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Chantel Christie Says Draya Michele, Orlando Scandrick Drama “Should Have Never Got To This Point”

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Although she’s not an official cast member, fans of Basketball Wives: Los Angeles have seen quite a bit of Chantel Christie on the current season of the show. What started off as a conversation between Chantel and her mom, Jackie Christie, on an episode early in the season about Chantel’s brief involvement with NFL baller Orlando Scandrick (the boyfriend of castmember Draya Michele), turned into a multi-episode story arc chock-full of drama!! The situation even spilled over into social media with both Chantel and Draya (and their supporters) exchanging insults, and it has dominated the blogs. During my recent conversation with Chantel for my entertainment news column, the 20-year-old told me that the situation should have never gotten to this point:

“It was very brief between Orlando and I, and as I stated in the first episode that came out about this whole entire saga, I addressed it as being something minor. Granted, everybody goes, ‘if it was minor, why did you bring it up?’ At the end of the day, why do you guys watch reality TV for? This is entertainment; everybody just calm down and relax. At the end of the day, this is what it was, and it should have never got to this point. It blew up into something way bigger than what it should’ve been, but when you come for me, and I’m called names, and I’m this, and I’m a ho, I gotta send for you. So yes, it’s going to turn into something ugly, but this could’ve easily been prevented.”

Considering how messy the situation became, I asked Chantel whether she regretted confiding in her mom about Orlando to begin with, and she told me:

“I live, and I learn; that’s all I can say. I don’t not regret it, I don’t really regret it – you know it is what it is, and everybody has to kind of deal with life as it comes. You can never be too certain of what’s going to happen and what’s going to come from every situation, so, like I said, I never knew it would’ve got to this point. So I can’t necessary say that I regret it because I wasn’t preparing myself to be this, like, oh yeah, I want to tell her in a malicious way; oh it’s going to be a big deal. That was never my intention, so once it got to this point, it was just like, damn, what is going on?”

As this season of BBWLA winds down, Chantel is busying herself with her makeup line, Chantel Nicole Cosmetics, and she told me that this won’t be her last foray into television.

To read the rest of my interview with Chantel, be sure to check out the latest edition of my column, “The Scoop with the Hip-Hop Socialite”, on TheHomeOfHipHop.com.

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