Exclusive Interview: Basketball Wives LA’s Jackie Christie & Mehgan James Talk Cheating & Say Draya’s Engagement Was A Publicity Stunt!
Basketball Wives LA is back for season 4 and their new cast members are heating up the drama! Former star of Bad Girls Club, Mehgan James is joining veteran cast members, Jackie Christie, Malaysia Pargo, and Draya Michele. Basketball Wives Miami star, Shaunie O’Neal is making a comeback along with Tammy Roman. And last season newbie Brandi Maxiell returns and welcomes new cast member Patrice Curry.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jackie Christie and Mehgan James for a 3 part interview, and they dished on the new season dynamics as well as the tea on Draya’s engagement to Orlando Scandrick, Jackie’s new adventures with oral sex, how Mehgan’s panty line can keep Joseline Hernandez’s Kutty Kat Fresh, which cast members they love and hate and how they caught their former boyfriend’s cheating!
The ladies gave us advice on how to catch your man cheating. Apparently, Mehgan used these tactics to catch her ex-boyfriend, NBA player, Kendrick Brown! And while, Jackie used these skills as well, she made it clear that she better not have to ever use them on her husband of 20 years, former Laker, Doug Christie!
“He [Kendrick Brown] had a lot of girls…women friends. I used to come to his house after work. I was a waitress at the time. And I used to leave my pouch and my shoes and stuff at his house because I would get ready there and leave. And everytime I came back, my stuff was in his trash closet! And I would be like, ‘Oh, where’s my pouch?’ And he would have to go in the closet and dig through a bunch of trash. ‘Why are you hiding my stuff?’ And then I got smart and started leaving bobby pins. If a guy notices a bobby pin, he cheating! If you leave a bobby pin on his dresser and you come back the next day and it’s gone, he cheating!”
“Now, I’ve sent pizza to people’s house before, and then you know you call back an hour later and say, ‘Where in the hell is my pizza?’ And they say, ‘We tried to deliver it and you said you didn’t order one.’ Then you know there was a girl there! Cause, wait a minute, I didn’t say anything!”
“You know what, I haven’t. I decided to take a step back and not get involved in that. I don’t know what’s going on and the situation with my daughter and the same gentlemen, I just would rather not get in that. I think that’s just a sticky situation. And it would look like to her, that Jackie’s just like, Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah. And it wouldn’t be that.”
“I feel like it’s a publicity stunt, but that’s neither here nor there and it doesn’t have anything to do with the price of tea in China. But, they’re still together! They never broke up, it’s a publicity stunt!”
“I just don’t know what’s happening. I didn’t even know the engagement happened and then un-happened. So, when I heard I was like, ‘Oh, my God I can only pray for her.”
I asked the Mehgan how she feels about all of the cast members and and she went down the line claiming to get along with Shaunie, Malaysia and Tammy respectively. Brandi is the nicest to her and Draya, she says, we’ll have to wait and see. But, when it came down to two of the new cast members, Patrice Curry and Angel Brinks, she clearly is not a fan.
“The lunch lady and the ex-prostitute, I can’t.”
“Ok, Patrice is left, so is Patrice the lunch lady? And the prostitute….Angel? Mehgan! Angel Brinks, whose Draya’s friend. And then there’s Patrice Curry, so one of the other is, I’ll let Mehgan say who it is.”
“You’ll have to watch the show to find out!’
Ouch! Guess, we’ll have to wait and see! Basketball Wives LA airs on Sunday nights on VH1!
Watch Part 2 of my 3 part Exclusive Interview With the ladies below and Subscribe!