Ta'Kari Lee Defends Why She Wrote Book About Jackie Christie


Ta’Kari Lee Defends Why She Wrote Book About Jackie Christie

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By: A.J. Niles

Jackie Christie’s daughter Ta’kari Lee has been a major source of conflict for Jackie on this season of “Basketball Wives.”

Ta’kari’s is accusing Jackie Christie of not being a good mother or grandmother.

For one, Ta’kari’s Go Fund Me campaign to pay for her son’s medical bills caused a major beef between Jackie and Evelyn Lozada. For those that don’t know, Evelyn donated to Ta’kari’s campaign for her child who was severely burned at their daycare. When Jackie found out Evelyn did this, the beef between these two exploded.

This culminated in Evelyn and Jackie engaging in a near physical confrontation in New York City, and Jackie threatening to kill Evelyn.

Things turned up again on the current episode when the two were on a yacht in Miami. Here, Jackie told her friend Malaysia she would stab Evelyn in the neck if they had a physical confrontation, again. Jackie even got into it with Shaunie O’Neal, the creator of the show.

Jackie did not appreciate Shaunie speaking about the relationship between her and Ta’kari in an interview.

Well Ta’kari has been responding to Jackie’s antics on the show and recently released a clip explaining why she wrote the tell-all book, “Light to her Shadow.”

According to Ta’kari, she experienced lots of pain growing up as Jackie’s daughter and writing the book was therapeutic.

Click next for the details.

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  1. Anonymous

    August 4, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    She’s pretty. And you really have to be a f-cked up human being to drag this girl and defend Jackie.

    • India

      August 4, 2017 at 2:06 pm

      Damn you be reading my mind. I was gonna say Jackies’s daughters are cute!

    • E

      August 4, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      She needs to move on and get a life. It is over playing the victim. So it made her stronger why bash her mother. I hope she doesn’t sell any books.

  2. Realness

    August 4, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    She doesn’t have to defend herself. Most of us know that Jackie is the problem and she has a right to tell her story. This is bigger than a show or ratings. This belief that black women and little black girls should be silent about their abusive mothers needs to die. We don’t have to be silent just to protect our abusers.

    • E

      August 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      She should have talked to her mother before writing the book. She wanted to know why she was treated that way then she should have had a conversation with her mother and not with the entire world. I look at it as a gold digger who do not have any mother and now is trying to capitalize on Jackie’s fortune. KEEP IT MOVING

      • Tierre

        August 5, 2017 at 3:11 pm

        Jackie AIN’T GOT NO FORTUNE. She’s a gold digger who lucked up and married a baller. Period. She has no education, and I know that just from hearing her talk, and she has NO CLASS.

    • E

      August 4, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Jackie’s daughter is the problem. She needed to talked to Jackie. Jackie is no an abusers. How do you know every word in the book is true. We were no there.

      • Realness

        August 4, 2017 at 2:36 pm

        1. She did talk to her mother before writing the book. Hence, them going to therapy together on the first season of the show. But I’m sure you weren’t watching then, just like most of you new Jackie stans.

        2. I’m not sure how Ta’Kari can be a gold digger when her mother has never financially supported her. That title is actually more fitting for Jackie, the woman who married a NBA player and has no fortune of her own. She wouldn’t even be on TV if it wasn’t for Doug.

        3. I know every word TaKari says is true because Chantel said the same things about Jackie on the show. So if Jackie’s favorite daughter says it happened, it happened.

        Are we done here?

  3. Ms. Jackson

    August 4, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Jackie is trash. There’s no real way to even defend the bullish-t she did to this girl.

    • E

      August 4, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      If Jackie is trash so is her daughter for airing their laundry

    • E

      August 4, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      What bullsh** we are just going by what the daughter is saying. Maybe she need the money.

  4. Erica

    August 4, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    I’m buying the book.

    • E

      August 4, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      I would not have it if it was given to me free.

      • Tierre

        August 5, 2017 at 3:09 pm

        Well, not only will I have it, I will pay double for it!!!!

    • E

      August 4, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      If Jackie is trash so is her daughter for airing their laundry

    • OliD

      August 8, 2017 at 1:52 am

      Im buying the book as well

  5. Chelly

    August 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I didn’t know she wasn’t allowed to write a book about her life. Especially when so many have. Whoever has a problem with her needs to check themselves.

    • Lashawn

      August 15, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Thank you, Chelly! What is the problem with her writing a tell-all book on her past experiences and how they formed her identity today? People watch bb wives but won’t read a book about the women they so desperately want to defend. I am def going to buy and read it.

  6. Gabriella

    August 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I pray Takari finds peace. Honestly I can’t understand how anybody doesn’t believe her I remember when Chantel talked to Laura years ago so it didn’t surprise me when she said it herself and the fact that Jackie still refuses to address the issue either publicly or even say I’m going to reach out to my daughter in private she is just very nonchalant about it. I’m appalled and disgusted in Jackie she is just a terrible human being all around.

  7. Anonymous

    August 4, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Yeah I think I’m going to get her book. Chantel already confirmed on the show that Takari was mistreated. And their stories are the exact same. Both can’t be lying. These newer BBW fans are sick and delusional for blaming the victim in this situation.

  8. Onmystuff

    August 4, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Jackie probably did mistreat her however this girl has four kids and is an unwed low income mother. When you have four kids it’s time stop worrying about the relationship with your parents and worry more about the relationship with you’re KIDS. I do feel for her however this girl ain’t went to anyone’s college, doesn’t seem to have a good job so maybe that’s an issue too she just seems lazy as hell.

    • Oneika

      August 4, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      So her abuse makes her lazy??? So you know her personally??? How can you bash her???

    • Tierre

      August 5, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      Did you ever think that maybe she HAS four kids and is not married because she is looking for the love that she should have gotten from her parents? That’s Jackie’s fault too! Jackie was an unwed mother obviously, because this girl is not Doug’s! I don’t hear anyone bashing Jackie for being an unwed mother, but it is ok to bash her daughter. Let’s be fair.
      Another thing: I don’t know how Doug can sleep at night with that toxic witch and she does not treat her daughter the way she should. There is no way he should have allowed her to treat her daughter the way the other daughter says she was treated. That makes no sense. But we know he doesnt have a spine….look how Jackie dragged him around the league by the collar during his playing days.

  9. ralphiboy

    August 5, 2017 at 2:23 am

    I feel bad for what happened to this young lady. I dont think she would be making up any of this sh-t. It is true and i know it. I hope she gets some closure out of this book. I also hope her child healed from the burns.

    • OliD

      August 8, 2017 at 1:54 am


  10. Tierre

    August 5, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Good for you TaKari! Jackie is toxic and if you needed to write a book to get that sh*t off your chest, do yo’ thang girl!!!! I am writing a book about my ex-husband and it is getting better with every chapter. Letting the world know that you are not the problem helps you to heal. When your book comes out, I am damn sure buying it!

  11. Leticia Baez

    August 15, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    I’m so sick of Jackie. She’s always starting some s***. She’s tacky as hell and she says the dumbest s*** out her mouth. I’m tired of this beef with Evelyn and Jackie already, like shut the h*** up already, this has gone on too long. I don’t see anything wrong with Jackie’s daughter writing that book about her life and how Jackie treated her. And as for Shaunie she seems like she thinks that she’s better than with her stupid attitude. Malaysia just seems ditzy, Shaunie is right she doesn’t have substance. She doesn’t bring anything, nothing exciting about her. I like Tami,she’s cool and keeps it 100.

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