Recently, TMZ reported that four “Basketball Wives” have received pink slips from their boss Shaunie O’Neal, because fans have been complaining about the show being boring along with low ratings.
Now, Vh1 has released a statement addressing the rumors about cast-mates Laura and Gloria Govan, Brooke Bailey, and Malaysia Pargo being fired from the show. Here’s what they had to say:
By now we’re sure that many of you Basketball Wives L.A. fans may have read reports that four of the six main cast members have been fired from the show. Last weekend, TMZ made waves when they reported an exclusive news story that everyone except Jackie Christie and Draya Michele would not be returning for season three of the series because they “weren’t allowing all of their reality to be filmed.”
The time has come to set the record straight. We can officially tell you all that despite the widespread reports, none of them are true. There have been absolutely no casting decisions made regarding the next season of the show. Some of the ladies have responded to the allegations, with Brooke Bailey tweeting “Not all rumors you hear are true….Don’t go off of what you hear, but what you see instead,” and Laura Govan also responding “P.S. ya girl ain’t never been fired from ANYTHING in life. eff what ya heard!” We agree with Laura and Brooke…don’t believe everything you hear.
Plus, since the whole Brooke and Jackie Christie show down, the show has gone from 1 million to 2 million views.