LisaRaye McCoy Details Fallout With Stacey Dash While Filming ‘Single Ladies’ – Says Dash Hired Security Following an Argument
Stacey Dash has had her fair share of criticism, even from the likes of her own family with her cousin Damon Dash. She and fellow actor LisaRaye McCoy worked together on the series Single Ladies. What began as a cordial working relationship turned into a nightmare. McCoy details their fallout in a new interview.
LisaRaye McCoy and Stacey Dash on ‘Single Ladies’
Single Ladies is a comedy-drama television series produced by Queen Latifah and her production company Flavor Unit Entertainment. The show chronicles the lives of three friends, Val, Keisha, and April – and later Raquel – and their relationships.
Debuting on VH1 in 2011, the show aired for three seasons on the network before it’s cancellation. It was picked up by BET to air on Centric for a fourth and final season.
Dash starred in the series alongside McCoy for its inaugural season. In 2015, actor Melissa De Sousa joined the cast for its final season.
In a 2011 statement to CNN as noted by The Hollywood Reporter, Dash said of her exit, “I truly enjoyed playing Val on Single Ladies, but I have decided to leave the show,” the statement begins. “I have to be back in L.A. with my children right now and the Single Ladies shooting location makes that impossible. I wish VH1 the best of luck with the show and in maintaining the strong fan base we developed in season one.”
Filming for Single Ladies took place in Atlanta.
LisaRaye McCoy says Stacey Dash hired security for the set of ‘Single Ladies’ following an argument with her
McCoy and Dash initially had a great working relationship, until one argument changed everything. During her TV One Uncensored special, McCoy says she became irritable with Dash during a long day of filming and confronted her co-star about speeding things up so they could end their shifts.
“I had walked over and said, ‘Stacey, just say the line.’ She put her finger in my face and said, ‘You can’t tell me anything,’” explains McCoy. McCoy admits things became heated, joking that she brought out her “Chicago southside” personality during their verbal spat.
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While discussing the argument on the Cocktails With Queens segment of FOX Soul’s Out Loud with Claudia Jordan, McCoy says Dash brought security with her the following day, behaving as if she were afraid of McCoy and implying that McCoy was a threat to her.
“I never said this part before, but she came with security,” she says. “I was like, ‘What’s going on today?’ They was like, ‘You! She brought them for your a–!’ I said, ‘Get outta here!’”
McCoy says she told producers of the show, explaining to them that Dash was overreacting and having security on set made her uncomfortable. Instead of confronting Dash again, McCoy took the high road.
“I thought about it. I said, you know what? I’m bigger than this. I came here to be a professional. I came here to be an actress. I came to get my check,” she says. “Let me go ahead and do what I need to do, because one monkey don’t stop no show. And then she really wasn’t that relevant or important to me either.”
Dash did not return for another season of Single Ladies.