By Carolyn Tisdale
One of the most popular “Queens of Comedy” vitriolically called out three of Black Hollywood’s biggest television and film moguls.
According to Page Six, the New York Post’s piping hot gossip column, comedienne/actress Mo’Nique went smooth off during a standup comedy routine she did over Mother’s Day weekend at the world-famous Apollo Theatre. As she performed her set, the 49-year-old Oscar winner brought the heat.
Mo’Nique blasted Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry, and Oprah Winfrey for a list of personal grievances, including hindering her financial and promotional progress in the television and film industries. The former late night talk show host didn’t hold anything back as she told it like she saw it.
“What is that black d—k connected to? That black man? So no, I was not blackballed. I was white-balled by some black d—ks who have no balls,” Mo’Nique lamented on stage.
After receiving cheers from her audience, Mo’Nique went on about the bones she had to pick with Daniels, Perry, and Winfrey.
“Thank you, Mr. Lee Daniels. Thank you, Mr. Tyler Perry. Thank you, Ms. Oprah Winfrey. I know they like to say, ‘Mo’Nique, you talk too motherf—kin’ much.’ It would kill me not to say the real s—t … You are not paying me equally. You are not treating me fairly, so you can suck my d—k if I had one,” she continued.
Mo’Nique also did a 2015 interview with The Hollywood Reporter and gave her story about what she called being “blackballed” from the television and film industry after winning an Academy Award for her role in Daniels’ 2009 film “Precious.”
Mo’Nique told The Hollywood Reporter the following in her interview:
“I was offered the role in ‘The Butler’ that Oprah Winfrey played. I was also approached by ‘Empire’ to be on ‘Empire.’ And I was also offered the role as Richard Pryor’s grandmother [in a new biopic about the late comedian]. Each of those things that [Daniels] offered me was taken off the table. They all just went away. But that’s just part of the business, you know? I can’t be upset at anybody, ’cause life is too good. It’s just what it is.
You can watch a clip of Mo’Nique’s fiery performance here.