The cast of VH1's "Basketball Wives: LA" covers the October 3rd issue of JET magazine. The ladies give JET readers some insight into their not-so-perfect lives.
Draya Michele on getting arrested for leaving her son home alone:
[The rumors about my son] get addressed on the show. I will say you can’t believe everything you hear. It is very hard being a mom in the industry. My mother is my support system. She lives in Pennsylvania with my son. We see each other almost every week. He stays with her while I’m here working.”
Laura Govan on her relationship with baby daddy, Gilbert Arenas:
A piece of paper saying you’re married doesn’t define [the relationship]. I’ve been with Gilbert for 10 years; we’re married— I don’t give a damn what he says. He’s the father of my four children. I don’t see any other man in the household with me.
Gloria Govan on her relationship with Shaunie O'Neal:
“There’s no relationship. She’s the show’s executive producer due to legalities. Obviously, when we see each other, we’re cordial. We don’t like each other, but we leave it there.”
Jackie Christie on how viewers see her as controlling:
“I knew the show was going to be action-packed. I hope people see that I’m not just a controlling person. I’m kind of the peacemaker, but I’m also the regulator.”
Malaysia Pargo on catching feelings after one night stands with rappers:
You can do whatever you want. I don’t think all video girls are groupies. Some are just having fun and some do go with a hidden agenda— but then they learn that if you get close to a rapper, it will probably be for one night. Why waste your time?”
Imani Showalter on having kids with ballers for a paycheck:
“It isn’t about the money. He’s their father. A check can’t tuck you in at night or tell your daughter how great she is. And honestly, the check isn’t that great. I’m not a spendthrift. My kids need to go to college.”