Suzie Ketcham does ‘BBW’ for free lunch

    Some of the more critical fans of “Basketball Wives” have probably asked themselves why Suzie Ketcham continues to be part of the show, but they’d probably be surprised to know her answer to that.

    “I’m just doing it because…I don’t even know why!” she responded when questioned about why she’s still hanging around.

    Suzie has been part of the cast since season 1, but her role has been sort of secondary when compared to the series’ breakout stars, including Evelyn Lozada, who pointed out that Suzie just shows up and eats.

    “Evelyn was just like, ‘Do you want to do it? All you do is come and eat lunch and just talk!’ I was like, ‘That’s it?’” said Suzie, who gets paid about $5,000 for filling her belly on camera.

    She might feel differently about it if she was getting drinks tossed in her face, like some of her castmates, but that’s not the case. Although she had some friction with Evelyn in earlier seasons, Suzie has managed to be one of the few stars currently getting along with all her co-stars.

    “I’m cool with pretty much everyone. I’m just that type of person. I don’t like tension and all that, and I think that means I can film with everyone so they use me as the connector,” Suzie told VH1. “Last season that’s what they did, and it was looking like I was running my mouth, but that’s just the role they use me in. I got a lot of heat for that, but someone’s got to be there to bring everything together. How’s Jen going to know Eric [Williams] approached Royce [Reed] to be in his movie if I’m not the one telling her, you know?"

    While Suzie is comfortable in her role and seemingly onboard for any future seasons, she’s not sure about some of her reality pals.

    “I wasn’t sure what [Evelyn] was going to do, if she would go on and do her own thing, but of course I feel like we need everyone,” she said. However, she didn’t have much doubt that Royce would return.

    “What else is she going to do?” she asked.

    As Suzie would have it, all of her co-stars are back for season 4 of the show.

    “We need the core people because that’s what the show is. Without one of them, it’s gonna be like, things will have to change,” she said.

    —Tracy L. Scott
     

    Do you think Suzie gets a bad rap from viewers who see her as the show gossip? Leave your comments below.

     

     

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