LisaRaye McCoy Reveals Drama With Stacey Dash and Beef With Duane Martin

Rucuss staffMay 18, 2012

 LisaRaye McCoy has finally decided to open up about her rift with former Single Ladies costar Stacey Dash.
There were plenty of rumors surrounding the departure of Dash from the hit VH1 show. Many believed it was McCoy that got the network to give Dash the axe but she claims that wasn’t the case. The former Premier of Turks & Caicos’ wife sat down with JET magazine and dished about the real reason Dash left. She also admits that the two had a few arguments on the show.
McCoy also talks about why she is no longer friends with Duane Martin. She reveals that Martin betrayed her during her marriage to McCoy in this week’s issue of JET.

Check out a few excerpts from the interview below.


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 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.

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.

Pick up this week’s issue of JET to read the entire interview.


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