Evelyn Lozada Explains Why She Cries About The Chad Incident In Like Every ‘BBW’ Episode
At this point, it seems like most of the “basketball wives” are at odds with one another. Last week we told you that Tami Roman and Evelyn Lozada made their beef public. Now Ev is going after costar Tasha Marbury as well. During a recent interview with Sway Calloway, the 37-year-old reality star addressed why the Chad incident is such a focal point of the show, the inappropriate jokes that Tasha made during the season about her domestic violence incident and why she included Tasha and Stephon’s storyline in her fictional book, The Inner Circle.
On crying over the Chad incident in almost every episode:
“Well, I signed on to do reality TV and that was my reality at the moment. I could’ve been fake like, ‘Oh, I’m not filming this season.’ I’m not forced to film, but I said to myself, ‘This happened and I’m going to speak about it.’ [It’s] not to make him look any worse, but I still have a following and people still wanted to know what happened. Even though it was so publicized, but just for me. I wanted to show the therapy. I wanted to show that I cried everyday. I’m not embarrassed about it. This is what my life was at the time. It was tough filming that. I started filming before all of my cast mates. The incident happened in August, I literally started filming like three weeks after that. They wanted to catch everything in the moment.”
On if she still speaks to Chad:
“Oh, no. We don’t communicate. I don’t have any ill will. I feel like that’s something and his family have to deal with. The last time I talked with [him] was on January 11th. A lot of domestic violence survivors always want to come back. You fall for the okey doke. I haven’t talked to him at all.”
On Tasha’s helmet joke:
“I think we were cool until I heard she made that comment. `I’ve known her for 13 years or so, so we go back until back when I was engaged to Antoine. You know, this is the thing, you’re coming onto a show that’s established, who else are you going to go after to try to make your mark on the show? The thing is that she picked the wrong thing to make fun about. You know we’re 6 episodes in, you got 4,000 followers, on twitter, you ain’t poppin’ like that. You know and people were really offended. It’s just certain things you can make fun of and domestic violence is something that’s not funny to a lot of the viewers. When it came to me, because said it more than once, Shaunie was like, ‘She said it to me. I didn’t know how to react.’ Shaunie’s face in one of the scenes was like ‘What the hell?’ I think she was trying to be funny and make her mark on the show, but it blew up in her face. I have a following; a lot of the women are very, very supportive. So they’re like, ‘Who’s this chick?’ It was just really tasteless.”
On including Tasha’s storyline in her book:
“She knew about the story in the book. My book is fiction. Nobody would’ve known that was in the book, but you decided to come on the show and use it as as a storyline because you didn’t have sh**else going on. So, now she wants to act like she’s upset about it but I’m like, ‘We talked about it prior. You knew’. If you didn’t decide to do ‘Basketball Wives’ it would’ve been a fart in the wind. Nobody would’ve even known. He plays overseas no ones really paying attention to what he’s doing here. Nobody would’ve known the story.”
Watch Evelyn’s interview on the next page. Thoughts?