The first episode of the new season of Basketball Wives aired Monday night and it was action packed with a ton of drama. The episode introduced viewers to the newest cast member, Meeka Claxton. I’m not sure of your impression of Meeka, but I checked out some comments and Tweets about the episode and it appears that initially, viewers are not feelin’ her at all. Anywho, check what Shaunie O’Neal, an executive producer and cast member, had to say about Meeka and her (Shaunie’s) new book.
About why she added Meeka to the cast: “Meeka reached out to us. I didn’t know Meeka before. I didn’t know anything about her. We do have a mutual friend and she asked for info on how to get involved and that’s how it happened. She reached out and she was pretty persistent in getting involved with our show, and we are always open to a new face for the season if it makes sense, so she came down and did an on camera interview and we took a chance and we’ll see how it goes.”
On whether Meeka will mesh with the cast: “That’s a crapshoot, let me just say that [laughs]. Without giving anything away, it will definitely be interesting. Honestly, I don’t know Meeka before this so I don’t know if this was anything she slightly thought was gonna happen but it’s difficult to come inside a group of ladies that are already friends and try to be friends with everybody. That’s not even really natural for just everybody to love everybody all the time, and I think in doing that it just causes some drama so it definitely is there.”
On her new book: “It’s not a tell all, or about my personal experiences. It’s more of an inspirational self-help kind of book but not in a boring corny kind of way. It’s kind of like, this is how I feel about this and maybe I can help the next person by just sharing situations that I’ve been in. So, it’s my opinion and experiences on many different things.” Peep the full interview here.