LisaRaye Says Wanting A Billionaire Doesn’t Make Her A Gold Digger

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December 10, 2013 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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LisaRaye enjoys the finer things and she’s not shy about it, which is why it’s not totally surprising when she says that she wants to be with a billionaire. While some would take the former First Lady of Turks and Caico’s desire to be with a wealthy man as an admission of being a gold digger, she says this couldn’t be further from the truth.

“Why is that considered a gold digger? Do we say that when the White girls say that? Do we say that when we take our kids to the Ivy League school and they go to bar mitzvahs and all of those social events? But when we’re Black, they got to be, ‘She’s a gold digger.’ How is that?” the “Single Ladies” actress questioned during an interview with Sister 2 Sister.

She went on to describe what she believes makes a woman a gold digger.

“I think that a gold digger is a woman that wants to be taken care of, but she’s not bringing anything to the table,” said LisaRaye. “She just wants you to do what you’re supposed to do for her and she’s not feeling she needs to do anything.”

The 46-year-old beauty added that couples should be equally yoked.

“I don’t feel that that’s right because, to me, as much as you want to receive you have to learn how to give as well and appreciate that gift of being able to give. That’s a blessing to be able to do that. So if you are being blessed by having this person in your life and vice versa, then you both are going to succeed together because he’s evenly yoked with you.”

I totally love LisaRaye and she makes reasonable points, but wanting to marry a billionaire still naturally gives off a bit of a gold digger vibe. But hey, who asked me?

Thoughts?

-@JazmineDenise

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  • dee

    I agree with Lisa. As a woman I feel like we are told to shoot for the stars and expect to find our dream man but then are expected to settle for less than what we really want for fear of being called a gold digger. If she want’s a man that is a billionaire then go for it. I personally would love to have a man that has the resources to do wonderful things for me and provide a life that I can only dream of. Men don’t have a problem with listing what they want in a woman so why should women hold their tongues and not make it clear what they want. I don’t think that wanting a man with resources makes me or any woman a gold digger. I have dated both sides of the spectrum and trust me it feels real good when your man sees you working your tail off and says “baby don’t worry about that…I got you”.

  • sallen

    There’s nothing wrong with wanting a man who has money, unfortunately most of those men with money don’t want us Black Beautiful women they want something that they otherwise wouldn’t had any chance at getting if they were the average Joe. LisaRaye take my advise find someone you could be truly happy with and that loves you for yourself whether he be rich or poor.

  • LiiSH

    I’m one of those people who think that if a man is after a woman solely off the fact that she is beautiful, he deserves a woman who is after him for no other reason than his money. That is an equal situation, but wrong on both ends. If the opposite article had been posted about a rich man saying he wants a female who can sit the f down, shut up, bust it open, and raise a bunch of his kids, all while waking up looking like Oscar night Halle Berry all the time, people would still have a lot to say.

  • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

    wasn’t that ur problem in the first place…chasing status & money & not finding real love & commitment?…chile boo!

  • Kristen

    Just because he has billions doesn’t mean he’ll share even $1.00 with you.

    And why can’t it just be a millionaire? By saying “billion” that definitely sounds like a gold digger statement. AND, if a white woman said the same thing she would also be called a gold digger, so don’t play the race card! She’s delusional. Make your own billions!

  • FeelsGood

    What’s even scarier than an almost 50 year old woman saying this is the fact that she has a daughter who I’m sure she provides the same kind of guidance to.

    That’s not to say date some loser with no potential or ambition, but sometimes it takes getting to know a person’s financial situation before writing them off. I know so many couples that started from the bottom…and now they’re here!!

    • Somethings Amiss

      Over 40…..Almost 50 year old woman is saying this….smh

      • FeelsGood

        I meant to say 50. I corrected it.

  • kiki j

    Lisaraye has a net worth of about 10 mil and keep in mind that includes her possessions (homes and cars). So with that said her few millions is NOTHING to a billionaire which makes her a gold digger at her own standards. The fact that she is still talking about this YEARS later just shows the thirst. Grow up and sit down Lisa.

    • jasmine

      if she even has that, then why was she griping about needing to remove her then school aged daughter from her fancy swiss boarding school? missy needs to be quiet and find herself instead of worrying about what’s in the next man’s wallet.

      • kiki j

        Right!

  • IMJSANYUmad

    all the hos in here just hatin… at least she got money…. y’all just wanna sit on a ball players lap and pop out a kid to trap him FOH

    • blackbitch

      You sound bitter. …AF

      • IMJSANYUmad

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    • lockstress

      A hoe such as yourself wouldn’t understand how wrong, parched & birdlike she sounds. So just so YOU can understand let me translate in your dialect…..tweet, caw, cacoo,tweeet tweeet, coo! Disrespectful azz!
      *drops crumbs watches bird eat*

      • IMJSANYUmad

        look who just identified herself as a ho…

    • chanela

      really? money is all that matters? smh

  • The Love Zone USA

    Wow great article and even better feedback. We will have Natalie Clarice from Find Me My Man on our show discussing this exact topic. If she’s a billionaire would it be different? Like us on fb The Love Zone USA and follow us on Twitter @thelovezoneusa.

  • Wanda Jewett

    You should marry for love how much money come on lisa Ray you seem cheessy and desperate!!!you need jesus !!!

  • tikkit30

    This is exactly why she is considered a gold digger, she said that in her interview you have to be equally yoked, but she’s not yoked with a darn billionaire. I think she is a beautiful woman, but too shallow and this is exactly why you’re older lady and haven’t found a man of substance (instead of money) yet!

    • Ajavee

      I just had to re-post this part of your post LOL:

      too shallow and this is exactly why you’re older lady and haven’t found a man of substance (instead of money).

    • Ajavee

      Also someone can be a millionaire/billionaire and still mismanage their money.

      • chanela

        *cough*rappers!

        • Ajavee

          Yes rappers, professional athletes etc.

    • word

      even though she is not a billionaire she clearly thinks being attractive makes up for her lack of bank i.e she is “evenly yolked”

  • LiiSH

    What do we call those white women? ::side eye:: We call them gold diggers Lisa Raye! She did not say she wanted to become a billionaire. She wants to marry someone else… who worked for money that she did not earn, yet wants to spend. SMH… Entitled heaux make me sick. How about asking for someone who brings what you bring to the table?

    • word

      *dead @ heaux

  • heyheynow

    This is my issue with Ms. Lisa hunny why do you have to bring the entire black female demographic into your argument. Yes if a white girl with less than billionaire or less than millionaire wanting to marry somebody with wayyyyy more money than them. Also what does taking your kid to an ivy league school have to do with anything.

    • heyheynow

      meant to say we would call a white girl a gold digger if she said the same thing

    • kiki j

      Yes I was confused about that as well.

    • enlightenment

      Exactly. I’m like race has nothing to do with this. People just as equally call white girls gold-diggers if she’s often seen being slung around with rich guys, but has no cash herself

      And really? A kid going to a bar mitzvah or an ivy league is a golddigger? WTH is she saying?!

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  • FromUR2UB

    If digging for somebody else’s gold doesn’t make her a golddigger, then what does?

  • stewwie

    46-year-old want a Billionaire, not even a millionaire but a Billionaire…..hahahahahahaha

    She is lucky if she get her gardener….

    • word

      I just literally spit all over my computer screen laughing at your post! hahahahhahahahahahahahahhahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lockstress

    Oh…so you think you BIllionaire worthy? And the hoe sit cho arse down somewhere goes to….She just mad cuz as first lady of Turks and Caicos she came out as former first lady looks like a TURKEY cuz she got nothing outta her deal.
    How bout you go back to school and learn something? YOU really think you got the chops to sit at the same table that Michele Obama sits? Negress please! #akegofgatoradeforthisdillusionalbird.

    • Nikia D-Shiznit

      Dead

    • 1Val

      Can you imagine being a mature woman craving validation and status from a man’s wealth? SMDH. It doesn’t matter if the man is a millionaire or a billionaire its the fact that this woman equates a man’s finances with his human worth. It is also quite telling this lady has been exposed to wealthy men yet remains unable to attract and sustain relationship she seeks. It takes more than beauty to get and keep a man. Melanie Hobbson certainly is not as beautiful as Lisa but married billionaire George Lucas. I sure as heck wouldn’t want to marry a billionaire( take a look at Forbes list of single male billionaires with all that money but nothing but eye sores, now really who wants to see nude Carlos Slim, Warren Buffett, Micheal Bloomberg etc…) but he could teach me how to invest to increase MY net worth.

      • Ajavee

        ^5 to your post!

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