Tami Roman from VH1’s Basketball Wives covers the current issue of Atlanta-based Rolling Out Magazine.
Although I’m a bit slow on my Basketball Wives pimpin (I’m still on episode #3 hoping to catch up soon), I’m a Tami Roman stan from way back during her “Real World’ days and when I met her briefly during the 2011 Essence Music Festival, I liked her immediately.
[PHOTOS: On the scene of the 2011 EMF]
On joining “Basketball Wives”:
Well, I watched the first season of “Basketball Wives” and just felt like the things that I was going through weren’t really represented on the show.
I had been a basketball wife, and now that I was divorced, things weren’t as golden as they portrayed on the show. I wasn’t eating out and getting manicures every day … and I wasn’t drinking all night, every night. That wasn’t my world, so for me, I felt like my individual story would be valuable.
More photos + excerpts from Tami’s Rolling Out interview below:
On dealing with the real-time responses and criticisms that celebrities experience with social media:
When I did the “Real World,” we didn’t have Facebook, Twitter, or blogs, so I didn’t really know how people felt about the things that I did, [unless] they took the time to write a fan letter. So social media is very new to me, and it’s something I had to get used to because people will criticize you, judge you and lash out at you.
People will feel like that can say anything to you and you’re just supposed to take it. I haven’t always done that because I’m a human being with feelings. So if you hurt me or my loved ones, I’m going to address it accordingly. I realize now that I can’t do that though, I can’t curse out every person who doesn’t like me on Twitter.
On rumors that she wrote a book:
Yes! I’m working on my book, and I will say that several ladies on the show have books coming out … well, all of us except Suzie [laughs]. I know with my situation in particular, everybody knows me from the “Real World” and from “Basketball Wives.” I think that there is so much more to my life that they don’t know about and that they don’t get a chance to see.
So I want to really open up myself to people to give a lot of backstory to me, my family, how I was raised, and the things I’m going through or have gone through. Hopefully, someone can read my book, understand my situation, and learn how to get through something similar that they may be going through.
I really like Tami and hopefully I will still feel the same after I finish watching this season.
Who is your favorite “Basketball Wife”?
Click HERE to read the full interview at RollingOut.