All That Glitters Isn't Gold

Being on Basketball Wives isn't all it's cracked up to be. Royce Reed knows that better than anyone. The former star is opening up about why she left the show.

Royce Reed

VH1's Basketball Wives has quite the reputation. Its stars are known more for their catfights than famous husbands. The series was created by Shaunie O'Neal, the ex-wife of NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal. It debuted in 2010 and became an instant hit — for all the wrong reasons.

Royce Reed was an original cast member on the series, but after four seasons, she'd come to a crossroads. Reed was at odds with almost everyone in the cast including O'Neal. After engaging in verbal warfare in front of and behind the camera, she'd had enough.

Reed is no longer a part of Basketball Wives and is happier than ever. In an interview with VH1.com, she revealed that the pay wasn't worth the pain

"[Being on the show], I felt like I was being a hypocrite, because I'm on a show where there's like, constant fighting, and yet I'm sitting here trying to voice something different. As much as I enjoyed the checks, it wasn't worth contradicting myself and doing something I didn't really believe in," said Reed. "I felt kinda like I was selling my soul. I was totally fine with the way I went out last season, you saw me doing my career, you saw me being me."

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This is a realization her co-stars have also had to deal with. Basketball Wives current season opened with Evelyn Lozada attempting to turn over a new leaf. After being branded a bully and having her marriage fall apart, she's trying to repair her image.

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Basketball Wives still has its fair share of drama but it's not as bad as before. At its peak, curse words, punches and throwing bottles were the norm. We're happy Reed got out when she could.

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Comments on "Former Basketball Wives star done selling out for TV"

TEverest November 13, 2013 | 12:05 PM

Im glad you decided to step away and step into reality. Those women are empty, shallow, and EVIL. God Bless

Mia P October 31, 2013 | 4:42 AM

Good for her she is educated she don't need that garbage. Do what you do and stay postive.

Cr8zmom October 16, 2013 | 5:35 PM

This show is the reason sista's have the reputation of being loud and angry. Evelyn gets on my last nerve!!!! A show about a bunch of women that fight, eat, travel and shop. What is the point of this show.

Ljones October 12, 2013 | 5:57 PM

Good for you Royce!!!!!! This show is full of bullies, drama and sellouts(Tami & Evelyn), all for paycheck. It's like being on a 9 to 5 and stabbing your co-workers in the back. TV fame comes with a price, looking at these shows makes me glad to me a middle class working American.

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