“Basketball Wives” star Shaunie O’Neal tells TMZ  she was not the cause of Jennifer Williams, Royce Reed and Kesha Nichols getting kicked off the show.

Friends close to Shaunie (who is also an executive producer) say

she was blindsided and the production company leaves her in the dark about everything after she butted heads with them over the violent direction the show was headed.

Shaunie is upset over the current situation and wants Shed Media to know … she is willing to walk away from the series if it becomes something she no longer believes in.

Sources claim Shaunie is upset with the decisions being made and is threatening to walk if it becomes something she no longer believes in.

Do you believe Shaunie?