That saying, you shouldn't throw stones, if you live in a glass house surely has new meaning to Basketball Wives: LA star, Imani Showalter. It seems like she stole a couple of pages from Flowers in the Attic
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It seems that despite all the shade that Imani was throwing at fellow castmate Draya, for being a stripper and for arrest for child neglect; she should have been staring in a mirror. The former NBA fiance apparently ditched and lied about one of her children, just so she could get with Spurs guard Stephen Jackson. Not to mention, when he tried to get a pre-nup shorty wasn't having it!
It was a Saturday in August of 2005. Family, friends and team mates of San Antonio Spurs guard, Stephen Jackson and his fiancé Imani Showalter were all in Houston to witness the wedding of the happy couple. Unfortunately, that wedding didn't happen.
Word is just hours before the nuptials were to take place, as Imani was getting dressed, Jackson hit her with a 300 page (some sources say it was only 50 pages) prenup and when she refused to sign it, the wedding was cancelled. Rumor has it that Imani had been putting off signing the pre-nup for a while and of course the day everything is supposed to go down, all hell breaks lose when the paperwork is still not signed. So much for being a basketball wife.
Granted, it was kind of harsh he brings a pre-nup to you the day of your wedding but you love him right? You weren't just marrying him for the money were you, because that would make you a gold digger and that would make all the judgmental remarks to Draya completely null and void.
Now if that wasn't enough tea, rumor has it that the pre-nup wasn't the only reason Stephen called the wedding off. Word is, Imani lied about her age AND the number of children she had. Imani and Stephen have a daughter together named Taylor. Stephan was only aware of one other child that Imani had. Well apparently, Imani had yet another child who was actually living with the father's family. Yes, allegedly Imani ditched her child to go catch her a baller. Not so different from Draya now are we?
Now let's talk about the age thing. Supposedly Imani told Stephen she was 27 when she was really closer to 34. Yikes! Stephen's mom wasn't much of a fan of hers. She said she would die if her son married Imani. Apparently she had a panic attack at the wedding and acting a crazed fool. Welp, lucky for her the wedding never went on. Mama knows best I suppose.
Everybody got a little dirt but Imani was throwing a ridiculous amount of shade last night. Imani spent a lot of time on the whole "stripping" thing. We'll call Imani the Judgmental Wife. Unfortunately, she probably shouldn't be pointing too many fingers when her hands aren't clean. You're judging Draya because she stripped? Well ma'am, maybe you should have stripped and kept your hands out of Stephen's pockets. Maybe you would be married right now. Maybe.
Now there is no excuse for the child issue, that is just sad and nasty. The pre-nup thing, maybe I feel this way because I am not rich, but if you really feel love is ever lasting, then I shouldn't have to sign anything but marriage papers. However, I do understand that golddiggers lurk. It's just in this situation, and with the maginitude of the papers in this pre-nup, he could have been trying to dump her in the dirt
when if they divorced.
Either way, Imani should keep that trap shut, because it looks like she only called out Draya because she recognized some traits she once possessed.