LisaRaye said a major misconception about her that came from her years with Misick is that she was with him for money.
“The one that I had to address was the idea that I am a ghetto gold digger. I did not grow up in the ghetto. I might have driven by the ghetto, but wasn’t raised there,” she told Black Enterprise. “Now what people see in me is an urban girl who is real and they identify with on some level. If speaking my mind unapologetically and honestly is considered ghetto then so be it. Regarding the gold digger label, when I said I’d been digging for gold since high school and I’m digging for platinum now I simply mean that every man and woman wants to be with a winner. What’s important is that a woman and a man stand alone in spirit so when they come together they are powerful.”
Caribbean island’s chief minister Michael Misick and Lisa Raye at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo by Moses Robinson/WireImage)