21
Aug
2017

EXCLUSIVE: Jackie Christie Not Fearful of Being Fired From Basketball Wives: Shaunie O’Neal Is Not My Boss + If She’s Prepping A Spin-Off [INTERVIEW]

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EXCLUSIVE: Jackie Christie Not Fearful of Being Fired From Basketball Wives: Shaunie O'Neal Is Not My Boss + If She's Pepping A Spin-Off [INTERVIEW]

Jackie Christie

Jackie Christie Talks Estranged Daughter, Spin-Off Rumors & Job Security

Season six of Basketball Wives L.A. has been one hell of a season for Jackie Christie. Although you might assume this was Christie’s toughest season – she insinuates this season was nothing short of easy. If you watched this season, then chances are you witnessed Christie attempt to dispel rumors of her parenting skills. You may have also witness a few verbal altercations including an ongoing feud with Evelyn Lozada, along with the outspoken reality star to her question and confronting her friendship with executive producer, Shaunie O’Neal. In an exclusive interview with theJasmineBRAND.com, along with the status of the relationship with her daughter Ta’Kari Lee, why she’s not concerned about being fired from the show and if she feels like she’s accurately portrayed. Check out the excerpts below.

EXCLUSIVE: Jackie Christie Not Fearful of Being Fired From Basketball Wives: Shaunie O'Neal Is Not My Boss + If She's Pepping A Spin-Off [INTERVIEW]

Current Basketball Wives cast

How Basketball Wives has changed over the years:

For the first five seasons, a lot of the stuff was focused on me. It seemed I was on the outs with everybody. And then season five came in I started feeling like everybody’s grooving.

If this season has been the most difficult:

I think season one was the most challenging for me. It was five or six girls in Hawaii, they were fine when we got over and then they turned behind me and they were walking down the hallway behind Draya. They would clique up. That’s when I realized its not a game. We at war.

Tami, Jackie circa 2015

Her friendship with Tami Roman:

I feel like me and Tami have always had a great relationship. We have our words here and there, but there is a realness, respect, and love between the two of us. I really dig her. And I think this season [six] you see it really went to another love; with Tami and I.

EXCLUSIVE: Jackie Christie Not Fearful of Being Fired From Basketball Wives: Shaunie O'Neal Is Not My Boss + If She's Pepping A Spin-Off [INTERVIEW]

Draya, Malaysia, Jackie, Brooke Bailey circa 2013

Her friendship with Malaysia Pargo:

[I’ve] been knowing her for a very long time. Me and Malyasia have been here in L.A. – first season to now. We’ve been through some challenging times, but if you notice, we never crossed that line with each other.

EXCLUSIVE: Jackie Christie Not Fearful of Being Fired From Basketball Wives: Shaunie O'Neal Is Not My Boss + If She's Pepping A Spin-Off [INTERVIEW]

Shaunie O’Neal

Why she questioned her friendship with Shaunie O’Neal:

I felt like through the season we had been through so many ups and downs. and I kept trying to explain to her, ‘What’s going on between me and Evelyn is me and Evelyn, its not with you. Just fallback. Stay out of it.’ We had had a conversation, and I explained to her to stay out of it and there again, I find your back in it again.

If she’s concerned about job security (i.e. being axed from the show) when for confronting Shaunie, who is an executive producer: 

No. I’m not apprehensive. I’m not employed by Shaunie. Shaunie is not my boss. Shaunie is a cast member; a friend. And I don’t care who you are, if you’re disrespectful to me, I’m going to be Jackie Christie.

EXCLUSIVE: Jackie Christie Not Fearful of Being Fired From Basketball Wives: Shaunie O'Neal Is Not My Boss + If She's Pepping A Spin-Off [INTERVIEW]

Jackie Christie, Takari Lee

How she feels about daughter Ta’Kari Lee:

You know, I prayed on it for a long time and I kept saying, at the end of the day, I love her – no matter what. A mother’s love for her child never changes. No matter what their child does to them. I have been nothing, but exemplary for Kari. Never spanked her, none of that stuff.

Whatever she is doing with this group of people that she is working with – or cult – its hurtful to me. I just decided to let the world keep being tricked and fooled.

If she and Takari are on speaking terms:

I don’t know why people are painting this facade. Yes, we have. And we always will.

Who may be responsible for drama with her daughter: 

This has happened before. It’s been going on six years. And this woman that’s pretending to be Kari’s manager is this cause of all this damage.

If she thinks old cast members should come return:

You know, I’d laugh. If you’re going to bring back other cast members from other shows – or this show – bring everybody! This show, like I said, ‘is my baby.’ So, we’ll see where it goes.

If she would come back to Basketball Wives LA:

Uh, that’s a trick question. Just tune in to the reunion, and yeah.

If she’s working on a spin-off: 

You know, I have been on for this spinoff for years and I kept turning it down because I was already on Basketball Wives, I don’t want to spread myself too thin. And make sure our viewers who are loyal to us, who watch every season that I’m not doing all this [spreading herself too thin]. But I think its time to diversify for me. I have a lot to offer and a lot to share. I’m working on several different projects.

The biggest misconceptions about her:

She’s a troublemaker, she’s dishonest, I’m a drunk. And the super mega misconception is that I’m mentally unstable.

If she is accurately portrayed on the show: 

I feel like I’m a hell of a entertainer. I feel like I’m very transparent. I’m raw and uncut.

If she ever has been drunk in her life:

I have never been drunk in my life. Never! Never!

Upcoming projects: 

Oh my God! I have plays coming up. I have Before You Say I Do in October. I have a movie coming out. I have another play with Shelly Garrett – Beauty Shop. Of course, if in the event we make our decision on season 7 [Basketball Wives], we will be back.

See the interview below.

By:@CaDarius_

  • jamie

    It is time for Jackie to go. She has outlived her usefulness. She has become stale and fake. I guess if I was being fired I would come up with the “spin-off” BS too. Let’s see if it happens. Knowing VH1, they are chomping at the bit. The will air ANYTHING. Time for Erica Mena and Rich Dollaz to have a spin off but not together. LOL

  • Tone

    Jackie is full of???, I believe there’s some truth to what Jackie daughter is saying, Jackie needs to go, she’s psycho and so does wide mouth Tami, VH1 don’t waste your time on Jackie.

    • JENNYJONES1

      OMG YOU WERE IN MY HEAD B/C I SAID THE EXACT SAME THING. DUMP THEM BOTH!!! THEY BOTH HATE AND ARE JEALOUS OF SHAUNIE AND EVELYN ESPECIALLY. TAMI NEEDS THAT CHECK SO SHE KISSES SHAUNIE’S A$$ AND IS ONLY FAKING TO LIKE EVELYN B/C OF HER TIGHT RELATIONSHIP W/SHAUNIE. MESSY TAMI TWISTED ANYTHING NICE EVELYN SAID IN THE BEGINNING ABOUT JACKIE AND HER DAUGHTER B/C TAMMY WANTED THEM TO FIST FIGHT (SOMETHING SHE REALLY WANTED TO DO)SO SHE STIRRED THE POT WITH LIES OR HALF TRUTHS. AND JACKIE MIGHT BE EMBARRASSED ABOUT THE DIRT HER DAUGHTER IS SPILLING BUT THAT DIRT AND A MADE UP REASON TO START ISH WITH EVELYN HAS GIVEN HER LIFE AND MORE AIRTIME THAN EVER. LOL!!! IN ALL OF THE SEASONS JACKIE WAS NEVER THE CENTER OF ATTENTION. SHE IS LOVING THIS!!!! SHE NEEDS TO SEND EVELYN A ‘THANK YOU’ CARD FOR RESURRECTING HER ROLE ON THE SHOW B/C DOUG & HER DAUGHTER, CHANTEL, WERE DONE WITH HER BS!!! LOL!!! AND JACKIE ISN’T PSYCHO SHE’S A DRUNK DESPERATE TO BE RELEVANT. BOTH WILL MAKE YOU FLIP OUT WHEN YOU FEEL YOU’RE LOSING WHAT LITTLE POSITION YOU STILL HAVE LEFT. SMH!!! AGAIN PLS DUMP JACKIE AND FAKE TAMI……..JENNY JONES!!!

      • Tone

        I’ve lived what Jackie daughter is talking about, certain things she says has a ring of truth to it, Jackie is ashame the truth is about to come out.

      • E’toile Patrice

        You hit it right on the nail!

  • Snisey ~

    I hope they let her tired ass go. She was funny at first. Now she is just flat out ridiculous!!

  • Jakisha Irvin

    So please enlighten me on what shaunie, Evelyn, and Jennifer would bring to this show alone…… ummmm let me guess NOTHING.

  • Vernetta Thomas

    I Love You Jackie!!!!!! I will follow you anywhere!!!!!!.Alll smiles. You have character and that will take you far.Girl you are a reality blue print.You are the reason i watch.Smoochess to You,Malaysia,Brandi,Tammi and Siniyah!!!!!!

  • Lisa Harris

    I love u jackie

  • Marsha Witherspoon

    Even if Shaunie doesn’t fire her, the NETWORK should…you can’t keep making Life threatening Comments and Promises to people and it be OK….they are terrorist threats …the cast may not be pressing any charges due to contract issues, but It is against Peoples Life that she is making Threats and that should be against the Law….Her time is Up…She is no longer entertaining…She is Annoying and Dangerous and needs to be stopped…and Why doesn’t her Husband step into the madness and put a stop to it…He is probably glad that she is busy on set and He just keeps making sure that he has a Full Calendar away from this madness…

  • Bleu Toyou

    If anyone is dry and dull it’s Shaunie’s sour faced ass! She can stay behind the scences, in my opinion ijs….. She has no storyline! Tami and Jackie makes the show hilarious. No one understands Jackie’s character & I have to say even though she does and says some crazy things, I love her crazy ass? She is one of the reasons I tune in to Bbw l.a.

    For the haters, keep hating on Jackie my miserable ass kisser’s lmao!
    Jackie is unbothered,married and successful. I love you Jackie!

  • Dite

    I love Tami but this season she was being shady and lying about what she staryed between jackie n Evelyn . She was the one that set it off and then said no wasn’t me ” ….. I believe Jackies daughter you guys have to go back to when the other daughter think Chantel her name is. Said she’s awful mother come on….. both the daughters are lying ? I don’t no think so . Don’t you see that’s why Jackie likes to be around the younger ladies cause her relationship with her daughters is estranged . You have to pay attention to what people do young change always see why they move the way they do. And jackie moves very strange . And as for Shaunie she don’t need a story line she’s the producer she just be stopping by . She just hangin Out .

  • Sheri Edwards

    Jackie’s tired ass needs to go. She is a total embarrassment. If she returns next season I won’t be watching.

  • Charly RN

    Jackie needs to sit down! She’s 61 years old and acts so immature compared to her younger cast mates. She’s loud & obnoxious in order to stay relevant & get more air time on the show. I believe both of her daughters comments about how she was as a mother. They both can’t be lying about the same thing. Jackie is just embarrassed that her kids drew an X on her picture perfect life! If this is how she acts in public on TV with her so called friends, how do you think she acts at home behind the scenes when no one can see the real Jackie except her family. As far as her false assumption of job security, she better think twice. Take a note from Brandi Maxiel who also stated Shaunie wasn’t her boss. Even Tami said it, Brandi ain’t here no more! Shaunie is an executive producer, which means she puts up big money to help make the show possible. If they refuse to fire Jackie & Shaunie takes her money elsewhere, what will happen? I think they’d rather have Shaunie’s money vs Jackie’s attitude. As far as a spin off, that’s a dud because Jackie isn’t relevant enough without the drama of BBW. & when is the last time you’ve seen a Shelly Garret play? He’s broke, filed for bankruptcy & had major tax issues & that was when he was married to Melisa Morgan! Jackie is too old to act like she does & needs to go home & work on mending her relationship with her daughter & grandson!

  • Edna Huntley

    Bitch please ” you are a embarrassment to society” I don’t want your old black ass back! !!you are talking lot of bull shit you know damn well shauni is the boss of you and everyone else who is on the show! !!! Why don’t you leave? You are dumb and a big drunk ” and to say that you have never been drunk is a understatement you are an alcoholic alcoholic and bipolar and take tami and Malaysia with you. And start being a mother and a grandmother you are the sorriest parent I’ve ever known and you talking about all you have goin on is a lie you are a compulsive liar and messy as hell! !!!!!!and get your ears fixed looking like Dr. Spark ( woman you are all washed up )I can’t wait until shuni give you your walking papers! !!! Jackie you want fight all you do is cry and want sympathy and want the cast members to comfort your old Ass. …..know one cares about you I hate looking at you go away! !

  • Angela Barney

    Jackie is a goofy she do what ever everybody else do and try to make it her own dumb bitch talking about shunie is not her boss we heard that before from somebody else if Jackie gets a spin off on my sole I will never watch that shit dumb as bitch call herself a mother. They need to get her ass off the show now

  • Deb Dyson

    ain’t that some crap, now she has a spin off like who is going to be in it. Doug hasn’t been in one clip this season. Your saw Chantal & the baby and they gone. surely it’s not going to be all about her aside from ranting & raving what else can she do. what she needs to do is go away, we’re over you. I was over you last year and that drama surrounding the dress Angel Brinks made I wanted to kick your ass myself. Phony Old Hoe,, go sit down somewhere. Non MF factor itch.

  • Victoria Witherby

    Just like Mariah Jackie, it’s someone elses turn. You don’t get to be Shirley Temple forever, step down. Its a new and younger generation, focus on your kids and Grandkids.

    Life is short, your Takari needs you to resolve your issues with her. Stop brushing it under the carpet. Get to know your Grandkids. I swear I feel thats why Doug travels for work, to get away from you.

  • Mary Evans

    Jackie is of any morality. She’s deplorable. I’d be happy to see her ugliness gone.