The lovely LisaRaye did not hold back in her JET cover star. The Chicago-bred actresses addresses longstanding rumors about the reported fight between she and Stacey Dash on the set of Single Ladies. LisaRaye also addresses her relationship with another former co-star, Duane Martin.
What happened with Stacey Dash leaving 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.
Did the reported nasty exchange really happen?
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 damn 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 damn 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.