Malaysia Pargo and newcomer Brooke Bailey aren’t exactly the best of friends, and Malaysia won’t be hiding her feelings about her “Basketball Wives” co-stars this time around.
“Last season I took that maybe they’re new people and I don’t really understand them, so my feelings—how I’m feeling about them—may not be right,” Malaysia explained to Vibe.
Malaysia displayed that same sort of nonjudgmental attitude on the season 2 premiere. She persuaded her co-stars to give Jackie Christie, who some consider the show’s troublemaker, a second chance.
However, that’s not to suggest Malaysia will be letting all transgressions slide.
“I was just being too passive. So, this time instead of rolling my eyes, I’m actually saying, ‘You are starting to work my nerves,’” she said.
Things seem to be back on track for the returning cast members, but newcomers Adiz Bambi and Brooke Bailey might be the cause of some drama. Malaysia knew both women before they joined the show, but she’s still getting to know Brooke.
“I actually met Brooke a day before my wedding five years ago at a hair salon. We talked for a long time,” Malaysia said. “Then I never seen her again, and then all of a sudden I seen her on set. With Brooke, we have our ups and downs, but we’re working toward building a really good friendship.”
While Brooke and Malaysia’s friendship is new, Malaysia has been friends with Bambi much longer, and the jewelry maker hinted that she may be caught in the middle of the ladies’ beef.
“When you’re really good friends with one person and then they tell you something, and then you’re really good friends with the person they tell you something about… what do I do?” she said.
Though it proved to be a difficult situation, Malaysia said it forced her to find her loyalty and integrity.
“We’ve kinda grown in a lot of ways,” she said about her and her castmates. “All in all, I think it should be a really good season.”
Malaysia said she’d leave reality TV in a heartbeat for one thing. What is that? Find out in the October 2012 issue of Sister 2 Sister.
Watch Malaysia’s interview below.
—Tracy L. Scott
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