Ratings are in.
When it comes to controversial reality shows, “Basketball Wives” has had plenty of drama since its first season. However, season 8 was one of its most talked-about yet. A lot of people took to social media to give their thoughts on OG and Evelyn Lozada’s feud. The women initially clashed over Evelyn nicknaming OG “Toe G.” But things got much worse after Feby Torres told Evelyn that OG was claiming Chad Johnson as a friend.
Evelyn thought OG was lying and sought to disprove her. And in response to Evelyn calling OG ugly, OG whipped out text messages showing that Chad tried to hit on her in the past. So the saying, “Ocho Cinco wanted me” went viral.
After OG accused Evelyn of being racist after she used a monkey emoji on Instagram amid their feud, the controversy heightened. And Evelyn responded with a defamation lawsuit. OG then clapped back with a countersuit blaming Evelyn for emotional distress.
And when OG wasn’t allowed to film the reunion with everyone else, she said this was a result of colorism. OG got a lot of support after she spoke on colorism, and a lot of viewers threatened to boycott the show.
Interestingly enough, the season 9 premiere made history in a bad way. The episode only brought in about 537,000 viewers. Last season, the premiere brought in 968,000 viewers. That’s a loss of 431,000 viewers and a nearly 50 percent drop. This is the lowest ratings ever for a “Basketball Wives” season premiere.