The Basketball Wives Are Demanding Raises

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My four least favorite cast members of Basketball Wives are demanding that the network pony up more money or they will walk from the show. Be still  my heart. Yes, filming for the fifth season may have already started,  Shaunie O’Neal, Evelyn Lozada, Tami Roman and Suzie Ketcham don’t have locked contracts and will knuck if VH1 doesn’t buck.

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According to our sources, 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.

Despite the deadlock, we’re told production schedules were sent out and the girls began filming in hopes a deal would be worked out shortly. So far, a deal has not been reached and neither side is budging … so we’re told the "Wives" are planning to walk out next week if VH1 can’t agree to the terms.

Royce Reed recently confirmed via Twitter that she’s not on the new season, so if the other four leave – which I highly doubt, but one can dream – I imagined it’d be oh so hard to find more catty, backstabbing, superficial women to talk about and throw drinks at each other in front of a camera crew.

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