Last night’s episode of Basketball Wives was filled with drama and yet another altercation. This time, the incident involved Evelyn’s friend/assistant Nia Crooks, who was once friends with Jennifer. According to Nia, Jen would sleep at Nia’s house, vacation with her, etc., but now, she (Jen) is ‘brand new’.
At the racetrack, Nia confronts Jennifer about her ‘brand newness’ (my words, not hers) and Nia becomes so upset that she gets up and slaps Jennifer (see above). After the show aired, Nia hopped on Twitter, defending her actions, tweeting:
If you’re commenting on me negative or positive you’re still a fan. If you don’t give a fuck, why do you really care? My ex friend knows the situation & knows what’s up. She can play doll baby for yall all she wants. That shit is all fake. I’m from Bedstuy Brooklyn I keeps it all the way real. I don’t lip box if you disrespect me that’s how I was raised to handle things.
Meanwhile, Jennifer wrote about the incident on her blog:
I will never forget that day at the racetrack, I didn’t go there to fight so that was the last thing I expected to encounter. All I remember was the nonsense that took place. The assistant/gofer decided to be in full action with her monkey see monkey do self as she snuck a slap from behind. You are a coward if you catch me off guard while sitting down and not to mention a bully! Then the president of the NON Factor T-shirt Enterprise thought that jumping across the table like a demon would be a good look for the young women in America that watch the show. The horses racing around the track were more civilized than some of the women with me in the presidential suite that day. I swear I still don’t understand why someone would want to act so ridiculous on national television but I guess some will do anything for fame.
After the event took place I felt very violated. I had never been slapped in my face and even though my mind was still trying to process all that went down I knew what I had to do to get some justice. Don’t think because I didn’t physically fight back doesn’t mean I am not doing anything about this incident or I am a punk. I am doing this the right way and using our legal system to seek justice. I am a businesswoman and an entrepreneur; I cannot represent myself fighting in such a manner. Corporate America would never take me serious.
Evelyn also posted her version of what happened and why on her blog.
First off, I had no intentions on saying anything during filming at the racetrack. Jen and Nia met through me and built their own relationship. Nia thought that she and Jen were still cool, however Jen began to distance herself from Nia for no apparent reason.The reason why I was so hurt and affected by Jen’s comment is because, she was the same person shackin up in that 2-bedroom apartment when she and Eric were separating! Jen would literally take the ferry to Nia’s house because she didn’t have a car. At that time, Nia helped Jen and opened her doors to her when she didn’t have heat in her apartment. How can you go from making Nia one of your good friends, the person you would confide in, take vacations with, sleep at her house when you had no where else to turn and then treat her like shit?!
And with ALL of that said (and shown last night), whose side are YOU on?