Report: Evelyn Lozada to Return for ‘Basketball Wives’ Season 9

Report: Evelyn Lozada to Return for 'Basketball Wives' Season 9
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Evelyn previously sparked speculations that season 8 might be her last when she answered to a fan’s inquiry during a QnA session on her Instagram account in February.

AceShowbizEvelyn Lozada is back! A new report suggests that the VH1 personality is returning for season 9 of the network’s reality show “Basketball Wives” though she previously hinted at her departure.

According to The Jasmine Brand, the ex-wife of Chad Ochocinco is not only tapped to appear in the upcoming season, she has already started filming her episodes.

Evelyn previously sparked speculations that season 8 might be her last. During a Q&A session on her Instagram account in February, the TV star talked about whether or not she would be returning for upcoming 9th season of “Basketball Wives”. Judging from her answer, however, fans seemingly wouldn’t be able to see her on the show. “Most likely no,” she replied.

At that time, fans rejoiced knowing that she wouldn’t return. “She doesn’t have an interesting storyline.. honestly. The drama gets old,” one commenter wrote. Someone else thought that Ogom “OG” Chijindu, with whom she’s beefing on the show, made her leave the show. “Oh now she don’t wanna be on basketball wives! OG ran her away lmao.”

“The crying outweighed the laughter but you reached out to the person that made you so miserable to get back at OG… make it make sense,” another person said.

In the second part of season 8 reunion of “Basketball Wives”, Evelyn was arguing with OG, who decided to go back to the filming site after refusing to film separately from the other ladies. The episode saw the former Legends Football League cornerback confronting Evelyn Lozada for using N-word when she’s not black.

“I’ve witnessed Evelyn using N-word. I just think it’s disrespectful, you know. Being African, being black, it’s not a game. You don’t get to use these type of words to try to fit in,” she said while sitting in a different room. “I think it’s a blatant slap in the face when someone who’s not black says it.”

“She’s not Afro-Latina. She never claimed it,” she added. “Evelyn has been on the show for eight years and never talked about Puerto Rico until last year when I was talking about Nigeria and I found it very interesting that she went on this Puerto Rican parade and wanted to find her ancestors.”

Evelyn later explained, “I grew up in New York City and I was born in Brooklyn, raised in the Bronx where you rub elbows with all races. So, whether you’re black, Dominican, whatever, we’re the same.” She also said that “25% of my bloodline comes from Africa.” The answer didn’t change OG’s mind though, as she insisted that Evelyn is not black.

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