*Shaunie O’Neal, creator and executive producer of “Basketball Wives,” admitted that her star drama instigators, Tami and Evelyn are bullies on the show. Not that’s it’s news to viewers, but Shaunie told Hip Hollywood that yes she is aware of the madness and extreme fuss the ladies cause.
But being the diplomatic person she is, Shaunie attempted to speak on it in a most professional way, saying that Evelyn has a strong personality, which at times becomes a bit overwhelming.
Regarding Tami, she said in general the woman is a sweetheart, but if you rub her the wrong way, things will get a bit out of hand.
Despite the drama and royal rumbles, Shaunie is looking forward to a successful season.
“I’m extremely happy that Basketball Wives continues to have another successful fourth season. As the ratings have been through the roof since our season opener, fans continue to tune into the lives of Evelyn, Tami, Jennifer, Royce, Suzie and myself. As there is always controversy and indifference projected on the show, because we are all individual personalities, I always hope that people will find that as much as you may agree or disagree with the opinions, the behavior, [and] even our different taste in shoes, you are taking a look inside the lives of four complete different women. I will never say I agree with some of the behavior between my girlfriends on the show, but if we were to edit certain things out the show would be scripted and not reality.
“As a woman of color with kids, I am very aware of myself, but I also have to be aware that my choices cannot be the same for everyone on the show and I have to respect that. I hope the fans feel they see a balance and know we have always been real with our stories, even though it may not always be a positive portrayal of adult women but real women nonetheless. I look forward to developing other media platforms in the future and hope that fans will continue to support.”