Not only is she making coins in front the camera, but Shaunie O’Neal is also getting a check and calling the shots behind-the-scenes of Basketball Wives LA. In a new interview, the executive producer, who is back for a new season of the VH1 show, dishes and defends both roles. Peep some excerpts below.
On how personalities are portrayed:
There are things that don’t have to be aired, but then again would y’all be watching?
On being blamed for glass throwing and fighting:
I can’t put words in anyone’s mouth. I can’t put action into their arms [you know]. What comes across on television is real. Whether or not you have a person who’s a little more hungry for camera time, than the other and goes a little extra further than the other is completely on them.
On her job as executive producer:
My job is just help cast to make good television for the viewers. Sometimes I cover my eyes and you know put my head down cause I’m like ‘Oh my God are you serious?’
On how she is able to play EP and cast mate:
I have to step out of my personal feelings.
On why she chose to be both EP and cast member:
When I brought the idea to the table – I said, why would I be on it? I don’t want to be on it – Just let me produce it. I’m good . Wasn’t so much the concept VH1 had for me so here I am.