Basketball Wives' Meeka Claxton Talks Bad Editing and the Real Evelyn Lozada

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Just a few days ago, Meeka Claxton entered our lives as the new cast member on Basketball Wives. And there is one pure and simple reason why we like her so god damn much: She is actually a basketball wife. No, she isn't a former wife, an ex-fiancé, or a baby mama. She is currently married to retired player and current scout, Speedy Claxton. Oh and she has a job. Meeka is a self-made real estate entrepreneur that specializes in high-end transactions for some of the larger names in the sports and A-list crowds. Yep, we like her.

So lucky for us, we got the chance to chat with her and ask her about everything from her NBA boo, the ladies, and why the hell she did this show in the first place.


New Times: What did you think of the first episode of
Basketball Wives, Season 3?

Meeka Claxton: I mean, I watched it. And this is what I signed up for--it's not me, the way I was portrayed, but it was entertaining.
 
So you're already feeling you're being edited to be a person you're not by VH1?

Yes. I was very surprised. A lot with Royce; it was all cut out that I said how nice she was, how bubbly she was. So, it's funny how it started so innocently.
 
What made you want to join the Basketball Wives?

My friends watching the show would tell me, 'You should be on there! You're a wife, you're a business woman. Show that side of being a basketball wife.' And then Shaunie and I have a mutual friend and she suggested it when I began talking about opening a second office

What did your husband say when you told him you were joining the show?

He didn't want to do it. He said the same things; that the show had a bad stigma, but in the end, he agreed that it would be good to show someone that wasn't about all the drama, because that's not me at all. Just someone who has a business and a great family and foundation

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We have heard from a few actual basketball wives, Pat Riley's wife being one of them, that they think the show portrays wives poorly. Do you agree?

I would have to agree. It emphasized the glamorous part, but the people that have jobs, foundations, families--I wanted to show that.
 
Were you intimidated coming in and joining the show?

It's always unnerving when you're the new girl. It was kind of like high school when the new girl comes in looking at you, thinking, 'What is she doing here?'
 
Had you watched the show before you joined?

I watched a few episodes before. But I was always in and out of New York and Atlanta, so I didn't see every episode.
 
Well, the real question is--did you see the episode with the fight between Tami Roman and Evelyn Lozada?

Of course, they replayed that a few times. At the time when I saw it, I had even thought about being on the show. It was crazy.
 
So, now that you have been filming for a few weeks, would you say you're friends with the ladies?

I wouldn't consider any of them friends. But I'm still getting to know them. It's been such a short amount of time. And I didn't go in there looking for friends. Its only been about two months, though.

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So we have to know, is Evelyn as rude as she seems on the show?

No, I think she seems horrible, but she is a cool, cool girl. I get to see another side of her. She is definitely not a bitch.
 
Do you read the things people say about you?

A lot of people are Royce fans and the show made me look a different way than I really am, so they have come at me. But I don't pay attention to it. I ignore the negativity.

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jj
jj

Meeka, get the hell off that trashy ass show that promotes bullying, terriorisam, and BLACK ON BLACK CRIME.  You are the only class act on the show.  This is a bad career move for you sister.  You are way too pretty and classy for this bullshit.  And Shaunee should be tarred and featherd for toasting the last eposide.  I was so proud of you when you broke rank, bought your ticket and flew back to the USA.  Broke ass women would have stayed cuz they need the money.  Good for you.  Leave them crazy bitches.  I rant Tammi and Shaunee right up there with Casey Anthony !!!

Trece_42262
Trece_42262

I haven't seen Meeka sell a house on BW's yet. Although she might have had good intentions when she first decided to get on this show, she is definitely very messy. And in my Tami Roman voice, "that can get u Popped"

shartia
shartia

do u think jennife a real friend

shartia
shartia

do uthink u and tami will ever bump heads

tori
tori

What’s up with her makeup? She’s so greasy and sweaty looking all the time. I hope Tami gives her a beatdown along with Evelyn AKA skeletor and I wish they would see thru Shanie and her trouble making a**

gina642
gina642

meeka is trying to fit in with evelyn and her crew thats why the bug eyed bitch decided to talk shit about royse

Theresak829
Theresak829

im sorry, but i have to say that meeka claxton is the ugliest one out of them all, money definately cant buy everything. and she is a very ugly girl and shes a troublemaker from the start. shes probably jealous of royce because shes afraid her husband will find her attractive, hes probably tired of looking at her.  tami is right, shes playing both sides of the fence, i would not trust her at all.  be careful ladies .....

blackbeauty
blackbeauty

She is definitely the person portrayed on the show. She is about to be the worse one of all. She is trying to play both sides! At least the ones who dont get along stay in their mutual corners, Meeka needs to learn to do the same.

Kay Ci
Kay Ci

regardless of editing or not...it only takes a second to determine someone's true character. meeka appears to be very childish. someone's attire should not be an issue and definitely not be the topic of discussion with anyone else. we are all different and have different tastes.  she admitted to seeing the previous shows and already knew there were tensions, but yet she chose to immediately discuss royce's attire with the other ladies knowing that there was gonna be negative feedback. then to make a comment that if my friend is upset with you then i am gonna be upset too and she ain't gonna be coming behind me dressed any kind of way....REALLY!!!  Huntie, you wish you had some appeal..NOT!!! GROW UP!TWOFACED.COM!!!

BOO BYE
BOO BYE

THIS CHICK IS AN EARTH DISTURBER...REGARDLESS AS TO HOW IT WAS EDITED IT WAS HER VOICE AND SHE IN FACT SAID THOSE THINGS AND IT IS NOT APPEALING AND I AM NOT GOING TO TUNE IN THIS SEASON. THIS IS ENOUGH.  THIS JUST SHOWS THE WORLD THAT WOMEN OF COLOR CANT GET ALONG AMD WORK TOGETHER.  I CANNOT STAND EVELYN AND I HOPE TAMI SUES THE HELL OUT OF HER AND GETS DOLCE AND CAN ACTUALLY CHANGE THE NAME OF THE SHOP TO "TAMI'S" JUST BECAUSE.  BITCH YOURE A NON-MOTHER FUCKING FACTOR HOW ABOUT THAT????? YOURE MEAN AND SPITEFUL AND IT IS NOT A GOOD LOOK ON YOU OR ANYBODY ELSE ON THAT SHOW! AWFUL....VH1-YOU OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED! SERIOUSLY~

Vah805
Vah805

Reading this article I must ssay that I owe Meeka an apology. They portrayed her as a "shit starter" in the season premier and that's not how I had expected her to come in. I was expecting them to portray her as a very respectful woman who is above the drama that is on the show. I personally think it would have been nice for them not to edit her. The show should be about more than drama between the ladies. It should reflect the positive (REAL) lives of the BBall (WIVES) and how they deal with everyday life of being married to the game. Meeka I pray they stop editing and let you bring class to the show. Right now they are just the same hoochie mama's from the bottom (MIAMI) that are not too far from the women Uncle Luke and the 2 Live Crew rapped about back in the day. Only thing different is that they are doing it on South Beach.

Ladi
Ladi

It is real shame to see "women of color " act so childish remind of you ,all of them have children except butt kisser Jen ,which way do we go ???? . You don't get down with her me niether .Most of the people have it all wrong about Tami she is bully which mean she suffers from low self esteem ,she wants to be apart of the click . Hmmmm ,a thought huh .Remember people Eve slept with her husband ,now look she smiling ,lying and showing all her teeth to miserable ass Eve .

Beyoncca
Beyoncca

I'd like to know who says Meeka would have brought class to the show. I highly doubt that. I find it off-putting that Meeka smiles ofter but5 only negative crap comes out, so what's she smiling about?Meeka strikes me as a black girl who probably went to an ALL-WHITE school. Meeka definately can't relate to real sista's like Tami and Royce. Meeka did right hitching her wagon to EVILyn and JeniFOOL and that shit stirrer Shawnie. Suzie should never have made this season's cut. Who is Suzie? It's apparent she's the turn-coat of this season. Suzie, Evelyn was so quick to write you off last season, why would you start this season bad mouthing Royce who had your back last season when Evelyn and her co-signers Jen, and Shawnie wouldn't even share a single scene with you. Evelyn's hot-head and Shawnie and Jen are bandwagon bit**es. Evelyn argued with Suzie, so the other 2 followers followed suit. Evelyn argued with Royce and the same thing, the followers followed. What are grown women doing playing "follow the leader", and who elected EVILyn the leader.

Mgrdnng
Mgrdnng

BUT shes is a shit starter. you are a grown woman dont go to lunch with royce being all sweet then go to dinner with evelyn and the girls and start saying sh*t about royce. yeah they edit the show but they cant edit anything unless you say it. so if you dont want them to portray you a certain way then dont say anything negative unless you mean it...simple as that!! if you want them to see the business/ family side of you dont bring yourself into the drama. she went into the show trying to get to know everyone and then when she meets a certain person she swoops to their level. you cant be friends with everyone so if you dont want to be portrayed as a b*tch then dont associate yourself with the b*tches...you should already know that.

TW
TW

EXACTLY....THANKYOU!!!!

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