LisaRaye McCoy Recalls Explosive Fight With Stacey Dash While Filming ‘Single Ladies’, Says Stacey Showed Up To Set With A Security Team After Incident
LisaRaye McCoy and Stacey Dashstarred alongside each other in the Queen Latifah produced show ‘Single Ladies,’ that aired on VH1 for three seasons and the fourth season on BET.
After the first season, Stacey Dash’s character, Val did not return for season 2. Although Stacey Dash said that family issues caused her exit from the show, LisaRaye McCoy has provided more details about an explosive verbal fight that happened on set, which could be the real reason for her leaving. Stacey Dash said about her exit from the show in 2011,
“I truly enjoyed playing Val on Single Ladies, but I have decided to leave the show. I have to be back in L.A. with my children right now and the Single Ladies shooting location makes that impossible.”
Stacey Dash added:
“I wish VH1 the best of luck with the show and in maintaining the strong fanbase we developed in season one.”
Around the same time LisaRaye McCoy said that she wished things worked out with Stacey Dash on set.
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“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.”
She also confirms that there was an explosive argument that escalated between the two women, which could have been the real reason why Stacey Dashleft. She explains,
“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 3 a.m., 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.”
In a recent interview with Viviva A. Fox, LisaRaye gave new details about the argument that took place between her and Stacey Dash. She says,
“It’s like 2:00 in the morning and we’re still at it. And she gets an attitude and she doesn’t say her line to me. So even the director was like, ‘Stacey, look at [LisaRaye’s character, Keisha] when you deliver that line and then leave.’ So, by the fourth or fifth take I’m thinking, ‘This is just a one-liner, like, girl, what’s the problem?’ And that’s what I say.”
“And she looks and rolls her eyes, but you know I don’t think nothing … but honey child, when I tell you when the director had to come out and speak to her, I had walked over to Stacey and said, ‘Just say the line,’ she put her finger in my face and said, ‘You can’t tell me anything.'”
LisaRaye adds, that “you could hear a pin drop on set” before adding that he went “went Southside Chicago” on Stacey Dash.
“I just said, ‘Stacy, if you don’t take your motherf–king finger out my face…’ but that’s all I had to say because by that time she was taking her heels off and strutting to her dressing room,” LisaRaye continued, “and I was like hold on, ‘You got more to say? Because I can meet you in your dressing room! You want it, you can have it.'”
Stacey Dash reportedly showed up to work the next day with a team of security for LisaRaye McCoy.
“She absolutely did. And I never said this part before, but she came with security and I was like, ‘Oh, what’s going on today?’ and they was like, ‘You! She brought them for your a**. I said, ‘Get outta here!’ I went to the d*mn producers I said, ‘Do you know how this would look if this gets out? That she had to bring security to set for me? It will make me look like I’m a bully and y’all ain’t got my back?'”
LisaRaye says that she stayed in her dressing room until producers sorted everything out.
“I said you know what, I’m bigger than this, I came here to be professional, I came here to be an actress. I came to get my check,” she added. “Let me go ahead and do what I need to do because one monkey don’t stop no show.”
“And then she wasn’t really that relevant or important to me either. I just really didn’t think it was that big. I thought it would be something she would get over, but she just carried it on, and then I heard she had problems with wardrobe and they start coming telling their stories, and then the producers … yeah, I was just like, ‘Girl, please.”
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Following Stacey Dash’s departure, VH1 released a statement saying:
“VH1 respects Stacey’s decision and her commitment to what she feels is best for her family. We thank her for all of her hard work in making Single Ladies a success right out of the gate and we wish her nothing but the best in her future plans.”
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