Royce Reed is currently at odds with most of the Basketball Wives cast but she must be dong something write if producers keep signing her on for more seasons. The Urban Daily caught up with her to talk about the show. Not only does Royce believe that she adds balance to the cast but she also hopes that they show more positive things that the women are doing, like their business endeavors. Check out snippets from the interview:
On Bringing Balance
I keep signing on because I believe the show needs some balance. Not everyone who is in or has been in this lifestyle is all about glitz & glamour 24/7. Some of us concentrate more on longevity than right now & tend to be more adventurous & down to earth than what you see from most of the other ladies on the show.
On Being Most Hated
I’m used to it honestly. I’m a tomboy. I’ve never been “friends” with a lot of females. I’m closer to dudes than I am girls. I said it on twitter the other day: 99% of the people to talk ish about me are females & 99% of the people who support me & send compliments ate dudes. Females are just negative in general it seems & it’s sad it always seems to be my African American sisters who do it the most. Rather than lifting each other up it’s always bringing someone down.
On The Negative Portrayal Of Black Women
I’m on the show and I definitely feel that way [the show portrays Black Women negatively]. That’s another reason I keep signing on. Although I am not perfect & I did fight in self-defense on National TV, I feel I try as much as I can to being some sort of intelligence. I have a college degree, graduated from FAMU an HBCU and I’m expanding my career. I wish the show portrayed more of our business side & career moves than just Shaunie’s because it seems as if she is the only one doing something which is far from the truth!
On Her Book, College Girls
Writing is something I’ve always loved to do so I actually wrote this book once I finished college. I originally only told my story so it was 1 large book based on one character. Then when I decided to do the series I added the other characters & decided to tell each story in a continuation series. Outside of my love for writing I never felt adequately prepared for college & I think most parents & elders leave out the dark side of leaving home. Sure it’s fun & you’re out on your own becoming an adult but there’s far more to it than that. Drugs, rapes, STD’s, etc. This series touches on all that & it’s not sugar-coated.
Props to The Urban Daily.