There Is Always More Than One Side To A Story: Evelyn Lozada Speaks On Her Beef With Jennifer

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Expect a whole bunch of drama on the upcoming season of Basketball Wives Miami (BBWM). As usual, the scripted reality show will be filled with a lot of jealousy and hate. In the past few months, Jennifer Williams & Evelyn Lozada been dissin each other in the press. Last week, I reported that Evelyn and Jennifer are no longer friends because Evelyn is jealous that Jennifer is friends with Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes. But according to Evelyn, that couldn’t be farther from the truth – a fact she took to her twitter account and said, “I am f*cking pissed! I am beyond livid right now! You know what Necole, I don’t really talk to a lot to people because it’s so stressful filming. So by the time it’s done, I’m done with it, but this mothef*cker right here [Jennifer Williams] is doing interviews. She’s agreed to do every interview under the God dayum sun to remain relevant. So if she wants to do an interview, we can do an interview.” Lozada is mad and below are some excerpts from a recent interview she did:

Well first off, it looks as though Sister 2 Sister pulled down the article, and I’m not sure if she reached out to them 
I’m going to tell you why…Honestly I don’t keep up on everything, but my Twitter followers surely let me know what the f*ck is going on, it’s not like I’m searching for stuff. So, my PR girl Danika sends me the interview and says, “Well, apparently she thinks that you’re jealous of her friendship with Nene [Leakes] and Mashonda.” I go read the link, and I’m like, “Is this chick really bugging out?” We’re maybe two months into filming–You know what the real issue is by now but she’s trying to make sh*t up and act like I have an issue with Nene and Mashonda. So I sent Nene a text message, “I’m sorry to involve you in this bullsh*t, but I just want to make it very clear that I don’t have an issue with you. My issue with Jennifer has nothing to do with you or Mashonda.” I’ve met Mashonda. She’s cool, and I don’t have a problem with them or them hanging out [with Jennifer].

So you and Nene spoke?

Nene and I spoke on the phone yesterday. She was like, “I am so happy that you called me because I have had discussions with Jennifer, and I told her I know that Evelyn doesn’t have a problem with me. Why would she? I know it wasn’t an issue with me and I told her that.”
I don’t care who Jennifer hangs out with. I get it! You’re single. You’re having a good time. We’re in two different spaces right now, and frankly I don’t want to be in the club every night because my life is different.

So there’s no truth to the story at all?

I’m never that chick. Hang out with who you want to hang out with. I get it. You wanna be with your man, be with your man. I’ll never hate on none of that but she’s always lying. She’s lying and fronting like that’s what it is, and that’s not what it is. She knows exactly what the issue is because she did something that went public. That pissed me off.” I’m done. I don’t talk to her. I don’t comment about anything pertaining to her, her dating life, what she does –It’s not my business.

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Does the issue stem from the radio interview where she questioned Chad’s intentions and the engagement?
The radio interview happened. Then, we had a conversation privately with no cameras, and I thought everything was squashed. Then she goes and does something else–I can’t say too much because of the show, but something else she says sort of goes public and it’s like why keep doing this? You keep agreeing to do every God damn interview. How many Sister 2 Sister interviews has she done? Like 50. Come on. I get it, but pick and choose who you want to do interviews with. You can’t agree to do everything. Are you doing that to remain f*cking relevant?

Are you guys done with filming the show right now?

No, we are currently filming. This has nothing to do with a f*cking show. We’re still filming until mid-March. We have like a whole month and some change still for filming. It just happens to be what the situation is right now because she keeps running her mouth. Other than that, I wasn’t even going to comment or say anything. That’s why she told Nene that conversation happened in private and that it wasn’t even supposed to be on the blogs. And that’s why it’s not on the site anymore; because it was supposed to be a f*cking private conversation.
Listen, my thing is if you want to confide in your girlfriends and you want to talk to them about what’s going on as far as filming and the show, I get it. But Jamie is a reporter. Jamie does interviews. She’s not your home girl, so what did you think was going to happen?”

Do you believe that when she tweeted “Hoes be winning” she was definitely sending subliminal shots to you?

To me that’s what it seemed like, but that’s not where the beef steamed from. If she wants to make that comment, she needs to be talking about her Goddamn self. That’s why I said on Twitter. “If you want to talk, then we can talk.” There’s this perception to the world that you’re this and that and you’re just coming out of a divorce–like, come on. I know what it is. And a lot of people in New York know what it is, Jennifer.

On the outside looking in, it could look like she’s being bullied by you on twitter because people don’t know your side. 

Yeah, and that’s the thing that bothers me. Why am I a bully because I’m straight forward with how I feel? I’m verbal and I don’t keep sh*t in like she does. I’m not like that. If have a problem and you hurt me, I’m like, “Girl, you bothered me with this.” For her, she doesn’t say sh*t on Twitter, but she sure has a lot to say on camera. That’s my thing, say it in my face! You’ll see. I really hope that when the show does air–that it shows that she’s not a good friend because what good friend would do that to somebody? If I started talking and doing interviews about everything I know, you would be done. That whole Barbie good girl sh*t would be done.

Jennifer said in the interview that you’re hurt. All this comes from a place of hurt.

I’m hurt because you did something publicly. That’s what I’m hurt about, again. I got over the radio interview. I get it, people get caught up. I moved on. You go and do something again publicly? Trust me, on my babies, there’s nothing she has that I’m jealous about; especially not no friends. If you look at Jennifer’s circle, she’s been friends with EVERYBODY in her circle for two years or less. All the friends I have I’ve been with five, ten, fifteen, twenty years. Nobody is new in my life because I’m on a show, I’m with Chad or this whole hype. I could care less about that sh*t.

Were you and Jennifer really friends before the show or was it for the cameras?

We were definitely friends. And I will say this, we had years, but our foundation should’ve been stronger and tighter. For example, here I am friends with her for ten years, but did I ever feel comfortable telling Jennifer I was engaged? Did I ever feel comfortable telling Jennifer that I had business ventures going on? No, we didn’t have that type of friendship. On the show, it looked like we were ace boon negros, but at the end of the day, our relationship wasn’t stable like that. You would think people who were friends for ten years can talk about any and everything. We didn’t have that. It was always weird energy. Ask Shaunie if we had weird energy. I don’t know what it was, just real uncomfortable…Shauni e felt it.

And you have no idea what the energy was? 

I could never sit up here and act like “Oh this chick is jealous of me” because I’m not that person. But it was always a weird friendship. Yeah, I’m ride or die. Yeah, she helped me move out when I was with my ex, but as far as anything positive…We would never share with each other. We just weren’t like that. We were close as far as numbers but as far as our relationship, we hang out, we have a good time. We slept at each other’s houses. We did, but honestly as far as that foundation, that strong foundation wasn’t there.

So where are you now with the entire situation?

My thing is just be quiet. Just be quiet. Stop doing the interviews. Just take a breather. You don’t have to agree to do everything because you’re adding fuel to the fire, and it’s bigger than the show now. Other people are involved, and you’re really not that chick, Jen.

Do you think Jen is trying to find her voice. She just went through a divorce, she has a new life…

No, she’s trying to remain relevant because I gave her a story line! Let’s just keep it real. I’m just being all the way honest. Every time I try to come down a little bit–you know how time heals everything–then, boom! Jennifer does another interview. It’s like why are you always talking about me? Saturday, there was a filming, and it was chaos…The fact that you leave that, go back home and do an interview is crazy to me. I don’t get it. That b*tch done lost her mind.

What does Chad have to say about all this going on?

Chad called me, and he was like, “Get the f*ck off of Twitter!” He doesn’t like it at all. He got all up in my ass. I’m going to be all the way real. He said, “You need to stop it. I get that you guys have followers, but you need to stop it.” I get angry, and I’m just pissed off. I went to Twitter because I felt like that was the only way I could express myself. So he was like, “Get off of Twitter.” He really checked me. And, as you can see, I haven’t been on Twitter since. I’ll be back on tomorrow.
It’s definitely safe to say that this season of Basketball Wives will be tensed.

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