AceShowbiz - The second part of "Basketball Wives" reunion aired on Wednesday, October 16 featuring Ogom "OG" Chijindu, who decided to go back to the filming site after refusing to film separately from the other ladies. The episode saw the former Legends Football League cornerback confronting Evelyn Lozada for using N-word when she's not black.
"I've witnessed Evelyn using N-word. I just think it's disrespectful, you know. Being African, being black, it's not a game. You don't get to use these type of words to try to fit in," she said while sitting in a different room. "I think it's a blatant slap in the face when someone who's not black says it."
While host Marc Lamont Hill said that Evelyn is Afro-Latina, OG went on saying, "She's not Afro-Latina. She never claimed it." She added, "Evelyn has been on the show for eight years and never talked about Puerto Rico until last year when I was talking about Nigeria and I found it very interesting that she went on this Puerto Rican parade and wanted to find her ancestors."
She was interrupted as Evelyn and Shaunie O'Neal murmured some words in disbelief, prompting OG to say, "Can I talk? Jesus Christ. You guys had a whole 2-3 hours to talk without me. Evelyn had her little Puerto Rican parade, I just find it very interesting and ironic that it happened last year when I joined the ensemble. She don't even speak Spanish." That triggered Evelyn, who then called OG names in Spanish.
Evelyn later explained, "I grew up in New York City and I was born in Brooklyn, raised in the Bronx where you rub elbows with all races. So, whether you're black, Dominican, whatever, we're the same." She also said that "25% of my bloodline comes from Africa." The answer didn't change OG's mind though, as she insisted that Evelyn is not black.