LisaRaye Clarifies Comments Defending Racist Radio Host

LisaRaye upset a lot of people when she defended radio host Rob Lederman’s racist comparison of Black women to toaster settings.

TMZ caught up with the talk show host, who said:

“I was commenting on his preference to Black women, that’s what I was talking about,” she said. “You know, my grandbaby is brown-skinned, so by no means would I want my grandbaby to think her grandmother is a colorist.”

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“I know what my preference is,” she continued. “And I can’t stand by someone that doesn’t — that’s a racist — and I don’t know that about them. I can’t even comment on that, I don’t even know.”

On his show, Lederman said: “I will never go to a Serena Williams level. But I’m very comfortable with a Halle Berry level… I need a little bit of mulatto still coming through.”


Lisaraye & Da Brat Argue (; 3:45)

LisaRaye defended him, saying: “I just think that we’re so sensitive now. Everybody gonna get caught up now because I think everybody is gon’ be so sensitive and ain’t gon’ know what to say and how to say it and it’s going to take the fun out of everything and everybody gon’ get slapped with lawsuits and defamation and it’s gon’ to be tedious and ain’t nobody gonna be able to talk about nothin.”