The new Miami season of “Basketball Wives” is already showing its controversial colors.
Meeka Claxton has been replaced with not 1, but 2 new chicks. And they’ve already started filming. Kenya Bell, a former Miss Michigan stabbed her ex, and Kesha Nichols is the chick who got left at the alter via email.
Former Miss Michigan USA Kenya Bell has been revealed as one of the new cast members of the original “Basketball Wives” show. Kenya was arrested just this past May for stabbing her husband, Golden State Warrior Charlie Bell (who ironically gives relationship advice on his own website). And it all happened in front of their 2 children. Supposedly they were in the process of a divorce, but are still technically married.
According to court documents:
The Prosecutor’s office has charged Kenya Bell, former Miss Michigan USA, with assaulting her husband, NBA star Charlie Bell, with a box cutter on Sunday, said Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton.
The assault occurred inside Charlie Bell’s home in Grand Blanc Township in the presence of two children, Leyton said.
Kenya Bell was arraigned in Genesee District Court today on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence, according to court records. She was released on $5,000 bond.
Kenya describes herself in many ways on her Twitter profile saying: Former Miss MI USA, mechanical engineer, MBA, Model, Actress & Recording Artist. The Lord is my BFF & Life’s what you make it so I choose to make it grand.
And sources say she’s already gotten into some obligatory fights during taping.
The second new cast member is Kesha Ni’cole Nichols. If you recall, her ex fiance’ San Antonio Spur Richard Jefferson pretty much left her at the alter. He called off their $2 million wedding just days before–via email–and didn’t tell the wedding guests until the day of the wedding. He promised her a 6-figure concession check, but reneged. And locked her out of their apartment.
Richard met Kesha when he played for the New Jersey Nets and she was a Nets dancer.
They’re already filming in both Miami and New York and the season will air in February.