Basketball Wives Laura Govan Talks About Show and Being Labeled a Gold Digger

Rucuss staffSeptember 20, 2011

Laura Govan is happy again.

The Basketball Wives LA star has been gushing to the media about reuniting with NBA star Gilbert Arenas. She recently sat down with “The Autumn Joi Live Show with Famous Dave” on EliteDCRadio. She talked about her relationship, Shaquille O’Neal and what she thought about the Basketball Wives and some of the cast members.

Here are a few excerpts from the interview with “The Autumn Joi Live Show with Famous Dave” on EliteDCRadio.

On whether there is truth to the rumor that she’s back with Gilbert Arenas
We are back together. Let me tell you something we got that… We got black, ghetto…it’s crazy, dangerous in love…we got it all.

On why she’s currently staying in a two bedroom apartment
No listen, let me tell you something don’t get it twisted. We were in a place just for a short period of time. [People were like] “Oh my God, this is where she lives at?” Don’t get it twisted, come on y’all. I ain’t saying I’m a gold digger but I ain’t messing with no broke n*gga.

On why she keeps having kids with Gilbert
It’s funny because he asked me for some more and I was like “Listen, let’s take a break. We’ll go away a good five years and then we’ll get it back. We have four and the oldest is five. The one thing about Gilbert, although I met him almost ten years ago, I knew ten years ago he would be an amazing father. So that I pride myself on having [a man who is an] amazing dad. When people get angry, things happen, but it is what it is. At the end of the day he’s still an amazing father and he’s grown and matured a lot and I respect him so everything is good right now.

On Shaquielle O’Neal
This is what I will say about the whole Shaquille O’Neal thing, I love Shaquille dearly, and he is a dear friend of mine. Did I ever hook up with him? Absolutely not, he’s not my type. If you ever went down a list of dudes I dated he ain’t one of them trust me and I know what he’s about but he is a good person.  Let’s talk about something else.

On the blogs calling her a gold digger
Well, at the end of the day I feel like people need to understand that I paid my dues. I’ve been with this dude before he even had any money. I remember there was a time we were both out eating cheeseburgers and I had to pay. So don’t get it twisted that lasted for a long time and I loved him then and I love him now but I’m not going to defend that. At the end of the day, even if I was with another type of athlete or whatever the case may be, I’m always going to be classified [as a gold digger] but who has four kids with somebody, been with them ten years …it is what it is and speaks for its self. I don’t have to justify who I am or what I am. That’s really ignorant to say. I would never look at another woman and be like “You’re a groupie! You got four kids with somebody in ten years. Oh yeah, you’re a gold digger!” Shut up.

On Draya
I think Draya is a good person but Draya is a hustler. At the end of the day, I would classify her to be a groupie or a gold digger. She is what she is and she stays in her lane and I can’t knock her hustle and I don’t. That’s just like at the end of the day, we really don’t co-exist like I’m on the floor, you’re in the nose bleeds and I keep it moving. She’ll never have a house and I hope you do have a house one day but today ain’t gonna be the day or even messing with my man or anybody else’s man. Draya walks a fine line but she owns her lane and you have to respect that but at the end of the day, groupies and gold diggers don’t co-exist. I don’t speak like she speaks, I don’t do what she does and she fits in that category so she stays there.

I do feel like somebody is gonna save her. I mean after awhile, she’s always in the mix …I mean she’s dated a lot of athletes. She really has no ties or connections to this show. It is what it is but like I said, I’m not hating on her. I’ve always been the type I never blame the woman, I use too and then I realized wait a minute, if you didn’t pull your pants down this broad wouldn’t even have nothing to say.

I don’t blame the woman, I always blame the guy. I don’t look at the woman anymore and be like “Oh, you raunchy hoe!” For what? She’s just doing her job! She’s just staying in her lane trying to get that cheese when she’s hooked up with him or just trying to get her purse when she rocks with him so it is what it is.


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