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'Basketball Wives' Season 5 Reunion Show Cancelled; Evelyn Lozada Quits & Doesn’t Want to Discuss Chad Johnson Divorce (VIDEO)

'Basketball Wives' Season 5 Reunion Show Cancelled" Evelyn Lozada Quits

By Sonya Magett, EnStars on Oct 24, 2013 01:24 PM EDT
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Less than a week after VH1 premiered the Basketball Wives season 5 finale it's been reported that the network and show producers have cancelled filming of the show's reunion special.

Show insiders told TMZ that the reunion was supposed to begin filming in early October but was cancelled because cast member Evelyn Lozada declined to tape with her co-stars. She has reportedly "grown tired of the cattiness" on Basketball Wives, sources said.

The show's producers hoped Lozada would discuss her August 2012 domestic violence incident with then-husband Chad Johnson on the reunion special.  They reportedly feel that Lozada's co-stars have nothing of substance to discuss during the special. The show also stars Suzie Ketchum Tami Roman, the creator and producer Shaunie O'Neal and season 5 newcomer Tasha Marbury.

'Basketball Wives' Season 5 Premiere: Evelyn Lozada Says No More Fighting & Talks Chad Johnson Divorce (VIDEOS)

Lozada said in a recent interview she had no interest in filming another season of Wives. The 37-year-old explained that her contract with VH1 ends after season 5.

While there may be another opportunity to sign on again, the Bronx-bred Latina said she would rather have her own spin-off show.

"I signed on to do five seasons and this is our fifth. I don't really see me doing a sixth season," Lozada told Huffington Post Live in September. "I know I can carry my own show, pretty much carried this one."

She also explained she has no desire to film with the group of women again because she is in a "different [mental] space" thanks to working with two renowned life coaches - Tony Gaskins and Iyanla Vanzant. They've helped her come up with strategies to prevent her diva-like and confrontational behavior, which was displayed in previous seasons of the reality series.

"I would do my own show because I know I would have creative control," she added. "I'm open to doing a spinoff, but just not with a cast of women."

'Basketball Wives' Season 5 Finale: Kenya Bell Returns, Fights Evelyn Lozada & Suzie Ketchum?

During episode 6 of Basketball Wives' season 5, Roman said she has seen a dramatic difference in the way Lozada handles feuds. The "old" Lozada would have physically attacked Marbury over an insensitive comment she made in episode 1.

Watch Lozada dicuss not returning to Basketball Wives below.

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