shaunie oneal & the real crew

*Today, Tuesday, October 10, “The Real” continues #BossLady week with guest co-host Shaunie O’Neal. The creator and executive producer of VH1’s Basketball Wives franchise shares her latest venture – she’s teaming up with her ex Shaquille O’Neal to write a book about divorce and co-parenting.

She joins the ladies as they give props to Jemele Hill, who was recently suspended by ESPN for violating their social media guidelines and the hosts also sound off on Donna Karan’s recent comments defending Harvey Weinstein and suggesting that women may be complicit in their own sexual harassment with their fashion choices.

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Plus, founder of Murder Inc. Records and Tales executive producer Irv Gotti admits that even though it’s been 15 years, he doesn’t think he and 50 Cent will squash their beef. He also reveals Jay-Z gave him his name, and two rules he broke when he met Lauryn Hill for the first time.

shaunie irv gotti & the real crew

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Tamera Gives Jemele Hill Props

Irv Gotti Doesn’t Think Him & 50 Cent Will Squash Their Beef

Irv Gotti On When He Met Lauryn Hill For The 1st Time


Irv Gotti Doesn’t Think Him & 50 Cent Will Squash Their Beef

Adrienne Houghton: You and 50 had been beefing for like over 15 years. Do you think that, you know, this is ever going to get squashed?

Irv Gotti: No.

Shaunie O’Neal: Oh, wow.

Adrienne: Keep it real!

Irv: That was fast. I mean, uh…  I can never see myself being around somebody who just been hating on me for all of these years and thing – I would feel uncomfortable. Like, I’m like a stand-up guy. I would actually be like, “What am I doing next to this –”

Loni Love: What’s the beef about?

Adrienne: I’ve actually known you for years and it actually is very true, you are a very stand-up guy.

[The Real audience applauds]

Loni: Yeah.

Irv: Thank you!

Adrienne: I’ve known you forever.

Loni: What is the beef about? What is the, what is going on with you two?

Irv: I mean you would really have to ask him, where it stemmed from or whatever. I don’t – I don’t know.

Adrienne: But you don’t come for him!

Irv: I don’t ever like, um… even I take down the posts that I posted – that I posted like a couple days back when his TV series hit. And the thing is, I didn’t want to involved BET with that.

Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni: Right.

Irv: I didn’t want to feel like I was bad-mouthing BET by bad-mouthing him.


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About The Real
Led by bold, diverse and outspoken Emmy® nominated hosts, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley all frankly say what women are actually thinking. THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour Emmy and NAACP Image Award nominated talk show on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network VH1. The hosts’ unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about their personal lives, current events, beauty, fashion and relationships (nothing is off limits). Unlike other talk shows, THE REAL hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invite viewers to reflect on their own lives and opinions. Fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have made THE REAL a new platform for multicultural women. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, The Real is led by Executive Producer, Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) and shot in Los Angeles, California.