Oscar award winning actress Mo’nique had a few choice words for Lee Daniel, Tyler Perry, and Queen Oprah Winfrey. So let me rewind and give you some background history.
In 2010, Mo’Nique won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Precious. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she shared that Hollywood began to blackball her because she remained steadfast on attaining her worth as a highly successful actress.
“I got a phone call from Lee Daniels maybe six or seven months ago,” she said. “And he said to me, ‘Mo’Nique, you’ve been blackballed.’ And I said, ‘I’ve been blackballed? Why have I been blackballed?’ And he said, ‘Because you didn’t play the game.’ And I said, ‘Well, what game is that?’ And he gave me no response. The next thing he said to me was, ‘ Your husband is outbidding you.’ But he never asked me what [salary] we were asking for. Your know, my husband [actor and producer Sidney Hicks] and I had to change things so we wouldn’t have to depend on [others]. So we do it independently.”
During a Mother’s Day comedy show at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, the Oscar-winning star of “Precious” went off on three of Hollywood’s biggest names accusing them of “white-balling” her.
“So no I was not blackballed, I was white-balled by some black d—-s who have no balls,” said Mo’Nique during her show. “Thank you Mr. Lee Daniels, thank you Mr. Tyler Perry, thank you Ms. Oprah Winfrey.
The whole time I was watching this video I kept thinking about Kendrick Lamar’s new song “Be Humble, Sit Sown.” Those are my words of advise for Mo’nique. Keep it classy and keep it moving.
Ms. Culture Keeper-