“Basketball Wife" Demands $20K An Episode

Will Evelyn Lozada get her payday?


Posted: 03/15/2011 12:21 PM EDT
Chad Ochocinco and Evelyn Lozada

Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada may not be much for fighting fellow cast member Tami, but she seems to be up for a battle with show execs.

According to TMZ, the future Mrs. Ochocinco is giving show producers an ultimatum: Either pay her $20,000 an episode … or she's out.

It was last reported that Lozada threatened to leave the show. She’d become upset when she believed the producers of the show leaked sensitive information about her to another cast member in hopes of inciting a violent confrontation between the two women.

Sources close to the production tell the tabloid website that Lozada and the other girls currently pull in around $7,500 an episode—which means Lozada's latest demand would mean a serious raise.

No word yet on the producers' response.


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Which of the "Basketball Wives" deserves $20,000 an episode?