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Shaunie O’Neal Plans On Firing Three ‘Basketball Wives’ Stars! Who Are They?

June 13, 2012 08:30 AM by Shayla Perry

It’s official. Basketball Wives will be returning for a fifth season on VH1. And while we’re sure that there’s still going to be plenty of drama, regardless of how much they plan on toning things down, details on who will be involved in that drama are still unclear. In a recent interview, Executive Producer Shaunie O’Neal revealed that contract renewals won’t take place until August or September, and though she has “no problem walking away from the franchise,” there are definitely three cast members who shouldn’t expect to be asked back.

From fans boycotting Tami Roman to complaints in the media from cast members Kesha Nichols and Royce Reed, things obviously need to change before the Basketball Wives cameras start rolling again.

Of course, as with any docu-series type reality show, those changes will come in the form of a cast shake-up. So who’s on the chopping block?

Already, Shaunie O’Neal has talked about no longer appearing on the show…

“I don’t want to go back,” O’Neal tells The Insider. “I don’t want to sit in the midst of that anymore.

“I have no problem walking away from the franchise. The level of where it’s going is out of control,” Shaunie continues, saying that she won’t return if things don’t get better, but clarifying that she has until the end of the summer to make a final decision.

What she is sure about is what other cast members she doesn’t want to return to the show.

When asked if there were definitely people she would exclude from the next season, her response was:

“Yes. Three. Immediately, no questions asked. [It's] not anything personal, it’s just not where I’m trying to go. Not on the same page,” Shaunie explains.

Hmm… So which of the ghetto hot messes ladies do you think Shaunie plans on firing, and who do you think she should fire instead? Sound off in the Comments section below.

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29 Responses to “Shaunie O’Neal Plans On Firing Three ‘Basketball Wives’ Stars! Who Are They?”

  1. big Will Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I feel tami and evelyn should be taken off of the show, along with suzie who creates alot of choas by , trying to play both sides. Shaunie Oneal should be ashamed of herself, for allowing these women to display ignorant behavior on her show this long.

  2. lpaylady Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Definitely Tami, Evelyn and Susie should not return. Tami can say until she is blue in the face that she is not a bully but she certainly is. She did the exact same thing as Keisha which was talk about her behind her back. I hope she does not return nor the ghetto fabulous Evelyn. They have no class or integrity about themselves. And Susie is a follower and a trouble maker. All she does is carry tales from on to the other.

  3. Lisa Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    she should fire Suzie. She bring nothing to the show. Tami who is Ms. Intimidator/Bully and also also Kesha.

  4. lisa Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Get rid of SUZIE! She is the biggest troublemaker if you ask me. But we all know the 3 that need to go will not be the ones who will be told to go.
    The gossiper and the bullies. By the way I did like the 2 bullies until this past season.

  5. cheetiny Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 11:29 am

    she should leave evelyn, tami and susie and maybe herself off next year. If the first three are still on I will not be watching

  6. chee Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    if evelyn tamie or susie is back I will not be back

  7. Stephanie Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Tami can say she’s not a bully all she wants, She was extremely brutal to that woman. She kept saying she needs to stand-up for her self, while telling her she wanted to punch her. Tami you are a hot Ghetto Mess. What gives you that right to hit anyone. You were abused in life, now you’re the abuser. Kesha presented herself like a lady, it’s not up to you to tell her how to present herself, she has a mother already. Looks like she was raised well. Go Kesha!!!

  8. cv Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    i really really hope that Ms. Shaunie should FIRE tami, evelyn, and susie. Tami is two face and a BULLY. She filed a lawsuit herself against Evelyn in one season. Evelyn has NO respect and honor for anyone at all. WhY is Suzie there on the show anyway??. GO go AWAY MS. SUZIE. I do love Ms. Keisha and Ms. Royce tho… Thank You.!!!!

  9. Donna Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Does anyone remember how in the beginning Shaunie use to instigate constantly. It was all about the ratingings. Now the back lash comes and she folds. She created this monster and now wants to run when her “girls” needs her the most. They have all taken her lead. It does not make what they have done right but let’s put the blame where it needs to me. Shaunie! Shaunie! Shanie! Poof…you really need to be gone! Be honest with yourself Shaunie! You are TOTALLY responsible…own it!

  10. sable brown Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    i think that royce, keisha and the 40 old dancer needs to be cut their no show there not saying that royce is good but her times is up and tammy i dont think ur bully some people need to learn if someone wants to cuse u at u need to know how to defend yourself

  11. EloiseM Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Common sense tells me if SHOULD BE Keisha,Jennifer for sure. We need to see if Kenya really is a how-can-I put it…….trifling person that she seems to be on the show. I feel Royce should go, simply because she wants to and Shaunie got tired of her when they went to Spain. Remember she was not asked to go on another trip. Only Tami sticks up for her and then she (Royce) turns around and throws Tami under the bus because of manipulating lying Keisha.

  12. Cookie Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Shaunie, fire yourself first, fire Tami with yourself as a one-fer, and then fire Evelyn and Suzy. Otherwise, you lose crediblity not with just me, but with the whole world bytch!

  13. Wilma Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Here are the three cuts,

    as in Tami Roman

  14. Carol Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    They all need to go. This show has gone from having a chance to having no chance. How many people do you think will watch the show if the abuse stops. That’s the reason people tune in. Shaunie, you cashed the checks, so own up to your responsibility. Don’t we have enough problems with our image as black women withoug you getting paid to expolit it.

  15. ann e Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    The 3 leaving wont be the ones who should be leaving… Evelyn’s husband to be play’s Football and just signed with the Miami Dolphins..Why would she even be a show called Baskeball Wives.

  16. dlw Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    shaunie should considerd if she really wants to return, royce because she’s just not that interesting and a toss up between jen and sus

    June 13th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Suzie, Tami, Evelyn, need to be fired from the show they are the ghetto hot mess of the show, the viewer love the show, but them 3 ladies bring nothing to the show…..they time is up…..

  18. Shelby Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Royce, Kesha & Kenya hands down! They’re impossibly annoying and it wouldn’t be a show without Tami, Evelyn, Jen & Suzie! Those other 3 are just fillers and not important to the show at all. Royce especially works my nerves, thank God for the mute button because I can’t stand the sound of her obnoxious voice

  19. SAMRA Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Shaunie is the worst of all, she could have put a stop to the fighting and bullying from the start but she was in on it. I hope Jen does not drop those charges. Evil, Tami n Nostrils all need to leave the show, they are bad examples to their own kids. I wonder how they would feel if someone did the same thing to their kids. Shaunie is a messy hoodrat and Shaq was right about her low cladss ass. She is afraid of the bullies and they are her friends. When she told Jen boo boo listen to me, i thought she was talking to her own child. This hoodrat is really out of control. This show need to go

  20. gcs Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Pigs, pigs, and more pigs. Will not be watching anything regarding the pigs. When I watched a few minutes of the reunion…I wanted to see who would be in the audience…and just as I expected…more low rent Sista’s and Brudda’s! Little did they realize that no one on the panel of sluts would even consider take a second look at their brown butts…even though they too are Ghetto-ites themselves.

    There are only two that have an oz of decency about them.

    Shaunie, give it up. You are looking more and more like a pig as well. So, if that is what you want your money to portray you as…you and your posse` go for it…you all are doing a great job. Your children will be so proud of you all! With all the bling going with the situation!

    If I had a daughter…trust me, she would not be watching the trash that you are producing! Silly me, I was so happy to think that they would be showing the Basketball Wives in a positive light…nope, not unless positive means being sluts and hooooo’s!

  21. jazz2 Says:
    June 13th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    It will be Jen, Tami, and Royce.

  22. Marlowe Banister Says:
    June 14th, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Tami roman needs to go and shit starter Suzie and hood rat Ev all they did this season is keep shit going and Nostrils Oneal sat back and giggle all this could have been avoided if they told their obedient lacky to shut the fuck up Tami is nothing but a rabid dog I wish knew her personaly for Christmas I would buy her a bedazzled straight jacket with a matching spit mask Suzie would receive a muzzle for mouth they ought to call that bitch ass troll Suzie the oozie her mouth like bullets spraying Kesha would get from self defense lesson so she can stomp those bitches on sight

  23. b gee Says:
    June 14th, 2012 at 7:32 am

    I heard it was Jen, Royce and Keisha and if it’s true then Shaunie is not serious about changing the tone of this show, because Tami and Evelyn are the source of all the pain. She will not attract any wife/x-wife or girfriend/x-girlfriend with any sense to the show with Evelyn & Tami still around. And some of the athlete’s are getting court orders to protect themselves and their children from this negative exposure. I’m done with Shsunie.

  24. deidre Says:
    June 14th, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Shaunie should be on the list to go as well……. She played a major part in all of this bully ,and loud classless mess that is making women of color ashamed ….. Could Shaunie done something positive with the money she received from her ex husband???????? She should go away along with the rest of the mess…….

  25. KR Says:
    June 14th, 2012 at 4:22 pm


  26. Charlene Says:
    June 14th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    The mess continues because the wrong people were fired and season 5 will be the last. Jennifer does not deserve to leave, she was slapped and then she gets canned. Whereas Tami bullies and slaps people and she stays……Where is the logic?….Goodbye Basketball Wives

  27. yola Says:
    June 15th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    with out a doubt that sorry bi*** kesha she knew what da show was about before she joined now she wants to act like tami bullied her if ur were dat lady u claimed to be u would not be talkin crap behind tami back not once but twice u got exactly what u asked for, royce for being a back stabbing bi*** needs to go,and jennifer who pretends to be someone she is not

  28. Amber Gantt Says:
    June 15th, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Shaunie know that she is so fake until it just make me so mad, because she want to get rid of the people that either was hurt or someone who stand up to her ass.Shaunie need to get rid of Tammi first and Suzie next and than Eve. These three ladies started shit with people and sit back and talk about everybody on the show and bully people and it just not right.Shaunie said that we as viewer have too much time on our hands, because we leave comment on what we seen this season and I though that is why they have a comment space, so that she would know how the fans like are dislike the show.After her making that comment to John Sally or agreeing to what he said was so out of line.As a viewer I took that personal if she don’t care about what we have to say than I won’t waste my time and watch this bull shit of a show anymore.Why should we as viewers keep watching this show and that is putting money in her pocket.NO I won’t be a part of that.Shaunie can’t stand up for what is right and getting Tammi off the show is right.She still was doing a lot of bullying on the last show and Shaunie sat right on the side of her and they both was frowning up when people was talking and they didn’t address a lot of things that should have been address but it wasn’t.That last show seen so stage and John Sally was a mess his self.Shaunie know that she play a part in a lot of drama that happen this season.She stood their in Kenya’s room and let them put fish in her room and she was laughing I didn’t see anything funny.Shaunie have never embraced the new ladies on this show the only person I seen her embrace was Tammi.Anytime a new ladies come on the show Shaunie really ask so funny toward them and it was a lot of time she shouldn’t act like that as a producer of the show.Tammi the whole season ran back to Shaunie or Eve. and talked about everybody and everything she wanted to talk about,but if any of the other ladies say anything like Tammi they would be bully by Tammi and that is crazy.Tammi is the only person who can walk around and talk about people and if anything she talked about Jenn,Kenya,Royce,Kesha this whole season,but when they had something to say about the ways she was acting toward them than it is a big mess and why is that?Tammi is a bully in my eyes and Shaunie know that Tammi is a bully,because who was she talking about when she went to go see her pastor it was Tammi ans Eve. so if she can talk about them to her pastor why she can’t tell them what they are doing is wrong and not be so fake about it.Tammi was so fake when she said that she was sorry to Kesha for what she did to her,Tammi took Kesha purse,and when Shaunie asked her was she going to keep Kesha purse she said yes why didn’t Shaunie as a producer get her purse back and why would she let her go through her phone put the girl glasses on her head.Shaunie play a big part in a lot of things that happen this season.She sat their and told Jenn what she did wrong but I didn’t see why she didn’t have anything to say to the other ladies that did shit this season that was out of line.What everybody seen on TV was done and Tammi keep blaming editors,but we all know that she did everything that we seen on TV so what is she talking about.She keep saying that Kesha talked about everybody behind their backs and that was a lie.

  29. Amber Gantt Says:
    June 15th, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Shaunie you are so fake until it makes me sick.Shaunie you was a part of a lot of things that happen this season ,so you need to take a step back and look at your self and than fire your self because a lot of things that you did was not right and some of the things that you said about the viewers. We are the ones that keep the money going in your bank, so saying that us as viewers have too much time on our hands was not right.


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