Last week, Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada publicly stated, perhaps for the first time, that she was Afro-Latina, citing one of her co-stars claiming that she was trying to be Black as part of the reason she was now sharing this information.
“It’s funny because on this season, somebody was like, ‘B—h you think you Black!’ I’ve never had anybody tell me that. I was so offended because I didn’t know what that meant. I’m like, ‘I think I’m Black? I grew up in New York!’ I know where I come from. I’ve done DNA tests just to know. But I want to be able to tap into that more,” she said. “I’m proud to be Puerto Rican and from New York and Afro-Latina and all that good stuff.”
However, since this revelation, people have compiled all sorts of tweets from the past, where when asked about having “any Black” in her, Evelyn said no, to call BS on her identifying as Afro-Latina. When addressed about that on Twitter over the weekend, she addressed why this was the first time people were hearing about her African ancestry.
“I never discussed my ethnicity on TV because quite honestly until recently, I never felt the need to until comments were made about me ‘thinking’ I was black,” she wrote. “How many of us feel the need to go around and constantly defend our ethnicity?”
While there are old tweets (see below) of Evelyn emphatically saying “No!” when asked about being Black and simply saying she’s “100% Puerto Rican” in the past, as I said in the previous post, it’s possible that she’s sharing this information because she recently found out via DNA tests. Still that hasn’t stopped people from saying she’s only bringing it up because she’s been called out for anti-Black comments and her use of the N-word. With that being said, they weren’t trying to hear anything about her being Black Latin American, and took to Twitter to make that clear. Hit the flip to see all the reactions and cynicism over her Afro-Latina reveal.