The host extraordinaire was name dropped as Mo’Nique attempted to bulldoze Hughley’s reputation during her 10-minute set at a comedy show in Detroit, Michigan, on May 27.
Addressing the matter head-on, Harvey said, “Let me just open by saying I could care less than a…about what you think about me because clearly — clearly—I’m not your problem,” on his syndicated radio show, “The Steve Harvey Morning Show.” He continued, “And you know what? Anyone who knows me, who really knows me, can’t even make that statement. You trying to sound profound now, but really girl, girl.”
“The Parkers” star aired her grievances tied to headlining issues and Hughley, even going as far as providing contracts to be shared on social media to prove which of them — Mo’Nique or Hughley — was to have top billing the night of the show. Hughley shared multiple “receipts” backing his claims that he was the sole headliner; Mo’Nique also posted her own “receipts” in an effort to prove that her frustrations were valid.
Harvey, who was not a part of the show and no longer performs stand-up comedy, was thrust into the comedienne’s rant because of a past interview she claims is full of mistruths spoken about her.
“That’s really crazy,” Harvey said before adding that Mo’Nique drug the audience into her private issues that night instead of sticking to the mission of entertaining ticket holders. The comedian also theorized what he believes transpired and led Mo’Nique to unleash on-stage.
“Her management, whoever he is, simply stated ‘I got this gig, you co-headline.’ I promise you that’s what was told. … And that was incorrect information because D.L. put that contract online,” Harvey said during his show on June 1. “He was 100 percent headlining. Co-headlining affects the money. If you’re co-headlining, you’re gonna get the same cash.”
Hughley, who also hosts a radio show, “The D.L. Hughley Show,” addressed the issue over the airwaves where he blamed himself for taking a chance and working with Mo’Nique despite her track record of public feuds.
“I made the quintessential mistake, the horrible mistake like Tyler Perry, like Lee Daniels, like Oprah like all these people of saying yes to you. It is an occupational hazard and it is my fault. I have learned my lesson,” Hughley said while defending his reputation. “When you do the things you do, when everything’s about you, when you’re vitriolic and you have all these fights with all these entities it is you. ‘Precious’ was not a movie, it was an autobiography. That is who you are, literally.”