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Shaunie O’Neal has been dealing with critics of her show Basketball Wives for years.

The producer, and ex-wife of Shaquille O’Neal, recently revealed that she thinks race is the reason her show is so negatively critiqued. The reality maven sat down with The Undefeated to open up about the scrutiny surrounding the hit VH1 show, which stars women of color.

She stated, “They’re a little harder on us, for whatever reason, but there’s nothing going on in Basketball Wives that isn’t going on with Real Housewives of New York. Hell, most of the time I think we’re a lot tamer. And sometimes, honestly I agree [with the critics]. It’s not a proud moment for me [when we’re fighting]. Did it happen? Yes. Do you expect VH1 to leave that on the cutting room floor? Absolutely not. Our show, it’s a 110 percent real.”

Do you think Shaunie has a point?


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