Tami spoke to Sister 2 Sister Magazine about the negative portrayal of Basketball Wives. Here’s what she had to say.
Tami Roman understands why celebrities like Star Jones and TV viewers are tired of the negativity on “Basketball Wives,” but she suggests they should direct their complaints toward the show’s producers, not the stars.
“I think that the opposition to call for the show to be cancelled will end the employment of several African-American women who have no creative control. Why not call out the people who make the decisions about what is aired. Call out Shed Media. Call out VH1 because I will join that battle,” Tami told Sister 2 Sister. “Why call for several people to be unemployed that really have nothing to do with the creative process?”
Tami said she and her co-stars have had many discussions about bringing more positive images to the show, but even though camera crews are there when the ladies are uplifting their communities, that doesn’t make it onto the show.
“I come with my storyline and things that I want to introduce and lo and behold what they want to show are those dramatic moments. There is more to us,” Tami said.
Tami said the direction the series has taken is so far from what she expected, she has thought about calling it quits.
“I have thought about leaving,” she said. “I would love to see a season 5 where VH1 and Shed Media are called out to show more positive things that we’re doing and show us how we are 90 percent of the time, instead of how we are 10 percent of the time. I would love to see the brand in and of itself go out on a more positive note.”
While Tami blames the production company and network for what fans see, she doesn’t make excuses for her actions.
“What they are seeing is a part of my personality. I’m not trying to take back my actions, but that’s not who I am all the time,” said Tami, adding that she has learned a few things about herself from watching past seasons.
“I wasn’t happy with the situation with Meeka [Claxton] and myself. We might not ever like each other, but it didn’t have to come to that. That made me ask, ‘Tami, why are you so mean to people?’ Tami had to come real with things she hasn’t dealt with, and so I chose to deal with them this season.”
This is all well and good, but it took other stars for you to step up and blame the producers, for your decisions? Just own your bad behavior and admit it; we wouldn’t watch if the show was boring, see Football Wives and Baseball Wives. Nice way to try and cover yourself Tami.
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