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'Basketball' Wife:

Gimme $20K an Episode

or I'm Out!

3/14/2011 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned "Basketball Wives" star Evelyn Lozada is giving show producers an ultimatum -- either pay her $20,000 an episode ... or she's gone for good.

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As we previously reported, Lozada has already threatened to leave the show -- after, we're told. she became upset because she believes 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 TMZ, 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 show's next move.

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31.

Mo    

She is a catty bitch fame whore. We all know perfectly well her and her "fiance" (also a fame whore) will be doing their own reality show soon anyway. They are probably already begging for it. Evelyn didn't have to tell Tami anything she was encouraged by her puppet master Shaunie, but nobody had a gun to her head. I don't like Tami either but I wish she had whooped her ass. Everyone of these women are shallow & have ZERO class! But hey everyone loves watching a trainwreck! LOL

1235 days ago
32.

kylee    

This show should be called basketball EX wives.She is the hardest one on the show to watch PLEASE let her GO!

1235 days ago
33.

dd    

Oh come on she's engaged to OchoCinco she doesn't want to work anymore, her full time job will be keeping an eye on him.

1235 days ago
34.

Sultry    

Set her free. Let her go. There are plenty of women who have associations with basketball players. I mean let's keep it real. None of the women are really wives. Except Jennifer. And she is doing all she can to be sure that is not the case by next season. She is looking to divorce. Evelyn is a dime a dozen and can be replaced. You don't need people sleeping with every Tom **** and Harry, including those is her circle, on the show. Besides, Evelyn has a kid. Not good to have that all over the TV.
Get another Jumpoff or Ex to do the show.

1235 days ago
35.

dd    

Tammy should have handled it with more class, after all her EX husband is remarried with a lot more kids, why fight over him, I would have just laughed in her face and said I hope it was good, after all she was the wife and Evelyn was the ho, that drunkin fighting of Tammys is a sad sight to see.

1235 days ago
36.

jus-sayin    

Producers, I would say SEE YA!....dont watch the show but they all bite.

1235 days ago
37.

dd    

Royce is on the show for what reason? Isn't she the one thats getting fired?

1235 days ago
38.

Greg    

7,500 per episode? You should quit on that note alone...that's chump change...and you are the chump.

Not a fan of Evelyn either...but stop letting those white people play you Ma... GET YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1235 days ago
39.

BSweet    

Underpaid. Look at how much Charlie wants. She has to be at least that good.

1235 days ago
40.

LEE    

Eva Longoria can replace her at least Eva is a true Ex Basketball wife.

1235 days ago
41.

Judy    

pay her what she wants, only reason I watch the show is for her. I think she is cool as **** love her bad ass attitude. they should kick off Royce, cant stand her whinning ass.

1235 days ago
42.

d    

Like really, who does she thinks she is, her head is too BIG, someone(Ocho) done told her she is the star of this show, and she is clearly not, all she has is a BIG mouth. Tami clearly came in and showed a real, not fake person, money or not

1235 days ago
43.

mickey    

Who cares she is a gloriefied whore anyway .She got rich by fnnn her way around town and marrying somebody who has acheived something in their lives she has achieved nothing but opening her legs this show is stupid. The only basketball wife is cotty pippins wife and i cant even remeber her name!! She is too good for the show all the rest are whores. its an insult to rel basketball wives!!!!!!!!!

1235 days ago
44.

Ronnie    

Well I will say this much...HOOKIN AINT CHEAP.

1235 days ago
45.

lizz    

haha what's funny is that the women on basketball wives aren't actually married... they're either former fiances or baby mamas.

and evelyn is a f'n bitch! she doesn't even deserve $7,500 per episode. nobody wants to listen to that oil faced ho say "bitch" repeatedly.

Instead of giving her the unneeded raise why not drop the show altogether. haha sounds like the best idea

1235 days ago
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