WATCH: Brandi Maxiell bare all on her beef with Shaunie & Tami and why she was kicked off of Basketball Wives

Though a few eyebrows raised when Aja, Keonna, Elena, and Melissa were unexpectedly handed their walking papers in the middle of season with no future invite to the taping of the reunion show, the futon critics were a lot more concerned as to why Brandi disappeared afterย only a couple of episodes this season, with most pointing fingers atย Tami and Shaunie as the culprits behind it.

Watch as Brandi puts the speculation to bed in a new revealing interview.

  • Selina Ruan


  • StraightShooter

    Brandi: “I think it’s a show where they tear down other black women.” Radio person: “Who’s the worst? Who’s the fakest? Who do you hate the most?” ๐Ÿ˜‘

  • marquisha

    Dallas we in this thang!

  • EffU

    Apparently Im ‘somebody’ enough for u to respond to. Also, do u have to show your ignorance and low IQ by calling names? U made a foolish comment and all I said was that knowing someone’s mother doesnt mean you know everything. FACT.

  • Mz DiDi

    Bitch fuck you! You’re NOBODY.

  • EffU

    But she wasnt somebody that ANYbody knew before the show…and just bc u know her mom doesnt mean anything.

  • Cardio32


  • Cardio32

    I agree ๐Ÿ‘.

  • @ThisisAnointed

    I enjoyed that. Cool girl.

  • february81

    ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ ummm ok ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ

  • R C

    It grows on me but I don’t care for it on her.

  • Melanie Rose


  • Iheart

    Sorry THE WHOLE NATION is watching JACKIE, she is a fraud and a pathetic mother.

  • ใ…คใ…คLa

    But let’s be honest, how many of these shows would survive and we would watch if none of that was going? You got a job to do to keep a job right? Like she said, Jackie plays a character. She knows what to do to keep us watching. No one goes home with it line Brandi said you shouldn’t. This is why these women have bigger opportunities from reality tv. Because no one in the real world judges them based off of that because they know there are layers to people. Especially women. Tami came in looking like a bully, she’s petty she’s petty if she walks away. She doesn’t win either way. She doesn’t fight, she’s boring, she fights, she’s too old to fight. We’ve seen many layers of her to know just the one side reality has shown to say oh that’s her in “real life”. She’s being taken seriously as an actress and no production company thinkin Tami gonna punch a cast member while filming a movie lol. At the end of the day, everyone has their part to play.

  • Mz DiDi

    Well La, as she stated they were in LA and VH1 didn’t alot her that opportunity. A lot of times in life, people will try to minimize you and your worth to esteem themselves due to their own insecurities. So Shaunie, Ms. EP, always made it seem as if the other women didn’t have anything else going on in their lives and needed to be on that show, which is not the case for most of those ladies.

    It’s really sad that we, especially black females, are always at odds with one another, in drama, messy, backdooring, etc. And I say females because most is NOT a WOMAN. Being called a WOMAN is an earned reference and most are not their YET!

  • Mz DiDi

    That’s because Jackie knows how to play the game to continue to stay relevant and producing income. She’s an OG and know how corporate America works. Youngsters need to learn the game and how to keep quiet. SILENCE IS GOLDEN…from a REAL OG!

  • Mz DiDi

    No, she’s always been somebody! I know her and the family personally.

  • Mz DiDi


  • ใ…คใ…คLa

    I didn’t say she was starving but she was practically begging to be on the show. I wish all these business we got to see on the show instead of her being a loud bully

  • Mz DiDi

    I love the hair.

  • Mz DiDi

    No she didn’t. I know her mom and Brandi is PAID!!! Everything she said about having businesses is the truth.

    And yes to have another source is income is great but if things don’t work out, as it didn’t for her on the show, you move on. But she is not starving for a darn thing….FACTS!

  • Dark che mack

    Tammi didn’t want to film with Brandi b/c she was going to get in that ass

  • Classy

    My TV must not have played the same episode cuz I didn’t see Brandi begging anyone 2 talk 2 her..i saw her ask 3 grown azz women who have a lot 2 say about her when she’s not around what their problem is with her directly. Now if that’s ‘begging’ someone 2 talk 2u it’s a lot of begging bytchz in the world

  • Victoria M.

    Is anybody really shocked that she’s not on the show anymore? We knew this day was coming. Lol.

  • Shanese

    Honestly I think Brandi is genuine. I’m glad she’s still getting on with things after the show and her makeup line seems cute. Looking to make a purchase and try it out at the next restock but Jackie is bs. It’s simply karma. She went out of her way to prove Draya is a neglectful mother to her first son when she first came on the show and now she cries leave my family alone when the tables turn? Hmm. And didn’t Malaysia not want to be friends with Jackie anymore cos she said she’s too fake. Times have changed

  • Holly๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

    Okaaayy ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ Like I said it was tacky to have as a story line.. I never said who did what.. I just said in general it was tacky to have as a story line๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

  • HonestA

    Brandy whines and complains way too much I’m glad she’s gone now cancel the whole show cause they all boring really I’d rather watch sanniyah

  • HonestA

    Her & Malaysia especially the blonde wigs or weaves are always terrible

  • HonestA

    Shit I forgot all about them

  • MelaninGoddess

    Jackie brought her daughters on the show with this same storyline a few seasons back actually

  • ใ…คใ…คLa

    Jackie brought her daughter up the FIRST time Ev popped on the scene. Her return wasn’t any intent to use Jackie daughter as a storyline. Jackie dragged that on by constantly saying she stepped in her family business when her daughter went public with the page and other celebrities donated. But she’s mad at Ev. Jackie needed someone to come after this season. That’s all.

  • ใ…คใ…คLa

    She obviously did with all that crying about please talk to me and crying about not being on the show this season. Blahhh

  • Bridgette Lee

    All bullshit๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

  • Cynthia Watson

    You dont understand production. Thats vh1 show honey

  • Cynthia Watson

    Right where the feck she come from with that nasty ass attitude towards someone you never met. Like jackie said bitch couldnt keep her own show alive now want to come start shit n L.A. where drya at thats who i miss

  • Naomi Nixon

    Good interview. As I suspected Shaunie didn’t want Brandi around and doesn’t really have clout to fire her so she convinced her minions to not film with her and you can’t film a show if half the cast won’t film with you, power in numbers. I wonder what tricks they’ll pull out the bag for next season since Shaunie is “done” with Jackie and she’s been helping keep this show alive.

  • Luccicreno

    I think Phaedra will be back tho. The person who really has “I wont film with her” clout is Nene and she has been liking Phaedra ig posts so idk. Brandi on the other hand had Tami saying she didnt wanna be around her and Tami & Evelyn are the Nene of this show. Tbh i hate that the network even allows other talent to dictate who they will and will not film with. Even though Brandi is annoying.

  • Luccicreno


  • Luccicreno

    Lies,lies,lies. Tami did not wanna film with her and thats it. If Tami OR Evelyn do not want you around…you wont be around,they are the Kobe,MJ,Lebron whatever of the show.Brandi thought she wasnt fired because they allowed her to come back last season but thats how tv works. They couldnt just get rid of her instantly,instead she was phased out. They brought on so many new girls this season that they drowned out what very little bit of interest she brought to the show. Why is Evelyn being blamed when it was TAMI who made it clear she no longer wanted to shoot with her. Brandi is a bore andMalaysia has become more and more boring herself but tolerable. Brandi wont be missed to me,if she is so above the show then move on.

  • Brown Suga

    Okay yes, thank you.

  • Yetunde

    Is she pregnant? Also, she has a salon, but she left her home wearing that wig?

  • GeminiStahr

    Yassss Brandi !!! “I didn’t need that check then and I don’t need it now!”

  • R C

    Ive never thought that Tami and Shauni were true friends. Both of them are opportunistic and are only friends because it benefits them both to a degree. Shauni don’t like any of these broads.

  • Cardio32

    It was that whack a $$ Women’s Empowerment Brunch Shaunie had that Malaysia paid dust to Shaunie by not going.๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Cardio32

    That chick is Persian.

  • Cardio32

    I know right ? Shaunie and Evelyn are so quick to call someone “High school”, but in my opinion Shaunie and her nasally side-kick behave like two high school girls. Just because Shaunie doesn’t like Brandi, so does Evelyn. I found myself screaming at my tv asking Evelyn “What did Brandi do to you for you to give her the silent treatment” ?

  • R C

    I hope they bring back Brandi. I like her and liked her even more when she stepped to Shauni’s lame ass.
    Bring her back and let her son the ish out of Shauni. Give her the greenlight producers and stop shielding Shauni. We already know Shauni is two faces and flies which ever way the wind blows.
    The only I’m not feeling about Brandi is this hairstyle lol. I thought there wasn’t a hairstyle she couldn’t pull off until now ha.

  • Cleotrapa

    It’s her show… she IS the production lol.

  • Regina

    “I agree”!!!

  • Consuela Martinez

    Theyre taking up for Jackie now because they have officially become the weak links, and Jackie is a main character. Thats their last connect to the inside. Thats what weak females do. Strong females stick to their truth and can ride solo if they have to, no matter what.

  • Holly๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

    I agree with Brandi that whole Jackie daughter thing was tacky to have as a story line on the show.

  • Jade

    I used to like Brandi at first but then she became aggy.
    Now can someone tell me who the girls are that were listed up above because I’m confused like a mfer

  • Thalia

    I’ve grown to like Brandi a lot.Hats off to her for still doing her thing . Got to go see what this shop looking like soon down the street lol

  • ใ…คใ…คLa

    “I didn’t need the show…” but you were begging for your job. And was salty you weren’t there this season. Pleaseeee.
    Brandi and Malaysia try to make Tami and Shaunie seem like bullies but that’s how them two are when they link up. How they bullied BOTH Angels in season 5, now they wanna cry. So let it go.
    And Brandi you did not have substance in this show. Stop defending Jackie cause they all have seen her craziness.
    And nah you and Malaysia didn’t have substance.

  • Brown Suga

    When she was around she handled herself well. Remember when Shaunie gave Malaysia that FAKE invite to the 70’s party (she asked Jackie to invite her,,,) Well Malaysia told Jackie, chile puhleeze ” I won’t be in town on that day”. Like I said Malaysia ain’t stuntin them. Now her girl Brandi played herself, running outside begging somebody/anybody to talk to her, lol.

  • february81

    Girl just admit u was fired the show made u relevant now all of a sudden u over bbw yea I guess so since they was done with u

  • Thandazile Dlamini

    And you know that one is very strange coz these ladies can still follow Phaedra on social media, like almost all her posts, greet her when they come across each other but they can’t film with her that situation is messed up!!!

  • NubianQueen

    Hmmmmm so here we go with someone else sticking up for Jackie. Interesting. Jackie has both Tami and Brandi going to bat for her now

  • Talone

    Nah just too much makeup that doesn’t match her skin tone. Her makeup and hair are always a hit or miss

  • Talone

    Wow I think this is exactly how a lot of people end up getting pushed off of these shows. Andy Cohen basically said that the same thing is being done to get Phaedra off of housewives since no one wants to film with her. It’s kinda foul but I know how petty women can be

  • Cynthia Watson

    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Shaunie dont run shit. Weak as bih dont want to film with someone like a kid. Like i said vh1 cut the check ppl dont k ow about production. I miss Brandi and M together. Only weak chicks attack a real boss. Brandi has her own ๐Ÿ’ฐ shauine piggy back off of shaqs bag. He could have black ball that bih but instead he silences her no substance ass

  • Cynthia Watson

    Right. Loved her

  • White Guilt

    I’m glad she’s goneโœŒ๐Ÿพ

  • White Guilt

    Held her own???? She was hardly around this season ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

  • Monica Love

    Elena was the light chick with long hair that was arguing with Keonna over texting Nick Young. Melissa was Aja and Criten’s other sister

  • kjazzy31

    Right! Enough of all that damn whining…….. crickets…….

  • Brown Suga


  • TaRon T. Dot Thomas

    Brandi. quit with the bullshit. Basketball Wives is interesting again. Isn’t this the same chick who begged to talk to them again outside of a night club. i would’ve been like, “Bye Felicia.” No need to follow the rift raft. Just keep it 100… you are salty they kicked you off. Just admit it

  • Ttrini

    Can someone please remind me who Elena n Melissa are?

  • Wonder_Woman15

    Wait she light skin now??? ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

  • TaRon T. Dot Thomas

    i just fuckin hollered! haha people forever stickin their foot in their mouths. yet begging for they’re jobs. i remember i got fired from working a security job one time. them hoes thought i’d be in shambles. But a bitch already had plan B. which is why i had so much mouth. never bite the hand that feeds you

  • thekeep itonehundred

    I’m confused how Malaysia and Brandi take up for Jackie now when they were the main ones dogging her? I don’t think Jackie is being a character. Her track record goes all the way back of being crazy and fake ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • KnowledgeIsPower

    dunno body care about Brandi forever whining, but stay talkin mess to her employer, forever tryna make a story line azz. GLAD SHE FINALLY GONE!

  • Brown Suga

    Tami’s next to go. Remember they (Shaunie, Evelyn and Jennifer) couldn’t stand her in Miami……

  • Brown Suga

    I don’t think Malaysia even care. She held her own this season, they can’t play her. She too fly for that, lol.

  • Brown Suga

    Sooooo……. Brandi you not on the show because of SHAUNIE. Okay got it๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Your services were no longer needed๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.

  • Messy Matt

    Damn so what does this mean for Malaysia??? Guess she’s just going to be filming with Jackie’s crazy ass from now on now that both of her peeps Duffey AND Brandi have been side lined. Might as well get rid of Malyasia as well

  • Scarlette

    I’ve never liked Brandi so Im pretty happy that they got her stank attitude self off of the show. Not seeing her busted wigs and makeup every week is just fine with me. Then she has the nerve to sit there and defend Jackie??? Girl bye

  • Kia Babi

    The show was boring before & after Brandy๐Ÿคท

  • SapphireRoyale504

    That’s messed up! I loved Brandi and Malaysia together. I’m glad that they got rid of the other newbies, they were boring as hell. I wanted to see her at the reunion.