The Basketball Wives: LA star stopped by the Juicy office yesterday and dished on her vendetta against BBW co-star, JACKIE CHRISTIE, her relationship with BBW co-star, DRAYA, what she thinks of her sister GLORIA‘s acting, and what she has to say about the way minority women are portrayed on reality TV.
Juicy: This season of BBW you have an agenda to get revenge with JACKIE CHRISTIE, why is this so important?
LAURA GOVAN: I wanted to mirror exactly how she treated me last year. For her to go back and forth with that shit was exhausting. I didn’t even tell my sister what I was doing until the end, and she was prying it out of me. I didn’t wanna hear any opinions, and I didn’t give a fuck. I knew how I was going to deal with it. Immature or not, I didn’t give a shit how the world seen it. I got my rocks off so I was good. It was a lot y’all didn’t get to see.
JUICY: Make us understand, what didn’t we see that made JACKIE really set you off?
LG: One major thing that set me off is that I just had a baby. I’m thinking its no reason for her to do what you did to me. I didn’t bad mouth her [on Season 1] I didn’t talk bad about her because that’s not who I am. She just came up all this shit in her own brain, and made me this one person that I’m not, to these girls I didn’t know.
JUICY: Do you think you crossed the line by bringing Jackie’s daughter, Chantel, into your it?
LG: My initial plan for that was I just wanted [Jackie] to see us together. Chantel didn’t even have to open her mouth, I knew if Jackie just seen us together she was going to flip. When her daughter came to me, I was thinking, ‘Wait a minute I have my own plan, whats your plan?’ I was so confused. However when she started telling her story, I believed the daughter because she lived it, she told it. I’m listening to this little girl and although she’s an adult I’m like this is not cool. Everything changed. I was thinking here I am, a mother, a daughter. This ain’t right and then the shit changed for me.
JUICY: There is an awkward vibe between you and Draya, what are your feelings about Draya and where does you’re issue with her stem from?
LG: My focus wasn’t on nobody but Jackie. I could see everybody else for who they were. I didn’t like Draya [season 1] for scenes off camera, you guys couldn’t see. With Draya, I’m like, you’re still a slut bucket, but Draya is Draya. She does her thing. She’s like a blunt, you smoke it, you hit it, you pass it and then you toss it and then its a roach and you keep it moving. This year, she’s still the same person but she’s growing, taking ant steps, but she’s getting there. I don’t dislike Draya at all.
JUICY: What were your initial thoughts of your sister, Gloria’s new role as an actress?
LG: Initially when I seen it was like, ‘Bitch you’re the shit.’ We were all over the place. I was so happy for her. I was watching this person and I’m like, ‘That’s you?’ We were all excited.
JUICY: What do you say to critics that say reality television depicts minority women negatively?
LG: If you look at TV and you think that I’m portraying who you are as a Black woman you have issues. Look at TV for what it is – entertainment. If you want to be entertained watch my show. If you want to watch a woman portraying Black women, watch Oprah, don’t watch me. If you wanna get some jokes and you wanna laugh and you wanna be like ‘What no she didn’t’, then that’s this is the place to be. I don’t like when people look at it for anything else.
Outside of staring on VH1’s Basketball Wives: LA , LAURA GOVAN is currently working on a children’s book, and fitness DVD – both set to be released in 2013.