LisaRaye McCoy Talks Stacey Dash’s Departure From Single Ladies
With the highly anticipated second season of Single Ladies almost upon us, LisaRaye McCoy talked to JET magazine about the behind-the-scenes drama that resulted in Stacey Dash‘s exit from the show and newcomer Denise Vasi jumping into the Louboutins she left behind. Check out highlights below (via TheYBF):
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.”
The rest of LisaRaye’s interview is just as juicy as that little tidbit, and you can read it all in next week’s issue of JET magazine. Single Ladies season 2 will premiere May 28 at 9pm ET/PT on VH1!!!