Black TV Watch: Shekinah Learns Some Manners?

(The Root) Dramatic wives, crazy fiances and pretty nice hubbies — the relationships on VH1's reality shows span the spectrum, and we love that. Relive what happened on Monday night.

Basketball Wives LA (Monday, 8 p.m. ET; VH1)

"The last time I seen y'all, y'all was at my party and y'all was not getting along." —Draya


"You may not like the devil, but you can hang out with them." —Laura

"I have nothing but love for this woman, and that's the honest-to-God truth." —Jackie


Highlights: The drama between Jackie and Laura has been building for a while now. Last week it was crazier than it had ever been, but this week, when we were expecting things to come to a head, their supposed issues seemed to have just dissipated.

Laura and Jackie were talking and laughing with each other as if nothing had happened. Laura even came out to walk in Jackie's fashion show, talking about being supportive. We are so confused.

In other news, Brooke celebrates getting the cover of King magazine and calls out Draya for her lack of support and friendship. Surprisingly enough, waterworks ensue, but it's not enough to convince Brooke that Draya's genuine. The chat ends with Brooke storming out of the restaurant. Sheesh.

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T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle (Monday, 9 p.m. ET; VH1)

"Shekinah, I hear that you are interested in learning more about etiquette." —Paula, etiquette teacher


"Yes. I want to be white." —Shekinah

"OK, great. I'm going to turn into the ass kisser of America." —Shekinah

Highlights: So Tiny has a new late-night talk show that she's shooting, and she wants to include Shekinah in it. But Tiny is concerned how that will work out, considering that Shekinah has absolutely no couth. Enter Paula, a local etiquette instructor, to teach Shekinah some manners. Shekinah insults Paula in almost every way possible, but it looks like the lesson is effective, because when Shekinah shoots her segment for Tiny's new show, Shekinah's just a peach.


Meanwhile, we witnessed T.I.'s youngest son, Major, get swag pointers from his pops. Their scene fills the cute quota for the week. So adorable.

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Marrying the Game (Monday, 9:30 p.m. ET; VH1)

"All I need is a continental breakfast — eggs, bacon, an apple. It ain't like I'm asking for the f—king Last Supper." —The Game


"What is a woman supposed to do? What is her job? Look at my f—king crib, man." —The Game

"You can eat a cinnamon roll. You can eat a cinnamon roll and drink some milk is what you could do." —Tiffney


Highlights: Now, we definitely don't believe in judging books by their covers here at The Root, so we gave the Game a chance. Despite his rough, tough exterior, we gave him the benefit of the doubt. But now that he has his own reality show, documenting his wedding to his baby moms Tiffney, we can say assuredly, the Game is a piece of work.

This week, Tiffney heads out to pick some stuff up for their engagement party and leaves Game a glass of milk and a cinnamon bun for breakfast with a note asking him to clean up a little. Apparently that signaled the start of World War III for Game, who starts a fight and storms out on all of the guests at his engagement party. Eventually the two work it out with the help of their friends and relatives, but it's enough for us to dub him a spoiled brat.


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Celeste Little is an editorial intern at The Root.

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