A day after Nicole Murphy apologized for kissing a very married Antoine Fuqua in Italy, where he was without Lela Rochon, his wife of 20 years, actress LisaRaye is calling the 51-year-old entrepreneur and the situation she’s found herself in, disloyal.
Murphy issued a statement on Wednesday to TMZ where she said she was sorry for the hurt caused to Rochon and her family. That apology came days after she feigned that she and Fuqua were just friends who shared a “friendly kiss” after running into one another abroad.
“Without going into the entire situation, I want to apologize to my family, and to Lela and the Fuqua family for what transpired,” she said. “It was not my intention to be in this situation. I do not condone women kissing or interacting in anyway [sic] inappropriately with a married man. I too was once married and I would never intentionally undermine another woman, despite what has been written.”
We know, however, that earlier this week, rapper Da Brat said Murphy has a history of doing this, because she allegedly went after LisaRaye’s husband. LisaRaye also commented before that on a story about Murphy’s controversy with the caption, “Gurl @nikimurphy you went after @iamlelarochon husband too?…smh So wrong….again!!!”
Well, LisaRaye was stopped by TMZ photogs following Murphy’s apology, and when asked if Da Brat was telling the truth by saying Murphy did the same thing she did to Lela Rochon to her by messing with her ex-husband, Michael Misick, she echoed her sister’s words: “That’s true. That’s absolutely true.”
When asked what exactly happened, the actress said, “Just what you said. She messed around with my husband.”
“Here’s the thing, we’ve all done something that we regret. We’ve all made mistakes and we have to learn from that. But when you start doing it and being messy enough to do it amongst family, how does a ‘family kiss’ turn into an ‘I’m sorry’ apology? What do you mean? You didn’t know that she was married? We all knew that she was married! And that was 20 years. That’s history,” she said. “You don’t do that amongst friends because there’s no loyalty. There’s no loyalty. You gotta look up, and the person you invited to your house and you celebrating your birthdays and you’re going to games with, you gotta look up and they’re in Italy with your husband? Bullsh-t.”
As for Rochon, LisaRaye said she understands the feelings of betrayal she is possibly dealing with right now.
“It’s hard because I know she’s sad and messed up about this and embarrassed about this, because she had someone that she used to see around right next to her to be able to go what? Really? Why?” she said. “The comment from me wasn’t messy. It was sincere because I’ve been in that situation before, but amongst friends? Come on! Come on now. And I told you when I told you and you go do this? And a couple of other ones we know about? Girl, please.”
When asked if Murphy is a “homewrecker,” LisaRaye didn’t necessarily say that, but she didn’t not say that.
“I don’t know if she’s a homewrecker or not, I can’t answer that,” she said. “But I know what she’s doing in people’s homes is wrecking it.”
The 51-year-old actress, who was married to Michael Misick until 2008, said she confronted Murphy about doing too much with him.
“I definitely confronted her,” she said. “She know it.”
She also said that she doesn’t know whether or not Murphy likes married men like that, but she’s likely looking for someone to get her back to the life of luxury she was living when she was married to Eddie Murphy from 1993 to 2006. They share five kids together.
“You gotta ask her what she’s interested in. I know she’s interested in getting back in the same position that she was in,” she said. “Who wouldn’t?”
And though she had a lot to say about Nicole in the conversation with TMZ, when asked if she had a message for the embattled beauty, directly to her, LisaRaye had nothing.
“I ain’t got sh-t to say to Nicole.”
For the record, a source close to Murphy told TMZ that LisaRaye account of things is false.
“It’s not true,” they said. “She’s [LisaRaye’s] been saying that for years. There’s no truth to that.”