Basketball Wives’ stars get their own personal fouls. Jennifer Williams and Nia Crooks may soon see themselves in a different kind of court after a swing Nia took at Jennifer on the VH1 show.
Nia is the assistant to “Basketball Wife” Evelyn Lozada, and back in January while filming an episode of the show in South Florida, she and Jennifer got into a heated argument. According to Nia, the two were once really good friends…but Jen has since changed and developed the idea that she’s better than everyone else. During the confrontation, Nia became extremely angry, asking Jennifer, “Do you need to be slapped in your f*ck*ng face to realize the situation?” Jen pushed the wrong button when she replied with an attitude “Yeah, yeah I really wish you would.” This resulted in the slap that aired last Monday night.
The hit in the face was in the beginning of the year and the charges were just filed on April 10th, conveniently a week before the episode aired. I want to say this was all a publicity stunt, but the reported charges seem all too real. If convicted, Nia could face up to a year in prison. Jennifer claims she is still suffering from a neck injury caused by the slap. Come on Jen, a slap that happened four months ago?! Something smells fishy… The case might be real, but Jennifer seems all too fake.
TMZ sheds some light in Nia’s favor though, with a statement from her lawyer Marc David Seitles, “The women on the show executed contracts expressly accepting the risk that a physical altercation could occur.” The lawyers also plan to throw Jen’s attitude on the show into the evidence ring as well, ”Given that Jennifer herself has previously instigated fights on the show, to cry foul now is absurd and a desperate attempt for publicity and money. We will fight until Nia is vindicated.”
It seems that Basketball Wives is getting an actual hint of real reality because of Nia and Jennifer’s table side altercation. If one had to take sides in this…we’d say…Jennifer sue her for all she has! You have to get some vindication for being slapped on television in front of millions. It’s well, a little embarrassing…
BUT, when you do “reality” TV, you have to expect some fist fights, right?