Basketball Wives Miami is coming back, but not without drama. Shaunie O’Neal, Evelyn Lozada, Tami Roman and Suzie Ketcham began filming season 5 this past week without contracts from VH1. Apparently the ladies were holding out for more money because they feel they deserve a pay raise.
Though sources say the ladies are trying the renegotiate their contracts for more money, they were told previously that pay raises wouldn’t happen and they could be “replaced” if they didn’t like it. The network has already replaced Royce, Meeka, Keisha, and Jennifer, but let’s be honest, the ratings are high because of the drama Evelyn, Tami and Shaunie bring to the show. So, maybe they do deserve more money?
For now, the ladies have threatened to walk out during filming next week if they can’t come to an agreement with VH1.
Last week, Evelyn Lozada tweeted this picture:
The time has finally arrived tweeps! I’m heading to film BBW5 Miami!! ***Let us pray***
After Day 1 of shooting she tweeted:
Great first day filming with my boo @ShaunieONeal – 1 down 3 more months to go. #Yikes
Well, we shall see ladies. Hopefully they get the money they deserve because you know VH1 makes a killing off of this show!
Watch below for my interview with Evelyn and Shaunie O’Neal (In case you missed it):
By the way, Ev also landed a deal recently to become the spokeswoman for the YOUTHH20 superfood “Age Defying System” shot through Revival Labs. CONGRATS!
Source/Pics: VH1, TheYBF, Youtube, Cherise Nicole