(Video) Mo’Nique Reveals Whoopi Goldberg Blames Her Husband For All The Drama
Mo’Nique has been outing people left and right, but now it looks like she’s takin’ aim at Whoopi Goldberg. Although Mo’Nique faced off with Whoopi last week on The View, it doesn’t look like she’s ready to let the situation go. According to The Jasmine Brand, Mo’Nique has revealed she received some advice from Whoopi when she got backstage after her segment on The View. Apparently, that behind-the-scenes chit chat didn’t go over too well and now Mo’Nique is spillin’ all the beans.
The Almost Christmas star has revealed Whoopi told her she’s receiving bad advice from her husband, Sidney Hicks. “When we got to her dressing room and when we were sitting down and this is what she said to me – she said, ‘Listen from the first time I saw you, I loved you. So, I’m going to tell you right now you’ve got to take some of this responsibility and the real problem is Mo’Nique – you’re being ill-advised, you’re not thinking for yourself and the real problem is your husband.”
Mo’Nique went on to share her response to Whoopi’s words. “At that point, I had to grab Whoopi Goldberg’s hands, as we were sitting across the table from each other. And I said, ‘Sister let me tell you about my husband because you’re misinformed and you’re making statements that you really don’t know what you’re talking about.’ I said, ‘See I’ve had the big white manager, the big white agent, I’ve had the big attorney firm, all in Hollywood…I would watch those people cheat me and they would say to me, ‘We’ll get them the next time Mo’Nique.’ I said ‘The reason why my husband is considered to be a problem is when we’re in those meetings with those executives, they can’t answer his questions…”
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Mo’Nique’s latest statements about Whoopi Goldberg follow their recent clash on The View. At the time, Whoopi made her sentiments clear and even told Mo’Nique she would have “schooled” her on negotiating if she had given her a call.
In addition to the debate with Whoopi, Mo’Nique also clashed with Charlamagne tha God on The Breakfast Club. When she confronted Charlamagne for his “Donkey of the Day” rant, she definitely didn’t hold back. In a nutshell, Monique considered Charlamagne an example of a slave on a plantation. ““You know what, brotha? You’re going to hear yourself a lot from me lately. You’re going to hear yourself around the world. We have to explain brothas like you, we do. And, when we watched that movie Birth of a Nation and we saw that man walk his wife into that master’s house, we watched him walk his wife in. Then we watched him go back and get ’em— you’re that brotha.”
Not Backin’ Down:
By now, that many have been draggin’ Mo’Nique for turning down Netflix’s $500,000 offer. However, the famed comedian/actress has refused to back down. Mo’Nique has taken to social media with several videos explaining her perspective. Despite what people think, Mo’Nique adamantly insists the streaming network lowballed her. She even offered receipts for those who have criticized her while claiming she’s demanding too much money. According to EURWeb, Mo’Nique even took to social media to further explain the situation.
“Could somebody please make it make sense?” Mo’Nique asked fans of the Netflix ordeal. When she appeared on Sway In The Morning, she broke all the numbers down. “Please let me be clear: Sister Amy Schumer [is] supposed to get what she gets. If that’s what her people negotiated, that’s what she gets,”Mo’Nique said. “What we’re saying is, how come I’m $12.5 million different from Amy Schumer, $19.5 million different from Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle?”
“In 2017, Amy Schumer did a film called ‘Snatched.’ That film made $45 million domestically,” Mo’Nique said in the clip. “In 2016, I did a film called ‘Almost Christmas.’ That film made $42 million domestically. Amy Schumer’s budget for ‘Snatched’ was $42 million … ‘Almost Christmas’’ budget was $17 million … Could somebody please make it make sense?”
Standing With Mo’Nique:
Despite the criticism, there have been quite a few celebrities who have publicly supported Mo’Nique for her efforts. While many fans believe $500,000 is an excellent offer, many black celebrities are well aware of what it’s like to be low-balled. According to Ebony magazine, Chance the Rapper and India Arie have both shared their support of Mo’Nique. After the Netflix ordeal made headlines, Chance took to Twitter with a series of tweets about the situation. He made it clear that Mo’Nique’s fight makes a great statement: black women deserve better. “I’m with Mo’Nique,” Chance tweeted. “Anybody remember when Mo’Nique filmed a special in a women’s correctional facility? I remember.” He added, “Black women, you deserve better.”
Im with Mo’Nique.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) February 24, 2018
Black women, you deserve better.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) February 24, 2018
For those who missed all the drama, Mo’Nique accused Netflix of lowballing her because she’s a black woman. Although Mo’Nique was only offered $500,000 for a comedy special, the payout for Amy Schumer’s special was quite different. She was offered a whopping $13 million. Many fans can’t help but compare the vast difference in the two offers.
India Arie also tweeted in support of Mo’Nique. “I’ve been called difficult- when i demand accountability, take time for self-care, speak difficult truths or stand up for myself at all lol,” Arie revealed. “Some may not agree with @moworldwide method or approach but shes NOT wrong. Its the black tax and the gender pay gap rolled into one.” She continued, “There is no ‘right’ way FOR her to say. I applaud @moworldwide for speakig up at ALL! KNOWING shed be hit with so much hate. Just to be clear where I stand #ImWithYouMo aaaaannnd Love to all #soulbirdsworldwide.”
— India.Arie (@indiaarie) February 28, 2018
Making A Difference:
During the discussion with Sway, Mo’Nique expressed the importance of making a statement in order to pave the way for other black female comedians. By accepting the low offer, she believed she’d be setting a bad precedent for other talented black women to come. “I couldn’t accept that low offer, because if I did … I couldn’t sleep at night,” she told “Sway in the Morning.” “I say this humbly: I am the most decorated comedian alive. But if I accepted $500,000, what does Tiffany Haddish have coming? If I accept that, what does the black female comedian have coming? Because what they’ll say is, ‘Mo’Nique accepted this and she’s got that.’ So what do they have coming?”
She continued, “These are four women of color saying, ‘Mo’Nique needs to just let it go. Mo’Nique needs to be humble. Maybe if she apologizes, they’ll let her back in,’” she said. “I would ask those four women of color, ‘Did you ask any of those white women to apologize when they said they were violated by Harvey Weinstein? Did you ask any of them to be humble?’ Did you tell any of them, ‘If you speak too loud, it doesn’t mean you’re right?’”
Despite the criticism, Mo’Nique’s stance is clear. She won’t ever back down. Best of luck to Mo’Nique and Sidney Hicks.