After a less than stellar season full of cat fights and petitions, it’s being reported that THREE out of the cast members from season 4 of VH1′s Basketball Wives have received their walking papers.
Can you guess who which basketball “wives” got the boot?
Reed, who recently faced an embarrassing online breakup with NFL baller Dezmon Briscoe – who, by the way, she tweeted photos of sleeping in bed with Howard’s son – has had a series of failed relationships play out in front of the cameras.
I guess VH1 execs (read: Shaunie O’Neal) though enough was enough, especially after all the threats of boycotting from Black women everywhere.
And poor poor Jennifer Williams did all that for the reunion show and still doesn’t have a job to come back to. *sigh*
Sources close to the show say that while Williams may have made up with her former BFF Evelyn Lozada during the final reunion show, she is definitely in line to to be replaced next season after filing all those lawsuits.
But who knows, Jenn could be cast as an extra or even a bridesmaid during Lozada and Chad OchoCinco Johnson’s wedding, which reportedly will be taped for the entertainment of VH1 viewers.
And last but not least, the 3rd person on the list
to receive food stamps is Kesha Nichols. Even after all that bullying she took in front of the camera’s from Tami Roman, Nichols didn’t stand a chance and will reportedly be replaced next season as well.
According to TMZ, the three ladies will be receiving their final walking papers any day now and producers feel their departure will drop what they called “dead weight” from the show.
We’re told Royce was cut because she wasn’t legally allowed to talk about Dwight due to a 2009 gag order, blocking her from discussing her ex in any way.
The other girls on the show had also decided to ostracize her, so Royce couldn’t shoot scenes with the rest of the cast.
As for the others — producers think Jennifer’s too big a liability after suing Nia Crooks for slapping her on the show. And Kesha was just too boring.
A rep for VH1 tells TMZ, “We don’t comment on casting until everything is final. Thanks for checking in.”
[Sidebar: Just FYI, Royce has faced rumors of a BBW departure before, but she slid back in somehow... and how does Suzi manage to keep her spot every year?]
No word yet on who may be cast to fill the empty slots, but it’s clear the only requirement is that you have to have at least “slept with” an NBA player, so groupies getcha gear up and get to work!
If true, did producers make the right choices?
Who do you think should be next up to fill the 3 empty spots on Basketball Wives?