Say What: Is Karinne ‘Superhead’ Steffans Joining Basketball Wives? [Details]
Rucuss staffNovember 12, 2012
Karrine ‘Superhead’ Steffans has had a change of heart about the Basketball Wives franchise.
After publicly dissing the reality series by calling it ‘too negative,’ Superhead is rumored to be joining the Los Angeles cast. Producers are allegedly in the final stages of negotiating to cast her, MediaTakeOut.com reports.
“Karrine was not initially interested, but when they came correct with the right money [and are allowing] her to promote her next book, the offer was tough to turn down,” a source told the website.
VH1 is reportedly firing four of the six cast members after declining ratings and not allowing “all of their reality to be filmed.” Gloria Govan, Laura Govan, Malaysia Pargo and Brooke Bailey will not be asked back for another season, TMZ reports.
Draya Michele and Jackie Christie will be the only returning members. So the rumor that Superhead may be added to the cast is possible. The New York best-selling author of Confessions of a Video Vixen is friends with the Christies. She even attended the show’s viewing party during its inaugural season.
Superhead will join the show after dissing the franchise in August of 2011. She gave her opinion about the show during an interview with WGCI’s The Morning Riot. Check out an excerpt below.
“Let me say this, being around them and of course Jackie Christie and her husband Doug, I count them as friends. It’s very dramatic and the issue that I do have with Basketball Wives and VH1 in general is that they pick only African-American women, Hispanic, Latino women and then they put them together in these situations and they kind of make them fight. I have yet to see a white girl in the middle of this drama and I feel like it’s perpetuating a particular stereotype that I don’t want to be a part of. So I saw there was a lot of cattiness already, talking behind each others back, some of the girls were talking about me after I left. It just one of those catty situations and that equals success for VH1 who is making shows predominately for African-American audiences and that particular audience seems to love drama.”
What a difference a year makes.
Update: After so many questions on whether the rumor was true or not, Steffans set the record straight on Twitter. She tweeted:
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