Let’s just say we’re shocked that LisaRaye of all people handled Stacey Dash’s “Single Ladies” exit better than some of her other castmates. Though we expected her to be in full-on Keisha mode when she talked about what really went on on the set, she kept it classy and didn’t say much. D.B. Woodside on the other hand, who plays Malcolm, was quick to let Sister 2 Sister know he didn’t shed a single tear when he found out Stacey was leaving.
“When I first heard that Stacey was leaving, I went out and celebrated and had some drinks,” he told the mag.
That statement prompted them to ask if Stacey was really as bad to work with as rumors say she is and D.B. didn’t hold his tongue then either.
“Yes, she was. I don’t want to cause any trouble, but I, for one, am happy she’s gone. It’s a much better place to be. It’s a much better set. I’m just going to keep it straight. I’m just going to keep it real. I am happy that she’s not there anymore.
“Last year was very difficult at times to go to set with all that tension that was going on with Stacey. So I wish her well. I’m sure she’s off doing something else.”
Yesterday we found out what that something else is, which makes us think she would have been better off keeping that ‘tude in check but this is clearly her loss. Sister 2 Sister tried to get some details about the drama between Stacey and LisaRaye and see whether the stories of cat fights were really true, but D.B. wouldn’t say much on that, other than where his allegiance lies.
“All I’ll say is this – LisaRaye is my girl. I love LisaRaye. LisaRaye and I have always had a blast on the show; and all I’ll say is I’m Team LisaRaye.”
Since Denise Vasi has stepped in as a Val replacement, but with her own story line as Raquel, S2S wondered how the crew is warming up to her and how they think fans will respond. D.B. said it’s all good.
“You know, I think for some people…for some of the fans…it’s going to take a minute to get used to the fact that we had to make that switch. We love Denise! She’s fantastic; she’s talented; she’s gorgeous. She’s one of the nicest people that I’ve ever met in my life, and we just love her so.”
Stacey Dash must be nuts for real. His reaction to her departure is hilarious.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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