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Shaunie O’Neal is up to her old tricks again.

The Queen Bee of the swarm of ridiculousness that has become “Basketball Wives” stoked the rumor mill flames when she said three women on “BBW, Miami” had to go:

‘“Three [from “Miami”],” says Shaunie. “Immediately. No questions asked. Not anything personal, just not where I’m trying to go. Not on the same page …. If I would like this franchise to keep going, yeah, three would have to go.”

Coincidentally, or not, just days later it was “revealed” by various media outlets that the three in question are — surprise! — Royce Reed, Jennifer Williams, and Kesha Nichols. Royce, who has ongoing issues with Shaunie, is allegedly being let go because she has a gag order preventing her from speaking about her ex, Dwight Howard. Jennifer, who has ongoing issues with Evelyn, is allegedly being fired because of her lawsuit against Nia Crooks, which sources claim conflicts with her “BBW” contract. Kesha, who has explosive issues with Tami, well, the word on the street is that she’s being let go because she’s just boring.

See how neatly that fits into a tidy little box labeled personal vendettas?

But Shaunie took to the Twittersphere and said “not so fast”:

“I will not entertain anything but the truth hence me not replying 2 this RUMOR of the day,” Shaunie tweeted to @VonB1.

Royce also commented via Twitter: “That is so entertaining!!! Gotta love TMZ!”

HipHollywood.com slides into the fray and confirms that Shaunie doesn’t really have the power to fire anyone — even though it’s her concept and her friends.

Only time will tell who will actually be cut from the show, if anyone, but bet your bottom dollar that Shaunie O’Neal is not as far removed from the decision making as she would have everyone believe.

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