far far away! Is about time this TV garbage ends.

669 days ago
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Ronron    

I feel for the production people that have to deal with these chicks. I imagine they are super demanding, rude, high maintainence and difficult to deal with. I'm sure they think they are superstars and entertainment industry players ,,, these ho's need to get steppin.

669 days ago
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Bob    

It will be so hard for the producers to find more ghetto rats with third grade educations who have the skills to throw drinks and pull weaves out.

669 days ago
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morgan    

Bye bitches.

669 days ago
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Yourkiddingmeright    

Gold diggers!

669 days ago
8.

SamanthaW    

Seriously these females are nothing short of greedy! At one point they took what they could get so they could reap the publicity benefits now they want more money because their nose is even higher in the air! Pssh girls get a clue just because it makes a network more money does NOT mean you are intitled to more money! This show is messy ad.ever and.evelyn is playing hardass when security is around and making herself look even more stupid! Lol I bet if security wasnt there she would get her ass kicked on national tv! Word to you ladies enjoy it while it lasts the nations people wont remember you when your old an tired and all that plastic sags to the floor. Just sayin

669 days ago
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AAAAAAAAAAb    

BYE BITCHES!

669 days ago
10.

Mali    

WALK! Nobody gives a ****.

669 days ago
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pat    

Don't let the door hit your a$$ on the way out.


VH1 - Call their bluff. These chicks wouldn't walk away from money

669 days ago
12.

john talone    

These woman are WHORES.Not one of there husband are in the NBA anymore.The show is called Basketball Wives RIGHT.They are irrelevant,Nobody will remember them in 5 years.

669 days ago
13.

chuck49ers    

Tell them bitches to kick rocks.

669 days ago
14.

Jodi    

Let all of them walk VH1. They're not bringing anything positive and entertaining to TV anyway. Kick em to the curb.

669 days ago
15.

LiLo's boy toy    

I'd let them ugly bit**** go

669 days ago
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