In an interview with Sister 2 Sister Magazine, actress and outspoken Chicago native LisaRaye McCoy dishes on season 3 of the hit VH1 series “Single Ladies,” her take on reality television and her reconciliation with actor Duane Martin.

Having had a very public and bitter divorce from Turks & Caicos’ prime minister, Michael Misick, the 46-year-old tells Jamie Foster Brown that one of the biggest misconceptions about her is that she is a gold-digger. She goes on to say that a gold-digger is “a woman that wants to be taken care of, but she’s not bringing anything to the table.

She continues, saying that she sees no problem with wanting a man to have money, “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.”

Peep the excerpts from her and Jamie Foster Brown’s sit down:

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.

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