Not too long ago, comedian Mo’Nique took a hiatus from comedy and went on a nationwide “Kiss My Ass” tour after calling out director Lee Daniels for having her blackballed and suing Netflix for racial and gender bias. But of these two side quests, the lawsuit against Netflix was Mo’s truest crusade after they offered her the peasant’s fee of $500,000 for a comedy special, which was peanuts compared to what fellow comedians Amy Schumer and Dave Chappelle were paid for theirs. Many believed Mo’ was acting like a diva, but she didn’t care about any of those opinions because opinions don’t pay bills. In April, Lee and Mo’Nique publicly made up and he announced she will star in his Netflix movie The Deliverance. And now that beef with Netflix is really behind Mo’Nique, because she’s doing a comedy special for them.
Way back in November 2019, Mo’Nique sued Netflix for discrimination. She accused the streamer of systemically underpaying Black women. Netflix offered Mo’Nique $500,000 for her hour-long comedy special, which is peanuts compared to the eight-figure deals they offered comics like Amy Schumer ($13 million), Chris Rock ($40 million for two specials), Ellen DeGeneres ($20-25 million), and Dave Chappelle ($24 million). The Hollywood Reporter says that yesterday, the lawsuit was finally settled, but the terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hopefully, Mo’Nique got more than $500,000! Continue reading
You know, to be regarded as one of the funniest women in comedy Mo’Nique surely doesn’t like to laugh as much as she should. But then again I would also be pissed most of the time if I were involved in more celebrity beefs than most rappers will ever see in their lifetime. Luckily, Mo’ has made amends with the people who have wronged her in the past and she’s seemingly on the verge of making a comeback. Until now. Because she’s recently caught fellow comedian D.L. Hughley in her crosshairs after claiming he refused to share a stage with her once discovering she would be the headliner. And since this is Mo’ we’re talking about she was more than willing to give a very teachable lesson on why you should NEVER play with her or with her stage time.
As one Hollywood feud hits new levels of MESS, another Hollywood feud has finally ended. After reportedly not speaking to each other for years, Lee Daniels and Mo’Nique are finally speaking to each other. And not only that, but they’re going to speak to each other a lot in the near future since she will star in his next movie. At Mo’Nique’s show on Staten Island last night, she brought out Lee Daniels and he apologized to her for hurting her, and he didn’t end with, “April Fools!”
Get ready for Mo’Nique vs. Oprah: Round Bajillion! Mo’Nique went after Oprah for putting Breonna Taylor on the cover of O magazine. Mo’Nique says she’s only ever seen Oprah on the cover of her magazine, or Oprah with another person. Never a solo cover. And Mo’Nique thinks it’s pretty interesting that Oprah gave Breonna the privilege of a solo cover. Because (and get ready for this) Breonna is a murder victim. And Oprah? She is a murderer… of Mo’Nique’s career. Wait, what? Continue reading
Mo’Nique has been speaking out against Oprah for a while now. Mo’Nique has accused Oprah of behind-the-scenes shadiness and helping Lee Daniels blackball her from Hollywood. And she’s talked a lot about how Oprah screwed her over financially and also personally. Well, Mo’Nique is going after Oprah again, this time over her Russell Simmons documentary, by writing a long-winded open letter.