LisaRaye McCoy offers her definition of a gold digger

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LisaRayeFPSSLisaRaye McCoy spoke to Sister 2 Sister about her past roles as a stripper and her definitely dislike for the typical reality show that pervades TV these days. How could such a bombshell of a sex symbol be so fanatical about love and family? Find out in the January 2014 Q&A and get an excerpt below.

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Jamie: What’s the biggest misconception about you?
LisaRaye: That I’m a gold digger.

Jamie: That ain’t no misconception. What the hell is that? You just said that you want a billionaire. What’s the difference?
LisaRaye: 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?

Jamie: What’s the difference between a gold digger and wanting to have a better life?
LisaRaye: 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. She just wants you to do what you’re supposed to do for her and she’s not feeling she needs to do anything.

Jamie: Mm-hmm. Yeah.
LisaRaye: 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.

cover, lisarayeLisaRaye talks about “Single Ladies” season 3, reality TV shows and reconciling with Duane Martin in the January 2014 issue.

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