Oh what a couple seasons of a failed reality show will do! When Basketball Wives L.A. first hit VH1, Jackie Christie and her knowledge of how to navigate Google was dead set on showing viewers what a horrible mother new co-star Draya Michele was. Jackie's Internet search unearthed a child endangerment charge against Draya, and the two hashed things out before ultimately becoming friends for a storyline.
Now the VH1 spin-off is rumored to be canceled, so the women need to keep their names in the press in some way, shape, or form. Makes sense, right? Draya was recently attacked on Twitter regarding her mothering skills after a failed attempt from BET to get fan questions for the reality star. Instead of the hoped inquiries, the network's plan to hashtag #AskDraya turned into a day's worth of tweets calling out Draya as a horrible mother. Oops! Of course, Jackie wouldn't be the self-proclaimed Mama Bear of the bunch if she didn't come to her young co-star's defense.
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Speaking to Cocoa Fab, Jackie discusses the backlash that Draya received from the Twitter debacle. She says, “You know, it’s unfortunate and I feel really sorry. Knowing Draya personally, I adore her. People say I bullied her and it was never that. I’ve always looked at her like a little sister. I learn from her just like she learns from me."
Jackie continues, “Draya is a good parent. She really is and it’s unfortunate that stuff that was put on the internet is haunting her now. Draya loves her baby and she’s a great mom. She’s working hard and trying to make a living just like everyone else and I definitely support her.“
Citing that she has also moved on from her feud with former friend and co-star Laura Govan, Jackie explains, “The issue I had last season with Laura, I’ve forgiven her and moved on. There are a few cast mates that I hang out with, but I don’t have any grudges against any of them.”
Of course, with the fate of BBW: LA not looking too bright, we likely won't see these reconciliations play out on VH1. Jackie shares, “I can’t really talk about Basketball Wives. I will let VH1 announce whatever they are gonna announce. But if in the event there is another show in the future I will definitely be a part of it. I love it and I love working with VH1 and the girls–some of the girls," adding, “Going forward, I will always be a part of reality TV in some form. I love it and I’m gonna stay in it. I’m an oversized personality, bigger than life, and that’s who I’m gonna be.”
Jackie even admits that she can't give up on her love of all things reality television, revealing, “I love things that teach me, but I love the excitement of shows like Love & Hip Hop as well. That show makes me feel like our show isn’t so wild and out the box." Isn't that the truth! At least L&HH is good for something! 🙂
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