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Shaunie O’Neal, VH1 Speak Out Against The Bad Behavior On ‘Basketball Wives’

May 15, 2012 12:00 PM by Shayla Perry

Not happy with what you’ve been seeing on this season of Basketball Wives? You’re not alone. And your voice is certainly being heard! After TONS of complaints from viewers about the blatant bullying taking place on the show, Shaunie O’Neal and VH1 have both come out, promising fans that next season, there will definitely be “more balance.” Yes, we’ve heard this all before, but this time, we’re thinking it might actually be true.
While fans were fuming watching the latest episode of Basketball Wives on VH1, the cast members were busy taping the upcoming Reunion Show, where producer Shaunie O’Neal answered some tough questions about the negative turn Season 4 has taken.

For their part in the mess, VH1 had this to say:

“Our viewers opinions always matter a great deal to us at VH1. Lately, there has been a lot of conversation about Basketball Wives, a series featuring strong, intelligent women with very passionate viewpoints which can sometimes escalate.

“We at VH1 agree with and support Shaunie and the show producers’ ‘no excessive physical confrontations’ policy on the series moving forward. We are all committed to balancing the candid, bold excitement that the viewers have come to love in the series with storylines and representations they can be proud of. Shaunie has been a strong advocate for a more balanced approach to the show and we, along with our producing partners at Shed Media, are all in agreement about moving forward with that goal.”

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33 Responses to “Shaunie O’Neal, VH1 Speak Out Against The Bad Behavior On ‘Basketball Wives’”

  1. Roz Says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Shaunie, no excessive physical confrontation????!!!! How bout none at all, you all are FULLY GROWN AZZ WOMEN WITH CHILDREN… JUST STOP IT! How do any of you look your children in the face after such depicable antics?

    You talk about balance, one way to balance it, why don’t you stop appearing in the show because you instigate it all and try to act so innocent.

    Chile you lie like a dog…. Just do us a favor and don’t come back for a 5th season.

    You all are too damn old to be stealing keys for other guest rooms and putting dead fish in it, that’s just sick and way beneath GHETTO!!!

  2. Lj Says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Okay, what is up with all of the fighting and swearing and bullying???
    Now, if I am not mistaken with the exception of Jen and Kesha, ALL of the women are mothers! What in the world example are you setting for yourselves and your children!
    This entire season’s episodes have been about fighting, climbing on tables and throwing things!
    Would a night spent in jail or charges pressed against you simmer your tempers some?

    Come on ladies, we can definitely get our point across without all of the cursing, fighting
    and backbiting SUZIE!

  3. Kim Says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    First off the intro statement from this article”“Our viewers opinions always matter a great deal to us at VH1. Lately, there has been a lot of conversation about Basketball Wives, a series featuring strong, intelligent women with very passionate viewpoints” Ahhh these are in no way shjape or form “intelligent women” If they were they would never BULLY people, put dead fish in a persons room, slap people or hop on tables cussing like a sailor! PLEASE SPARE US! NO MORE BASKETBAL WIVES. DROP SEASON 5!!!

  4. MS Says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    The episode where Tami is yelling and being a bully is just down right cruel… She should be ashamed of herself!! She is mother of two girls, I know for fact she would NOT want her girls to go through what she put Kesha through in Tihiti!!! I’m really thinking this show needs to be cancelled!!! No need to have this kind of stuff on TV!!! Too many kids out there being bullied and take their lives over this kind of cruelity.. What the hell were thinking having Tami do what she did!!! NO one deserves to be treated in such a way they feel threaten for their safety of some BS!!!

  5. Por Dioa Mio Says:
    May 15th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Did everybody see how this Shaunie was so uncomfortable as she’s explaining how bullyish, immature and ghetto behaviors were promoted in this show she’s producing? I don’t believe a word she says.
    WTF? she’s delusional!!!!CANCEL the show!!!!

  6. ShuWee Says:
    May 16th, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Are you kidding me, really Shaunie . . . bla, bla, bla you said NOTHING but beat around the real issue. You said some positive things were presented . . . what is so positive in a mamagram, or your daughters birthday. These events happen within the poorest of family. But you guys are well $$$$ you should be talking about accomplishment, education opportunities given, schoolarships, help to the abused and homeless now that’s something worth to present not about Eve/Tami’s fake breast. How stupid do you thing the viewer are?
    And even after Susie got Kesha in that mess, she go’s to Kesha room to see how she’s doing as if she really cared. Kesha should kick Susie to the curve and end the comminication or call her out about it.

  7. joy Says:
    May 16th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    i see thre very destructive “women ” that will be the demise of otherwise halfway decent show. Tammi, i don’t care what you went through as a child or a young woman .. it gives you no right whatso ever to bully.. disrepect .. degrade another human being. it was shameful,embarrassing and sad. Tammi and Evelyn behaviors on the show is tottally wrong with the violence they bring. they need to be off the show until they deal with their issuse. Susie, should be called out for what she is an instigator, she is part of the problem … everyone love some drama .. but dam that’s way beyond drama

  8. Willow Says:
    May 17th, 2012 at 9:17 am

    VH1 says “no excessives physical confrontations”. I guess we will still see Evelyn throw bottles, Tami threaten to kick someones ass while Shaunie sits by and watches. CLASSY!! Change the name to Bad Girls Club.

  9. Susan in AZ Says:
    May 17th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    This show has no balance at all, you have sold out for money Shaunie…..shame on you!

  10. baward Says:
    May 17th, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Shaunie, you are dispicable. Really. This is the biggest ghetto mess ever seen on TV. Grown Azz women fighting like animals. Depraved animals. The bullying, the language, totally deplorable. And Suzie, wtf. Really, Shaunie. You have children. WTF are you thinking. Money. Sure can’t buy class.

  11. ann Says:
    May 18th, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Shaunie would be singing a different tune if she got hit in the head with a bottle thrown by her girl the other violent crazy Evelyn.

  12. Palmer Says:
    May 20th, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Shaunie you should be ashamed of yourself for not stickinkg up for Kesha, instead of you taking Kesha’s purse back and giving it back to her, you tell her she’s needs to figure out a solution…uhm hello that doesnt make any sense, all yall are RATCHET as hell excluding Royce, Jen, and Kesha….why would you plan a trip and expect these ghetto ratchet ass women to act any other way but ratchet and ghetto…i’ll tell you why because of ratings. I used to like Shaunie, Evelyn and i just thought Tami was the realiest however after seeing how she treated Kesha and how the rest of them allowed her to treat Kesha, i cant stand none of them, i wish somebody would come and beat the SugaHoneyIceTea(notice the capitalized letter at the beginning of each word) out of Tami and Suzi…o yeah Suzi you have absoulutely no reason to be on the show, your a two-faced, crap starting, want to be apart of something at any cost, sex crazed, no man having WHORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Hell take the dam show off the air, i would never want to belong to a click anyway but i damn sure wouldnt want to belong to a click with these evil ass women,

  13. shaunie Says:
    May 20th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Do you people actually believe the BBW’s are going to take the time and read your comments? Really?? Tami is kool with me , Kesha got her ass checked from the neck up. Next time she will keep her mouth shut.. Shaunie, Evelyn did the right thing, which was stay out of it..

  14. Monica Says:
    May 20th, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Shaunie is the type who throws a rock and hides her hands. She is not innocent at all. Evelyn and Tami are ghetto trash who luck up on money. You can take the gal out of the ghetto but not the ghetto out of the gal. Suzie is two-faced. She runs from one person to another telling things. Royce, Jen, Keisha and Kenya need to call her on it and not associate with her. Jen is a class act. I love her style. I want her to know she handle the situation in a classy way by filing charges. That is what classy ladies with self respect do. We don’t get in the gutter with those type of people.

  15. Lisa Says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Suzie carried this bone and is always in the mist of an argument. Tami has NO class. It is a shame that there are grown women that actually act like that. Shaunie is chasing money and she stirred the pot too. Why did she let Tami in the room with Kesha anyway- to stir up trouble. Evelyn knew it was wrong, but is too weak to stand up. This is so sad. I hope they cancel the entire show…where is that petition to sign?

  16. ldp Says:
    May 21st, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    shaunie was too nervous during her interview…she was right there when everything happened; and she also accompanied them to put the fish in Keshia’s room…how ghetto!! that show should be cancelled…I don’t like those bulling gals. Susie and Shaunie are horrible also.
    Evelyn need to leave Jen alone too.
    Who do they think they are??????

  17. Ana Rezza Says:
    May 22nd, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Cancel this show!!!!!

    All you see is violent, getto, bulling and crazy no talent women.

    This is a horrible example of women..

    Evelyn you sure have no class you are a horrible example to your daughter.

    Ladies, I’m sure you were all taught better from your parent…

    Please cancel this, the young ladies of today need better heros…

  18. jackie Says:
    May 22nd, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Shaunie O’neal is an instigator Evelyn and Tami are bullies,Suzanne is a snitch,Jennifer and kenya are both lost causes and Royce and Kenya has more intelligence than the others listed above.

  19. LadyFingers Says:
    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    CANCEL THE SHOW!! Cut the head of the snake OFF–SHAUNIE O’NEAL….You are doing Women more harm than helping….CANCEL THE SHOW

  20. Flojo Says:
    May 25th, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Shame on you Tami, do you remember when you got someone kicked off of the Real World because you claimed that he violated you. What you did to that “Lady” was 100 folds worst that anything that he did to you. I lost all respect for you and the ones that watched it all happen and did nothing. But what I think was one of the worst is when you made her beg for her personal property back. Then you turned and walked out the door so proud of what you did. That lady is someone daughter. What would you feel like to have that happen to one of yours.

    With the others that stood around and let it happen, you are no better. And that you wanted the victim to go to her abuser and say I’m sorry is beyond me. Suzie, blessed is the peace maker. Keep that in mind when you run back and forth. And if you tattle, get it right. She did not say it the way you repeated it. Sooooo disappointed in the four of you.

  21. Take It Off the Air!!!! Says:
    May 25th, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Basketball Bullies has sunk to its lowest, most gutter level!!!

    Stopped watching this show a while back and happened to see part of it last night (Thursday)…shocked to see Shaunie condone and participate in a dirty, rotten prank of putting fish in the coffee pot and room of their awaiting guest!

    Evelyn shouting out secrets (whether true or not) that her former best friend shared with her in confidence “during their friendship.”

    This is what these adult women want young, impressionable Black and Hispanic girls to think–that this rude, wicked, disrespectful, bullying behavior is okay. This is the image of women of color that Shaunie O’Neal wants to share with the world!

    A pretty face, a nice shape, having money or dating a celebrity does not make you attractive. Sans Jennifer, who truly seems to be trying to put herself above all this foolishness, these are one of the meanest, ugliest, nastiest group of women I’ve seen on television.

    Yet this time, it’s not just the “White Man” that’s doing the exploitation. No VHI has help…with Shaunie O’Neal willing to play the destructive “Masta” role and everyone being willing to make a fool of themselves!

  22. joy Says:
    May 27th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    shaunie just as fake as evelyn she has not said one word to evelyn about all the shit she has started.. Jenn dont have to exlain herself to none of them hoes.. quite as it kept jenn probably got dirt on evelyn.. in every episode evelyn wanna fight somebody but probably cant even fight.. shaunie need to check herself first before she go telling Jenn to kiss ass with evelyn

  23. Ayisha Says:
    May 28th, 2012 at 4:49 am

    How can shaunie sit there and apologize when she was one of the ones doing the bullying; as I recall she was in on the whole fish scene. Also if you are apart of the producing of the show and you are sitting there watching while defenseless women are getting attacked, you are just as guilty when you could have put the ignorant ones acting out in check. Also, they all talk behind eachothers back, so I do not know why a fight can start over someone doing that when they are all guilty of it, grown hypocritical women.

  24. Toryel Says:
    May 28th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    It’s unfortunate that this series started out with a semi-great foundation in order to crash and burn so badly. I once commended Shuanie for creating a show that would proved that people of color are house-broken with table manners. I think Evelyn is really mad at Jennifer for not helping her fight Tami at her birthday party when Spami(tami)jacked evelyn ass up! Secoundly Spami is a Fullblown-Clown without makeup and she can keep her shoes on to save her life. & For Spami ole wide feet ass to say F*ck Royce was completely uncalled for. Jennifer Keep pushing forward these women and their barbaric antic’s will only get them so far. Hey VH1 & shuanie develop a show for the Survivers of Barbeque wives! lol Starting Jennifer, Meka, Keisha, Malaysia and Draya!!! Now your cooking

  25. Irma Says:
    May 28th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    these women are a total embarassment. Shaunie, Evelyn,Tami ,you guys have daughters and if this happen to them the bullying you would not like it one bit. To attack some one to the point of what Tami did to Keisha , Shaunie as the Executive Director of the program should let Tami go until she get the complete counseling she needs . The young woman is a time bomb and the next time she lashes out it may cost her some jail time.Evelyn on the other hand has complications in her life one mans leave her after 13yrs of shacking up and she meets #85 who is a whore munger she has problems and needs counseling on keeping her legs closed thinking it is the answer to keeping a man. Suzie on the other hand needs to look up diarrhea and see if her picture is next to the word.Fianl analysis (CANCELL THE SHOW) Basketball of L.A. is another example….

  26. Pmc Says:
    May 28th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Sad. I hope the show is taken off. It is horrible to watch bullying like this. Shaunie sitting back like a jerry springer type host, watching Evelyn & Tami tear the cast apart like salvages. These women are horrible.

  27. linda Says:
    May 28th, 2012 at 8:04 pm


  28. Marie Says:
    May 28th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Basketballs wives is not living reality since know of them but one are actually married and Eva and Chad are about the worst couple around that whole relationship was based on sex right on TV is disgusting to watch and these last show are a disgrace to women especially black. what poor example for our young girls. Please take the show off and find of cast of women who less confrontaional. Evenlyn and Tami she go away for ever and hide themselves they have disgraced themseleves. so so embrassed about how they conducted themseleves like animals and shaunie was not a good example especally when she allowed tami to keep the girls bag. I would have called the police too.

  29. Princess Says:
    May 29th, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Tammi is still talking piss about Kesha is dead in the water as far as she is concerned? She took the Kesha’s belongings and then demanded that the girl beg her for her own things. How ghetto is that. Tammi has no common sense or decency. As a matter of fact she is crazy because she does not think that she did anything wrong. She can say what ever she likes about every one, but no one else can say anything because it is talking behind her back and people must respect. She needs to be put in a crazy house so that she can get extensive daily therapy. Shaunie is a fake, Suzie is just plain stupid and simple. Suzie does not know which way is up or down. Suzie, Tammi and Evelyn need to leave the show and get some intelligent women who have something to contribute instead of these air head bimbos. Shaunie the show can be good but a lot of changes have to be made starting with changes in the cast.

  30. Princess Says:
    May 29th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Tammi is the worse example of a mother. The way she bullied Keisha and then demanded that she beg her to give her bag back is a disgrace. It was as low as any one can get. And this crazy ghetto mess don’t see anything wrong with what she did. Shaunie should have called out Tammi on this issue and let her know that she was wrong. She just beat around the bush. Evelyn the same thing. Well there is no different between her and Tammi anyway. Keisha should have been s woman who would have knock the day lights out of Tammi, but the girl is not ghetto and know one should stoop to Tammi’s level. This show just really have a full set of air head bimbos in the cast, and Shaunie should consider getting rid of them and recruiting a cast of intelligent women who have something positive to offer to the viewers.

  31. Jan Says:
    May 29th, 2012 at 3:17 pm


  32. faye worth Says:
    May 30th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    To think that this is what women who call their selfs having money, and fame, I would rather be broke and poor forever, they are just miserable women who are trying to make other people miserable that show needs to be taken off the air and Tammi Shaunie and Evenly need to take a step back and think if this was to happen to their daughters how would they feel, no more basketball wives for me or should it be called Bullying Wives

  33. Cap1 Says:
    June 4th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Take the show off the air, we did not by the bullshit from Shaunie, she and her bully ass buds were not sincere. Tami, theres know way you were violated, if you were you give me know room to have compassion for your crazy ass.


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