It was the most disturbing and horrendous episode I’ve ever had to blog about, and I watch some seriously trashy television. Y’all know I have to be talking about the most recent Basketball Wives, right? Naturally viewers were outraged as they watched Tami Roman bully fellow cast mate Kesha Nichols in a drunken tirade while vacationing in Tahiti. While I was certain that an apology would ensue just for the sake of damage control, I wasn’t holding my breath that it would be sincere. Bingo!
On Tuesday, Tami took to twitter to apologize for her horrendous behavior to Kesha. However, presumably due to backlash, she has since deleted her twitter account. According to newsone.com, the first apology tweet stated, I’m not proud of my behavior, but I own up to it and face it. I do apologize 2my family, my friends, my kids & 2 my cast members—Tami Roman (@TamiRoman)” followed by “I just landed in NYC, but I did catch 2nites episode on the plane. As I said earlier, this was BAD, wrong & immature-I apologize…—Tami Roman (@TamiRoman).”
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Tami even took to Facebook, where her apology was a tad on the defensive side. According to enstarz.com, the post read, “I don’t apologize for it 2b accepted – that is ultimately the other person’s right to accept or deny it. My only responsibility is to acknowledge a mistake was made and own up to it. I apologize to my family, my REAL friends, my business colleagues, and my Project Girl ladies 4my recent behavior on BBW. I am NOT a bully as depicted on the show, but I did make poor decisions in handling my differences with my cast mate. I sincerely apologize to all of us, as well as to my castmate who was on the receiving end of my wrath.” Perhaps to her REAL friends that sounds like a REAL apology.
Below is a picture Evelyn Lozada tweeted of Tami’s facebook page in which Tami explains her decision to deactivate her twitter account. Heck, I feel like Evelyn put more effort into writing her blog than those two tweets and random post! She writes:
Last night’s episode was a whirlwind of emotions for everyone. It’s such a sensitive subject for me because I honestly see it from both sides. I’m not here to condemn or condone anyone especially given some of my choices this season, however I will say that once again last night’s episode and all that happened forced me to look at and examine myself in ways that I haven’t in the past. No matter what the situation is, I’m realizing that we as grown women are allowing ourselves to be placed in a position for judgment. I’m confident that I speak for many of us on the show that when it comes to creating a better balance for television, we are all working very hard to do just that. Many of us are getting help for our inner issues and striving to portray a more positive image overall.
Tahiti was just an example of all of us being a true work in progress… Hang in there with us, as we vow to grow and become better!
Well, that’s all fine and good, Ms. Lozada, but are we actually going to see this “balance” of which you speak? That seems to be the show’s new buzz word as discontent among fans swirls in light of the BBW being renewed for a fifth season. The show’s creator, Shed Media, also released a statement after the vicious episode, stating, “Shed Media US is fully committed to telling the compelling stories of the Basketball Wives in a balanced way. Our producing partner Shaunie O’Neal feels strongly about this, and we fully agree with this stance. We support her as she encourages the cast members to work out issues in a non-violent fashion. We look forward to working with her and the rest of the cast on conveying more balance in the next season.”
Not surprisingly, even more celebrities are speaking out about the show and it’s violence. While the Monday’s episode aired, Nicki Minaj tweeted, “so disturbed by this episode #sad.” Shortly after, the rapper tweeted the link to Kesha’s blog about bullying which you can read here.
And finally, let’s give Royce Reed a little blog time since she hasn’t been getting much screen time lately. Vibe.com is reporting on a radio interview where Royce confirms what we all already knew…there’s no way, no day that she’ll ever leave Dezmon Briscoe, despite the cheating rumors. It seems Dezmon easily convinced Royce that his actions were necessary to maintain a relationship with his son.
She told DJ TT Torrez of iPower 92.1, “The situation is crazy and I understand why he did it, it was wrong as hell, but the fact is he never cheated on me. I can’t make her get over the fact that one, they were never together, and two, they’re not gonna be together. There’s no love lost because there was never any love gained, and I just feel like things got a little messy, and me responding to her got a little messy also. I’m not gonna leave Dezmon because of what the world thinks I should do. I love him, he loves me and it wasn’t time to walk away. I’m not gonna leave him for the one thing he did wrong when there were so many other things he did right.” Oh, Royce. Could it be your father is right? It seems like you’re still way more focused on Dezmon’s ex than what your boyfriend put you through. Good gracious…will these ladies EVER learn??
TELL US-THOUGHTS ON TAMI’S “APOLOGIES’? WILL YOU WATCH A MORE “BALANCED” SEASON FIVE? SHOCKED TO HEAR ROYCE IS STILL GAGA OVER DEZMON?
From Evelyn’s twitter, a screen shot of Tami’s facebook…ah, social media!