Mo’Nique is explaining why she went on the defensive last weekend against Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels and Tyler Perry and what she has to say may surprise you.
The comedian-actress blasted the elite members of Hollywood for apparently getting her blackballed in the industry.
“Y’all can suck my d— if I had one!” Mo’Nique said on stage at the Apollo Theater Sunday, May 13.
During a Perioscope broadcast Thursday, Mo’Nique revealed Oprah planned to have her brother, Gerald, who Mo’Nique said molested her, on an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Oprah invited Mo’Nique to be a guest on the show as well.
“I don’t want no parts of it because I know that n—-, but I said everybody is allowed to change and my brother could truly be a changed person and he could come on the show and explain it, but I don’t want no parts in it,” Mo’Nique says.
She said the two had an intimate, hour-long conversation about their families and what they had gone through, including a discussion about her mother. Mo’Nique said Oprah did not share that her parents would be on the talk show, too.
“Had Oprah said to me, ‘I have your mother.’ I would have shut that s— down,” she says. “Because I don’t want the world seeing my mother being so greedy over money that she’s willing to do anything to go on your show.”
Mo’Nique later confronted Oprah in front of other attendees at a 2013 private Oscar party.
“Can you imagine what it feels like to grow up as a little girl and watch someone and say, ‘When I grow up, I wanna be just like you,’ ?” Mo’Nique recalls saying to the TV icon. “And the person that you try to have [as] your example … this is the very woman that brings my mama on your show?”
Mo’Nique also acknowledged her friend Sheryl Underwood’s remarks about the Apollo show, saying if Underwood was truly worried about her, she would have called.
On Perry and Daniels, Mo’Nique’s husband, Sidney Hicks, took the reigns.
“Unbeknownst to you, I was privy to hear Lee Daniels call me up and say, ‘I hate Tyler Perry ’cause this motherf—– is trying to steal my movie,’ which was ‘Precious,'” he said. “I’ve been on the phone with Tyler Perry when Tyler Perry said, ‘I can’t stand Lee Daniels, but I gotta give him credit, he’s talented as hell.'”
In a stand-up show over the weekend, Mo’Nique revealed Perry called her to address the live stream.
“I said, ‘Yo, I want to thank you for calling because most n—- won’t call,'” she says. “Oprah and Lee ain’t call yet because them motherf—— know we gotta have a conversation. But Tyler Perry called up and when he called up, he said, ‘I watched your podcast and I saw your pain.’ I said, ‘N—-, that’s not pain. That’s called honesty. Don’t get it confused.’