Basketball Wives Films Season 4 Reunion Without Any Violence [Photos]

Rucuss staffMay 14, 2012

The Basketball Wives cast were all in attendance for the Season 4 reunion show over the weekend.

Although there were rumors that some cast members were boycotting the show because of Jennifer Williams’ lawsuit against Evelyn Lozada’s assistant Nia Crooks, everyone attended. The reunion show was filmed without any violence in Los Angeles. But do expect to see some heated arguments amongst the women when it airs on VH1.

VH1 and Shed Media are doing a little damage control of the show since a petition has been flowing around the internet to boycott the Ev & Ocho show because of the constant altercations between Lozada and a few cast members. The woman behind the petition, which has more than 20,000 signatures, feels Lozada’s antics is a form of bullying. A few sponsors agree and have allegedly pulled out because of the petition.

During the reunion, executive producer Shaunie O’Neal took a moment to address the bullying/violence on the show. O’Neal, along with VH1 and Shed Media have vowed to change the direction of the show without physical drama during Season 5.

In addition, VH1 and Shed Media who co-produce the show have both released statements about the current media attention the show has received.

From Shed Media:

“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.”

From VH1:

“Our viewers opinions always matter a great deal to us at VH1. Lately, there has been a lot of conversation about Basketball Wives, a series featuring strong, intelligent women with very passionate viewpoints which can sometimes escalate.

We at VH1 agree with and support Shaunie and the show producers’ “no excessive physical confrontations” policy on the series moving forward. We are all committed to balancing the candid, bold excitement that the viewers have come to love in the series with storylines and representations they can be proud of. Shaunie has been a strong advocate for a more balanced approach to the show and we, along with our producing partners at Shed Media, are all in agreement about moving forward with that goal.”

Watch O’Neal’s statement during taping of the reunion below.

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Check out behind the scenes photos of O’Neal, Lozada, Williams, Royce Reed, Kesha Nichols, Suzie Ketcham and Kenya Bell. Roman decided not to pose for photos.

Jennifer wore a Valentino dress. She accesorized the look with a Chanel necklace.

Evelyn wore a custom designed Jason Sky black crop top and aqua colored maxi skirt featuring two front splits. She wore a pair of $3,995 Christian Louboutin Isolde pumps. She opted for bangs and a up do instead of her usual loose curl, middle part look.

Shaunie wore a pink and black suit by Emilio Pucci. She accesorized the look with Giuseppe Zanottii shoes, a Thomas Wylde blouse and earrings by Vanessa Leu.

Royce

Kesha and Royce

Kenya and Jennifer

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