‘Basketball Wives’ Star Accused of Racism After Mocking Asian Nail Salon Workers on Instagram

Former “Basketball Wives” star Tami Roman has been accused of racism after mimicking Asian nail salon workers in an Instagram video on Monday.

The 48-year-old entrepreneur posted the video on the page of her online business Official Bonnet Chronicles, which currently sells a three-in-one gel nail pen polish.

In the video, Roman is seen using the product to apply polish on a “customer.”

“What your name again?” she asks “Jazz” in a mock Asian accent. “Where your boyfriend? How many kid you got?”

Image: Screenshot via Instagram / @officialbonnetchronicles

“You didn’t school? Oh … you want pedicure? We [unintelligible] we see your toe…”

Image: Screenshot via Instagram / @officialbonnetchronicles

Toward the end of the video, she “introduces” herself before yelling at a pretend-coworker.

“My name Tina. Ti-na… You say Tina?”


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Be yourself in a world that’s constantly trying to make you be something else 💯 @fashionnova #fashionnova

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Roman’s video raked nearly 400,000 views in just 12 hours.

“When you tryna relax but the nail lady wanna be all in yo damn business, having conversation by herself, then talk shit in her language,” she captioned her post, followed by several hashtags including #justforjokes and #thisaintforeverybody.


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BEDGASM: The feeling of euphoria you experience just thinking about climbing into bed after a long day 😂

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Users immediately slammed the video for “being wrong in so many ways,” with some expressing that it was racist.

However, others found no issue and even supported the star’s “accurate” depiction of Asian nail salon workers.

One commenter even claimed that Roman can’t be “racist” as she is also a minority.

Images via Instagram / @tamiroman (Left) and @officialbonnetchronicles (Right)

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