After just one season on “Basketball Wives LA,” Draya Michele went from being one of the show’s least-known cast mates to being one of the biggest stars on the show. But during the latest season of the show, the fourth season, fans have seen less and less of Michele as her friendships have crumbled and she’s continually refused to appear on camera with her cast mates. Now, Michele is opening up about her role on the show and saying she’s done with “BBWLA.”
In a new interview with the Hip Hop Socialite, via Juicy Magazine, Michele explained that she won’t be returning for season five of “BBWLA.”
“Yeah, I’d mentally checked out of it — I’ll never say never. I’ll never go on ‘Basketball Wives’ again, but I’ll never say never about reality TV. Depending on what the future brings, there might be a place for reality TV for me. If it has something to do with maybe one of my jobs or something, or you know, I don’t know. Who knows? But never say never — I’ll just say never to ‘Basketball Wives,’ ” Michele said.
Michele explains that she decided to quit because she wasn’t happy being around her cast mates anymore.
“You know, I just stopped being happy when I was going to work. I just stopped liking being in front of the cameras, and you know, sitting down and eating lunch with people that I didn’t really like, or people that didn’t really like me, or people that I knew I would be fighting and arguing with the very next week. I just didn’t want to do it anymore,” Michele said.
Now that Michele is done with “BBWLA,” she plans to focus on her Mint Swim clothing line as well as her acting career.
“You know, I’m just focusing on my company, Mint Swim, and then acting is something that I found that I love and I just want to work more on. So I’m going on auditions and I’m just working on my craft — taking acting classes, learning how to do different techniques. I’m going to be doing gun handling training soon — that starts next month — so in case I want to play a police officer or someone in the armed forces, I’ll be able to look the part and I’ll be able to handle a gun like a professional.”
But that’s not all she talked about. See what she had to say about Orlando Scandrick and her acting career after the cut.