Nicki Minaj ‘disturbed’ by ‘Basketball Wives’

    Like so many others, Nicki Minaj had an unfavorable reaction to recent episodes of “Basketball Wives.”

    “So disturbed by this episode. #Sad,” tweeted Nicki on Monday night.

    The series, which has come under fire for its portrayal of minority women as out-of-control bullies, has a growing list of celebrity critics, including Sherri Shepherd, Wendy Williams and Star Jones.

    Although “Basketball Wives” creator Shaunie O’Neal has recently instituted a “no fighting” rule for the cast members, many think that move is long overdue.

    Wendy Williams said, “It’s a little too late. The train has left the station. Now, what’s Tami [Roman] gonna do?… She has to fight.”

    Tami, who has since deleted her Twitter account, has received the majority of the recent criticism for "bullying" co-star Kesha Nichols. But she’s not the only violent offender on the show.

    Evelyn Lozada and Royce Reed have also engaged in on-screen fisticuffs, and each has expressed remorse.

    Nicki kept her comment brief, but she suggested she’s Team Kesha when she re-tweeted Kesha’s blog to her followers.

    Kesha responded, “I am so thankful to everyone who offered words of support and encouragement, read and helped spread my blog, and shared your personal stories with me. Because of your support, my anti-bullying blog caught the eye of Nicki Minaj, who read and re-tweeted it to her 11 million (plus) followers.”

    —Tracy L. Scott


    Do you think celebrities’ criticism of “BBW” will make a difference? Do you agree with Wendy Williams that it’s too late? Leave your comments below.


    Here’s more:
    Kesha Nichols feels ‘sad’ for bullies
    Kesha Nichols’ beef with Tami Roman is done
    Kesha Nichols finds ‘Basketball Wives’ scary
    Star Jones forming anti-‘BBW’ coalition


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