*Remember all the rumors and reports about Stacey Dash being fired by the producers of VH1’s “Single Ladies” because of her attitude? Well, here’s the bottom line. Via a statement to GlobalGrind, Dash has officially QUIT the program:

“I truly enjoyed playing Val on ‘Single Ladies’, but I have decided to leave the show. I have to be back in L.A. with my children right now and the ‘Single Ladies’ shooting location (in Atlanta) 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.”

And just what is VH1’s response? Funny you should ask, ’cause here it is:

“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.”

Naturally some wags are saying that to save face, Dash quit before she got fired. Who knows? That may be case, but at least now the speculating can end.