It’s true. Stacy Dash was fired from left “Single Ladies.” (Insert obligatory sad face here.)
Yesterday, Dash, who played fashion boutique owner Val — one of the show’s lead characters — confirmed that she had left the show, not giving a reason as to why, which leads us to believe that the rumors about the “dispute” between her and her co-star LisaRaye McCoy … were either somewhat true, or all the way true. (Why can’t we all just get along?)
Stacy’s version of the “situation,” however, includes the fact that she’s a mother and she wants to be able to spend more time with her children. Read her statement below:
“I truly enjoyed playing Val on ‘Single Ladies’, but I have decided to leave the show. I have to be back in LA with my children right now and the ‘Single Ladies’ shooting location makes that impossible. I wish VH1 the best of luck with the show and in maintaining the strong fan base we developed in season one.”
VH1 has also issued a statement on the matter:
“VH1 respects Stacey’s decision and her commitment to what she feels is best for her family. We thank her for all of her hard work in making ‘Single Ladies’ a success right out of the gate, and we wish her nothing but the best in her future plans.”
“Single Ladies,” VH1’s first scripted original series, has been renewed for a second season, and there is no word just yet on who the network will replace Stacey Dash with.
Guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens from here…