Chit-Chatter: Jennifer Williams Talks BBW Betrayal & Says Young People Should Aspire To Be More Than Reality Stars

- By Bossip Staff
1 of 2

Jennifer Williams talks BBW negativity, losing Evelyn as a friend, and more

Jennifer Williams Speaks On Leaving Basketball Wives

It’s now been a full season since original “Basketball Wives” cast member Jennifer Williams left the show, and although we still haven’t seen her back on the small screen, she says people seeking reality star fame should be smart and aim to use the platform to build their brand.

via S2S Magazine

“I’ve heard so many young children say that they want to be on reality TV when they grow up. What happened to young people wanting to be doctors and lawyers and just professionals?” Jennifer Williams asked on T.D. Jakes’ BET series, “Mind, Body and Soul.”

Jennifer, who also popped up on Bravo’s “I Dream of NeNe,” used “Basketball Wives” to help her build a brand and she’s also spoken out against bullying. She wants reality-star wannabes to think about how they’d use their celebrity if given the opportunity.

“What are you going to use the platform to do? I think that’s an important question that you need to ask yourself,” she said

Jennifer left “Basketball Wives” after a rough season that included being on the receiving end of some violent behavior. She reminded those who might want to follow in her footsteps that it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

“People see these shows and what’s on TV and a lot of times they look at it like…people want to be famous. They see some form of glitz or glamor whatever it is that they might be attracted to. It’s produced,” she reminded viewers.

Jen also speaks on losing Evelyn as a friend, divorcing Eric Williams and leaving Basketball Wives because of too much negativity. Read the rest of what she had to say on the flip.

On season 4 of Basketball Wives, viewers watched as the long-standing friendship between Jen and Evelyn went downhill. However, despite the way things played out, Jen says she’s stronger for it and has no regrets.

Jennifer said she learned a thing or two about friendship and trust from her time on the reality show.

“I definitely learned some lessons about friendship and trusting people. I don’t live with regrets, so I feel like the experience I went through, I learned things. It was supposed to happen. I lost a friend. My marriage was going downhill that was probably eventually going to happen. Honestly, I feel like it’s made me a stronger person.

Though she was able to hold onto her dignity on the series and never engaged in a physical altercation, Jennifer said women need to take control of their TV images, and not just in front of the camera.

“You need to be a part of your image and what’s being out there, whether it’s producing or owning whatever is being put out there,” she said. “We have a lot of young people who watch TV and they’re very impressionable. The images they receive are from media or they’re from social networking sites. I think it’s very important to put out a positive image.”

She explained that the questionable content on “BBW” is one reason she parted ways with the series.

“The show was going in a direction that was very negative and I want to be proud of my work, and I was not proud of where it was going. I just feel like it wasn’t for me. I had given them so much and to feel betrayed like that…when you’re on reality TV and you’re telling your story and this is something that’s not scripted, you need to be able to trust the people you work with.

Jen sounds like she feels some type of way about the whole reality tv thing, right? Would you tune in if she did pop up on another show?

More Stories From Bossip

Comments

Bossip Comment Policy
Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.