Two days later, fans and viewers of Basketball Wives are STILL discussing the introduction of Evelyn’s assistant, Nia. After she infamously slapped Jennifer, folks couldn’t help but weigh-in on if she was right or wrong. After the episode aired, Baller Alert chatted with Nia. Peep a few excerpts:
On how Nia began working for Evelyn:
I’ve known Evelyn for like 8 years now. We met through my other best friend Michele. Their dudes played on the same teams & they got close. So of course we all became close. Evelyn was the first female that I liked out of all the basketball chicks that Michele would bring around us. We rolled the same & our square was complete. Evelyn & Michele were bff’s & Putt & I were bff’s. Me becoming her assistant happened from my mother & Evelyn’s daughter Shaniece (who I call my niece) having a whole discussion about me & me working with Evelyn. The thing is, I have Stage 4 Endomertiosis so a regular 9-5 never really worked for me. I’ve been sick for 7 years now. I would be in & out of the hospital all the time so assisting was something I could do & still keep my health intact. My bosses understand my illness & are very lenient with me. I also assisted a few other friends prior to me working for Evelyn. I’m really great at what I do so this was a perfect situation for the both of us. In this business, someone close to you is best because all the personal information is shared & you can not just have anyone all in your personal shit or personal space.
On if Nia had gone to the race track with the intention of being physical with Jenn:
Hell no I did not go on television to slap Jen. Before I entered that suite I had a few cocktails & 30 mins of conversation had already taken place between Shaunie, Tami, Evelyn & I. What viewers don’t understand is, the 3 minutes you see was actually like 45mins of filming at the race track. I knew I was gonna address Jen. But me asking her what happened between her & I and her reaction to me, took me by surprise. Let me say this, I’m not out here gang banging threatening people & acting like I will bust everyone’s ass. However, please believe, I was not raised no punk & I don’t lip box. If you disrespect me, I will react. Whether the cameras were rolling or not, I would have slapped the shit out of Jen. Jen was real bold with that mouth but she gets like that when she thinks she will be rescued. This was one incident where her rescuing team didn’t get to her fast enough. So I had to slap some sense into her ass. I didn’t think it would ever go that far but the words coming out her mouth were punching me in my face. As my bestfriend Michele told me, A person who can control their tongue has power over their whole body. No need to run, thank them.
On how she felt when Jenn asked, “Why are you here?” and if it was common for Nia to go to social functions with Evelyn:
The reason why Jen said that shit is because of what I said, about niggas done ran through you. How are you holier than thou? You walk a straight line & are so busy with this whole fake life you live. Jen plays this role that she just started dating & she’s new to it all, yada yada.
Bitchplease… You have had your share of d*ck receiving & d*ck s*cking just like everyone else. I’ve checked Jen into a hotel to skeeta dude, during her marriage. Let that princess mother of pearl sh*t fool you all you want. Jen gets it in… Me being with Evelyn & around Evelyn is normal. When I would go to Miami I either stayed with Evelyn or 1 time I stayed at Jen’s apartment. The shit is as common as a females monthly.