In a new promo for Centric’s series Being, Lisa Raye finally admits to getting Stacey Dash fired from Single Ladies.
“In Hollywood, I’ve learned to be a boss,” she said in the Centric promo.
“I had to say to Stacey Dash, ‘If you don’t get your [motherf—king] finger out of my face … ,’” she said. “So for our second season of Single Ladies, there was a replacement.”
In the series, Dash had played Raye’s best friend, but apparently the two constantly clashed on the set. In previous interviews, Raye denied getting Dash fired but also spoke about their differences in an interview with Jet magazine.
“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,” Raye stated.
“Yes, there was a disagreement over a scene. And it really wasn’t with me,” she continued. “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.
“It’s a bunch of women on the set,” Raye added. “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.”
Well, I guess we can now blame Raye for Dash’s new career as a political pundit.