The cast of VH1’s reality series, Basketball Wives are demanding a pay raise.
According to TMZ, BBW cast members including Shaunie O-Neal, Evelyn Lozada, Tami Roman and Suzie Ketham, are in the process of renegotiating their contacts and all want major pay raises, claiming that “the show does quite well for the network.”
Last week, the ladies began filming the 5th season of Basketball Wives but allegedly are threatening to walk out next week unless properly compensated.
VH1 sources told TMZ, the network is refusing to pony up more cash. “Before filming started, execs made it clear that salary increases would not happen and if any cast member had a problem with that, they could be replaced,” sources revealed. Lozada demanded $20,000 per episode while her counterparts received $7,500 per episode.