What to Know About Evelyn Lozada’s New Docuseries
Evelyn Lozada is about to return to your television set, but not in the way you think. The Basketball Wives star is set to appear in her very own docuseries, LIVING LOZADA UNCUT. The series will air on Dec. 16 on Lozada’s official YouTube channel and promises to show a side of Lozada that viewers have never seen. Here’s what to expect.
Inside Evelyn Lozada’s new docuseries
Lozada announced the docuseries on her Instagram on Dec. 14. In the sneak peek, she said the six-part series will give fans a raw and uncut look at her life, “starting all the way back to my childhood.”
A release reads: “In honor of her recent collaboration with ShoeDazzle, Evelyn Lozada is inviting fans to lace up, strap on, or slip on your favorite pair of boots and take a walk back with her all the way to her old stomping grounds in the Bronx…..CASTLE HILL. She will be giving fans an uncensored view into all things Evelyn in a six-part docuseries exclusively available via YouTube.”
The series will premiere on Dec. 16. The remaining five episodes will air on Fridays after that.
Will Evelyn Lozada still be on ‘Basketball Wives’?
As of writing, there’s no word on whether she intends to return to the show, but it seems likely. Lozada has starred on the show since its inaugural season in 2010 and is considered one of its breakout stars. So, it’s hard to imagine her leaving it all behind.
If anything, the docuseries is just a shot at damage control. In Basketball Wives Season 8 — the show’s most recent season — Lozada suffered serious blows to her reputation after being accused of bullying and being a colorist.
Fellow cast member Ogom “O.G.” Chijindu made the claims against Lozada, criticizing Lozada for her use of the N-word and comments she previously made about Asian cast member CeCe Gutierrez.
O.G. and Lozada feuded throughout the entire season, but the drama peaked after the reunion. After filming wrapped, Lozada posted a message about O.G. on social media, accompanied by a monkey emoji.
Fans took the emoji as a shot at O.G.’s skin color and race and slammed Lozada. Some even created a petition to have her removed from the show.
Evelyn Lozada defends herself
Lozada claimed that she is not a colorist or racist, citing her Afro-Latina background. It appeared to be the first time she’d ever acknowledged such a thing, which prompted more backlash. Fans felt that Lozada only claimed that she was Afro-Latina because she got called out. They took to Twitter to share their reactions, which ranged from anger to disappointment.
Lozada later filed a defamation lawsuit against O.G. According to TMZ, Lozada claimed in the suit that O.G.’s accusations caused her to miss out on several business deals. She also tried to get a restraining order against O.G. but it was denied.
As she awaits the outcome of the lawsuit, Lozada has been trying to turn over a new leaf. She reportedly got baptized, made the decision to abstain from sex until marriage, and she’s letting her “raw” self shine on her new docuseries.
Remember the first episode comes out on Dec. 16.