Mutiny Afoot?? The Cast Of Basketball Wives Threatens To Walk
Although Evelyn Lozada recently announced that she and the ladies of Basketball Wives had begun filming for the new season, that doesn’t mean that everything is all good behind the scenes. Reportedly, Eve, Shaunie O’Neal, Tami Roman and Suzie Ketcham are renegotiating their contracts with VH1, and are threatening to walk if they don’t receive an increase in pay. According to TMZ:
“…the ‘Wives’ are in the process of renegotiating their contracts and they all want major pay raises, claiming the show does quite well for the network.
Our sources say VH1 is refusing to pony up more cash. We’re told before filming started, execs made it clear that salary increases would not happen and if any cast member had a problem with that … they could be replaced.”
It is true that the show does well for the network. The season 4 premiere tied as the highest rated episode yet of the BBW franchise, making VH1 the #1 cable network among women 18-49 in prime time on Monday night. Apparently, the ladies have given the network until next week to agree to their terms, or they’re walking. Season 5 is set for a spring 2013 premiere.