If you’ve never caught an episode of VH1’s “Basketball Wives,” let us break down the casual episode for you: one girl says something about another girl, all the girls gossip about it, girl being gossiped upon finds out she’s being talked about and gets mad, fight goes down at a respectable function with everyone wearing something classy.
Changes were rumored to have been coming, however. Executive producer (and ex-wife of NBA legend Shaquille O’ Neal) Shaunie O’ Neal announced the show would be looking to revamp its image, and tone down the fighting. How is that plan working out? They’ve now axed three women from the show.
— J I Λ (@missjia) June 14, 2012
Vh1's "Basketball Wives" Solves Negative Image Problem By Getting Rid of Non-Negative Cast Members: Shaunie O'Ne… http://t.co/i7jiNAm3
— Danielle Belton (@blacksnob) June 14, 2012
Shaunie Lays Down the Law, Kicks Three Castmates off ‘Basketball Wives’ http://t.co/zMlhCLCL
— Clutch Magazine (@ClutchMagazine) June 14, 2012
The women that you’ll no longer be viewing on this reality drama are Jennifer, Royce, and Kesha. These three have been especially problematic for the show, and didn’t appear to have the same type of reformation that the show had in mind.
There wasn’t much of a celebration from the fans on Twitter. It was mostly a lament of lost cast members and thoughts as to others who needed to take their exit.
Royce Jennifer Kesha have been fired from basketball wives. its not guna be the same wth!!
— Brii (@2chanel4you_) June 14, 2012
Tell me this is not for real!!! 'Basketball Wives' Fired, Jennifer, Royce and Kesha Axed for More 'Balanced' Show http://t.co/U4nLSL1C
— Kaisha Barron (@Diva4Fitness) June 14, 2012
— TB (@kp5znw) June 14, 2012
really want Jennifer to be back on basketball wives so I can see this "friendship" re-established with evelyn unless them hoes fakin
— Oprah (@_Hell_inHEELS) June 14, 2012
No more jen on basketball wives.. I'm really not gonna watch it now
— TwoNels (@chanelnel) June 14, 2012
There’s even a few who have come up with a rather swell idea as to replacements for the fired cast members:
— marlon wayans (@MarlonWayans) June 14, 2012
Dude this REALLY made me lol ??? RT @Exp3nsiveTaste: Next on Basketball Wives, Chris Brown sues Drake.
— C.J. Jones (@Milw_Best) June 14, 2012
On a more serious note, can we get this show re-named? It’s blatant false advertising, if you ask us.
None of the Basketball Wives are even Married . They to change that shows name to Messy Ass Hoes
— Be Yourself (@Anti_Judgmental) June 14, 2012
Please and thank you.