Last night on TV One’s new series The Next 15 premiere, former Basketball Wives star Jennifer Williams insinuated that the father of Draya Michele’s first son, Kniko, was Gilbert Arenas.
Fellow The Next 15 cast mate Laura Govan couldn’t speak on the issues involving her ex, Gilbert, for legal reasons, however, Jennifer was quick to spill some tea about a leaked e-mail she read. The correspondence reportedly said Gilbert was Draya’s “baby daddy,” that Gilbert slept with Govan’s sister (another Basketball Wives star Gloria Govan), and that he had STDs.
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Throughout the years, Draya has maintained that her son’s father was a regular dude from her home state but today, after the show aired, she took to Instagram to shut down Jennifer’s claims in a thoughtful, eloquent statement.
The former Basketball Wives LA wrote,
Here is Draya…At 17 years old I got pregnant by a man who became incarcerated for 10 when I was 7 months pregnant. With help from my mom, I was able to survive. Now, judging by how under-developed and young I was, besides living in a very small city in PA….. There’s no way in 2002 I got pregnant by some athlete. If I had, there’s not a chance in fucking hell I would have wasted 7 years of my life working “in the club” because clearly child support would be on fleek. I have never received A DIME of child support in my life and that’s ok. I have also NEVER attempted to say anyone other than who my son is named after (yes he’s a junior) was the father. My son’s father lives in pa and makes an honest living being a barber. This shit is completely embarrassing to me and my family. And I intend on putting this to final rest. I’m pissed that I had to take time from remodeling my office in my brand new 4000 square foot warehouse to even address this. But I’ve been quiet too long. I’ve also let people tell “my story” on tv too many times. I’ll speak my truths….. You speak your own and keep whatever momentum going by doing that. God bless. Leave the kids out of it for heaven’s sake. #seemybabyseat #boxdye #walmart”
Definitely the classiest “clapback” of all time. Can’t Draya just finish her pregnancy in peace, y’all.