royce-reed-basketball-wives-VH1-selling-her-soul.jpgRoyce Reed, the former girlfriend of NBA player Dwight Howard who starred on VH1’s “Basketball Wives” for its first four seasons, has spoken candidly about her time on the show in a recent interview with the network, talking about how she felt hypocritical advsising the young girls in her dance company, Fantashique, on how to conduct themselves when she was being paid to fight on TV.

“[Being on
the show], I felt like I was being a hypocrite, because I’m on a show
where there’s like, constant fighting, and yet I’m sitting here trying
to voice something different [to the girls],” says Reed. “As much as I enjoyed the checks, it wasn’t
worth contradicting myself and doing something I didn’t really believe
in. I felt kinda like I was selling my soul. I was totally fine with the
way I went out last season, you saw me doing my career, you saw me
being me.”

Reed also says she’s mended some fences that were broken during her time on the show.

“Tami [Roman] and I are good again now, I
reached out to her, obviously, after her mom passed, and I sent some
stuff for the service. We kinda talked and I think she realizes where I
was coming from, and I think she realizes I was being a true friend to
her,” says Reed.

“Gloria and I don’t have
any beef. She actually reached out to me to get Evelyn’s contact
information after Evelyn went through all her stuff, and I mean, Evelyn
obviously is not my favorite person in the world. Neither is Shaunie.
Outside of that, I’m just doing me.”

Reed is also expanding her dance company from Orlando to Atlanta and pitching a reality show about the company, so perhaps be on the look out for that in the future.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."