Vibe Vixen labels Miss Lozada as a “sweet woman”
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You’ve said that you try to go into filming and not come across mean. Has that been working out this season so far?
From Season 1, they started calling me and Jennifer mean and evil. If me being mean is me being honest and real… Maybe my delivery is not always what everybody wants. Everybody has their own way of dealing with things. But if me being honest and blunt is being mean, then that’s fine. Girl, none of that stuff bothers me. When you sign on to do a reality show, life is no longer private and everyone is judging it.
Does it seem like you’re judged more than, say, an actress or singer? Does this type of fame feel different?
Absolutely. I think reality is so much harder because you’re being yourself [laughs]. Actresses, they’re acting to be someone else. For you to be on a reality show and really show your day-to-day and how you are, I don’t know how many people can do that. And then have the world have an opinion about everything you’re doing. Your reality is not always positive.
Is there a part of you that doesn’t like being in front of the cameras?
I do have those times if I’m with my daughter, or I’m with Chad and I have to leave and go film. This season has been a little difficult because I’m living in two places. I definitely have those moments when I just want to not move or stay with my family, but I have to do what I have to do.
On public recognition
Definitely. I remember filming recently with Shaunie and we’re walking and talking, and you have those people that are yelling from across the street [laughs]. It was very different first season—you did have people that were curious as to what you were filming, like, “Who are these girls?” But now we have a fanbase. We always have security on set to make sure no one’s crazy and jumping in, ’cause we’ve had those moments [laughs]. For Season 1, we didn’t always have security on set, but I guess they didn’t know what to expect then.
What’s your main storyline this season?
It’s a little bit of everything. Obviously, my personal life is something people are interested in. My business ventures, the book, and my store [Dulce], my makeup line—that’s obviously talked about on the show. And the drama I’m having with certain cast members, that’s obviously going to be number one because that’s what people are really interested in.
On the fight between her assistant and Jen
When the show airs and the story fully comes out, you will see what happened. Nia is not onlymy friend. Nia was friends with Jennifer for eight years. That’s where the media got this all wrong. TMZ went back and corrected that. Nia and Jennifer had major history, so whatever was said in the police report is false. And that’s another reason why the issue just keeps getting bigger and bigger. But when the show airs, you will see how everything plays out. Nia is not just my assistant. Trust me when I tell you. Her and Jennifer have major history. They were friends.
Do you regret anything you tweeted about her contacts and her wanting to be a white girl?
No, I don’t. I would be lying if I said I did feel bad. That’s me… And she does have contacts [laughs]. I don’t feel bad at all. And my thing is, when I love you and I’m a loyal friend, I love you ’til the end. I’m there for you. But at the same time, when you’re on that other side, you’re on that other side and there’s no in-between for me. Maybe that’s something I need to work on, but I can’t be a partial friend to you. I’m either all in, or I’m not your friend at all.
It seems like the show has gradually evolved into women just confronting each other about things that they’ve said. Doesn’t that feel like high school?
No, because I think that whenever there’s an issue going on, it’s like “We’re all gonna sit down and have this discussion.” But you have so many different personalities that a bomb is bound to explode. It doesn’t feel like high school. It’s part of what makes the show work. If we were all great friends and we all got along and we were all going to church together and baking cakes, I don’t think anyone would be interested.
In your book, Inner Circle, do you get into your background?
A lot of these novels are based on these journals I found. I was moving and I bumped into them and I was sitting there reading. There are good and bad stories in there, things I was dealing with at the time and I was like, “How awesome would it be to put them in these books?” That’s when I ended up meeting Courtney Parker, who helped me write the book. So it was pretty cool being able to put those stories in these books and change names and make interesting novels out of them. I always say I would never do a tell-all, because I would never put anyone on blast. But for me to be able to handle all that information and put that into these books is pretty cool.
Oh, so it’s fiction.
Yeah. It’s a series of three books.
How did the Cash Money signing come about?
With the Cash Money contract, I’m really good friends with Teresa Caldwell, who’s Bow Wow’s mom. She had a conversation with Baby and his book agent called mine. And everybody had a million and one conversations about it. I had other offers on the table, but this one felt good. I think that anything that Baby and Cash Money put their name on, it works. I haven’t met Drake and I haven’t met Nicki Minaj. Baby invited me to the Grammy’s, but I’m actually going to be out of town.
Personally I like Evelyn’s bluntness. It’s refreshing. Evelyn also has a make-up line coming out, aptly titled “E”. READ MORE
On Side Note: Ocho’s wedding to his “Basketball Wives” fiancee Evelyn Lozada is set for July in Florida . The wide receiver plans to legally change his last name back to the one he was born with before he ties the knot.