According to reports, Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada may be considering getting a restraining order against her co-star, Ogom “OG” Chijindu, over a feud that boiled over following last week’s reunion taping.
But first, let’s offer some background. Per The Blast, sources said that at the reunion show taped on Monday, September 9, production created two different sets on the stage to keep the women who had issues separate. Word is, Shaunie O’Neal, Malaysia Pargo, Jackie Christie (surprisingly), Kristen Scott, Feby Torres and Evelyn were on one set, while the secondary set, allegedly smaller, was to seat Tami Roman, Cece Gutierrez and OG.
Tami allegedly called out sick ahead of the taping, leaving OG and Cece. According to The Blast, when OG arrived on set and realized she wasn’t going to get to sit on the main stage, a source claims she “lost it,” going off on production and cast members. She initially refused to tape but had a change of heart as the show went on without her. She was separated from the women due to alleged safety concerns, and when Cece found out her friend was going to be isolated, she decided not to take part in the reunion.
OG took to her Instagram Stories after the reunion to speak on what she felt was mistreatment and to repost the messages of fans who support her. She also took to Twitter to throw shade at Evelyn specifically. When Evelyn responded with the message below, OG took direct shots at her because she assumed Evelyn was referring to her as a monkey:
Looks like #EvelynLozada deleted the post with the gorilla under the post???#BasketBallWives #BBWLA #BBW #BasketBallWivesLA
A post shared by The BasketBallWives (@thebbwtea) on Sep 11, 2019 at 4:37pm PDT
OG called her a “clown a– b—h” and “trash box” among other things and promoted a petition that was put out to have Evelyn removed from the show for “racist” comments against OG and Cece (that “Lee Lee” statement from last season):
OG had time! #BasketBallWives #BBW #bbwla
A post shared by The BasketBallWives (@thebbwtea) on Sep 13, 2019 at 1:39pm PDT
Evelyn has since responded by deleting that IG story, and hinting that someone is “obsessed” with her:
Obsessed much? I would be too ? Jean Dress: @fashionnova
A post shared by Evelyn Lozada (@evelynlozada) on Sep 13, 2019 at 2:28pm PDT
Now sources that claim they are close to Evelyn told The Blast she is worried about her co-star’s “mental state.” She’s been advised to take out a restraining order against OG because they say her posts have been harassing and and push others to harass her as well.
The sources said they are “unsure why OG is so obsessed with her,” claiming they believe she’s also planted false stories about Evelyn to the press, which they say Evelyn is considering taking separate legal action over. There was also talk in The Blast’s story about producers allegedly being less than impressed with OG’s behavior at the reunion, specifically with host Marc Lamont Hill, as well as how she has dealt with network exec and staff during the entirety of the season.
It’s unclear what all this means for OG’s future on Basketball Wives (we know Shaunie’s BFF isn’t going anywhere). Women who push back on the series against certain people tend to lose their spot (Royce Reed, Brandi Maxiell). With that being said though, she’s certainly good TV and keeps the popular girls on their toes. And according to OG, she isn’t planning on changing who she is anytime soon.
iAM A VERY DiFFERENT TYPE OF WOMAN..WiTH A STRONG FOUNDATiON..
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO “GET ME”..
BUT YOU WiLL RESPECT ME..#iHEARTOG #NiGERiANknockout
— i ♥️ OG ™ (@iHeartOG) September 14, 2019