The producers of “Basketball Wives” are upping the drama level big time for season 4 — adding two new cast members … one of which was arrested earlier this year for allegedly trying to stab her husband! Sources close to the show tell TMZ … Kenya Bell (right) will be joining the show this coming season. We’re told during filming so far … Kenya has already assumed the role of villain and gotten into a few fights with the girls.

I wonder with who……..Evelyn and Tami?!?

Bell is a former Miss Michigan USA who was arrested for allegedly trying to stab her husband, Charlie Bell, with a box cutter. The other new cast member, we’re told, is Kesha Ni’cole Nichols. She was set to marry Richard Jefferson back in 2009, but he bailed on the $2 million wedding the night … telling her via email. According to our sources, Nichols talks openly about the wedding on the show and has thus far been well-liked by the rest of the cast.

Check out Tami and Shaunie speaking on the two new cast members in the video below: