Basketball Wives (Shed Media and VH1) has reportedly fired three cast members as promised. And what may not be all that surprising—the three women cut from season five’s lineup—Royce Reed, Jennifer Williams, Kesha Nichols, are the tamer ladies of the cast. Shocker (steep sarcasm).
Royce, Jennifer, and Kesha were all given the boot supposedly to do away with “dead weight” from the controversial show, according to TMZ.
As many fans called it, Jennifer would be given her walking papers because of her pending lawsuit against fellow cast member Evelyn Lozada’s assistant, Nia Crooks.
Even if you aren’t a staunch viewer of the show, you’ve heard about the resounding smack Crooks hand delivered to Williams’ face. Producers unsuccessfully tried to get the 39-year-old to drop the lawsuit and later pegged her as a liability because she stood her ground.
Though word has it Royce was booted for discussing her child’s father going against a 2009 gag order, the better probability is her previous feud with show producer and costar Shaunie O’Neal.
Nichols, who was deemed “meek” from refusing to fight co-stars Tami Roman and Kenya Bell in various scenes, was reportedly not brought back for another season because she didn’t bring enough flair, i.e. too tame, to the show.
Fans and critics alike took to Twitter to call a spade a spade about the seemingly deceitful reasons for firing the three ladies.
“So Royce, Keisha [sic], and Jennifer were fired from Basketball Wives and they kept all the drama queens,” Melody Kewl tweeted.
“Basketball Wives fired Royce, Jennifer and Kesha – all the people who weren’t the problem *side eyes Shaunie, Evelyn and Tami*,” Ziyanda N tweeted.
“@MAKAEL86 how does shaunie want the show to grow & become positive if she got rid of all the peacemakers?” MaiyaB tweeted.
Though no word yet as how Shed Media will address this brewing firestorm of why the cut ladies were chosen, we imagine another neutral stance as with the proposed bullying the reality show displayed.
Do you think Jennifer, Royce, and Kesha were rightfully let go or good for them so they can be part of something more productive?