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Shaunie O'Neal Not Happy With "BBW: LA" - Says Some Of The Cast Is A Little Trashy

Critics who think Shaunie O'Neal's "Basketball Wives" franchise presents black women in a bad light have an ally in Ms. O'Neal herself.  Find out how Shaunie feels about the negative stereotypes presented on "BBW" and why she thinks the L.A. cast is a little trashy.

Some folks have been giving Shaunie O'Neal a lot of heat for the images of Black women shown on her hit show "Basketball Wives." And Shaunie tells EbonyJet.com that the heat is warranted.

“I get a lot of flack,” says O’Neal. “People say to me: 'You’re saying the betrayal of Black women is bad on TV, but your show is one of the number one reasons why it is.' Guess what? I agree! But you look at those credits -- it’s more than me executive producing it. I brought this vision to a table full of people, a table full of executives, and since then it has taken on its own new thing.”

And that whole new thing includes the new installment starring women in L.A. and Shaunie is not 100% on board with the cast.

“Honestly, they’ve distorted it a little bit. I really came in with the concept of having a group of women that come together and are associated by the game of basketball, whether it be their husbands, fiancés -- there’s some long-term relationship with a man in basketball and the game of basketball -- and that’s how we formed this sisterhood and friendship,” she says. “The L.A. cast -- there are some wives and fiancés, which I’m fine with. But there’s a little bit of trash kind of sprinkled into that cast that I’m totally against. I was really very hands off with that cast.”

Though she doesn't name names, the Govan sisters are absent when she speaks of the new co-stars that she likes.  I'm sure that has something to do with Laura Govan "allegedly" cheating with Shaq while he and Shaunie were still married.  Mmhmm.......

 “Yeah, you know they have Jackie Christie, I love her -- they have a long lasting marriage and it works. There's also Malaysia Pargo, you’ve got Imani who was the former fiancée of Stephen Jackson -- they went to the altar, you get that connection. These ladies have been around forever in the game of basketball. But then you’ve got people that just might’ve slept with somebody. I’m not OK with that,” O'Neal says. “It’s just drama and ... that’s not my vision. I don’t think that all money is good money. I don’t need it that bad. So we are having some issues. I’ve kind of just had to take a backseat and shut up and just let it go, let it ride. It’s David and Goliath right now.”

Looks like "BBW: Los Angeles" is going to be an infested mess.  I can't wait to hear from the "trash" that Shaunie speaks of.   Let the catfights begin....

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I like the Basketball Wives

I like the Basketball Wives of LA. I like it better than that phony Miami wives. Jenn cannot complete a full sentence. Evelyn on television visiting Ocho, then you know what ocurrs. Her daughter and her daughter's friends and enemies saw all that nonsense. Then Tammy likes to blast and Beat on the cast members. She is so childish acting. No skills with tact. Yet she has two lovely and sensible daughters that at some point seem afraid to have their mother close to them. Her mother was on one episode stating how Tammy likes to enforce her opinions on matters in a bullying way. And Meeka, I felt sorry for her because she was slapped by that bully. Meeka never ever put her hands on Tammy. Imagine being able to get a free trip to Rome, and you have a bully accompanying in the group trying to make your visit miserable. A mature person like Imani did at Matts function would have waited to clear things up in the United States, back home. Shaunie is trying to say and show Tammy as a nice person. Look at her behavior for props on the show with Jenn and Evelyn. When she is jealous she wants to attack you! Young females that are bullies in life are watching this nonsense. Especially Tammy's nonesense. Basketball LA is almost similar, but Jackie is dealing with mature women, except Laura who is going along with the scheme to get a hold of Draya and Malaysia. Imani, I think don't know what's going on. So there is at least a plot with Basketball Wives of LA. I Miami they just throw things this way and that way. They couldn't even go to Madrid, Spain, imagine that, Spain and Rome without trying to add phony drama to the plot of the show. Add some more cool women on the show and Miami will be slamming! That's my take! Oh by the way, Jackie didn't want Tanya to be copied by the other ladies as being one to admire because then she wouldn't be able to show off her stuff!
BTRU's picture

Shaunie your a$$ aint nothing

Shaunie your a$$ aint nothing but a trouble maker yourself, you get things all riled up between the women and then step back and watch them go at each other, meanwhile, you lay back and act like you don't know what is going on. Your stupid a$$ cast mates obviously don't have sense enough to figure out your sneaky tactics. Ma I got your number and so did Shaq, that's why he let dat a$$ go!
shell's picture

Shaunie is a damn golddigga

Shaunie is a damn golddigga herself. Left her 1st husband for Shaq(come on we knw not cuz of his looks)but for the cheddar. Now she has a show and her side kicks wanna dog groupies(hello looks like all these HO's were at 1 time groupies/jump offs, oh yeah Evelyn still is. Don't hear shaunie talk shit abt the one after she put all her business online but wants to jugde Laura G. The way U get UR man is how U lose him SO deal with it. Only real BBW I see is Tami, her dude went after her when he saw her on Real World plus she handles her own.
Tejana1's picture

Shaunie is a damn golddigga

Shaunie is a damn golddigga herself. Left her 1st husband for Shaq(come on we knw not cuz of his looks)but for the cheddar. Now she has a show and her side kicks wanna dog groupies(hello looks like all these HO's were at 1 time groupies/jump offs, oh yeah Evelyn still is. Don't hear shaunie talk shit abt the one after she put all her business online but wants to jugde Laura G. The way U get UR man is how U lose him SO deal with it. Only real BBW I see is Tami, her dude went after her when he saw her on Real World plus she handles her own.
Tejana1's picture

Shaunie is a damn golddigga

Shaunie is a damn golddigga herself. Left her 1st husband for Shaq(come on we knw not cuz of his looks)but for the cheddar. Now she has a show and her side kicks wanna dog groupies(hello looks like all these HO's were at 1 time groupies/jump offs, oh yeah Evelyn still is. Don't hear shaunie talk shit abt the one after she put all her business online but wants to jugde Laura G. The way U get UR man is how U lose him SO deal with it. Only real BBW I see is Tami, her dude went after her when he saw her on Real World plus she handles her own.
Tejana1's picture

meeka should move to LA!!!!

meeka should move to LA!!!! SHE'S A REAL WIFE AFTERALL.........LOL
Anonymous's picture

SHAUNIE YOU MAKE THAT MONEY

SHAUNIE YOU MAKE THAT MONEY GIRL! HATERS ARE GONNA ALWAYS BE THERE BUT I THINK WE BOTH KNOW WHO PAYS YOUR M@#$F@#$% BILLS GIRL!! YOU!! ....AND TAMI ROMAN AND EVELYN ARE MY GIRLS AS WELL I THINK YOU THREE KEEP IT ALL THE WAY REAL AND HATERS DONT LIKE THAT.... ANYONE WHO DONT LIKE THE SHOW KILL YOSELF AND YOU WONT HAVE TO WATCH IT!!!!!
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AMEN AMEN AMEN I 100%

AMEN AMEN AMEN I 100% AGREE!!! I COULD AND WOULD HANG WITH SHAUNIE, EVELYN AND TAMMI MOS DEF
Resa9975's picture

AMEN AMEN AMEN I 100%

AMEN AMEN AMEN I 100% AGREE!!! I COULD AND WOULD HANG WITH SHAUNIE, EVELYN AND TAMMI MOS DEF
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AMEN AMEN AMEN I 100%

AMEN AMEN AMEN I 100% AGREE!!! I COULD AND WOULD HANG WITH SHAUNIE, EVELYN AND TAMMI MOS DEF
Anonymous's picture

THE SHOW IS A HOT FREAKING

THE SHOW IS A HOT FREAKING MESS AND SO GHETTO!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Boring doesn't work remember

Boring doesn't work remember the 1st season of ATL housewives had DeShawn Snow...she was so boring the snatched her off the show immediately. I hate that the reality shows show all women of all races in a terrible light but show business is the business of making money and if degrading women or having women degrade themselves is what is selling then they (the show business bigwigs) are gonna continue to profit off of that fact....the truth is the truth.
Anonymous's picture

but here is the problem Ms.

but here is the problem Ms. Oneal... you jumped into a corporate business that you had no idea was going to eat you alive!! of course they are not going to portray african american women or any woman in a positive light ...they want drama so that people will watch so that the advertisers will buy ads boo boo.. that is the research you should have done before you brought it to them so that you would be Goliath and not the other way around!! It pains me to know that african american's simply refuse as a whole( not all ) to think before leaping.... you would have been better off doing a deal on the life time channel or TVone and also don't be afraid to ask for help.... we got to do better
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There is no such thing as

There is no such thing as african american...either you're african or american...im afro american!!! people born in africa is african...i was born in the usa which is afro american i dont care how others put it down...
Anonymous's picture

I thought she was a more

I thought she was a more classier lady than this bull they present on T.V., do away with these reality shows, period...
Anonymous's picture

Shaunie's making bank and we

Shaunie's making bank and we are watching. STFU. All women act like these do at some time or another. These just happen to minorities. I love the show. And if it boring, we'd be criticizing that too. Shut up...just shut up.
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shaunie you are an idiot. If

shaunie you are an idiot. If THEY distorted what you wanted...then why on one of the episodes did you stroll in one of the restaurants with your ghetto non wives in tow and go off on one of the other castmates. You were very loud in the restaurant and hood. so you need to get it together and dont act suprised by the flack you're catching
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Anonymous's picture

Shaunie is full of BS and is

Shaunie is full of BS and is a master manipulator disguised as a sugar coated do-righter! The only reason she is upset about the "trash" being on the show is because she allegedly slept with her ex husband. Had it been any one else's man she wouldn't have a problem with it cause that equals ratings. Except this time her business may be exposed. Besides if "all money isn't good money" then why is your name still on the show?! Because you're not about to let go of that "bad money"
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Shaunie is full of BS and is

Shaunie is full of BS and is a master manipulator disguised as a sugar coated do-righter! The only reason she is upset about the "trash" being on the show is because she allegedly slept with her ex husband. Had it been any one else's man she wouldn't have a problem with it cause that equals ratings. Except this time her business may be exposed. Besides if "all money isn't good money" then why is your name still on the show?! Because you're not about to let go of that "bad money"
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Shaunie is full of BS and is

Shaunie is full of BS and is a master manipulator disguised as a sugar coated do-righter! The only reason she is upset about the "trash" being on the show is because she allegedly slept with her ex husband. Had it been any one else's man she wouldn't have a problem with it cause that equals ratings. Except this time her business may be exposed. Besides if "all money isn't good money" then why is your name still on the show?! Because you're not about to let go of that "bad money"
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In the beginning this show

In the beginning this show had potential...know its just a ghetto mess!!!
Sallyone's picture

I agree. In the first season,

I agree. In the first season, you saw a group of women giving their stories on what they've gone through or what they are going through being with a basketball player. Now all the show is about is a group of women who gossip, fight, and act like immature middle school girls.
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Anonymous's picture

And to think I use to like

And to think I use to like Shaunie when she was with Shaq. That b!t(h is dumb ass hell....smh I can not stand her. She clearly needs mental rehabilitation.
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The show is trashy,yet funny

The show is trashy,yet funny at the same time, especially when only one woman is currently and only two were previously married to a player. They are all Gold diggers looking for an easy ride in life...
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The show is trashy and yet

The show is trashy and yet funny at the same time, especially when only one woman is actually married or was married to a player. They are all Gold diggers looking for an easy ride in life...
Anonymous's picture

Those women act like how most

Those women act like how most black and hispanic/latina women act, keep it real. Stop frontin like the black race is one of the most civilized and upright races. Black women are known to be loud, obnoxious, argumentative, insecure, and drama feigns. Keep it real. Why do you think so many of them love and identify with Medea (Tyler Perry's idea of the black woman) does so well? Shaunie made a 'REALITY' show.........if it's not real/how Baller's wives, ex wives, and jump offs act, then say that. But if it is then why are you mad? Because of what it's called? Would you rather it be called "Women Baller's Had Relations With"? Is that really necessary? I mean really. smh. How many of you have been in a relationship for years, kids and all, with no marriage ceremony...and KNOW that you've been more committed to your situation than most married couples?
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Check it..i knew Shaunie

Check it..i knew Shaunie when she was in LA....she is just like the women she calling Trash...when she got divorced and got $$$..she tries to come off classy and above the others on how..you saw a glimpse of her TRUE self in the episode last year when she confronted gloria in resturant about her marriage...Shaunie is HOOD..HOOD........as for her show..besides Jennifer- who the HELL WAS MARRIED---they all were KEPT women, and when the $$ andfame went dry...thats when they so clled LEFT their men...............evelyn is a gold digger-whoe..jeifer looks like a muppet, and suzie is a FOLLOWER...so worried about what those 3 COOKY wome think of her.......FOR REAL people!!
R.'s picture

you women confuse me ive seen

you women confuse me ive seen plenty of episodes of bbw and that show is not showing black women in bad taste its showing women dealing with issues so what they yell dont u? so what they fight dont u? i think ppl are just being to anal one show with black women dont represent the millions around the world! if you dont like it dont watch it point blank..
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Shaunie is a mess. This is

Shaunie is a mess. This is what happens when money hungry women get married for the wrong reasons and then get burned in the end. She tries to distance herself from the other women by pretending to be the classy one, but she is just as trashy as the next. Gloria was not the first nor the last that Shaq cheated on her with so I wish that she would just get over that situation. In addition Shaunie has children at home with mouths to feed so tell me why is she running around town with a 21yr old? She represents nothing!
Anonymous's picture

She hangs with trash in Miami

She hangs with trash in Miami but calls the LA cast trash? Girl bye.
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Shaunie is a joke

Shaunie is a joke
heather's picture

She is ALWAYS talking out the

She is ALWAYS talking out the side of her neck! How can you make a living by portraying women of color in a negative, unattractive light and talk about integrity. GTFOH! I watched BBW once and I don't get it. These women have no jobs, no aspirations, and zero class. Furthermore they are too damn old to be fighting and forming cliques like they're in high school. What goes around definitely comes back around.
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None of them are basketball

None of them are basketball wives.
Anonymous's picture

None of them are basketball

None of them are basketball wives.
Anonymous's picture

None of them are basketball

None of them are basketball wives.
Anonymous's picture

look yall... the LA BB Wives

look yall... the LA BB Wives make TamiRoman look like Queen Mary okay lol these bitches look tacky except Gloria, her sis & the other mixed broad
TRUTH101's picture

Ok...cause Tami be lookin'

Ok...cause Tami be lookin' like Moms Mabley. Miami is sexy w/beautiful people w/sexy bodies. LA....some of them black folks look like them cows that created that stampeded in Dallas to get they fat azzes on section 8.
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plus the Govan sisters look

plus the Govan sisters look like some Guatemalan maids.
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lol shit imean i know some

lol shit imean i know some bitches who aint been put on #FEELME? If shaunie wanted some real $$$$$$, she should get a real groupie like Kat Stacks, get a hood a baby momma, a stripper/girlfriend/jumpoff, a gay man and a wife BECAUSE truth be told thats what these ballers do. They either down low, married or have multiple girlfriends/ baby mommas
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