L isaRaye McCoy covers this week’s issue of Jet magazine. LisaRaye may be the former first lady of Turks and Caicos, but one title still reigns in the brassy actress’ DNA: Queen of Candor. The Chicago native is funny and refreshingly authentic in a girlfriend-giving-it-to-you-straight type of way. In the magazine article, LisaRaye talks about her personal life, as well as life on set of her hit VH1 series Single Ladies. You’ll be happy to know that she finally reveals what went down on set between her and former co-star Stacey Dash, who reportedly got fired at the end of last season. Check out some highlights — after the click…
On moving on without Stacey Dash who played her best friend on the show:
Believe me I wish things had worked out because I thought Stacey and I were great together. She was my age and we were working it. It was sex-symbol to sex-symbol. But she didn’t want to be there. I was disappointed about that. She had some issues. I’m not sure exactly what those issues were. In the end, she and VH1 made a decision.
On the catfights that really went down on set:
Yes, there was a disagreement over a scene. And it really wasn’t with me. It was with the director. I think it was about 2 or 3AM and we’d been shooting all d**n day. Stacey tried to argue with the director about a line. And I’m like: “Girl, if you don’t say what the director wants you to say.” It wasn’t that serious at first, but it went there. It’s a bunch of women on the set. We might all be on our d**n period at any given point. I just wanted us to move forward. Then the argument took on a life of its own. The show decided to use it for publicity. They just ran with it.
On which Hollywood friend she had to dump:
Duane Martin. I introduced him to my ex-husband [former Turks & Caicos Premier Michael Misick], he got buddy-buddy with him and then turned against me. Just recently, this fool Duane up and sold a building he and I bought awhile ago in Los Angeles, without asking…I don’t care if we’re not friends, just don’t try to f**k me in the interim. When I heard about him in the middle of Will & Jada’s divorce rumors, I tweeted: sounds familiar. He really aint got enough business.
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