Season 4 of VH1′s Basketball Wives kicked off on Monday evening (February 21) with a heated argument between Evelyn Lozada and her ex-friend Jennifer Williams. Clearly that the unfriendly shade between the two is still alive and well, even months after Evelyn took offense to Jennifer’s comment on her love life during a radio interview last season.
Castmember Tami Roman chatted it up with Cherryontop.com and shared her opinion on the two ladies’ non-existent friendship:
ON WATCHING THEIR FRIENDSHIP FALL APART:
From my standpoint, I always looked at them and said, “How are they best friends?” Because I didn’t really feel a lot of friendship love. Like I know my diehard friends, we don’t function in the way they function, so I can’t say that I’m very surprised. I always felt that there was a little tension towards Evelyn from Jennifer. I didn’t really know what it was, couldn’t put my finger on it, but now that this thing is starting to unfold before my eyes, just as it will for everyone else, I’m seeing what those underlying tensions were, and they’re all going to be brought to the forefront this season.
ON THE APPARENT TENSION BETWEEN THEM:
I have to tell you on the outside looking in, I definitely noticed it. I always saw Evelyn trying to always be there for Jennifer, but I never saw that really reciprocated. And so, however, okay, well that’s their friendship, that’s the way it works for them, but for me looking at the friendship, something just didn’t really seem right. Now I’m coming to understand what it really was.
ON VIEWERS CALLING EVELYN A BULLY:
I think it’s because she’s more vocal. My grandmother used to say, “Sneaky is as sneaky does.” You know, just ’cause you’re quiet and demure doesn’t mean you don’t have your stuff with you too. I think Evelyn and I are similar in the sense that we’re really outspoken about how we feel, and sometimes people can take that and sometimes people can’t, so we actually get a bad rap for being outspoken and saying what we feel. People consider us mean, and people have said I’m a bully. There have been many words thrown out of context to who we really are. So just because Jennifer is quiet doesn’t mean that she’s not doing things behind the scene. I think as people watch the show, they will see certain things unfold that they might not have been aware of, and it may change people’s perspective of how their relationship really was.
Check out Jennifer’s interview with the Power 105.1 FM’s The Breakfast Club where she shares how she doesn’t want to be Evelyn’s friend, but not her enemy either……And I predict that Evelyn & Jennifer will be best buds again by episode 5…Lol