The VH1 Blog is reporting that Royce Reed, cast member of Basketball Wives: The Secret Circle, has decided not to return to the hit reality series for season 4. There had been speculation as to whether the former NBA dancer would sign on for another season, considering her limited screen time in season 3 and the fact that she's only on good terms with Tami; Royce cites "artistic differences" as the reason for her departure.. Meeka Claxton joined the show last season, but executive producer Shaunie O'Neal has made mention several times that she wouldn't be returning, due to a pending lawsuit against another cast member.
I have to say, if Royce is out, I might be, too. Royce is the only member of the cast that stands up to Evelyn and Jennifer and she provides a sense of balance to the show. Without her, I fear that it'll become The Evelyn Show, which is something that I'd rather not subject myself to. Suzie's useless, Jennifer's a follower, Evelyn's Evelyn, Shaunie's invisible, and Tami, while I love her, has seemingly fallen in with the "evil empire", so there's not a lot of incentive to come back to the show. Well, at least for me. It makes sense that Royce wouldn't come back, considering people don't seem to want to film with her and the show's intentions of focusing less on the fighting, but still, I hope she reconsiders.
What do you think about the possibility of Royce not coming back to the show? Would you still watch if Basketball Wives only had Evelyn, Suzie, Jennifer, Tami, and Shaunie? If Royce is indeed leaving, what other basketball wife would you like to see join?