Shaunie O’Neal is speaking out about the ongoing drama on Basketball Wives. O’Neal, the show’s creator, says she doesn’t always agree with the behavior of her co-stars.

Her statement comes just days after Jennifer Williams filed a lawsuit against Evelyn Lozada’s assistant, Nia, for slapping her.

“I’m extremely happy that Basketball Wives continues to have another successful fourth season,” O’Neal tells Vibe. “As the ratings have been through the roof since our season opener, fans continue to tune into the lives of Evelyn, Tami, Jennifer, Royce, Suzie and myself. As there is always controversy and indifference projected on the show, because we are all individual personalities, I always hope that people will find that as much as you may agree or disagree with the opinions, the behavior, [and] even our different taste in shoes, you are taking a look inside the lives of four completely different women.”

However, despite the girls’ behavior, O’Neal maintains that if they edited certain scenes out, it wouldn’t be reality.

“As a woman of color with kids, I am very aware of myself, but I also have to be aware that my choices cannot be the same for everyone on the show and I have to respect that,” O’Neal continued. She ultimately hopes that Basketball Wives fans will be able to see a “balance” and be aware that the stories told are authentic.

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