Tami Roman, the "Basketball Wives" star recently revealed that her past aggressive behavior on the show may have been influenced by trying to maintain a character for entertainment purposes.
"I think my approach to this season was to basically learn how to talk with the ladies and be more of a voice rather than a fist. It's not that Tami didn't know how to articulate," Roman recently told VH1. "It's not that Tami doesn't know how to interact with people. But I chose to only use one dynamic of myself. You know, I am very articulate, I am educated."
The reality television star explained why she felt the need to showcase her aggression during past seasons.
"I have worked in Corporate America. I have had my own business in the past and I think I wasn't showing all of that because I came into the situation one way and I said okay, that's working, let me just stay there," Roman told VH1. "And it worked until it didn't work. So, now I had to take responsibility and dial back and open more of myself up. People think. 'Oh she's grown or she's changed.' And really it's just me really showing 100% of myself and not one aspect."
Shaunie O'Neal, executive producer of "Basketball Wives," was involved in an altercation with fellow cast member Roman during season five of the show but insists that the latter is vital for the show's survival.
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."