Another ‘Basketball Wives’ leak.
Hit the link below to find out why many of the show’s fans believe production insiders are gearing up to take a stand against Shaunie O’Neal in defence of the beloved African athlete OG Chijindu.
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Two weeks ago, an unnamed VH1 insider revealed that the company was unhappy with O’Neal’s management of the ‘Basketball Wives’ empire by telling ‘Crazy Days and Nights’ that bosses were planning to reprimand her for failing to take a stand against colorism by turning her into a lame duck producer.
A number of tweets celebrating the news went viral and highlighted just how many viewers were in favour of the move.
It now seems, if these reports are to be believed, that the general public’s response and Shaunie’s refusal to hold Evelyn Lozada accountable for comparing a black woman to a monkey are why VH1 may have plans to fire her from the series.
VH1 appears to be trying to “fire” Shaunie from Basketball Wives.
The insider explained, “VH1 is forcing [Shaunie] to give up being a producer, if she wants to remain on-camera.” If she agrees, O’Neal will no longer be able to call any shots, even if she’s allowed to retain her executive-producer role (although she won’t have any power in that role either).They added: “Once Shaunie gives up her producer [power], she’ll be fired. They’ve been trying to take her show for years.”
This report inaccurately claimed that VH1 fired ‘Love and Hip Hop’s Mona Scott-Young from the platform’s Hollywood arm as part of efforts to freeze the black women it works with out of power.
The truth is that the mogul stands an executive-producer on all ‘Love and Hip Hop’ shows via her Monami Entertainment production outfit, and works with VH1 to delegate roles to producers when she cannot physically be in a city in a ‘Hip Hop’ show is being produced in.
Unlike Mona, Shaunie does not own the company charged with producing her series, which is why she may find herself at risk of being removed if her employers feel that she is a liability…even if she is an executive-producer.
VH1 is yet to confirm or deny any of the reports that have emerged in the last month.
Quite interestingly, all of these reports surfaced after O’Neal is said to have infuriated fans and frightened advertisers by scolding viewers for being “too invested” in the show.
Shaunie O’Neal really sat there and said she apologizes if OG felt the way she did is such a joke looking at the fact that she posted an IG video saying the fans are too invested in the show & it ain’t serious. A fraud trying to save face
— Letswai (@Miss_Ttee) October 17, 2019
Shaunie went on live and said fans are too invested in this show as a rebuttal to Evelyn’s behavior so I’ll invest my time elsewhere and let those ratings drop??♀️ #BasketballWives
— eliza thornberry (@_LikeJason) October 10, 2019
It was incredibly dumb of shaunie to get on live and tell viewers that they are too invested in #basketballwives. Without invested viewers there is no show, you clown. Suddenly we’re “too invested” because no one is siding with her and miss ancestry DNA, evilyn.
— CWT (@CWatchesThings) October 7, 2019
Its funny how shaunie says the fans are too “ invested”…let’s see what happens when we stop being invested” and the ratings fade into a cancellation…jerk #bbwla
— feyi oso (@feyioso) October 4, 2019
Shaunie said the viewers are too invested in their lives. I think everyone should stop investing…. immediately
Let her words be their truth
— GingerTee21 (@GingerTee1) October 11, 2019
Too invested lol… Shaunie is either really dumb, really arrogant, really tired or a combination. That was some silly shit to say. https://t.co/ngTQaR8G64
— ?Luna? (@RocCandi) October 10, 2019
Shaunie said y’all too invested in the #BasketballWives so I’m assuming she doesn’t want you to invest your time watching. Let’s just invest in watching @TamiRoman on her show… And whatever she’s doing.
— Key Williams (@Neshelle123) October 7, 2019
Shaunie O’Niel said we’re too invested in a show that literally makes black women look bad ? I don’t care how edited it is there’s no reason for this show to be as trashy ??as ??it ??is ?? WTF pic.twitter.com/bpFNu5uK70
— butterflies and ballerinas (@phumLa__) October 4, 2019
@BasketballWives this is where I knew shaunie O’Neal was a liar she went on Instagram and told the fans that og wasn’t fired but sat her ass on the reunion and said some people is not coming back the reunion was before the post so she lied to you the fans.
— Natalia (@Natalia10067063) October 17, 2019