Wow! Lisa Raye Turns 51 & Is Reminding Us Why We Still Love “Diamond”
ILOSM family it’s hard for many of us, Old Schoolers, to not remember actress, Lisa Raye’s role as “Diamond” in Ice Cube’s hood classic film, The Player’s Club. The year was 1998 and it was the first time the world was introduced to the then newcomer, Ms. Raye. She had men everywhere diggin’ her when she played a single mother who side hustled as a stripper and had beef with rival bad girl stripper, “Ronnie” (played by Chrystale Wilson).
Those weren’t the only memorable points about “Diamond” though, she was hella sexy and will always be known for the line, “Make the money, don’t let the money make you.”
That was 19 years ago, when Raye was 32 years old. On September 23rd, 2017 she turned 51 and is STILL just as beautiful as she was during her “Diamond” days. Not sure what Lisa Raye’s doing to maintain her killa curves, but she’s doing it well and making 51 look like the new 21.
Even she knows it and made that point crystal clear with her recent post, just days before turning the big 5-1. On her Instagram page, Raye flossed on for the camera when she captioned her photo at the i100 Awards with this:
@thereallraye1: And they said “She STILL got it’….i replied “I know”………….. At the #i100Awards Tues nite. Celebrating the most influential people in media and culture. #LifeRocks
Early Birthday present from my fav designer who AlWAYSsssss keeps me as a priority. I so love you for ALL the love @mrlouisstewart #TheLouisStewartCollection. I'm your poster child…gladly. #FireWithWhite&Black #LifeRocks Thanks @funnymanalexthomas for the delivery. Keep telling y'all to go visit and shop.
Another reason Lisa Raye has to celebrate is because she is still a new grandmother for the first time. In January (2017) her daughter, Kai Morae, had a baby girl, making Lisa Raye a bangin’ glamma.
Back in the day, I don’t remember seeing grandmothers who looked like that…times have definitely changed. Keep doing your thing “Diamond,” happy birthday queen!