Shaunie O’ Neal Gives Update on If Brandi Maxiell Will Return To ‘BBWLA’ Season 5 After Relieving of Her “Services”+Reveals Behind The Scenes Drama That Went Down

Posted December 15, 2015


It’s been a few months since the “Basketball Wives: LA” season ended and following the finale where Brandi Maxiell called Shaunie O’ Neal a bitch in front of the other ladies, everyone was sure that Brandi would not be returning. Shaunie basically relieved her of her “services” on the spot.

Then came the reunion and it appeared as though things were still a little rocky between the ladies, and Shaunie revealed that she was not sure of Brandi’s status on the show for the next season which has been confirmed.

Well a few months have passed and Shaunie recently sat down with VH1 to discuss the blowout and also reveals whether Brandi will be back or not. Check out some of her highlights below on the issue.

When Brandi called me a b—h in Puerto Rico, honestly I was totally shocked. I didn’t see that coming at all. We had a pretty decent trip and I wasn’t involved in the drama. The way Brandi said I looked down on them really shocked me….

I don’t know if Brandi was trying really hard, thinking, “Let me go after Shaunie because nobody does.” I think she came to dinner with a “Let me have this moment” attitude. When I said, “Thank you for your services,” I really wanted her to know that she was appreciated on the show. I wanted her to know, I appreciate you being here, being a cast member, sharing your story, and your life, hence thank you for your services. At the same time, you can walk away. You don’t have to be here because you are receiving a check for this. It’s not free services that you are giving. So I thought, “Thank you and if you feel that you are not appreciated and that I am looking down on you and you are not in a comfortable work environment, then this probably isn’t for you.” All of that was in my mind when I said thank you for your services. Bye, bye. Know you are appreciated. This is a business. Brandi and I are not friends like that. I don’t have that much invested personally with Brandi Maxiell, and probably never will. We are co-workers that have a cordial interaction. I am cool with her and I wish no bad things upon her.

I’m not mad at Brandi for having an opinion because if she feels like I am a b—h, that’s her opinion and everybody is entitled to one, but please don’t continue to put yourself be in this environment. When we left the reunion, in my mind, Brandi was going to be a returning of next season and I hope she will be. Now, how much of next season she will be involved is another question. I have not talked to her and probably will not until we get ready to get film.

 That’s not all, Shaunie has a lot more to say about behind the scenes things that happened the night of the incident, and about Brandi, Malaysia, and her struggles of being executive producer and a cast member. Get into it all HERE.


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