For the ladies at VH1′s ‘Basketball Wives‘, the last year has been ‘intense’ to say the least.
Coming under fire for what many saw as gratuitous violence, bullying and a general lack of decorum, today saw the ‘wives’ face even more drama.
For, in what will shock many of its viewers, VH1 has reportedly given Jennifer Williams, Kesha Nicols and Royce Reed their marching orders in a bid to rid the show of ‘dead weight’.
Reports indicate that Royce‘s dismissal stems from her inability to address her ‘off screen’ drama on camera due to a gagging order placed on her the father of her son.
This, coupled with her cast mates refusal to film with led to producers coming to this decision.
Williams, who like Reed has starred in the show since its genesis, was allegedly given the boot after being seen as a liability by producers, after threatening to sue recurring cast mate Nia Crooks for slapping her on camera and openly criticizing the show during press rounds.
Until they are replaced, the show’s current line up consists of attempted mogul Shaunie O’ Neal, one time homey hopper Evelyn Lozada, the cantankerous Tami Roman and failed television host Suzie Ketcham.
VH1 are yet to release a statement confirming the dismissals.
Until they do, peep the
middle aged bullies ladies in action below…