Mo’Nique may be an Oscar winner, but her most prized trophy is probably the lifetime achievement award she got from the Don’t Give A Fuck Society. If Lee Daniels ever does a sequel to Precious called Precious II: Preciouser, Oprah will probably be the one wearing a tracksuit as Mary, because Mo’Nique blew up that bridge and buried its ashes in a grave at the bottom of the ocean. Mo’Nique’s jaw bone must be a next-level kind of strong, because she worked it out while going off on how Lee Daniels told her that she wasn’t getting good roles after winning the Oscar for Precious because she was blackballed for being difficult to work with. Mo’Nique says she was supposed to play Cookie in Lee Daniels’ Empire and the role that Oprah played in The Butler was originally hers.
Lee also supposedly told Mo’Nique that she didn’t play the game. He also pretty much confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter in 2015 that he’s fucking done with Mo’Nique professionally. But Mo’Nique isn’t done calling him out and this weekend, she also dragged Oprah and Tyler Perry into it. I raise my hands and praise any David who goes up against one Goliath (let alone three), but even I’m dropping my arms so that I can use one hand to cup Mo’Nique ear and say, “Err, I don’t know if you want to find yourself acting alongside Mr. Fluffy in a kitty litter commercial.”
During a show at the Apollo Theater in NYC on Saturday night, Mo’Nique brought up how she’s always asked about being blackballed in Hollywood and she wanted to clear some things up. Mo’Nique wasn’t blackballed, she was whiteballed. Because the powerful black people in Hollywood, like Lee Daniels and Tyler Perry, don’t have the huevos to stand up to the powerful white men in Hollywood. Mo’Nique also spit at those who tell her that she opens up her mouth too much, because it would destroy her if she didn’t tell the truth about not being paid and treated equally. Mo’Nique also shout out a thanks to Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry, and Oprah and told them all that if she had a dick, she’d tell them to suck it. Okay, but Mo’Nique how can Lee and Tyler suck your invisible dick if they’re too busy kissing Oprah’s ass? They only have one mouth each!
Mo’Nique is never the one to back down and while many celebrities may shift in reverse by apologizing, she hits the gas pedal harder. Mo’Nique and her husband talked to TMZ and she made no apologies and said she’s not afraid of Oprah or Lee Daniels. Mo’Nique said that everyone loved Richard Pryor because he spoke the truth and that’s exactly what she’s doing.
“What I would say to you guys, what I would say to Oprah, Tyler, Lee, one thing about me and my husband, we not no hiders. We not no runners. And when a sister says to me, ‘Aren’t you afraid of the blowback?’ What I would say to you as another woman, ‘Aren’t you afraid to even ask the question, am I afraid of the blowback’? Because you would say, ‘Am I getting blowback for simply being honest’?”
So Mo’Nique is getting whiteballed, she’s getting blackballed and she’s getting plenty of blowback. I’m jealous of her, because it sounds like she’s getting more hot action than me.
Going after Lee Daniels is one thing. Going after Tyler Perry is another. But going after Oprah?! Mo’Nique is the corner where Bold and No Fucks To Give meet. What if she was really blackballed and will one day have to apply at Starbucks to pay her bills? She’ll walk in, ask for an application and the manager will gesture toward a poster on the wall that reads: Chai Tea Queen Oprah Commands You To Not Give This Woman An Application. And yes, Mo’Nique’s picture will be on that poster.