Its time once again to welcome Royce Reed back to the blog so she can tell it like it is. For the past two seasons of Basketball Wives, Royce has recapped every episode, all the highs and lows, and given us her completely honest and unfiltered opinion. We’re thrilled to have her back for season four.
Last night’s show was a bit disturbing and I’m sure I might ruffle a few feathers but some things need to be said. I’m not going to go in any particular order I’m just going to speak on the issues as they come to mind.
It really confuses me as to why Jenn‘s “friends” keep coming up. In terms of Jenn’s bougie aura…it really hasn’t changed that much. She’s ALWAYS had an air about herself, but maybe it wasn’t recognized by Evelyn and Nia because she was their friend or because they didn’t care. Jenn speaking up and attempting to defend herself with words isn’t much different either, but I guess since she’s never defended herself against Evelyn, she now has “balls” and is considered fake. To see Evelyn crying about Jenn judging based on “things” is quite humorous to me. It’s quite hypocritical, as I was considered a bum, and lacked in style because I chose to spend my money on more practical things…like a house. I will say that I think both Jenn and Evelyn need to re-watch that scene and realize the same thing they are arguing about is the same thing that brought them together and against both Tami and myself….Material things and labels. I agree with changing and maturing, but don’t move forward without remembering where your original mindset came from. I’d believe Evelyn’s new outlook on life if she admitted she was wrong in the way she treated and talked about Tami and I prior to the statement being made about her “friend” Nia. I’m almost positive if Jenn and Evelyn were still cool, she wouldn’t find anything wrong with them making the same statement towards someone else not in their “circle”…Just sayin’…
Although Jenn and I aren’t friends, we are cordial and, yes, there are several things that come out of her mouth I don’t agree with. In reference to this situation I felt she handled it as best she could considering the people she was arguing with. In the end, I think Evelyn and Nia ended up looking crazy while Jenn at one point actually laughed at them…Things that make you go hmmmmm.
Number two: As far as Jenn deciding to press charges, I honestly don’t understand why they’re so shocked. Although it doesn’t concern me, we all know Jenn is NOT a fighter. Yes, she has sat and watched many drinks fly in her defense, but in the past year I think she has realized what it feels like to be bullied. When the shoe is on the other foot it doesn’t feel so good anymore. I will be the first to say if the glass Evelyn threw at me had actually HIT me, I would’ve dragged her ass THEN called the cops, pressed charges and sued for emotional distress. Tami…get mad at me again because I’m about to disagree with you…I don’t care where any of us came from, once you reach a certain age, it’s NOT okay to handle things with fists and weapons. In all actuality, it’s not ok to handle things physically at any age. Yes, I grew up in TANGELO PARK (Orlando people know about us) and I had to learn how to defend myself at an extremely young age, and only if needed. I don’t care if it took a year, month, week, hour, minute or 30 seconds to change your mindset on how wrong it is to physically accost someone. In life we accept the risk of being hurt in a sport, driving a car, or yes even in life situations, but accepting that risk doesn’t mean you relieve anyone of the consequence and repercussions. That situation I had with Evelyn was embarrassing, but I defended myself and I WASN’T actually hit. Jenn was BITCH SLAPPED…IN HER FACE! Pressing charges isn’t what “white people do” Jenn, it’s what smart, intelligent, business-minded, mature people who have something to lose do. If you don’t agree with that, I say you need to reevaluate your purpose in life.
On to the fun part of this episode! Dave and Busters was so much fun and I frequent this arcade monthly. I’m a little upset they didn’t show Dezmon and my chest bumps after he won a few games, but I’ll let that slide hahaha. This is what I love about Kesha and Suzie. Regardless of the drama going on in our lives and around us, it feels great knowing we can let our guards down, have fun and laugh without bickering. These are the girls I can jump in the pool, go sky-diving, or even a theme park with and no one is judging. Say what you want about Suzie’s mouth but she’s still a fun person to hang out with. It felt good seeing all of us together, smiling, and adding Dezmon and my friends to the mix made it that much sweeter. Yes, Dezmon and I are still together and working on us despite last week’s drama. Hate if you must, you don’t know the full story, nor do I owe anyone an explanation. Just know we’re happy, and that’s all that matters. I’m outtie!
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