One of the reasons we like Kenya Bell on Basketball Wives is that even though she finds herself in situations that aren’t always ideal (the Evelyn fight, laughing at Tami and Kesha’s dinner argument), she’s always been incredibly honest and forthcoming in every interview we’ve read with her. This interview she just did with Juicy Magazine is no different. Kenya recently spoke to them about all the current Basketball Wives fighting that’s been going on, and all the haterade that’s been directed at her as a result of her video screening, but she still keeps her head up in spite of it all. Here are some of our favorite Kenya quotes from the interview.
On fighting with the women:
I’ve been professionally trained to fight thanks to my Dad. I have no fear of any of them and all of their bullying, negativity, and pure haterism. It’s sad that as women, they aren’t supporting my efforts to be independent as a woman and a mother, especially after I spent years helping my husband make it to the NBA and he’s chosen to ruin his life. [The cast] can talk all they want, as long as neither of them put their hands on me, they have nothing to fear.
On how she dealt with the criticism from the group who screened her music video:
I’m a very cultured individual. I’ve worked in corporate America and shook hands with the President. I know the difference between what’s good and what isn’t, so when someone tells me something is horrible and I know it’s not, it’s laughable to me.
On why she’s drawn to Jennifer:
Jen has been the only person in the group that has been consistently nice to me and I appreciate that. Because of that, I consider her someone that I can become friends with. It’s soooo sad that they have a “mob” mentality and because Jen refuses to “join the crowd” and hate me like they have decided to do before they even got to know me, all of a sudden they say I idolize her. It’s their way of trying to make Jen not like me. I’m so proud of Jen for being an individual.
On her relationship with Tami:
I’m very surprised to see the footage of Tami talking bad about me behind my back. I still feel that she has a good heart, that’s why she stepped in between Evelyn and I. Because of the supposed “stabbing” that my husband accused me of, I really didn’t want to have to hurt Evelyn on national television, so I appreciated that. But as a fellow mother of two, it’s very disappointing that she was so mean and hurtful knowing she went through the same things I’m going through on the show.