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Evelyn Lozada Talks New Spin-Off and Open Relationship with Chad

You've been dying to get a closer look at Evelyn Lozada and Chad Ochocinco's relationship. Admit it! And now, you'll finally get your chance with an upcoming eight-part special about the duo's journey to their vows.

After the couple found fame on VH1's Basketball Wives, many have wonder if the budding football wife is just in it all for attention. ABC News Radio caught up with Miami's reality queen to talk about this new venture, and Lozada reassures that her love with the Patriots wide receiver is true but far from perfect.

"I don't think you're always going to see us so in love," she tells the media outlet. "We're really in a real relationship just like anyone else."

She continues: "Me and him are, we're an open book so, you know, I mean we had a controversial conversation last week and you know, that's how we speak. You know, we're very open and honest with each other and you're going to see a lot of that."

While Evelyn shocked fans last week with a revealing BBW episode, she doesn't seem phased by her decision to be in an open relationship, chalking up it up as healthy.

"It's hard sometimes and I don't know if I'm always going to make the right decision. I don't know that he's always going to make the right decision. With me telling him that is, 'Listen, I'm not with you when, you know, you're going to Tampa on a road trip and I don't know what you're going to feel, you know, when you're there because, you know, you're a man and I get it. But, you know, just for us to, you know, keep, you know, communication and talk to each other and, you know, just to be honest with each other with whatever's going on and we have those conversations daily," Lozada explained.

Although the romance is unorthodox, prepare for a wedding, Vixens. Scheduled for a sunny day in Palm Beach, Florida, the two will wed with cameras, family and friends in tow.

Not only is Lozada knee-deep in the hunt for a wedding dress, she's relentlessly building a media portfolio that rivals other reality stars. Her book The Inner Circle will become available in June, while her T-shirt biz and shoe store continue to gain attention. Remember "You're A Non F'N Factor" tees? Well, her latest "I'm Leanin'" phrase is inspired by none other than current castmate Kenya Bell.

"I'm referring to Kenya [Bell]'s hair from last episode," Lozada said with a laugh. "I made a comment [on Twitter] and I was like, 'Well, I don't really know...something about her hair.' And then I said something like, "It's leanin'," and my entire timeline since that show, people [have been] tweeting me pictures of bad weaves...so it became this thing. So yes, that's my next T-shirt. I'm sorry Kenya."

Evelyn catches flack for being abashed and blunt; however, she's never less than a hundred on any given day. If you're craving another fix of la femme Ev, be sure to be on the lookout for this upcoming TV spot in September.

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SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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