Basketball Wives was rather intense especially for only being the first episode! Evelyn recently announced shes going to be blogging about each episode on her official website, calls Jennifer out and explains why shes upset with her while Tami gives her opinion on the beef between Evelyn and Jennifer. Jennifer also blogged about her thoughts on Monday’s episode as well as clearing up the ‘blog’ talk. Royce blogs about the episode as well and calls her bff Tami out?
Evelyn wrote, “Okay, I am going to get right into the problems that I have with Jennifer during tonight’s episode. Let me get something clear…I ONLY fought with Royce because I am LOYAL and was taking up for my former friend Jennifer! The beef between Royce and I would have never happened (clearly she forgot) if it weren’t for her. And, the ONLY reason why Suzie and I had words is because she couldn’t keep her mouth shut about my personal business!
Now…on to the last scene. Jen knew what I was upset about and has known for a while. The actual discussion during the last scene of the show was actually longer, but due to editing was shortened. Prior to the radio interview, blogs or any interviews that Jen has done I never betrayed or had a conversation about her relationship with Eric. I am usually the first person the media will approach for a comment on Jen’s relationship because at the time, I was the closest to her. Media outlets used to contact me all the time last season because Eric and Jen were separating. Have you EVER known me to comment on her relationship or personal life via any media outlet? Of course not because I am LOYAL.
Her comment tonight, “I can F*** whoever I want to F***, I’m not marrying no damn athlete!” was again, very hurtful. Basically she is still dissing my relationship and my fiancé. What type of so-called friend would have the audacity to do that? And why would she contradict herself? Didn’t you just say on the show “I can f*** whoever I want to F***, I’m not marrying no damn athlete!” I don’t get it! Whether you are having sex with, marrying, dating or not you are still sleeping with athletes and my man happens to be an athlete! DUH! That would be the same type of person!
And what is so crazy is that Jen was OUT having “relations” with athletes and trying to play the innocent role on the show. Last season Jen was dating, however, she acted as though she wasn’t to viewers. At least, I give our viewers ALL of me; I don’t lie to any of you guys regarding my personal life, friendships, etc.
We have been friends for twelve years and at the end of the day, talking smack about my fiancé is OFF LIMITS. I don’t care in what capacity, I make certain not to discuss Shaunie, Tami’s or Jen’s personal life when I am doing interviews. It is called LOYALTY. The comments that Jen carelessly made about my relationship is an issue and she was not being a real friend.
Once Chad proposed, do you realize that Jen NEVER congratulated me…she didn’t say anything positive, never took time out to meet Chad…nothing. You would think she would have at least wanted to give me a bridal shower or something. What type of best friend is that?! All of the crocodile tears is for show, it’s fake…she did this to herself. Jen showed me her true colors and I am done with her.
This is very hurtful to me because I thought she was a true friend, I was loyal and I seriously thought she would have been happy for me. We were friends for twelve years and regardless she has judged Chad and me. Meanwhile, she is doing the same thing. I hope this clarifies a few things for everyone.
“Take Your Crocodile Tears and Go Talk To Your Publicist”
Until next Monday my loves…”
Jennifer wrote, “I finally faced the fact that it isn’t a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems.” Whitney Houston. Sending so many prayers and love to the Houston family! NYC baby!!! Big City, Big Dreams… I was happy to start the season off filming in NYC! It is home for me and home is where the heart is but it wouldn’t be right without any drama unfolding! Diann Valentine is a familiar face, she planned my wedding and we are still good friends. I always say I had the perfect wedding, just the wrong groom but life goes on.
It’s always great to catch up with the girls outside of Miami. Suzie recently moved to New Jersy so it was good to hang out with her and be “Single in the City.” Tami is also from NY so I know she was happy to spend some time at home filming. Shaunie often travels to NYC for business and Royce is acting in a play in the Big Apple as well.
Ok on to the new girls! I am always leery about new cast mates each season because females can be very catty and you see how the whole Meeka scenario ended. I am in the space in my life where I really don’t need any extra drama and I am too old to be trying to make new BFFs. My first impression of Kesha was that she seemed mild-mannered and cool. Kenya and I are both going through a divorce so I thought we would probably be able to relate to a lot of things. The whole “bougie” thing, ok I get it! I like certain things, however I don’t think I am a snob. In my eyes, “bougie” isn’t a bad thing! It’s actually the alternative to being a loud and obnoxious female, so I’m good with that.
If you follow me on twitter and watch my show you can see that I maintain a very steady and peaceful voice. I don’t sub-tweet, I’m not negative and I rarely curse. It’s just not what I’m about. Filming this season has been a very stressful experience but there has been some sweet with the bitter. I met new people, traveled to many exciting places and have done a ton of incredible things. I am healthy and I am blessed. Sadly, there’s always someone out there that would prefer to see you miserable.
As you heard on tonight’s show, Evelyn is upset with me about a blog that was written by my publicist. Reason being, I didn’t have time to personally do it because I was on vacation in Italy with my girlfriends. I honestly didn’t think she wrote anything awful or harmful. It stated my opinion and I feel I ‘m allowed to have one.
Was this statement really worth all the drama? “The idea of me being jealous of Evelyn’s engagement is a bunch of crap and NO I don’t mess around with the same type of guys that Evelyn dates. I am just getting out of a ten year relationship and am very cautious about who I go out with.”
What I really have a hard time understanding is that this blog came out July 19th, 2011 and the first time I heard about Evelyn being mad was in November 2011. When we filmed the reunion in July the blog was out and she didn’t mention it then. It is just absurd to me that we are fighting over something so simple in my eyes but I guess not in hers. So be it!
Tonight the world witnessed for themselves the type of evil I am dealing with. These words pretty much sum up the state of affairs.
Season 4 Premiere
Me: “I’m not gonna be enemies with someone I’ve known over a decade.”
Evelyn “You’re not my friend, you’re my enemy.”
It was at this very moment that I realized there would be no resolution. No matter what I would do, Evelyn already had it in her mind that I was her enemy. And there you have it…
Stay tuned to see how far it will go!
“The Reality Check” soon to come. “
Tami also answered some questions about the feud with Evelyn and Jennifer to Cherry On Top
When it comes to Jennifer and Evelyn, what’s it been like watching their friendship fall apart the way it has?
TR: From my standpoint, I always looked at them and said, “How are they best friends?” Because I didn’t really feel a lot of friendship love. Like I know my diehard friends, we don’t function in the way they function, so I can’t say that I’m very surprised. I always felt that there was a little tension towards Evelyn from Jennifer. I didn’t really know what it was, couldn’t put my finger on it, but now that this thing is starting to unfold before my eyes, just as it will for everyone else, I’m seeing what those underlying tensions were, and they’re all going to be brought to the forefront this season.
What you just said about feeling “tension” from Jennifer towards Evelyn is similar to something Evelyn said in a recent interview about there always being something weird or off about her friendship with Jennifer.
TR: Yeah, I have to tell you on the outside looking in, I definitely noticed it. I always saw Evelyn trying to always be there for Jennifer, but I never saw that really reciprocated. And so, however, okay, well that’s their friendship, that’s the way it works for them, but for me looking at the friendship, something just didn’t really seem right. Now I’m coming to understand what it really was.
Do you think there is a little jealousy there on Jennifer’s part?
TR: I’m not going to say it was jealousy because I think that people will come to their own conclusions as to what they feel it is as the show unfolds. But, and I don’t have any beef with Jennifer, and I don’t have any beef with Evelyn. I’m just basically an outside party that just felt like their relationship wasn’t what I would consider to be a real true, unconditional friendship.
Team Evelyn? Or team Jennifer? Who’s wrong? Who’s right? Do you agree with what Tami had to say?
Royce blogs about her feelings on episode 1 of Basketball Wives and she doesn’t hold back!
“OK HERE WE GO!!! AGAIN, THIS IS MY BLOG AND I SAY WHAT I WANT WHEN I WANT AND HOW I WANT. IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT DON’T READ IT.
Welcome back to…ummm…I don’t even know how to describe it anymore.
It’s Season Four and a lot has happened in the past almost 2 1/2 years you viewers have watched our lives. We have all grown by age, but not necessarily in maturity. Lets be blunt, sometimes watching yourself on TV causes you to cringe and say “Why did I do that?” At least I do. Others I believe may actually think it’s cool. That’s fine though, it makes for a highly rated show so like they say, “Do you, boo boo.”
This whole episode was eating and drinking…do we EVER do anything else? Let’s catch up, let’s meet, let’s talk about the past, make a toast, take a shot and call it a mofo day or night. But I guess we had to recap the viewers on where everything stands before the bottle tossing and bitch slaps, so I digress.
Evelyn is getting married y’all. Yeah, I said it. I’ll admit I thought it was a publationship (that’s a relationship for publicity) but I seriously doubt anyone would get married solely for attention…especially after calling me out about having a blog, a twitter account, etc. when she now has more followers than all of us, tweets that ruin friendships, and a new blog…I’m just saying. I hope she doesn’t eat her words, because I will be serving up a lot of sh*t if I find out it’s fake. With that said, I’ll leave that notion alone and say that I do now believe the relationship is real. As far as not having bridesmaids, to each their own. A plus for that is no one gets their feelings hurt when they aren’t a “chosen one.” However, when I get married, trust I’m having a huge wedding with an intro like Coming To America and every bridesmaid will be in shape or in bootcamp because I will not have ANY ALTERNATE DRESSES walking down the aisle standing next to me. Yes, I’m serious. I’ll just let them be the guestbook attendant…Moving on.
Suzie and Jenn. Seriously? Okay, first of all let’s call a spade a spade. You all are close right now by default. Suzie, you have run your mouth repeatedly and now you wonder why I’m not speaking to you? I said hello when you texted me. I also let you know you were full of sh*t. Everyone saw how pressed you were to become friends with people who could care less and I still had your back. But first time shame on you, second time shame on me. Third time…won’t be a third time… Jenn, sweetie, how are you calling someone immature and friendless? “At the end of the day,” I’m free and I go home with my pride, my dignity and REAL FRIENDS.On top of that, last I checked we were in the same boat but I wasn’t shedding tears. I let go of trying to befriend people who didn’t respect me or who were lacking common sense a long time ago. I took the shackles off my feet over a year ago so I can dance…Now Playing: Mary Mary ‘Shackles.’
Kesha is a breath of fresh air. She doesn’t look white to me and I like her southern accent. Suzie and her “She doesn’t look like a Kesha and she sounds like a redneck hillbilly” comment is ignorant as HAYELL! Yes I said HAYELL! But what do we expect from someone giving blow job lessons in a crowded restaurant. I still have love for Suzie but she knows better especially when people have commented on her race. Suzie, reality check… you DON’T look Asian even though you are. Anyways, most of us have heard Kesha’s story through the internet or on other news outlets but hearing it come from the horse’s mouth brings more truth than rumors. Funny how that works…fighting a beast when you’re an ant is hard. I’ve been there, done that, still doing it. Truth eventually comes out no matter how big no matter how small. *MeSsAgE*
Tami, Tami, Tami…I love you but you had a messy moment. I understand you trying to get Jenn and Evelyn to speak and trying to see where each of their minds are. BUT that’s not where the problem was. The problem was you going back to Jenn and Suzie about our lunch date with Kesha and Kenya. You call me out when I’m wrong so now I’m calling you out. That was deadass wrong. There was a different way to say how the first impressions went, but it was delivered all types of messy. Imma give you a pass because…hell…I don’t have a reason, I just am. But next time Imma wear full armor and tell it like it is so when I get popped it won’t hurt. Imma still say it though…Anyways, we have concluded Suzie is sex-crazed, Jenn is bougie, and both act real bold and hard around each other but get soft as hell when in an environment that gets uncomfortable. Kenya loves Jenn tho…remember that.
This whole Evelyn and Jenn debacle. All the messages I receive about me laughing behind closed doors or saying I told you so isn’t happening. I don’t LIKE to be right about things like this. I just never felt the friendship was as solid or close and it looked to most viewers. I’ve know these women since summer 2009. I’ve seen a lot, heard a lot, but never vocalized much. It wasn’t my place to tell them “This friendship is the pits!” Just from last season it seemed very one-sided and strained. I’ve never really seen them get deep or support each other fully. It always seemed full of side-eyes and judgments. Ten years or not, time doesn’t constitute the title of “Best Friend.” But,again to each their own. Crocodile tears aside, what I DON’T respect is passing off blogs you didn’t write as your own then retracting them and throwing the true author under the bus when you get backlash from it. Being a writer myself…(College Girls book one out now available on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com in Kindle, Nook and hard copy form…shameless plug…)
I take great pride in being able to express my opinions on vh1 each episode for the third season in a row. I have been criticized by many including a few of my castmates and guess what…I don’t give a damn because what does the first sentence of my blog say every week? OK HERE WE GO! AGAIN THIS IS MY BLOG AND I SAY WHAT I WANT WHEN I WANT AND HOW I WANT. IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT DON’T READ IT.
#BOOM You don’t have to like what I say but its my opinion and I stand by everything that comes out my mouth, right or wrong. You may not agree but I’ll be damned if I blame it on someone else. If it has my name on it trust and believe I wrote it, no ghostwriter, no publicist, etc. ME! Period! I’ll take all criticism as long as I have my respect! Peace out!”