Royce Reed calls Tami Roman out

    Royce Reed is calling out Tami Roman for her behavior in Tahiti.

    Royce summed her opinion of the antics from Monday’s "Basketball Wives" in three words: "A DAMN SHAME."

    Tami doesn’t feel that she’s a bully, but Royce is among those who would argue that she was definitely picking a fight with Kesha Nichols on the latest episode of the show. It seemed like she just had something to say about everything that Kesha did (or didn’t) do.

    "I was honestly just hoping Kesha didn’t say her skin hurt. Tami seemed as though she was trying to find something to get upset about and she chose a cough," Royce said in her blog. "I’m not sure what happened to Tami, but this isn’t the woman I’ve gotten to know."

    Royce said she knows exactly how Kesha must have felt because she found herself in the same position when the cast went to Spain. The dancer was not happy to see that things within the group dynamic hadn’t changed much, although some of the players are new.

    The most inexcusable thing about the whole trip to Royce was Tami’s tirade against Kesha when everyone went out for drinks. She questions Tami’s judgment for having even a single shot and using it as an excuse for her to just snap on the cast rookie.

    "I find it amazing when alcohol is used as liquid courage and an excuse to turn into the HULK," said Royce, who admits that liquor makes her want to dance and get emotional. She argues that, as an adult, Tami should know how alcohol makes her act and steer clear of it despite what her friends are doing. "If you know that drinks cause you to have a temper, why indulge just because everyone else is? The whole scene with Tami and Kesha I shook my head."

    And Royce feels that Tami’s rage was misguided, contending that Kesha wasn’t doing anything wrong by just trying to make conversation with her travel buddies. "Tami, if Evelyn [Lozada] and Shaunie [O’Neal] found no problem with Kesha’s questions, it wasn’t up to you to find one," said Royce, addressing Tami directly about the fight, which seemed to have come from out of nowhere.  

    Royce might seem like she’s really going in on Tami, but she feels that she’s doing what any good friend would do by telling Tami that her behavior was wrong. It’s more than she said for either Shaunie or Evelyn.

    "To see these women gang up on someone who has done nothing to them is embarrassing," Royce stated. "I say ganging up because NO ONE did anything to stop it. If you don’t say anything you then become part of the problem." She also took issue with the fact that Tami and Evelyn were mad at Kesha for having second thoughts about swimming with the sharks. "I don’t believe I saw any of your asses in a swimsuit jumping in the water either," Royce pointed out.

    But the whole episode with Tazmanian Tami was just the cherry on top in a season of inappropriate behavior. Thinking back on it brought out Royce’s less pleasant side as she spouted off about her gripes about what viewers have seen during this cycle. Frankly, she thinks it’s a bad look.

    "Grown as women talking about a damn position! Grown ass women wanting to fight with no repercussions!" she ranted. "I HEARD about what happened in Tahiti but seeing it now is an embarrassment and the sh!t is PISSING ME OFF!!!! GROWN ASS AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN feeding into the stereotype already placed on us…plus two!"



    —Sonya Eskridge





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