Like the Real Housewives and Bad Girls Club, I didn’t think that the messes of Basketball Wives got their lawyers involved in their fights, and actually got bonuses for acting a mess. But well, here we are with Evelyn Lozada suing her Basketball Wives co-star Ogom “OG” Chijindu for calling her a bigot and snapping on her all over social media.
If you want a glimpse into the lives of who we’re dealing with, take a gander at this:
The Blast says that Evelyn is coming for OG for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Back in September, OG tweeted Evelyn’s Instagram story where she used an orangutan emoji to describe the people “watching” her.
AND THERE iT iS..
SHOW YOUR TRUE COLORS YOU RACiST BiGOT..
YOU CALLED CECE “LiNG LiNG” JACKiE A “COCKROACH” & NOW ME A “MONKEY”
— i ♥️ OG ™ (@iHeartOG) September 11, 2019
Evelyn denies calling anyone “Ling-Ling“, “Cockroach“, OR “Monkey” and says this shit is defamatory:
“This entire defamatory statement is false as stated.”
Does she mean that the wording is wrong? Because that may be legalese for “she did it but not like that so this is technically defamatory.” Because true, she used an emoji of a monkey–no words exchanged.
Now as for evidence of her lack of racism. Evelyn says she herself is Hispanic, so there–and also her two children are African and Hispanic–that’s two ethnicities, bitch. AND she’s also the chairperson of the Evelyn Lozada Foundation which raises money for domestic violence victims–which has nothing to do with race–white girls also suffer domestic violence, but okay…
Evelyn says she has: ”sustained serious financial harm through loss of income as well as serious and permanent injuries” because of OG and is suing for unspecified damages.
It doesn’t end there, though. Sources say Evelyn has also been advised to get a restraining order because of a reunion show meltdown. After the taping, OG laid into Evelyn posting angry messages on social media, which have apparently been nonstop and some of the things she’s been retweeting mention “violence“. The sources say Evelyn is worried about OG’s “mental state”.
TMZ says Evelyn’s financial harm comes in the form of “several endorsement deals” that Evelyn lost due. And TMZ also points out that Evelyn is bringing up her work raising money for the Sauti Yeti Center for African Women, claiming:
“These are actions of a person that is not racist.”
But listen, we all know this isn’t about racism, it’s about attention and money–it’s in the damn lawsuit: she lost out on the endorsement deals. Just find some new endorsements. Candace Owens is always looking for people of color with bad reputations among their own–I’m sure she could use you for something.