Basketball Wives LA premiered last night on VH1 and move over Miami chicks I think LA is here to stay. Kimsha Artest and Jackie Christie are like a triple dose of Tami Roman. You do not want to mess with these chicks, so the bougie LA broads best to look out! More on who those bougie girls are in a minute but first a quick recap of episode 1.
The ladies decided to get acquainted with a few meet and greets. Draya has yet to be introduced to anyone but Gloria who met her in acting class. I like how they tried to set the meeting up like it was natural but it was clearly staged. Fans will have to tune into episode 2 for Draya drama although the net has been buzzing with reports of her child endangerment charge. For the most part, most of the ladies seem to be getting along but Malaysia Pargo and Tanya Williams are leaving a bad taste of boughetto in everyone’s mouth.
Tanya and Malaysia are trying their best to maintain an air of sophiscation (read bougie) but in the words of Lil Twist “Yeah that’s new money right there.” Tanya is the estranged wife of Jayson Williams. She says she is a motivational speaker who shouldn’t be penalized for not carrying around an urban dictionary. But, it’s not Tanya’s good grammar that’s irritating it’s her “I know the answer to everything and I’m better than you because of it” attitude. She rolled up at poker night in a sequin top and clashing earrings asking for the best champagne, but not Cristal because she doesn’t like popping Cris. As Jackie said if you classy you don’t have to try to hard, so stop fronting Tanya, you named your kids Tryumph and Whizdom and you know that’s ghetto.
Meanwhile, Malaysia who’s first name is really LaKeisha hails from Compton. For most of the show she was talking in this LA valley girl meets beauty queen voice, raved about her shoe whoredom and said something about a picture of her back in the day when her hair was nappy. I guess cause she couldn’t afford the Indian silky weave back then. That was bougie Malaysia, but ghetto Malaysia was quick to pull of her shoes and bust Laura Govan in the head when Laura started popping off. And seriously you can’t front on me. When you use your middle name instead of your first name cause your first name is too hood you boughetto.
Congratulations to Executive Producer Shaunie O’neal for another reality show hit! Tune in for another episode next week!