Kimsha Artest has officially withdrew/quit Basketball Wives LA. The taping of the reality TV show is already completed but by the third episode airing many wondered “where’s Kimsha”. The straight talking partner to Ron Artest/Metta World Peace was sure to bring some level of drama to the show. Last week a scathing Facebook post slammed Shaunie for firing her from the show. Kimsha denied she was involved and states for the record she does not want to be associated with the women of Basketball Wives LA in an interview with Kevin Frazier’s Hip Hollywood.
Some of the women that are on the show they are not wives and the majority of them are but they’re not conducting themselves as such. So I don’t want to be affiliated with shenanigans and drama. The back and forth is uncalled for, childish and that’s just not me.
Apparently Kimsha made her decision without notifying VH1 who finally released a statement confirmed Kimsha did not leave BBW:
“When Kimsha Artest signed on to be in ‘Basketball Wives: LA,’ we were very excited to have her onboard. That is why we were confused and disheartened when after a limited number of days shooting she stopped showing up for filming. This is the sole and only reason Kimsha has not appeared on more episodes of the series,” VH1 and Shed Media said Tuesday. “Her minimal coverage on the show was entirely her decision and not that of Shed Media, VH1 or Executive Producer Shaunie O’Neal.’Basketball Wives: LA’ continues to be a ratings success for VH1 every Monday night.”
Well good for her. Some had the good sense to realize this show is a wreck.