Draya Michele payed it forward today – literally. The “Baseketball Wives LA” alum updated her Instagram stories from her restaurant lunch at Los Angeles’ Benihaha. Draya, 35, treated herself to the meal with her two sons, then taking to Instagram to post both the mouth-watering rice dish and a reminder that she tipped more because the waiter “was black.” Draya is fresh from making headlines as she put a little twist on supporting black-owned businesses – she threw out her own 2011-founded Mint Swim brand as one. A little promo never hurt anyone.
Scroll for the photo evidence. Draya dropped a sweet $102.38 on lunch for three. The star who has faced backlash for using three tablespoons of butter in her “KINDA HEALTHY salmon” appeared to have gone semi-healthy with the protein and carb dish that might have been fried. Her receipt was then posted showing a $50 tip, making it about 50% – it looks like Draya is a good tipper. “Tip more because our waiter was black and they were all just getting back to work,” she wrote.
Draya has made it absolutely clear that it’s business as usual amid Black Lives Matter, though. And this is a woman who watched the $12,000 she saved up for her Mint Swim brand grow to the company’s $1 million valuation in 2017. Just this week, Draya posted stories showing her company featured as a black-owned business on sites including Yahoo!, Style Caster, and The Zoe Edit. Draya’s line has dropped new merch. She’s also been modeling it all over her IG with that fire body.
If you don’t live inside Draya’s Instagram, the feed is straight fire. Draya, followed by 8 million, has managed to keep damn-near all her posts fresh, and that includes some witty captions. Draya likes “em 6ft away'” in her string bikinis. She also made headlines in earlier parts of the pandemic for washing floors with Lysol in rubber gloves while “living out my very own BRAZZERS fantasy.” The Fashion Nova outfit donned also likely earned the star some cash. More below.
Draya marked the May 25 death of black man George Floyd with an Instagram post. She wrote: “Knowing racism still exists is one thing, but actually seeing a man pleading for his life is just plain proof (for those who were still in denial about it). As a black woman, mother, and business owner …. it’s important that I do my part in all this to aid in a better/safer/ more kind future for my sons, for your sons as well. “