Draya Michele

*After four seasons on “Basketball Wives: LA,” Draya Michele is finally retiring from the show, explaining in a new interview that she’s ready to put the drama in her rearview mirror and focus her attention on more positive things, including launching her own fashion line.

Draya sat down with BET to talk about what she’s learned from being on “Basketball Wives,” and why she’s completely over it.

“Reality TV is really tricky,” she said. “The first two season of [Basketball Wives] were the hardest, but that’s when I enjoyed it the most. The last two seasons were the easiest, but I was just mentally over it.”

During Season 4 of the show, Michele was seen arguing with many of her co-stars, including professional basketball player Jason Maxiell’s wife, Brandi. About halfway through the season, she stopped making an appearance on the show, as IBTimes reports.

Explaining the decision to leave BBW, Draya says:

“I got to grow up in front of America. But now that I’m grown, I don’t need every single thing I do to be on TV and to be judged…I just don’t like it anymore. I just want to live a more private life.”

Draya also has a warning to those considering to broadcast their life for all to see on reality TV.

“I don’t recommend doing it,” she says. “I think it ruins families, relationships, work relationships. I think it tarnishes your name.”

The former video vixen and mom of one has experienced her fair share of negative press lately, especially surrounding her volatile, on-off relationship with Orlando Scandrick.

In August, Draya said on “Big Boy In The Morning” radio show that she would be open to returning for a “Basketball Wives” spinoff show, but only if it focused on her swimsuit line Mint Swim.

“It would have to be really, really right and really based on my business and positive stuff, but I’m just not really into having me, my love life, my family on TV anymore,” she said.

Draya recently shared a positive message with her fans on Twitter reminding them that they can choose to be a positive influences.

“It’s our choice what we decide to show to the world. I have no regrets about reality TV and I’m thankful for the opportunity,” Michele tweeted. “It’s just not my thing anymore.”