The series premiere of VH1′s Basketball Wives: LA ended with a physical altercation between Malaysia and Laura after words were exchanged about hoodrat this and messing with other people’s husbands that. It was, to put it simply, a mess, but you had to wonder what happened next.
If you were anxious to see who won, VH1 has you covered, as they released a 5 minute look at the aftermath of the Rumble on the Rooftop with both women getting their hits in. Laura gets popped in the mouth pretty hard, Malaysia’s bleeding a little, and the collective yard of weave between the two gets yanked to death. Yes, the two women who recently had babies were the ones to get in the first physical fight on the show and no, I’m not surprised in the least.
What I am surprised at, though, is the fact that Tanya seems to be bearing the brunt of the group’s frustration for not jumping in to separate Malaysia and Laura. We obviously don’t know what her motivations were for not involving herself, but this lack of “solidarity” seems like it’ll further distance her from everybody else. I just don’t understand why Jackie is taking it upon herself to sniff out who’s “real” and who’s not, so her riding Tanya for a second episode over absolutely nothing is a little stupid.
I see why they would want her to jump in (the whole symbolically “proving herself” thing), but I don’t blame her for staying out. These women were just ganging up on her and disrespecting who she was (so why should she put herself on the line for them), it’s an embarrassing situation that she doesn’t want to further associate herself with, and it’s not like there weren’t security guards trying to help. What could little peaceful Tanya do in this situation?
You can see what happens next when Basketball Wives: LA airs its second episode on Monday at 8:00.
Who do you think won the fight, if anybody? How do you think this will impact the rest of the season? Do you think anybody will be on Malaysia’s side?