Yeah, We Said It: Why Are Evelyn “Get’Em Girl” Lozada’s People Living in the PJs?

- By Bossip Staff

This week’s “Basketball Wives’” saga was replete with the necessary amount of drama to keep fans enthralled. We must thank Evelyn Lozada for opening up and sharing a very painful part of her back-story: Her dysfunctional relationship with her father due to his hands-off approach in her life. While E deserves a standing ovation for publicly facing such a vulnerable chapter of her personal experience, the props should be quickly overshadowed by well-deserved jeers. Why? Her mama is still living in the projects.

It’s truly a shame. Now, we are no means suggesting that all people who “make it” out of the ‘hood are responsible for carrying each member of their family on their back… but your mom? Come on Evelyn. If Ev is down to bone to get her own condo, Range Rover and scores of $2000 designer bags, there’s no reason she couldn’t amass a small stash to purchase a nicer place for the lady in her life to rest head. Even if her mother was resistant, few people will say no to a new, nicely furnished pad.

It’s a disappointing case of quick, new money having piss poor priorities. Sadly, it still seems like when “poor” people get money they tend to spend it on worthless things or depreciating assets, such as clothes, cars and trips —- even when they see the results of such temporary indulgences. Despite the ignorance, due to lack of financial education or simply poor choices, what happened to basic class and social responsibility? By no standard, in any community, is it all right to live the champagne life and leave your doting mama living in squalor. Now, we know that all public housing isn’t the worst. There are tight-knit communities, enclaves free of criminal activity and buildings missing the ever-so-pervasive smell of stale urine. Still, it’s the projects. Lozada’s rocking her second six-figure (we hope) engagement ring, traveling around the world, and on her third season of “Basketball Wives” checks. Come on.

Even with the high price of New York City housing “Get”Em” girl can minimally afford to buy her mama a co-op! And if not off the merits of Dulce, then off the back of that well-preserved, perfectly tanned, highly sought after tail. If you can get a Bentley for yourself, you can demand $80,000 in cash or financing to get your people a decent spot. After all, where else are you going to rest your head when it all falls down?

Now that you know better, do better.

And a note to all the aspiring “Get “Em Girls”…Rapper Trina sang it best. “I got a message for you young hoes….if you off the chain, stay ahead of the game, save up buy a condo.” And not just for yourself. You’re only doing as well as the people you love most.

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  • Dannica

    Maybe evelyn isn’t living as good as she makes it seem…a lot of the nice things she has may be gratis for promotion.

  • Surprised

    I’m very pleased with the way this article was written.there are so many people in the entertainment industry that come from the projects and now that they’ve made a little money,if the situation permits, they leave their parents behind, I know of a few myself. But you truly never know the circumstance, their relationship could’ve been tainted,but in the same breath She could atleast afford a co-op for her mother (as stated).when you receive new money depending on your morals, you’ll never spend it on important things, because you’ve been poor for far too long.

  • Hershey

    I was thinking the same exact, come on Eve!!!

  • Christielove1468

    Evelyn Lozada ought to be ashamed of herself,smh! If it was not for her mama giving her life,evelyn would not be where she is now living the good life. Her daddy issues explains why she chased down Chad Ochocinco,she figures that he can not only be her sugar daddy but also fill in for the father she lacked during her childhood.

  • Christielove1468

    Evelyn Lozada ought to be ashamed of herself,smh! If it was not for her mama giving her life,evelyn would not be where she is now living the good life. Her daddy issues explains why she is so determined to marry Chad Ochocinco,she figures that he can not only be her sugar daddy but also fill in for the father she lacked during her childhood.

  • 347

    Yeah Ev…. Chad said your red bottoms will have to stop because of those babies…you should have been doing that to get ur mom a crib. But on the real…people with good jobs still live in the P.J.’s

  • MzMula

    Its not like she living in a mansion she herself stay in a small condo, and its not like she copping a new whip off the showroom floor every month let’s face the facts she is a single mother with a daughter about to go to college so shouldn’t that be her main concern?

  • miki

    This is typical only in the black race material things. First, u don’t know what’s in her pockets. I tell my daughter don’t judge by what no one has u don’t know how they got it and the reality of it. Second u don’t know what type of lifestyle her mother enjoys where she live my parents live n the same house for 30 years which neighborhood is rundown. But they bought the entire street. U don’t know what her emotional attachments are to her neighborhood. So u gonna judge this girl by not buying her mother a house. Last we are the majority race that thinks somebody owe us something. U could’ve offered and she refuses. GTFOH!!!!!

  • http://bossip.com adina

    Evelyn wow the way this girl ack so rich shopping and living the lavish life child she fooled me that’s why they say don’t judge by the cover so true i guess Jen and shaunie are the only ones thats banking

  • Ish

    Her mom doesn’t live n the p’s. New York Pj’s don’t have balconies. Her moms building does… Also many buildings look like projects 2 outsiders who’ve never reside there. There just regular buildings that r highrises 2 accomodate a lot of people

  • saywhat!

    @miki
    U said ur parents live in a HOUSE, not a project housing building with ran down furniture. I mean let’s say this is where her mom wants to be, but does tht excuse the ran down conditions inside? While eveyln is sitting on plush couches with modern decor all around her.

  • http://bossip.com adina

    Wow so she went all off on royce being a bum but royce got a good size house while Evelyn left her moms in a run down apartment Evelyn really the way this girl ack so rich shopping and living the lavish life child she fooled me that’s why they say don’t judge by the cover so true i guess Jen and shaunie are the only ones thats really banking wait a minute take that back here I Go judgeing. By the way they look again lol I don’t kno them

  • The real Whatever

    Evelyn’s responsibility is her daughter. What is her mom trying to do for herself? Evelyn is not balling that much; thats one reason other people have went broke. Yes she raised and took care of Evelyn like a mother is supposed to do, plus it appears her mother has everything she needs. You have no idea what she does for her mother anyways.

  • Shune

    *Jay* I agree with you, well stated. Although, like someone mentioned, my parents bought their home many years ago, and although the neighborhood has decreased in value..they own it and it will remain in the family, to as we please.

    Yes, technically as adults we don’t owe each other anything. However, one should feel a moral obligation to ASK and move forward to seeing that your parents receives the best of anything and everything that is within your reach!

    Not knowing what financial obligations E has, I can only comment on the “appearance” of things. And based on the lifestyle that E lives or “potrays” it is not a good look to publicly call someone else busted & cheap looking & your own mother resides in the jets!

    My mother is humble, and not into labels or fla$hy things; but I my blessings are shared…POINT BLANK PERIOD!

  • miki

    I understand the point but think its out of content. You can floss like a million bucks on a 100k salary. But to buy a house takes more than the downpayment. My pray is Lord bless me but also make provisions for what u give me. The content it should be used is all the NFL NBA who made firewall millions. Could pay out rite easily but instead financed the house and when they lost everything guess who else lost the monks with that financed house. Eve not claiming to have made millions n her boyfriend don’t count they don’t typically buy gr parents houses only surety benefit. But help does his mother have a house.

  • mikki

    I hate auto spell check. Not firewall. Monks should be the mother. They don’t typically buy girlfriends mother houses only wives. But does her ex mother have a house.

  • jojo

    Evelyn, how can you talk about your dad, and your mother is living in projects?

  • gina

    Stop being mad at her! Toya, LeBron, Tupac, Puffy and Kesiha have all proved that some folks mamas will never LEAVE the the PJS!

    Actually they all deserve to be commended for surviving what they were born into and GETTING THEMSELVES OUT!

  • http://n/a Fly Gurl

    I’m sure Evelyn is giving some money cause her Mom and Sister not missing no meals! Antoine had a serious gambln problem when they were together. Mayb she’s waiting until she marries Ocho and then move them out the Hood. She is sharpe so I’m sure she was prepared for the negative. I’m glad she can move forward with her Dad in her life.

  • Tameshia

    Evelyn is a HIGH-PRICED hoe. Tricked off Antoine Walker for 10 years & when he got himself into trouble, she bailed on dude. She had NO real feelings or love for him. She LOVED ONLY 1 THING ABOUT HIM, HIS MONEY! Not surprised she didn’t move her mom to a better place. Maybe she doesn’t feel it was her responsibility. For all we know she may have offered & mom said no.

  • Oh Really

    @The Realwhatever & Fly Gurl
    Humm…let me guess this is hitting close to home. Huh? You living the high life meanwhile your momma still in the projects. Well if that shoe fits wear it like the hypocritical Ev knowing that most see you as fake and self absorbed.

  • keke

    Um last I checked PJ in New York don’t have balconys but the bx isn’t the greatest place to live.Everything looks so gritty I would figure she would have her mom livid in Florida or something.

  • Tisktisk

    well she did say ” Boogie Down” is that a more upscale project? Ok, she didnt move mom out, did she ever buy anything for moms: sofa?, chairs?, just saying…smdh

  • yc

    That’s not the projects.. It’s a co op building. It’s actually a nice building… But it’s the Bronx.

  • Nola

    Yea, I was shocked to see that Evelyn’s ppl are living in the projects. She’s a BUM for real.

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