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Tami Roman Blames Basketball Wives Negativity On Producers

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.

Read full article here: Sister 2 Sister

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  • LC
    bottom line is you are all still doing these things, they couldnt show it if you didnt act the way you all do. violent behavior.
  • Neceb24
    I think if you got rid of evelyn the show would be a hell of a lot better. She is so not classy. And kenya had it right she is loose.
  • CATHYIVORY94
    I DONT CARE I HOPE THEY CANCAL THE SHOW.. AND TAMI NEEDS A NEW ATTITUDE BECAUSE SHE WAS JUST LIKE JEN WHEN SHE CAME NOW HER AND EVE BEST OF FRIENDS .,, AND THEY WERE INTO IT TO. LOSER SHOW I HATE IT!!!!!
  • CATHYIVORY94
    ELELYN ASS NEEDS TO BE GON TO … I WISH SHE WOULD PULL THAT WITH ME … IT’S ON A POPPING
  • http://twitter.com/TaylorMorgan37 Tay Morgan
    Shaunie is the most “ratchet” of them all. She is not slick, since Jen made sure they all knew if they touched her they would be paying. Shaunie tried to backdoor her with crazy NiaNobody someone who didn’t have anything to lose. Since Jen sure doesn’t want that Walmart wig and dress ensemble which came in one package on an end-cap at the front of the store near the register. As for the others, for $7500 she gets this level of “bottom hoes” except Jen who is within her 25 million dollar neighborhood but didn’t have to pump out 4 kids to do it. Shaunie is hating on Jen too. Jen can walk off into the sunset and does’t have deal with 4 or 5 kids or their daddy.

    The black community is not letting top “ratchet Shaunie” off the hook. People now know why she is friends with “psychopath walking” Tammi who came on the show swinging and cursing.  Who with good sense has friends like that? Tammi has so many personalities she is a show all by herself. The dog whisperer, the lecturer, ghetto girl, mrs.anger management, delusional role model and then miss diana ross swinging her “now that I can afford a better one” hair weave.

    • Bigred1982
      lol shaunie is slick but for the people that dont know tammi been fighting when she was on real world with that short red blond hair she got one of the roommates put off the show had an abortion on the show she bout money
      • Charissehill
        Yep I remeber that. She was on The Real World California. Shr threatened to beat David up.
        • Sxxxy247
          AFTER HE PULLED HER HALF DRESSED FROM THE BED.  HE STARTED IT, SHE FINISHED IT.  But she is alot angrier and unhappy with herself on this show than she was back then.  For some reason, I expect better behavior from grown ups. weird huh?
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=829935360 Patty R Jones
      I totally agree. Shuunie has never been in any of the fighting but she sits back and makes sure the pot gets stirred and then act as if her hands are all clean. I just keep wondering when I watch these episodes with these women not Jennifer at least she does her back to act like a lady even though others put her down for it. My question is this what these women teach their children apprioriate behavior?
  • http://www.facebook.com/adams.christina Christina Adams
    What a RIDICULOUS & PATHETIC attempt to brainwash fans into believing that the portrayal of your negativity is the fault of the producers & VH1!! You’re an ignorant mess and WE aren’t that stupid!! I stopped watching last year after your disgraceful tactics were aired. You, Evil Ev, Shaunie, and that squirrel need to go and get a job! We could care less about you being unemployed!! You can sign up for stamps online these days, it will save your trip to the welfare office! None of you are wives, you’re gold digging whores!! 
    • CiCi
      Lmao if yoy don’t believe that these shows are heavily scripted and the producers set up most of these scenarios for these things to happen, then you have been brainwashwd but not by Tammi. Granted Tammi used to be awful but she’s slowly changing you can tell she has grown. Ahe did not make excuses for her behavoir she owned up to it and like she said it’s a facet of her personality. I’m sure we have ALL done things we aren’t proud of or wish we would have handled a lot better in life. Some of u seem very judgemental of ppl u do NOT know, but choose not yo ponder if there is something to what she is saying. Very one sided.
      • CiCi
        Please excuse the typos. Thx
      • http://twitter.com/TaylorMorgan37 Tay Morgan
        Wrong someone her age fighting and cursing, is all we see. When she is not doing that she is instigating. That girl Kesha she laid into from moment one. The problem with that show is they do not have a script but sorely need one. How the hell can you have an entire season of black female fight club and call it a Basketball Wives and a show?

        Where are the wives? Only two were worthy of marriage and we now see why. Hoodrat Tammi went in and out of her marriage with what she came with. When a man considers you his equal he is not asking you to sign a prenup. Scripted would mean as Shaunie tried to portray, is we do positive things, and they would be showing it. You couldn’t pay a professional black female who has invested time/money in her education and career to go onto a TV show for $7500 and put all her business out in the street and fight, first, cursing other cast members out.Look at the characters–many are butt naked on the internet on their facebook or twitter pages. No self respect beyond the TV show. You must be real young.

        • http://www.facebook.com/adams.christina Christina Adams
          I agree Tay, “CiCi” must be young or a friend of hood rat Tammi…
          • Dondi
            Or it is Tammi herself!!!
      • http://www.facebook.com/adams.christina Christina Adams
        One sided? I am on the side of the truth and am not obligated to make sense of foolishness which is a complete waste of time.
      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000145685763 Deyanna Bourgeois-Wilson
        This TAMMY writing this because every 1 knows she’s CRAZY!!!
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000064443121 Diamond IntheRough
    OH REALLY! IS THIS WHY YOU AND MS. EVENLY ARE JUMPING AROUND RE-ENACTING JENNIFER BEING SLAPPED … YOUR COMMENTS ON THE SHOW AFTER THE BRAWLS AND FACE DURING SHOW YOU ENJOY IT.. ALL OF YOU .. AND IF THAT IS THE CASE PLEASE TELL ME NOW THAT GOD HAS BLESSED YOU ALL WITH LOVE, HEALTH AND WEALTH WOULD YOU WANT TO ACT THE FOOL ANYWAY YOU HAVE DAUGHTERS ..SHOULD WE PUT SHAUNIE O’NEAL ON THAT LIST OF PRODUCERS
    • http://www.facebook.com/shirley.haskins1 Shirley Haskins
      YES AT THE TOP….
  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XFLC46WMFUNKNULLK4233IZ7OQ doodette
    ehh I call BS! Yeah the positive stuff didnt make it on the show but what did air says a lot. You STILL dont know HOW to handle situations like a lady all of yall resort to physical fighting or belittling another person. Yall lie, talk shit, stab each other in the back and all kinda nonsense. Yeah you prolly do good outside of the show but what VH1 producers ARE showing says a lot about ALL of you. Why do you think Royce Reed has so little air time??? Cuz shes a DAMN LADY!!!! Producers find that “boring” cuz she aint out there acting childish like you, Suzie, Evelyn, Tami and fake ass Shaunie. There I said what I had to say THANK U………….
  • Lynn Collins
    Hey Tami, let the haters hate, I luv the show and never missed an episode. obviously they’re watching it cause they sure as hell know whats going on. As for  u and ur anger problem, at least ur getting help for it now, some of these viewers need to step up and address their issues with their baby daddy’s..He without sin shall cast the first stone.. Keep doing u and maybe the producers will try and add more positive things into the show…I luv it!
    • IthinkIknowawhorewhenIseethem
      Lynn you are a sicko How can you tell a fool to continue to be a fool. This is not about the fans or those who watch.  We are saying they should be a PROUD BLACK AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN and walk with DIGNITY!!!!!!!!!! but they prefer to act like slut, whores, jump offs, uneducted and mental patients.
      Please dont you look up to them as a role model.  I know they may be the closes you get to a lady in your life, but that is not the action of a lady. Look up to First Lady Obama – for an example of a real lady. @LC you got it right- Tammi want try and punk our minds.
  • JJ
    Tammi, Please!! You are so ignorant! Yes, ignorant. Being ignorant has nothing to do with your childhood; as you would have your mom to believe. You are ignorant because you have a very hateful spirit. Why would you continue to lick Evelyn’s butt when she slept with your hubby? But, you continue to talk about Jen because she is defending herself this season…RATCHEDNESS!!! Shaunie O’Neal, go and get a nose job..PLEASE!! You are so ignorant. You and ugly face  Suzie start most of this drama! Grow up! #teamRoyceandJen
    • Wakielah
      That’s the same SHIT I’ve been saying when the f*** did they get so close after this bitch done called you a non mother f***** factor to your face and then act like she didn’t know Tami was married to Kenny BITCH please they both need to go suck somebody ASS whole
    • http://www.facebook.com/shirley.haskins1 Shirley Haskins
      THEY ALL NEED 2 GROW UP 2FACED AS HELL IS HOT……
  • Ginamo1445
    I was so excited when the show first aired, then hear we go with women selling their soul to make a dollar. Its such a shame how these women represent themselves and the african america woman that really have morals and standards. Tami first apperance was abt how defensive and bad she waa( Just a bully). Elvelyn has taught most young viewers how easy it is to get laid, then she gets mad when someone discuss it. Shaunie is an undercover messy women. Jen seems to have her focus on being productive, Thank God she separated herself from evelyn. Royce is doing her thang and has made major changes in her life. Get rid of Tami and Evelyn that handle every issue with fighting.( Where grown ass woman do that a)?
  • Suchaflyldy
    The problem came in when certain wana be cast members started putting there hands on unexpected victims ,a fight between TWO people is one thing but BBW has reached a level of assault & violence staring Tami & EVILyn. The media is loving it
    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Crystal-Allen/1169236192 Crystal Allen
      EVILyn…I like that.
  • Evettechambers
    Okay my thing is after all the fighting – then Evelyn, Tammi and Shaunie and simple butt Suzie all sit back, talk and laugh about it….They got rid of Eric Snow’s wife because she was tooo SOFT…
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Antoinae-Harris/100000185170859 Antoinae Harris
    There is only three negative people on the show honestly…..shaunie is one of the executive producers….soooooo I know she has A LOT to do with that and she always having get together’s with enemies in the room…….Evelyn has issues and needs counseling…she need to talk about her problems….like really…Tammi is TRYING but not hard enough…..every time she’s around Evelyn she seems to talk about Jen all the time and that kind of egging there situation on! If they really didn’t care about Jen and the choices she made they would just leave it alone! 
  • CHASJOINER
    SAD,SAD,SAD UNLADY LIKE TAMI U N EV ARE LOSERS FOR HARASSING REAL LADIES {JEN AND ROYCE} IM SICK OF IT YALL NEED TO COME TO CHICAGO AND GET A REAL BEAT DOWN FROM REAL G’S FAKE PRETTY CHICKS THAT WANT TO FIGHT THE WEAK!!! AND SHUNIE U ARE THE FAKEST!!! SCARED TO TELL THEM ANIMALS OF WOMEN HOW TO ACT…….. EVELYN DONT YOU HAVE A WEDDING TO PLAN WELL GET TO IT ……..
  • Jziej
    To me Tammy words is trash.com where I got fed up with her is her corny judgement btw Jen & Eve..pls Tammy take a seat wen u guys dont fight d camera wont av nothing to pick.
    Im not buying dis story…at all Y not sit and resolve d issue…y did Eve invite Nia without Jen knowledge..pls yall should give a good reason y u all hate on Jen
  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4IARDWT5IVK7FMAWFWBAZPA46M Nick
    You can’t blame the producer’s for airing the negative behavior. They can’t expose what YOU don’t show. The responsibility still falls on YOU. It’s very disheartening to see a bunch of grown women acting like 5 years over foolishness. Since when does “TALKING” about someone gives you the right to be violent toward them. That’s why we have all these videos of young people surfacing on the web showing them beating down other young people because of something they “HEARD” was said about them. It’s ridiculous. It’s time for you ladies to grow up and stop this foolishness. Ya’ll are acting like a bunch of mean girls and it’s really not a good look for you!!!!
  • Melly
    oh please nobody is ever happy!!!! Even if they change the show to show more positive things happening then people will say that it’s too NICE! NOBODY IS EVER HAPPY!!!! IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT THEN DON’T WATCH IT!!!! AS LONG AS IT ISN’T PORTRAYING YOUR LIFE THEN WTF IS THE PROBLEM??
  • Penny318
    Uhmmm how about just dont act an ass on TV and there will be nothing to film!!!
  • tellingthetruth
    Tami, Tami, Tami..I say run..get off the show before it’s canceled and they run your image in the ground. You have more than this show going for you. I agree with you to a certain point. Yes, the producers are showing all the negativity but on the other hand if you all didn’t give them anything to show it would be nothing to air..right? For an example Jen and Eve was beefing off the set why bring it on the set. Those camera’s are not around you all 24/7 pick and choose when and where you have confrontations. We all have them but you all are letting them treat you guys like wild monkey’s..sad
  • Dmjalexander
    Why don’t the ladies inact an onscreen boycott of what the producers find more interesting by taking the lady like road and openly forgive one another for past badly illustrated behavior and dialogue? Then the producers will have no choice but to air the positive, but we all know that as long as media can get their evil hands on some dirty trash they will continue to air it. So in actuality you ladies do have the control…at all cost, act the way you want to be portrayed.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shelby-Green-Scott/100001593979705 Shelby Green Scott
    Girl are you serious….make a decision about what is aired? Are ya’ll asses fighting, theatening people, and everything else or not? Because if you are, what is aired is what the hell is going on! Cut the shit out and then there will be nothing to be aired!
  • MSPARKER
    ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS THIS ITS TV IF YOU DONT LIKE IT TURN THE f***** CHANNEL AND HOW CAN PPL POINT FINGERS AT OTHER PLL AND YALL MAY ACT THE SAME f***** WAY TOO…. TO TAMI I LOVE OUR REALEST
  • Melissa
    I said it before, I like the show, but without the bullying. Unfortunately, the backstabbing, gossip, etc, IS the real world no matter what level of class we are working with. On this particular show, these women claim that they do not control what goes on air and they blame that, but ONE touch to someone’s face is ONE time TOO many. There is always some sort of conflict on every episode. Dont blame the producers, blame yourself for not having the etiquette to handle conflict with your mouth not your hands! CLASSLESS.
  • Theevolutionofwillow
    Tami sounds so stupid. It is a business so I don’t blame the producers for what they show because they do it so that people will watch. These women signed up for this. Money is the name of the game and the BBW cast members’ bank accounts are being fattened so I don not know why are they now acting like victims because viewers are complaining about their atrocious behavior. The BB wives need to take responsibility for their actions and be more aware and concerned about the public persona that they are creating and stop playing the blame game. Yes they probably do some positive but the negative clearly outweighs whatever good they do. How about trying a little harder wives, to give Shaunie and the producers less disgusting characteristics to air and see what happens then. 
  • Guest621
    Even though the show has some negative things in it that’s what make it a hit, I don’t want to watch Evelyn selling shoes or Jennifer selling lip gloss, Suzie talk about how many penis she had or can get, or the ladies taking trips to different places, people tune in for the drama. Why is it that BBW can be pointed out and MOB wives they fight all the time? I say Jennifer should have never signed up for the show if she was scary and can’t take a punch.
  • Kdub062001
     Here’s my take on it: I can’t get mad at the producers for doing their job; that’s like getting mad at the police for arresting an unruly person outside the bar while his friends stand by and justify the unruly person’s actions. The producers are doing their JOBS, and filming (and showing) what is shown to THEM. If YOUR ass is acting rachid and the producers decide to show it, I’m not going to blame THEM: I’M GOING TO BLAME YOU FOR CHOOSING TO SHOW YOUR ASS ON TELEVISION!!!!!!!!!!! Black folk get money and don’t want to be accountable for SHIT!!!!!!! Tami Roman: if you act like a hoodrat on television (which YOU have done on MANY occasions), I’m not going to blame the producers SOLELY because they did what they were SUPPOSED to do; I’m going to blame the hoodrat named TAMI ROMAN/EVELYN LOZADA/NO HAIRLINE-HAVING ASSISTANTS NAMED NIA for CHOOSING to show the world how much of a hoodrat she either really IS or was before the money blinded her. You are too old and intelligent to NOT know what personal accountability is, madame: get that shit together, and QUICKLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Wakielah
    I know that’s right Tami your part of the problem just like Evelyn fake ASS..tu two need to sit yall grown asses down some f****** where and grow the f*** up…stop blaming the producers and try blaming your actions cause meeka wasn’t the only one you tried to bully now this five head ASS bitch Evelyn to do the same SHIT…and It’s amazing how YALL think your so tough when infact you only f*** with the weak two birds of a feather always flock together
  • Chaulsea Hall
    Funny how the show is called Basketball Wives but none of them are wives of basketball players. They should change the name to basketball hoes, or groopies, or babysitter mama’s. Who am I kidding just cancel the damn thing
  • anonymous
    ok the actresses are also to blame tami for the drama.but the producers are also like you say there could be alot of positive scenes & then they decide to air the bullshit.But the REAL question is why r they trying to sue Jenn for a negatrive portrayal of the show (shes a victim) & not sue you for saying the producers are negative? i dont get it.talk about double standards.dont get me wrong tho i love you Tami (you have calmed down a bit but condoning & laughing like you do is a nono if all these girls are your friends. jus sayin
  • Ptrcboyer
    The show is very negative for these actors to have children that can identify and watch the show is disgraceful. What is Shaunie doing isn’t this her production?
     African American people need role models.
  • Kat21sd
    Tami come on ,you know you are a bully ,go into with jenn and evelyn on your first season,you slapped the girl on last season , you get into with the mixed girl on this season weather she was white or black very rude, its you are the producers telling you to go off cuss slapp other cast mates ,you were even a problem on the real word and they called you a bitch on the reunion show of the real world remember ,your ghetto and somewhat trashy but mostyly a bully own it 
  • Isis
    @ Tay Morgan…Im so glad u c that too, but I saw it when Shaunie was taunting Gloria, remember?  She phony and a groupie…An Tammy is glad Eve and Jen are fighting…Tammy needs a stylist to help her cover up those man calves and her beer belly, she is insecure, thats y she so quik to get defensive or offended…an Eve, OMG, NO CLASS! I can write a book on her, GROUPIE!  An they need to get up off Keisha…Royce u cool, but slow down, u seem desperate for a man. ugh!  Not a good look for a big girl…Suzy, suzy, suzy, poor suzy, lol…Kenya, Okaay, think u started off wrong, but im looking…All yall need to do more with yalls time than that bullshit yall be talking bout…if i made a name for myself, I would be doing strait charity events, help the people…
  • Chowell608
    It’s just crazy how they all are older and have a descent amount of money and still want to have a fist fight, while they have daughters who see this and are probably embarrassed by them. Things are good in my life and a little money would just make things great! I know you’re better than this ladies:)
  • WHOOP EVELYN’S ASS PLEASE!!!
    I SO AGREE WITH ALL COMMENTS ABOUT EVELYN.  SHE IS USELESS AND AN ASS TO THINK SOMEONE WOULD LET HER TALK TO THEM THE WAY SHE DOES OR JUST TAKE HER IDLE THREATS PERIOD!   LET HER STEP TO THE RIGHT ONE THEY ARE GONNA TEAR THAT ASS UP JUST LIKE SHE DESERVES!!!!!   AND THE WAY CHAD TALKED TO HER ON THE LAST EPISODE TELLS IT ALL HE WILL RUN THAT SHIT AND CONTINUE TO DO WHAT THE HELL HE WANTS TO DO, THE BITCH WILL ACCEPT IT BECAUSE SHE JUST WANTS TO BE MARRIED!

    TAMMI TRULY BEHAVES LIKE SHE HAS MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES HOW THE HELL DID SHE AND DUMBASS EVELYN BECOME THE TOP BITCHES PLEASE FUCKOUTOFHERE WITH THAT BS!

    JEN YES GET IN THAT HOES POCKET!

    SUZIE IS A DAM JOKE!

    ROYCE BEST THERE IS NO TIME FOR THOSE DUMB BITCHES!!!

    SHAUNIE MAKN THAT MONEY AT THOSE DUMMIES EXPENSE WITH HER TWO FACED ASS!!!

    OH YES WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH IN HOPES THAT EVELYN GETS THAT ASS WHOOPED!!!!!!!!!!