#BETLive is where the tea is spilled and shade is thrown, and Basketball Wives star Tami Roman, who stopped by our offices on Monday for a chat, is no exception. One of the first true "reality stars" in the game — she became a cultural icon after her 1993 stint on The Real World — Tami has a lot to say about the business and how it's evolved in the past 25 years.
We asked Tami to weigh in on Evelyn Lozada's return to BBW, share her thoughts on the gals from Real Housewives of Atlanta and much more.
When asked who the biggest "non-MFing factor" is for this upcoming season of BBW, Roman replied, "I almost have to give that back to Evelyn because it's like you came back! You talked about Basketball Wives, said you would never be on it, you have so much going on and you back. So does that mean that you've now entered non-MFing status? Inquiring minds want to know." In case you forgot, Evelyn famously told Tami Roman, "You are a non-mothaf**king factor!"
Later, Roman was asked who from RHOA would fit best with the ladies of Basketball Wives. "From Real Housewives of Atlanta it would probably be Porsha [Williams]. She has just enough petty, slutty, wannabe classy to be one of our new girls," she said with a laugh. "I love you Porsha but that was — you know, my petty be at an all-time high sometimes."
Skip to 4:50 to hear Roman shading both ladies. Also, be sure to watch the season premiere of Basketball Wives tonight at 9/8C on VH1!
Is it any wonder Tami has been a star as long as she has?
Watch former BBW star Draya Michele talk life after reality TV with BET Celebs above.
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