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Shaunie O’Neal Fires Three Cast Members From ‘Basketball Wives’

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.

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 Rowan and Kendra Smith 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.


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