Basketball Wives 3 – Royce Reed Recaps Episode 1


Royce Reed is back! The VH1 Blog is lucky enough to welcome back Royce to her weekly recapping gig where she’ll give us her perspective on all things Basketball Wives 3. Check in each week to hear Royce’s take on the drama that goes down. This week: The great t-shirt debate of 2011, and how Royce really feels about newbie, Meeka Claxton.


We’re Baaaaack!

Well, if the Season 3 premiere wasn’t drama, I must be able to dress. JOKES!!!!!

Le’ts just start off by saying “It’s going to be a LONG SEASON, and you haven’t seen ANYTHING YET!” Ok, let’s just get to it!

Last time you saw us together was the reunion. I shake my head every time I hear “Oh, Royce got some balls, Royce is brand new now, or Royce is on some other ish.” If y’all look back to Season 1, I was just meeting these girls the same as you, the viewer, was. It wasn’t my place nor position to state my opinion on issues I knew nothing about or jump in others conversations like I’m playing Double Dutch. I was sitting back observing and learning each individual day by day. I let them talk to me any kind of way, I let them do sideways crap, and I even took to getting a makeover. I have stated many times in the past I DON’T DO CHICKS well and nothing has changed. Now moving on…

Jenn’s new place looked…cozy. I’m glad to see she has found peace in her life, at least for now it seems. When Shaunie and Evelyn walk in. I just cringed because I know the conversation is going to turn into something negative. Misery loves company. Stop letting everyone in your door.

Jennifer doesn’t seem to really fit in with them in my opinion but she knows where her alliance is, so she thinks. For them to be trying to make excuses for Evelyn’s actions is still beyond me for the simple fact TAMI WAS STILL MARRIED TO KENNY when they hooked up. They may have been separated but he was STILL MARRIED. I believe strongly in search engines, and back in the day everyone had cable. If you didn’t use a computer to find out, it was definitely all over MTV, BET, ABC, NBC, etc. about a NBA player being married to a Real World star. Secondly, for me to be such a “Non-Mutha F***** Factor,” I sure come up in conversation a lot. Funny how my actions were questioned at the reunion when I simply stood up for myself AND finally voiced my opinion but the one who cursed every other word was praised. I also find it funny how no one tried to advise Evelyn that speaking about how she F***** this 1 and that 1 and how is probably not the best display of self-respect when you have a daughter graduating HS. Maybe Shaunie should’ve switched that conversation towards Evelyn and said “Your stock may be rising because you’re now engaged to Anti…my bad Chad now, but at what expense.” Next!

Meet my girls Victoria and Jessica! Yes we are current/former dancers for either Orlando, Miami or both. These are two of my REAL and close friends. You will hopefully get to see a little more of them. As I stated in the conversation, Dwayne and I are completely done and I’m back on the prowl…six months gestation, lol. Also, I never claimed to be bougie or posh. I’m just Royce…I try to stay mature, lady-like and KINDA-Classy. I dance in booty shorts and half tops in most cases, let’s just be real. On to the next…

Tami is my girl! I think from the day we met and the after the whole “hand in the face” incident we have respected each other. We have now grown close and become friends. Tami is that woman that will tell you how she feels with no sugar-coating or cookie dough. I love that about her and I really feel as if she has my back as I have hers.

Our conversation had me rolling as if I didn’t live it. There was a moment I think we both realized “Damn, Royce was the one they called crazy, Twitter-crazed and mostly the ‘jumpoff,'” when in fact it was the cast member who had the most to say about me who really was all those things. I always say the person who talks the most s— is the one doing the most crap. What’s done in the dark always comes to light…remember that. Oh and Evelyn, that track star you spoke of at the reunion that I was talking to…we never slept together. Just sayin… keep your garden in tact…along with the flowers and cabbage, I’m starting to see some weeds a.k.a. skeletons poppin’ up. So you may want to pull those before you start stepping in my flower pot. That is all!

Meeka, Meeka, Meeka. What were you doing sweetheart? Interviews? Trying to figure out what “clique” you wanted to be in? That’s the problem. We don’t do cliques on this side. We do US. How soon we forget that before we speak about others, we need to look in the mirror. You had on a WHITE LONG-SLEEVED JEAN JACKET, it was cold. Mine wasn’t wool either, get your fabrics together since you’re so into fashion. I remember the conversation and I thought we ended on a respectful note. Definitely had no idea you were going back to the threesome talking ish. But it’s cool because I’m happy I never told you anything specific. I applaud Jen, however, for doing the same. I can respect that. As stated many times before, my issues with Jen are not that deep. Also, let me clear something up real quick. As a former dancer for both Orlando and Miami, please understand that it is NOT our job to cater to nor make the wives/girlfriends comfortable. We are hired as professional dancers and our job is to entertain the crowd for in- game entertainment, as well as in the community. We are ambassadors to the the team, not Honorary Sunbeams. But anyway. I think its going to be a long season for Mrs. Meeka Claxton. I know how things were brought to me so let’s just see how they end up…

THAT DAMN PONYTAIL…DAMMIT ROYCE DO YOUR HAIR!!! Okay, I said it for you. Now y’all already know it takes a lot to do natural hair and after having played tennis for over an hour in Egypt heat it was NOT about to be down…just wasn’t gonna happen. Also, that statement I made to Suzie about Jared was a joke. She definitely took it wrong and had I known it bothered her I would’ve apologized. If something bothers me, I say it, so in the future Suzie, just say I pissed you off. As far as me throwing her under the bus…once. I admitted it, told her prior to being confronted, and I apologized. It was a mistake. I’m not God. If she took that one incident and now calls me drama-filled or a child, that’s a bit much. Remember Suzie, I had your back all throughout last season and the reunion when no one besides myself raised their hand to ever want to hang out with you again…

IT’S T-SHIRT TIIIIIME! Seriously? No but for real…How can you genuinely be apologetic and feel bad about a statement you made to someone then go make t-shirts? Do you know how many t-shirts we could make from the past few seasons that many people would purchase? There comes a time in your life when you realize that money doesn’t mean everything. It is the ROOT OF ALL EVIL. Respect and dignity doesn’t come at a price when you’re trying to build or mend a friendship with someone whose husband you slept with. BUT if that’s the way you wanna roll, look out for “Imma Sue the B!tch,” “She got a whole Garden-just hoe-in,” “Don’t do it Chad,” “You were engaged 10 years?,” “Really Boo Boo,” “Watch my ass as I walk away,” “THOSE NOSTRILS,” etc. I understand Tami and why she doesn’t condone the shirts but hey…as long as I offer you some proceeds for your charity you should be okay with it.

All in all it was a pretty entertaining premiere and if you think you saw something in the previews, you really have NO IDEA whats coming next and throughout the entire season!!!

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