Jun 15

Lisa Raye McCoy in her TiaraThere’s something about a Gold Digger, as negative as the term and act of Gold Digging is, there never seems to be a shortage of tricks to pander to the women who own that label. Kanye West made a popular song about them and men are always worried that they may fall victim to them (even when they are broke as hell) yet the girls manage to keep getting paid.

With the taboo and exoticism behind the Gold Digger label, we at the Hall felt that a gallery of the beauties who proudly wear the label will help bring your mentals back down to earth, it will show that the Gold Digger is normally a beautiful woman with whom you would wife really quickly just based off looks alone.

To start this section off, who would be more suitable than the self-proclaimed “Platinum Digger” herself Lisa Raye McCoy?

The Price of Beauty – Lisa Raye’s Gallery:


What makes Lisa Raye McCoy a Gold Digger?

Well the beauty explained it herself on an interview…

“My whole life has been a fairytale. Every man that I have ever dated has always been powerful, had money and been generous to me. He (Michael Musicik) was just the next in line. It was like this is how I am supposed to treated. My father was my first introduction to power. I am attracted to power. So when people always ask me why you always date a man with money, why in the hell wouldn’t I? I have my own lifestyle, it’s like, I’m not going for less than what I have. If I can’t be spoiled because he is not that generous, loving and caring, I don’t want you. Go to the next one. I can wait. I don’t know what it is not to be pampered and spoiled. I don’t even want to try it. That’s like saying to me, I’ma be broke. What do you mean? What? No. That don’t work for me. That’s not an option for me. I’ve never been that.”
http://necolebitchie.com/2010/03/19/lisaraye-loves-men-with-money-talking-sht

Why Do you like her?

She’s not a sneaky Gold Digger, hell I would label her a “Pimp Queen”. The attitude is, I look so goddamn good that you are going to have me, wife me and break bread to keep me. If you aren’t down then keep stepping, I won’t miss you. How can you not love that? She isn’t being sneaky about it so the guys who trick go into it knowing that they have to pay to play. No Lisa Raye is to be commended for being a straight up chick about it, no hate here… plus did you see the pool pic? You can pay for way much less fellas, I’m just saying.

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  • While I like her.. She’s entertaining.. And I can appreciate her appeal to the fellas.. And her personal drive and ambition and spunk are commendable.. But. How many moms and dads for that matter, would want their daughter’s to emulate a woman like her, or their sons to hook up with a woman like her? I’m just saying.

    We wouldn’t stand for it!

  • Carly

    Well, Words are only as good as the meanings we assign to them. I have been a gold diggah all my life. Unlike Lisa Raye, I do not have a litany of well-to-do men spoiling me. In fact, I didn’t have a father to give me that living example as she got. What I did have however, was a mother with a vision, who said, why marry a doctor when you can be one!”

    Yes I love to be spoiled and I love the finer things of life. But I am sure as hell glad I don’t have to wait around for the next “successful” brother to make it happen and shower me with gifts.

    I swing a mean shovel as a renaissance woman, and I get a kick out of creating my own piles of gold – best of all – my handsome sons who are hunks, brilliant, and the glitter in my life. If I don’t know how to treat myself, how can I treat those I love? If I cannot create, how can I teach my sons to be more than consumers?

    I am happy to share my piles with those I value, including the man who is not able to shower me with gifts. Money and trinkets only have the value we assign – yes money is important to me too. However, all things that count sometimes cannot be counted, and everything that is counted, does not always count. What can I tell ya? I am just my own kinda gold diggah!

    • Carly that is sooooo not the same thing, but I love the way you flipped the label though. I guess in that sense I am a “Gold Digga” too but there’s no need to empower the word. If we change the meaning then what would we call the men/women who leech off of others for personal gain?

  • Carly

    Hi G. Dragon, I know. However, in the spirit of loving a good debate I had to go there. But you are so right, no need to give power to this word which originated with a negative connotation anyway.

    BTW, we can keep it simple and call such folks exactly what they are – leaches! weeds maybe? If we think about it in a primitive way, I guess it’s all about survival bu we can choos to thrive!

  • I think women (mothers & their daughters) would be less entertained by Carly, and more likely inspired.