- (PHOTO) officialtamiroman.com
Shaunie O 'Neal, executive producer of "Basketball Wives," recently sounded off on a fan who hoped that she was physically harmed by fellow cast member Tami Roman.
During a preview of season five of the show, O'Neal is shown engaging in an altercation with Roman. One fan took to Twitter to comment on the matter, prompting a response from O'Neal.
"I hope Tami smacks that (expletive)," the Basketball Wives fan tweeted.
O'Neal decided to respond to her critic.
"Hold your breath and wait for that smack to happen, starting now," O'Neal exclaimed before firing an expletive with a hashtag off at the fan.
In the extended trailer for the show that will debut Aug 19, O'Neal and Roman each sit with friend and cast member Evelyn Lozada to speak about one another. After one scene shows O'Neal imitating Roman, the latter tells Lozada that things may no longer be great between she and the show's executive producer.
"Now you know I love Shaunie but I will hit you in the face if it goes left," Roman told Lozada.
O'Neal doesn't seem too fond of her former friend Roman either when speaking with Lozada while sitting with their mutual friend in another scene.
"I don't think I need to give a disclaimer for Tami. Tami is not going to act a fool again when she's already saying little stupid (expletive) comments," O'Neal told Lozada. "Grow up and shut up that's what she could do. Tami please. Bring it."
However, it seems Roman does just that at the end of the trailer when she slams her hands on a table where the women were dining, seemingly threatening O'Neal.
"Put your hand up again," Roman screams at O'Neal in the trailer for the VH1 reality television series.
After season four of the show, petitions and a public outcry were sparked after the series raised concerns about bullying at the hands of Roman and Lozada.
Although Roman and O'Neal seem at odds during the upcoming season of the show, the executive producer said the show needs the controversial cast member.
"Well, Tami's personality is … it's incredible. You love her, hate her, whatever," O'Neal told S2S Magazine recently. "You can't live without some part of Tami on 'Basketball Wives.' She just brings so much to the show … There's still something about her that drives you to watching."