LisaRaye Says She’s Not a Gold Digger, Explains How To Tell The Difference

Rucuss staffDecember 10, 2013

Single Ladies star LisaRaye McCoy is not ashamed to admit that she wants a man with money.

But The Player’s Club star wants the world to know that there is a difference between a woman who wants a man with money and a gold digger. She admitted to Essence magazine after her divorce from Michael Misick that she’s never dated a man who didn’t make money.

“I’ve never dated anybody who didn’t have money. I was my own millionaire when I got married,” LisaRaye said. “Honey, I was digging for gold in high school; I’m past platinum now! [Laughs] I hope your mama told you to get with someone who can take care of himself so he can take care of you and what you’re bringing to the table. That should be the definition of digging.”

Now LisaRaye is going into further details about the debate with Sister 2 SisterCheck out excerpts from her interview with the editor of the magazine below.

Jamie: What’s the biggest misconception about you?
LisaRaye: “That I’m a gold digger.”

Jamie: That ain’t no misconception. What the hell is that? You just said that you want a billionaire. What’s the difference?

LisaRaye: “Why is that considered a gold digger? Do we say that when the White girls say that? Do we say that when we take our kids to the Ivy League school and they go to bar mitzvahs and all of those social events? But when we’re Black, they got to be, “She’s a gold digger.” How is that?

I think that a gold digger is a woman that wants to be taken care of, but she’s not bringing anything to the table. She just wants you to do what you’re supposed to do for her and she’s not feeling she needs to do anything.

I don’t feel that that’s right because, to me, as much as you want to receive you have to learn how to give as well and appreciate that gift of being able to give. That’s a blessing to be able to do that. So if you are being blessed by having this person in your life and vice versa, then you both are going to succeed together because he’s evenly yoked with you.”

Check out LisaRaye’s full interview in the January 2014 issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine.

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