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Shaunie O’Neal Announces Who Isn’t Returning to Basketball Wives

During a recent interview, Shaunie O’Neal revealed which Basketball Wives cast members will not be on the show next season.

The ex-wife of former NBA play Shaquille O’Neal sat down with HipHollywood to disclose the names of the ladies who are not welcomed back. At the top of the list are Saniy’yah Samaa, Cristen and Aja Metoyer, and Keonna Green. For the first three names it was a simple no, but in the case of Keonna she thinks that television isn’t the right for her. However, Bonnie-Jill Laflin and Hazel Renee’s names were mentioned as “maybes.” Mostly for the fact that Shaunie doesn’t know if BJ’s peace-loving self will want anything further to do with the group. She also wants Hazel to stay but claims it’s not up to her.

This season fan favorites Jennifer Williams and Evelyn Lozada both came back. Shaunie did not speak on Evelyn, but she did say that she hopes Jennifer chooses to stay. She also commented that she’s not letting Tami Roman go anywhere.

Lately, there’s been some problems with another fan favorite, Malaysia Pargo. According to Shaunie, they’ve been having issues with her on and off camera. On the show, it seems like Shaunie isn’t feeling Malaysia, but she says that it’s more of a production issue that she can’t speak on.

When asked about the wild card, Jackie Christie, Shaunie’s answer was that they Jackie is crazy and they need a “crazy one.” She and Jackie had a few issues during this season, but it’s nothing that she doesn’t think they can fix. Also, Shaunie doesn’t think that anything Jackie does is malicious, but she admits that the 61-year-old gets on her nerves sometimes.

Everyone knows that Shaunie is not only a BBW cast member but also an executive producer for the show since she’s the creator. However, over the years many people have decided to challenge her power. They sometimes even like to flaunt the fact that she cannot make casting decision.

Shaunie makes no effort to hide that fact that she is not the deciding factor in casting. Because of her connections in the professional basketball community, she is able to bring ladies in. Although she can’t officially fire anyone, her input is highly valued among the executives.

WATCH: Shaunie O’Neal talk to HipHollywood

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