LisaRaye McCoy on fight with Stacey Dash: ‘I went South Side of Chicago’

In at least the second recorded telling of this story, McCoy included an extra detail.

Actress LisaRaye McCoy is sharing new details about the verbal spat she had with her former co-star Stacey Dash on the set of the VH1 show, Single Ladies

The drama aired for four seasons, starting in 2011. But Dash departed after just one. 

On the Hustling with Vivica A. Fox podcast, McCoy shares why. 

Actresses (from left) Charity Shea, LisaRaye McCoy and Stacey Dash, portraying friends April, Keisha and Val in a scene from Season One of the now-defunct VH1 drama, “Single Ladies.”

“At first she was real cool,” McCoy begins. “I’m just going to put that out there. She was dating somebody. She was happy.” 

McCoy explains that Dash got frustrated that the day’s shooting was lasting all night and into the next day. 

“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,” McCoy recalls. “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.”

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She said that Dash rolled her eyes, prompting the director to step in. McCoy said that she again asked her co-star to say the line, but Dash pointed a finger in her face. 

“You could hear a pin drop on set,” she said, “I went south side Chicago on her.” 

This was at least the second time McCoy had told this specific story; she shared it in an episode of TV One’s Uncensored. That disclosure set Twitter ablaze in 2019.

But, this time, McCoy shared a something previously unmentioned. She says when Dash returned to set the next day, she brought security guards. 

“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**,'” McCoy told Fox. “I said, ‘Get outta here!”

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She said she complained to the show’s producers about the presence of Dash’s security detail, worrying that if word of it got to the press, McCoy would look like a bully. 

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She threatened to remain in her dressing room and refuse to come on the Single Ladies set until the situation was resolved.

Instead, McCoy recalled, “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 here to get my check.’” 

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She ended the old story with the old adage: “One monkey don’t stop no show.” 

In an exclusive to the Hollywood gossip site TooFab, Dash issued a response.

“I have known Lisa by working with her on Single Ladies for many years,” said Dash. “She was lovely, and I absolutely loved working on that show. It was one of my favorite roles. I do wish Lisa the very best in life and hope she is successful in everything she does.”

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