Amy Schumer

Mo'Nique continues her public dispute with Netflix over pay disparities and gender and race inequality. Over the weekend, the 50-year-old comedienne called for a boycott of the online streaming giant after she claims she was offered $500,000 for a standup comedy special -- a fraction of what Netflix pays comedians such as actress Amy Schumer (who is not funny at all) and Chris Rock.

Comedienne Wanda Sykes also criticized Netflix for paying her pennies compared to what men and Caucasian comics receive.

On Monday, Mo'Nique and her husband/manager Sidney Hicks posted an Instagram.com video comparing Schumer's box office numbers (for comedy film Snatched) to Mo's holiday movie Almost Christmas.

Almost Christmas (2016) earned a $25 million profit to the paltry $3 million profit Snatched earned.

"Can somebody please make it make sense?" Mo asks.

 

Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images, Kevin Winter/Getty Images

  • ~~eb

    Amy Schumer is NOT funny at all! However, c'mon son to Mo, you ain't poppin like that right now. 500K ain't nothing to sneeze at and I don't find Mo all that funny either!

  • deanya

    1. Amy stand up came at the height of her career funny or not she was selling. 2 snatched tanked but we all saw that coming cause her career was coming down people started to see she wasn't funny 3. Ain't nobody go see that damn movie because of Monique lol 4. Nobody missing Monique and she has no white fan base .5 how many of us really would've clicked on her stand up cause I know for a fact I wouldn't cause in a time were lot people are woke Monique isn't. And nigga comedy don't sell like it used 2

  • iWasteTime

    I want to cheer for her and support her but again, she's doing to much.
    500K with nothing but Almost Christmas to show for it in the last 18 to 24 months. I hate that I have to break Amy wack as resume down but at the time she got her deal she sold out the Garden twice, had the highest grossing film and I believe fresh of SNL.
    Why not negotiate more than one special Mo. Take the 500 K for the first, show and prove what you can bring to that table and rape them on the second. All that false accolades you gave yourself... smh You didn't know Whoopi was a stand up though??

  • freelancepimp .

    Amy has never been funny, just goofy looking but it is clear that she somehow became the chosen for Hollywood. The execs got behind her for some reason,(who knows exactly why they make those backroom decisions,) and decided she was a face they wanted to push for comedy. Mo'nique is truly competing against the system with this one. This is also another stark reminder that white feminism aint interested in black women.

  • Monique B

    Its your ATTITUDE MS.MONIQUE. THAT'S ALL!! STOP USING THE BLACK CARD. SO SICK OF IT!!

  • Renee26

    Well she is supposed to negotiate her contracts...sometimes they take it sometimes they don't. When they deny it just move on and pray for another opportunity to open up. I see nothing wrong with black women "leaning in" and demanding what they are worth...for too long black women have not felt comfortable negotiating their salary meanwhile white men have been doing it for centuries.

  • Phillybruh

    Why don't she just do her comedy special on IG or Facebook live.

  • Renee26

    Insulting to a Queen of Comedy...I haven't heard her new work but she was an original QOC

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Amy Schumer definitely isnt funny, but she's pulling more numbers than Monique. She should've took that money, killed that comedy special so Netflix would come back to her with another offer, then that's when you ask for more money. Be smart Monique.

  • Phillybruh

    That simple husband of hers probably said 10 mill and they said NOPE. She probably could have got 3 million from them.

  • Renee26

    Lol I've seen how she hangs on his every word but ummm that is a reach. I think she would have done it for a cool million

  • Phillybruh

    And I agree, but this pity party that she throws every time someone says no to her that we are supposed to support is getting old.

  • Phillybruh

    She probably would have but he say how much Dave got and Amy got and went straight for that.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Sooooo this has now turned into a joke. I saw where Gary Owens did a parody IG video the other day. Irrespective of whether you believe Monique deserves more than $500K, I think we should take notice of the response that it is garnering. The fact that a heterosexual white man can make light of equal pay at the heels of the Women's March, simply because the complaint is coming from " a loud, angry, brash" black woman further illustrates who really benefits from feminism (IMO). White women are given the space to be angry, loud, ignorant, promiscuous, etc. and still receive respect and protection.

  • Renee26

    She's been doing too much on social media and speaking out instead of handling rejection maturely... I want her to win but it seems like she's her won worst enemy; especially since they blackballed her.

  • Renee26

    I would have clicked .. I clicked on Dave Chapelle's specials too. I still enjoy black comedy and wouldn't pay to watch no white stand up

  • Renee26

    and it's not helping her case....she was blackballed and is being given a chance to get back in the game; she should be keeping her nose clean and trying to show she's NOT difficult to work with

  • Rachel

    Monique’s husband is truly burning all her bridges.

  • Phillybruh

    Man she should have turned that comedy special into a deal for more comedy specials and to create original content for herself. Watch what Janet does with that 10 part special this year. Watch her turn that.

  • iWasteTime

    Correct, like that back and forth with the reporter. You feel slighted, I get it but carry yourself so that you don't lose out on future deals and oppurtunities

  • Phillybruh

    Wanda was lowballed and she took her talents to epix for 2 million dollars.

  • Renee26

    Wow...ion know if I want to watch it to give him the ratings...I don't find it funny at all and I hate when yt people turn to the typical stereotypical words to describe a black woman being assertive....and he has a black wife too smh

  • Coy little wink

    Do they really fukk cause baby...I don't see it...

  • tintin

    Mo done aged.. and not gracefully

  • cherrypie

    Soooo...I see Monique is STILL letting her husband gas her up. Monique has never really been funny. No one cares that she won an Oscar YEARS ago for being a ignorant ghetto azz black woman. Queens of Comedy was YEARS ago. Almost Christmas was not even a good movie and she wasnt even funny in it. Its all in her delivery. She is going to continue losing if she doesnt check herself and become humble. Also Amy Schumer is NOT funny but she has that white privilege so America will make sure she stays eating. Monique's rants behind a dusty china cabinet with a bad camera phone is not helping either.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    To be clear, he did not call her any of those adjectives that I used. I am saying people are saying that part of the reason she received a low ball is because of her attitude. If she was more palatable (nicer, quieter), she wouldn't be in the situation she is in.

  • cherrypie

    Bawahhhhhhh!!! You silly!!!

  • Junkanoo

    Monique needs to fire her husband he doesn't know how broker good deals for her. She's annoyed a lot of folks in the industry which can shut a lot of doors she needs to build herself up again. There smaller projects she can focus on put in the work and prove them wrong but she needs a better manager. Amy Schumer is a dime a dozen in the energies industry people with moderate talent who hit the big time it has to be stupid luck .

  • hotntot95

    Dear Mo, ain't nobody got time for this nonsense, some of us regular folks have way more important things to worry about other than your salary...gurl please.. Netflix is my part of my chill time..?

  • You Could Never

    Im tired of this lady publiczing every single woe she goes through and seemingly blocking her blessings. Either take that money or shop your stand up to Hulu or Crackle or Epix or something. Now THEY arent gonna wanna work with you bc you seem to put everything on blast. See how that works? You blocked yourself. You and Sidney are keeping you down. There is a REASON folks are not allowed under law sometimes to discuss salary of themselves or the peers they work with at XYZ company.

  • 1BlueStar

    Yes ma'am, I agree. Play the game until you win.

  • Breitbart_Savior

    Post your pic and age

  • my view

    very well said

  • Breitbart_Savior

    Black people are so lost.

    We claim to hate Trump (and his type) so much, but disparage a black women who has a point.

    It's no wonder Hillary lost and Trump won.

  • deanya

    Dave Chapelle and Monique comedy isn't the same and I never said black comedy was dead but nigga comedy is.

  • Phillybruh

    Your so far off on this its not even funny!

  • 88

    Someone please give this woman a JOB she has way too much time on her hands

  • deanya

    ? trump won cause of WHITE WOMEN!

  • You Could Never

    Okay. So she made a point. Making one hurts her. Not everyone else.

  • Breitbart_Savior

    Well, break it down for me then.

  • 1BlueStar

    I'm not a Monique fan at all. Never have been. And I can't say that I know alot of people who are. I think women comedians have a hard go of it period. They never really seem to break into that mainstream realm. Black male comedians don't seem to have the same issues, however.

  • cherrypie

    I'm sure after she put Netflix on blast, they rescinded that offer. I gave up paying for cable tv for Netflix, Hulu, and Firestick. I'm not about to let Netflix go Monique dont want to accept a half million for an hour of unfunny comedy. Monique ain't been funny since the Parker's and that wasn't her writing.

  • Phillybruh

    I think black people are rooting for her, honestly. I'm not a fan but I don't want to see her not getting work. But at some point you have to take a step back and get out of your own way. She seems to be in her own way. Has nothing to do with black folks being lost. She is the only black folk that is lost. Wanda Sykes is funnier than her and AMY her offer was criminal.

  • 88

    Idgaf about Trump and idgaf about no damn Netflix y'all need to get your priorities in check.

  • You Could Never

    Sure dont. Bc Jaime Foxx won his Oscar and is still working in viable roles afterwards. Dreamgirls. Miami Vice. Annie.

  • my view

    and mo aint been to not one women's nothing trying to help any woman and yet here she is again.....she can't only come out and want our help when it suits her and she's hush mouth on everything else regarding us

  • RaginB

    Monique you better be glad they offered you any damn thang!

  • You Could Never

    Mo got me in here agreeing with @YS88:disqus.

  • damshame

    and there you have it...lol

  • Breitbart_Savior

    Y'all will keep rappers who promote violence, hate of black love, and community degradation in ROTATION, but tell a woman like Mo'nique to keep quite.

    smh. Simple little nuggets, you are.

    Thats why democrats and so-called "liberals" fight harder for illegal hispanics than they do for the shaping-shifting, alms receiving, misguided black community of nuggets.

  • MissHarlem

    She should've been taken her game to the next level by herself. I heard the back story about the Netflix deal and it was shady however you gave them the cards that you're being dealt. I mean idk I got my own level up game plan I'm on ?

  • You Could Never

    I guess her mode of operation is she is going to "shame folks". Shame Lee Daniels. Shame Oprah. Shame Netflix. Girl these folks arent thinking about you one damn IOTA to feel any kind of shame. You putting all this shit out here is not doing you one bit of good. And yes. It puts you in your own way

  • bella28498 .

    it doesnt have to make sense amy schumer is white....

  • Noirluv45

    Can you please explain to me how Black people are lost as it relates to one Black woman, Monique? Are we all attached, monolithic, responsible for one another's actions and thoughts?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I heard on youtube that the $500K was the starting point and Netflix was willing to negotiate up to $3 million.
    Oh well, Mo. Don't expect to receive any offers soon.

  • deanya

    Nigga comedy is dead (*not black comedy*) and Monique does nigga comedy and shes hasn't shown that she does other type of comedy she hasn't done anything ground work to get her name back in the comedy world . Netflixs is literally giving everybody a stand up special and she should've taken the deal and like they always say numbers don't lie if her stand up did numbers she couldve had another special like Dave did

  • Phillybruh

    I think she should continue to talk. She will learn when he's dropping her off in her car at that call center job that she could have had it all if she just learned WHEN too shut up.

  • Ni Ni

    I enjoyed her BET talk show.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But she has sold out Madison Square Garden twice and you're correct.
    Amy's audience demographic is more prized by advertisers than Mo's audience.

  • Vonn

    Do you have a fever? Lol

  • Rayne

    Yea I can watch Schumer and crack not one smile. She’s not funny forreal tho.

  • damnshame

    but Monique played a drug addicted abuse mother and got a oscar ...that is also a negative impact on black community....soooo

  • You Could Never

    I already checked that too lol.

  • You Could Never

    A grown woman who cant even keep a damn job. And its magically everyone else fault. So she cant even take responsibility. That is what I see.

    Yes. She is goals. Ummhmm. Sure is.

  • sherri2016

    Speak for yourself not y'all Democrats don't speak for me Republicans don't speak for me a self hater like you don't speak for me

  • SoulfulLove

    I think that's his good good girlfriend

  • hotntot95

    Mo whines about everything. She's in a million dollar industry, I say get your coins and work in silence..these new age rapper concerts audience is mostly white..u can believe that. BTW...Entertainment is not at the top of my list these days...

  • You Could Never

    I dont even attempt to watch her. Not ever. I can do white males in comedy. But white women issa no for me.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Huh?

    You either play the game by the rules that exists or you create your own game.

    BTW I have no idea what this has to do with Trump.

  • bella28498 .

    idgaf....... this is netflix, when i go on netflix monique's stand up comedies are under trending which mean ppl watch and she is a hot commodity, quit repeating what u hear and know your chit

  • Rayne

    I have tried. We were at least 15 minutes in and was like ??

  • deanya

    ??? trending on Netflixs is just for your netflix cause she's never trending on mine

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Monique is the reason that she isn't working.
    She's been offered tons of roles but she's turned them down because they didn't pay enough.

    Monique needs to humble herself and realize that winning an Oscar after your only previous acting credit was starring on The Parkers doesn't make you an A list actress.

  • Phillybruh

    Its based off what you watch.

  • bella28498 .

    I dont watch stand up comedy period, last night Monique chit was all over the place.

  • bella28498 .

    I dont watch stand up comedy, I don't enjoy stand up.

  • deanya

    If you watch black movies or something with her in it then it's gonna pop up

  • bella28498 .

    I hated to say this but I dont watch black movies, matter of fact my recommendations are always thrillers, or some white movies....

  • deanya

    If you watch black comedies or old black movies it's gonna pop up . It's the same for movie ratings they rate the movies what they think you would rate them and show movies that kinda hit on what you've been watching

  • LordeAmbler

    CAN A BLACK Woman get PAID

  • Applebootay

    THIS

  • Applebootay

    AND THIS

  • Vonn

    Almost Christmas had an ensemble cast. That 25 million was not from folks dying to see Monique. She does have fans, no doubt. She is not getting a multi million dollar deal from Netflix because Netflix wants to recoup their money from the deal...& I don't think MO is that bankable.

  • Phillybruh

    Somebody on your account is watching baps and Norbit..lol She don't show up on mine.

  • LordeAmbler

    you sound like a dumbass idiot that dont know entertainment. Black people own the consumer sector of entertainment. we gon make them make sense.

  • deanya

    See now I kinda feel like you low key lying or share an account lol cause Netflix literally just goes off what you watch and that how they set everything up but eh could just be you ???

  • SpiceGirl

    IMO I would have taken the money and did what I do! I have not seen Mo in a few doing her thing(moviestand up)...so guess what babes....got a start semi scratch....plus why was she blackballed in the first place? *side eye

  • Applebootay

    I tried too, she can be funny in a movie with a well written script and her stand up routine was mediocre at best. IMO, she's not funnier than Monique.

  • bella28498 .

    this still doesnt negate the fact that they are low balling her when they called her a legend, but give wack a z z schumer 13 mill

  • You Could Never

    I have never had a white female comedian I watched their stand up since prolly Sandra Berhardt in the 90s lol. Now if they are on a show yeah I might watch that. Roseanne comes to mind. But her? I dont eem like Roseanne like that. If that makes sense.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Mo'Nique(Whom I worked with in 'Two Can Play That Game' & Phat Girlz) was an absolute pleasure to work with. She WAS NOT a hard person to work with whatsoever.I feel she has every right to demand what she deserves. She is FEARLESS!
    The only problem I have is her representation. "He" is sabotaging her career. Also her problems with Oprah, Tyler & Lee Daniels are justified. But she needs to forgive them and get out of her own way and move on.They are too powerful in this industry.

    #TEAMMO'NIQUE

  • deanya

    Amy had a bigger following. She got her stand up deal at the height of her career. Monique isn't at the height of her career she's at the bottom . Amy isn't funny we all know that but she was hot and white people spend money so her stand up sold out like her other shows

  • hottlanta

    Sick of people saying she should re-introduce herself to the public. I guess the reason why you haven't gotten raise is because you need to re-iintroduce yourself to your manager. You sitting there all those years bursting your azz, bringing in clients doing what you suppose to do etc, etc and when it comes time for a raise you get nothing. She had a television show that was on for several seasons, her own show, tours she has done it all. Regardless of whether you like her or not but folks rallied behind the white girl when they found out how much less she made than the man. I even said during that time I wonder how much the black woman under the white woman was making. Now we know and I don' see white women saying that is wrong but wanna harp on "she has an attitude" to not deal with the issues at hand that black women regardless of how successful over the years will make less money than white women. Julia Roberts will not make a movie in 20 years and will get millions off the top. The movie could be a flop but she will get her money at the top and no one will say a word. Will anyone tell her she needs to RE-introduce herself to the public. I have seen only 1 Julia Roberts movie in my lifetime in all of the movies she has made. White folks can be difficult all day but they are called good aggressive but if we become aggressive we are called difficult. To give Wanda Sykes less than that and she is not labeled "difficult" is the friendly Negro with the white wife. Tiffany betta ride it while she can because they gonna do the same thing to her. She is the female "Negro" of the moment.

  • Applebootay

    I'm on netflix every night and she wasn't trending on mine and I watch stand up often.... I just watched Katt Williams and still no Monique.

  • bella28498 .

    you sound like an idiot, she was low balled....now monique isnt gonna get 13 million but they could've gave her more since netflix called her a legend.

  • Applebootay

    BWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH

  • Applebootay

    Yall Killing me....but these are facts..

  • Applebootay

    Everybody know this but bella...

  • Ms.Vanilla

    The only problem I have is her representation. "He" is sabotaging her career"
    ____________________________

    Say his name girl........ Sidney.

  • Phillybruh

    And they were willing apparently to go as high as 3 million dollars but her management was too far off from that so that said we'll pass.

  • Gloria

    NO ONE is going to boycott Netflix for her. Sorry chile. Its the only thing I watch when I even have the time to do so and there are millions of other faithful watchers that won't budge for her either.

    I wish Monique the best. Im gad she is standing up for herself and not settling but c'mon girl be realistic. AINT NO WAY YOU GONNA WIN LIKE THIS! Think of some new strategies.

    Did she even try to negotiate her pay with netflix or immediately resulted to bashing?

  • Applebootay

    Who is YAll? Every Yall commenting (including me) isn't telling her to be quiet. I think she has every right to take a stand for what she believes is right. Maybe you should specifically reply to the commenters that thinks she should be quiet.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    The only white woman I've ever laughed with is Ellen D. Now she is hilarious.

  • You Could Never

    I wont seek her stand up out tho. But yes. I rocks with Ellen. But stand up? Naw

  • deanya

    Stand up and movies aren't the same not even close. And Wanda got played and should've got more cause she has continued to put in ground work for her comedy career. Amy isn't gonna sign a deal that big right now cause she's done being hot and people are over her. It's 2018 teens don't know Monique young adults don't know Monique and a lot of older blacks don't wanna hear some nigga comedy. Sorry but she does have to let go of this I was hot in the 90s and 00s cause that whole comedy style is dead. She wanna show she still got then take a deal and prove it

  • Vonn

    She doesn't seem to be self aware. She can't demand the same type of payday as she did when she was hot. Then she was labeled as "difficult." She could have done that special for 500k & if it was successful, demanded more money. I hope she has some other jobs. Slow money beats no money.

  • You Could Never

    Somebody on your account is watching baps and Norbit..

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    SCREAMS

  • Blaque Mahogany

    No. She needs to go sit down, be quiet, take what she can get, wait her turn, etc.

  • Applebootay

    She has a job and will keep a job. She's touring now and is getting parts so I'm not sure what you mean by that statement. She was low balled and she's speaking up. I mean, I have my own goals, but I don't fault anyone taking a stand.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    But it was a Netflix deal...

  • ShWa

    Right, I get she knows her worth but whining and complaining to everyone is not a good look....

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly.

    Monique needs to learn to fit in where she can get in until she re-establishes herself and can bid higher the next time.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yes. Netflix was willing to pay Monique as much as $3 million but her (mis)managing husband blew that up.

  • You Could Never

    She needs to be happy with that then. Im talking about these "I would have taken XYZ acting/comedy jobs but they aint paying enough. and you know what? They wronged me. And yadda yadda ya".

    Its like when you are fed up at work and are applying to other things. Do you even care when you get a rejection email or do you keep applying? Same thing. Im not going to bad mouth every place that wasnt paying what I was looking for. Its my right to not take that job and its their right to not pay me what I ask for based on whatever scale they use to determine pay.

    Just relating this to the real world and not Hollywood.

  • ShWa

    She is stepping on way too many toes, although she knows her worth she is branding herself as not easy to work with and all the complaining is not a good look when you are trying to climb back up in show biz or does she not realize she is back at the bottom?

  • Applebootay

    NOW THESE ARE FACTS!! I'm not mad at anyone taking a stand for what they believe in. However, I canceled cable because of my Roku stick and Netflix, no way in hell am I boycotting them. SOrry not sorry.

  • gregwlsn

    Monique's hasn't been current or funny since before HD TVs, and didn't win an Oscar for her stand-up. Even Tiffany Haddish was on Showtime. Now if the chick from "Grace Under Fire" got 2 million then Mo would have a legitimate argument.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    They were willing to go as high as $3 million but her management I mean husband shot that down.

    Too bad. So sad!!

  • sunni_daze

    That Amy chick has never been funny. Monique should get more than what Netflix offered.

  • mona q

    I just told my baby bro the same thing yesterday. I wish she hadn't called on the people to boycott Netflix. If people wanted to then so be it. By her asking for people to, she is ruining and future opportunities with them. Now had she just done the show, had it been a success, she could have negotiated more the next time. I'm all about knowing your worth and not settling for less...BUT...Sometimes you have to pick your battles and look at the bigger picture.

  • Applebootay

    You on fiyah today! BWAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!

  • hottlanta

    What is nigga comedy?

  • You Could Never

    And what parts is she getting? When you look her up it doesnt say XYZ movie coming in 2018 or unreleased or its in editing. It just says her last movie was Almost Christmas and dats it.

  • ShWa

    idk who Amy Shumer is never heard of her and I keep reading she's not really funny but she sold out Madison Square Garden which was a big deal and is doing a lot of work right now so that is probably why she was offered a lot more money than Monique

  • mona q

    Good point! Hadn't even thought of it that way....she wasn't the lead in that movie. Schumer was the lead in her movie...interesting.

  • Applebootay

    and you know whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.....that's another fact.....that I looked and I don't see it either....I think she admitted that they have an open relationship? Was that the last husband? I'm confused.

  • Applebootay

    FACTS!!

  • Nathan Hastings

    Fuck her

  • Applebootay

    lemme go to this IG now.....I'll be right back...LOL

  • You Could Never

    And see a lot of folks keep missing this tidbit.

  • JRock

    This is why it is hard for Mo to find work because she won't shut the hell up. Why does she always have to publicly air her disputes? She's a big girl wearing big girl drawers so why not act like a mature big girl and have these conversations with Netflix behind closed doors. Then maybe, just maybe they will respectfully see your side of things. But she always out chere with diarrhea of the mouth. Not a good look and very smelly.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    What does white feminism have to do with Monique's stank attitude and big mouth?

  • Blue

    I'm mad at at that openrelationship hashtag. lol. They doin' tew much

  • mona q

    I just wonder what she would even have to joke about...maybe the twins...but I just imagine her getting up there being bitter as hell...I know I'm wrong but I can't imagine it. She should have just negotiated up to the $3 million, showed out and chances are there would have been another one and she could have negotiated more money at that time.

  • SpiceGirl

    exactly! You just said my whole point...ty......

  • Wreckognize Game

    I agree that stand up and movies aren't the same. Chris Rock is my favorite standup but his movies don't really make a lot of money.

    Not sure what you mean on nigga comedy

  • mona q

    She might have gotten another talk show on OWN had she not burned that bridge...IJS...you never know! Lee Daniels could have also written her in for a few episodes a year on Empire but nope...burned that bridge too...Tyler Perry could have written a movie for her but ...

  • KcoolMuziq

    Girl?

  • Quitedeliteful

    Monique may be right -- she does have a decent resume and Netflix would not offer a white man or woman such a 'paltry sum' for a comedy special but Monique is caught between a rock and a hard place. 1. She has been blacklisted in Hollywood. 2. Chappelle and Rock are world renowned comedians who can demand and receive their asking price or they'll take their talents elsewhere. 3. She has no leveraging power to demand more money. 4. She's perceived as a friggin hard-head that's jut might be over-valuing her worth. Monique may just have to start producing her own self and leave the mainstream entertainment business alone because she is not good a playing the Hollywood game which is a game of chess instead of checkers...

  • SpillyNillie

    Really? I guess 3 million was still a low-ball offer.

    Amy is not funny to me. I can only imagine what she would be like in stand up comedy (I've only seen her in movies). But I'm not sure how well Monique would do either. I tend to like her better in movies.

  • Blue

    And another thing ... NEVER ... EVER .. let your spouse manage your professional career. NEVER.

  • Applebootay

    I just watched it, it was clever and funny.

  • Renee26

    Come on through...No, they don't use terms like aggressive with yt pepo; they are assertive and confident. you are so right about the image of Tiffany right now she is fitting that stereotype they already have of black women and I don't find her to be funny at all...just ratchet. It's a double edged sword being in the entertainment industry because too often they want to see the negative images of US and playing those roles is what brings in the money for the entertainers. Blacks have been and will continue to be underpaid; it's all about how they handle it...and Mo is going about it the wrong way. Ion like her hubby for her

  • Kemi

    She is an Oscar award winner and have won other awards over the years. Her husband (manager) probably thinks she should get paid more due to her accolades. But this is not the way to make/get deals. Show business is very competitive. Someone is ready to take her place for less in a minute. Be humble!

  • mona q

    She's burning bridges...but not making power moves...I just don't get it! Dang...SHE is the common denominator in all of these little upsets she keeps having...she thinks she can bully people into doing things...she can't...she can just further damage her career...

  • Renee26

    Not sure what you mean on nigga comedy

    That part

  • EMILY POST

    Its simple they don't value black women period in Hollywood. Its not about Amy Schumer its about how the Entertainment industry views black women period. Look at the Music industry and the film industry is the place where racism is legal and heavily practiced. She doesnt have to prove to us how Hollywood works. Its blatant.

  • SpillyNillie

    I concur with all that you said.

    But I think it might be the Humanager. He seems to run the show more so than Monique. I think he gets in her head and gasses her up. Unfortunately, it has worked against her every time.

  • Applebootay

    But she was funny as hell in almost christmas....LOL...point is, she aint broke. She's in a business that is ruthless....

  • Applebootay

    I agree and i agree or I commend her for her bravery. She has to understand that this will close some doors in hollywood. We're all labeled "the angry black woman" when we speak up for ourselves.

  • mona q

    I agree with everything you said except the last part...secrecy surrounding pay perpetuates favoritism, discrimination and it is ILLEGAL to forbid employees from discussing salary at work. There is an actual law that has been around for over 85 years that states this. If you are fired for this, you can sue them and/or get your job back. There are some exceptions to the law but overall, employers cannot stop you from discussing pay with your coworkers.

  • EMILY POST

    Well black women have that bad in entertainment allowing their men to be all up in their professional business.

  • Renee26

    Lol

  • mona q

    1. Fire her Manager and get a new one
    2. Hire a publicist
    3. Make moves instead of complaining; and
    4. I want to hear this new materials that warrants millions of dollars for half hour comedy bit

  • mona q

    Nope, it is this one. I was on her Instagram yesterday...it's right in the bio. I enjoy her dance workout videos though, she can MOVE...better than some skinny chicks..she really does seem to be a sweetheart.

  • mona q

    I just wish she didn't come off like some "angry black woman"...they live for this...I just want her to make moves...stop burning bridges and just create her own opportunities if she says she is worth it...after that, the offers and money will come.

  • hottlanta

    Why should she shut up. she is just exposing the truth which we all know that black women have always been paid less than white women.

  • MsVAllDay

    See I was with this Fugg Shyt until I saw the open relationship hastag. That ain't got shyt to do with what you talkin bout. Ya'll both up here looking like two clowns! Have a seat.

  • You Could Never

    So are a lot of folks. She either needs to deal or get out the biz. That is up to her. But all of this at this point is not gonna gain her anything. Nobody is going to call her and be like I saw you talking shit about Netflix and here isa show with us. I just dont see that sadly. Its sad. I will agree to that. But she knows what the deal is at this point. Either play or dont. But whatever she does she needs to decide. And stop trying to make folks choose. Thats for her to do.

  • Coco_Butter

    Yes I love Jerry Seinfeld

  • Coco_Butter

    True her manager/husband is not doing her any favors at all

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But she compared herself to Chris Rock and Chappell who both have crossover appeal ( white fans).
    Monique is delusional because her husband is always whispering in her ear.

  • V Dubb

    Monique screwed herself and Amy Swimmer is not funny. That is all

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    We usually agree, but most companies don't deal with people who put their business in the streets.
    I am surprised that she got any offers after she trashed Tyler Perry, Oprah and Lee Daniels.

  • Jessica

    If you need the money Monique, take the gig. If not, move on. If you choose to take it and it's successful, they'll want you to do another one. That's when you ask for your paper.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Wow you're clueless.

    The only thing Netflix cares about is the demographics of the audience.

    The reason why Chappell and Chris Rock can demand $20 million is because a significant part of their fan base is white. Monique's fan base is not white. Period. The end.

  • Tink Tink

    I like Mo, but honestly, she's been out of the game, and with her cray cray antics as of late, if I was the deciding factor with Netflix, I would kind of low ball it to be safe. Her audience is black folks, and to them, she went after 3 of the biggest black power in tv/movies right now. They don't know who would really still be supporting her. If I was her, if I couldn't ink a better deal (like Wanda Sykes did with Epix), I would go on tour, show them how much of a following I do have, and the money I can generate, and negotiate again.

  • Renee26

    Oh ok, thanks for clarifying LOL I was shole about to say fugg him

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    boycott nextfix ...? shid .... You boycott them Monique since you mad.... I have no problem with my streaming services... So why the fawk would I do that Nique ...you sure point fingers way too damn much... I smell a playing victim alert here... Miss me.. Signs off to turn back on my Netflix ... Catching up on my Once Upon a time...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Where did you see this?

  • hottlanta

    Where was # ME TOO when the black woman was fired from the Today Show to make room for Meghan Kelly and now she is the highest paid woman there and hasn't been there a year. Got her own show and everything. White women can talk bout sexism but when you talk about racism they disappear because they know the hastag #ME TOO means something entirely different they are part of the problem. They hijacked the #ME TOO the same way Bo Derek hijacked wearing braids as if they invented something.

  • Bossy704

    I concur. Amy is relatable to alcoholic promiscuous white women. She is not funny, but more slapstick silly. Monique is a legend but seems to be difficult to work with. I did cancel my Netflix because this is not the first time they been on some straight racist ish.

  • iWasteTime

    Netflix put a statement out ...

  • Owww76

    Exactly! that is what she is talking about, not being quiet. If she doesn't stand up then who.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Comparing herself to others is where she went wrong... Red damn flag... You can't do that... Well you can (freewill) but honestly in any comparison someone will like the other more #facts ...Amy's coins surely are known of Moniques business SMH ...stuck her foot in her mouth...

  • Owww76

    LOL! Not Brett Butler LOL!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    And 'standing up' is going to change things how?
    Even Nicole Kidman stated that she and Reese Witherspoon don't get movie roles any more because they are too old.

    And how many fresh faces do you see in movies?
    There is no loyalty in Hollywood and add that to the casting couch your career may last a few years at best.

  • free

    ON ANOTHER NOTE, CONGRATS TO MARY J "CRISPY CHICKEN" BLIGE ON HER OSCAR NOMINATIONS!! YES TWO--FOR ORIGINAL SONG AND SUPPORTING ACTRESS.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Problem with this negotiation ... This one wants help... From the people to ride her own fawked up wave ... If you need to negotiate then do so... But adding 3rd parties to validate your mess ... Is a lame in my book ... Folks need a team to fight their battles now... Suckas in my opinion .... Can't do it by themselves so they advocate for others to join the March ... ? some folks need others to fight their battles... That's a Simp in short ... A person that blows smoke

  • Junkanoo

    I think she thinks she has an Oscar so she's already proven herself but she's not getting the offers she feels she deserves so write some good material go on tour or something poking the wasp nest will not work out in her favor.

  • hottlanta

    What does he do for a living. Enlighten me please.

  • Ghost

    I don't think she is in the LEGEND category yet....I Never subscribed to Netflix so I'm out of the fray..

  • free

    AND I KNOW SOMMAYALL CAN'T STAND HIM BUT CONGRATS TO KOBE BRYANT TOO!!! BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM.

  • V Dubb

    Oh yea they're racist as hell...but this wont be the only time she is thrown away. She better be glad they offered her anything. One thing I've noticed about black folks as it pertains to acting is that they want to do things differently than what the field already has set in place. That doesn't work for any other field or industry unless you come up with your own lane. If you want to make money with those rich white folks you better do as they say. Period. A doctor cant go into the hospital creating his own protocols against what is set. So when she didn't want to promote the movie as she was asked....she broke protocol and no one wants to deal with that. No one. Since the beginning of the film.industry people promoted and went to premiers of their movies. She needs to go back to comedy or make her own films.

  • hottlanta

    You really think Hollywood love Oprah, Tyler and Lee and they are not giving her jobs because of what she said about them. I got swamp land in Florida for ya.

  • Ryan

    Amy Schumer has the fat homely white woman audience on lock. Play to your strengths Mo. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fbdeebe99daee1c562b04d22cb11cabd628847377d158463ed2bba6a4db2e263.jpg

  • Connie

    Point us to it?

  • NY_Chick

    I watched Meghan Kelly on time and could not finish it. There were no black women in the audience.

  • free

    yeah, i can't find it.

  • Ghost

    AGREED! I believe he is a big part of her problems...smh

  • hotntot95

    Watusaid..Netflix has stepped up their game..it use to be 80% trash movies.. now it's down to about 20%...lol

  • Lanegra??

    I feel she makes valid points but her situation falls under non of them. Gender and race bias Shonda Rimes got 100 million. They said it was based on return which is what ANY investment is based on. I almost felt I was being too hard on her until she said she wanted 20 million as well and then I was over her Whole situation.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    Amy is annoying and unfunny but Monique is a whiner. This is what happens when you whine weekly. No one cares when you have a real issue.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Would you take $10/hr to run a corporation just for the "opportunity" to negotiate the next year?

  • disqus_qBRzT0AQZd

    I’m not an amy Schumer fan... but overall herboc name is bigger than Monique’s. Right now everytime I think of her is yelling at you when she talks. She seems to be coming after everyone but still not proving a point.
    First Tyler and Oprah were coming after you or black balling you... now it’s gender and race bias. But the two men you compared yourself to are two of the top grossing black male comedians. They sell out stadiums.
    Try to get more money but this you missed me on.

  • bella28498 .

    remember Netflix told Monique they dont look at resumes and followers...... so with that being said schumer got more because she is white.

  • bella28498 .

    I dont care where you work, white people with no experience get more money than u ni99as. A white man could've walked off the streets with no experience and make waaaaay more than a black person and you have all the experience in the world and the black person will get low balled. I seen it everyday in corporate America.

  • Quitedeliteful

    (snicker...)

  • freelancepimp .

    That same white feminism backs Rosie O'Donell.

  • You Could Never

    this is in a whole LOT of employee handbooks. Do not discuss salary or you will be fired. NC is an at will employment state

  • Kanyade

    Supporting Actress? That is AWESOME. Congrats Mary!

  • Phillybruh

    He is a stand up comedian but in NO universe has she had the appeal as either of them.

  • stav

    I feel if she didn't like what they offered, keep it moving. Yeah it may have been insulting, but she doesn't have to accept it.

  • bemetoo

    ok amy is not funny but mo is trippin in that interview with sway she had the nerve to keep calling herself a legend and after that she said she just wouldnt feel good accepting 500,000 because she is a envious person and i say this humbly " I am the most decorated comedian alive" bihh where how ? you aint got no comedy accolades all yo accolades are from being fat broke and miserable

  • free

    i couldn't even finish it.

  • Phillybruh

    Watch Netflix offer Tiffany Haddish 20 million just because...lol

  • bemetoo

    me either

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Netflix told Mo she would have had to audition in order to secure the 3 million dollar bag she felt offended and they said ok what about 500,000 with no audition. I do think Monique is worth atleast a million for her own special and she could have renegotiated after the figures came in on the next one. Two things: Ever since Mo got with Sidney her career has went downhill and he gives parasite vibes. The second thing is Amy Schumer is not funny idc if she dont appeal to my type of persona. Even the yt girls I know say she isn't funny she just ugly...

  • hottlanta

    And the African Hoda who got Matt Lauder spot is making way less than Matt and Meghan. She was there longer than Meghan. I call her an African because she is from Egypt.

  • hottlanta

    So wrong for this.

  • Lanegra??

    Monique has valid points but I feel she has been in the game long enough to also know how to play it. When they stepped to her with audition stuff she should have been ready for additional nonsense. Personally that was the first violation if they don't make anyone else audition. Women of color are always taught to take whatever and often times don't negotiate. Now Monique did want to negotiate but to go from 500,000 to 20 million wasn't going to happen. She should have just taped the special and said I want the rights and whatever million upfront and run me the royalties off my streaming. She said she is shopping other networks it would have been a better look to create a bidding war versus a boycott.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    oops... Sorry

  • hottlanta

    Dump got elected with no experience, bad credit, can't read and admitted sexual predator. Watching television last night and Jared still has a top level job with NO security clearance still getting his checks with no problem. Just like Snowden got his top level security job and didn't even finish high school and betrayed the country. If black folks applied for the job they gotta have experience, education, etc, etc. I know about getting low balled. Worked as an AA for 2 departments/4 managers then I learned I was making $10,000.00 less than the admin's working for one boss. Then when it came time for a raise they said I reached my limit so I wouldn't be getting a raise and they couldn't say when. But they gave themselves a 18% raise. I guess I was supposed to introduce myself to my managers for more money. I introduced myself to the door. Then when I left after 7 years they hired a white girl and promoted her within 6 months.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No. Monique was offered plenty of roles after Precious but she (I mean her husband) turned them down because they didn't pay what he thought an Oscar award winner should earn

    Mind you her main acting credit before Precious was The Parkers so that's why she was only offered $50K.

    Look Monique is NOT a classically trained actress and her range is limited. Hell they probably thought Monique was playing herself in Precious..

    As for Monique's Oprah, Tyler, Lee rant if I had been on those Jews I would have been thinking if Monique trashed her own people why would I want to work with her.

    My advice to Monique is instead of whining she should spend her time taking acting lessons or even enroll in a school for the performing arts.

    Also if Monique's molestation by her brother has her seeing herself as the perpetual victim. If so she needs therapy before her career passes the point of no return

  • Lanegra??

    I don't think it so much Oprah and Tyler Perry as it was Lionsgate who puts out a lot of their works. She exposed Lionsgate and Tyler and Oprah played dumb so she hit them with heat too.

  • Mec-One

    Amy has a following tho' ..... plus when she approached Netflix she was coming off of a world tour and her comedy special was packaged and ready to go ...... Mo' came at Netflix with nothing to show that she's hot right now. Whens the last time we seen Mo' on stage?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    HE giving me Mary J. Blige soon to be ex husband vibes I said this very thing the other day ladies it’s ok to include your hi abandon in your career but be mindful sometimes subconsciously he could be doing things to gender that career now they ken don’t AINT managing Mary she been doing shows making new music and winning awards and getting invites to stuff. We as women give men/our husbands Everything he have in us without leaving anything for ourselves so when they relationship isn’t over we are left with nothing emotionally and mentally. I know Mo think she her husband is riding for her but business is business and it should be treated as such. Those shows she doing on the chittering circuit ain’t paying her 500k

  • Carla
  • E Jai

    She does have an Oscar that's why she is saying most decorated comedian.

  • You Could Never

    I hope she is saying the most decorated female one. Bc Jaime Foxx has an Oscar too.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    But she’s is whats hot right no she has s buzz and she is striking while the iron is hot because she knows tomorrow it could be a new “it girl” she is doing numbers right now groupon offered her a deal because of her joke she did about it in her standup these companies are trying to capitalize off of everyone’s 15 mins because consumers are getting bored real fast mainly because of the younger generation and social media everyday it’s serval NEW trending ppl on socila media

  • Reina1718

    She had specials on netflix & it didnt make money. It was corny i mean how many skinny girl jokes are u going to make?? This husband of hers over here researching showing y she should make money tell her go on tour! Lets see who shows up & take it from there. Even if Amy isnt funny to us she sold out madison square garden ALONE. Not queens of comedy...shoo Sommore is way funnier!

  • Mec-One

    The black man should already know that we gotta work 3X's as hard ...... so our sistas better be ready to work 4 to 5X's as hard ...... IJS

  • You Could Never

    And I just thought about it. So does Whoopi. Have an Oscar, And a Tony. And a whole lot of Emmy's. And a Grammy. So Mo can have a seat.

  • Bonita

    I agree, Sommore is sooo much funnier!

  • Lanegra??

    I said the same thing. She would need to compare Phat Girlz and Snatched because that is female lead to female lead.

  • You Could Never

    She isnt. That spotlight goes right on to Whoopi.

  • bella28498 .

    thats on a large scale like what Monique was talking about....Lets go low scale.....a white bum on the street that never worked in his life will come in making more money than black person. This is allllll across the board.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    True cuz back in the day we let ish be HOT for hella but not these new kids they need new heat every other day!! Must be hard to keep up that's why all these young artist look so aged!!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    HER social media following on IG is only just over 100k with that prolly only 20k would watch or support her her social media doesn’t reflect her being a comedian all you see isn’t her workout videos she is a business and a brand and she should keep that separate from HER the human. She could have banked that 500k got her name back in rotation with a hella standup routine then negotiate hell she could have even tried to negotiate for 1mil only because I feel like they could have at least offered her that

  • hottlanta

    Yep her hula hoop is the business. What happened to Kim Wayans of the comedic comedy dynasty family. She is funny as hell and never seen her all over the place.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8lYFkp0Q68

  • bella28498 .

    That is what Monique is trying to end, its time for black ppl to have to stop working harder its time to be fair. So what is your point? Now you can keep working harder or join the revolution.

  • Bonita

    I agree. And I know I'm in the minority on this, but Tiffany Haddish is not funny to me. I find her to be Kevin Hart type of annoying. She just tries too hard and is too extra for my sense of humor.

  • Reina1718

    Not for being funny tho. Whoppie has more awards & has done more so she is not the most decorated

  • Reina1718

    Whoppie Goldberg ?????

  • You Could Never

    Said her above.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Monique's mentality is as if she is still in "The Parkers" days. You are not
    hot anymore. You had your time and your time has passed. You are not gonna get Amy Schumer money because Amy Schumer plays the game on top of the fact shes a sprite. I will take nothing away from Moniques career but shes needs to hang it up. Write a book, fund and produce your own movies. You are picking a fight you cant win. Off Topic my grandma got that same bookcase in her house.

  • EMILY POST

    No actually I am not clueless but with your mentality I am sure that you would agree with that rationale.
    I am saying that the value of the black dollar is always disrespected and not so smart people like you will let people tell you anything. Monique knows its BS but the problem is the people in her industry will never stand with her because their weak. Its all about the individual with blacks. Black women almost always get low balled.

  • Reina1718

    Thats what Wanda told her

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Sommore is too funny. I loved both her standup DVD's. She had me laughing the entire time.

  • We Can Do This

    Black humor and white humor are on opposite ends of the spectrum.

    You don't find to many black people at white stand-up shows as compared to whites at black shows.

  • bella28498 .

    b.s Monique movies has grossed more profit than any of amy schemers movies!

  • Ryan

    Where's the lie?? lol

  • Reina1718

    WAnda kept it nice & short. She married 2 a white woman so she knew 2 not mention Amy name

  • You Could Never

    Kim moved to behind the scenes as a comedy writer. Looked her up a few years ago. She writes for all of the fam movies/shows. And other comedy shows etc that are on TV.

  • Lanegra??

    She is holding on to the fact that they called her a Legend like Chris and Dave. Netflix should have never said they don't judge off resume and hit her with numbers only. Hit her with the men lie women lie numbers don't lie.

  • bella28498 .

    ummmmm but monique movies gross more money than any of amy movies period, so u know what that mean Monique will bring in more viewers on Netflix......Monique is worth more than 500k

  • bella28498 .

    but it did bish.....I found that ironic as hayell!

  • Trace da Ace

    Monique needs to sit down and stop acting like its still the 90's-2000's like she is still that comedian....cause she is not. Her time has come and gone and she better be lucky they are offering her that much!! Cause I have not seen her in nothing in a HOT MINUTE. She is NEVER going to get folks to boycott Netflix...FOH!! A check is a check and if they are offering her that much, take it or dont. Period. Stop making yourself look even more crazier in these streets with this mess.....Amy is still in the "fresh fish" stage of her career....soooo....either take the check, do the job...or dont.

  • Reina1718

    Itsa all about revenue. Amy sold out madison square garden twice. Monique hasnt ????? They are not spending what they cant get back. She had a special on thetr before & it didnt make money & poor reviews. Its all about the dollar. U see they chose will smith to do bright & not cuba gooding jr. they both up there but will stay trending

  • hottlanta

    Yep look at the old Def Comedy Jam tapes white folks be up in there thick. Even white folks get tired of white comedy and think it isn't funny.

  • Tink Tink

    I agree, now no one is going to entertain a deal with her, because if its not what she wants "she's going to try and get folks to boycott them." She's messing herself up for future $$$

  • Reina1718

    He look so thirsty

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Monique, girlfriend, listen...drag yourself up out of the sunken place. Get the fugg away from Kendu -I mean Sydney. IF you want to work in the industry on your terms, then you need to create and control the project. If you're trying to get some paper from any established entity, you're going to have to humble yourself and SHOW THEM WHY THEY SHOULD INVEST IN YOU. You ain't new to this, Bih- quit acting brand new.

  • You Could Never

    SHEW. ALL OF IT

  • bella28498 .

    Low key I don't share my account. Netflix chitting on Monique tryna have all her chit pop up but she isnt worth chit though, yea ok

  • Reina1718

    THANK U!!!!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Exactly!!

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Y'all are so delusional. If they are offering Mo'Nique and Wanda Sykes under $1 million, then they will be offering Tiffany Haddish groupons lol Black folks have ZERO respect for Black female legends which is why many die poor and broke.

  • Mec-One

    My point is that she's not working for hers. She acting like they straight owe her the bag.
    When Dave came to Netflix, he had both specials already filmed and ready to go. Plus, he got his name back buzzing by going back to the comedy circuit building himself back up from small clubs.
    When was the last time somebody say to you .... "yo you see someone uploaded a youtube of Mo' killing it at a comedy club the other night!" ...... I'll wait .......

  • Tink Tink

    Honestly, I'm not a big fan of her stand up either. She has good jokes here and there, but she comes off corny. However, she is HOT, and even the white folks LOVE her (a whole group of white ladies from my office saw Girls Trip twice and couldn't stop talking about her). So she would prob make a killing with a Netflix deal.

  • Reina1718

    Well said

  • Reina1718

    Lol

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Umm why does he have on a tracksuit with that fidora. I'm too thru!!

  • You Could Never
  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    1. She was blackballed by who exactly? It wasn't white folks. It was Black Hollywood that does the bidding of white folks.

    2. Dave Chappelle was not respected or even known by Black audiences for DECADES but all of a sudden, all of y'all are fans in 2018. Strange.

    3. If her resume isn't leveraging power then I don't know what is. Imagine your resume is similar to hers at your regular 9-5 and somebody spread a rumor that you were "difficult" and every evaluation you get, there's no promotion or bonuses bc you've been "blackballed.

    4. We always call it "over valuing" when it comes to Black women. You will *NEVER* see white women do this. It might be the shittiest white woman on Earth and her folks will not get in the way of her getting her paper.

  • bella28498 .

    sweetie Netflix solicited her not the other way around.....thats no different than a company head hunting you then try to low ball you but your white counterparts are making much more than you! Monique didn't go to netflix they came to her and try to play her.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    So your employer can lower your salary once you get over 40 and aren't as quick as the 25 year old's at your job, is that correct?

  • EMILY POST

    Cause you work for Netflix and you are an expert on Media negations.... Right...
    You know how many views Monique projects receives and her star power in respect to other comedians in her field. Netflix low balled her unless they were going to give her money on the backend and lease her content vs owning exclusive rights but I guess you are an internet expert on media. 500,000 is not good money for a person with her resume.
    Black audiences are some of the best because they are loyal... Just ask Tyler Perry but you know everything....LOL If its not white people... lmao Black Liberals thinking cant do it without the white people...

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Sommore is funnier to me but I can guarantee that she's not getting paid anywhere *near* what she's worth. And judging by the commentary about Mo'Nique the past few days, Black female comedians don't have a chance in hell to *ever* get to Chris Rock or Eddie Murphy status. If our own people don't believe in our greatest being the greatest, I don't even want to see what white folks are saying when negotiating with the likes of Mo'Nique or Sommore.

  • bella28498 .

    Monique didn't go to Netflix, netflix came to her.....and she wanna know if they are calling her a legend and her movies gross more than amy schumer's movies why is she being offered 500k compared to her 13 mil?

  • Reina1718

    Shes not even listed on the billboard for that movie

  • Reina1718

    She wasnt the star tho...& monique had shows on netflix, stand up & it brought in nothing

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    What's the deal with y'all bringing up her management/husband Sydney all the time? You would think we would be happy to see a Black woman *married* to a Black man who not only supports her but is telling her she's worthy and the greatest. Instead, some of you have all types of conspiracy theories that he's only after her for her money.

  • Reina1718

    WHIch tour?

  • Reina1718

    She aint complain about portraying that role

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Mo'Nique *is* a legend. There are very few comedians who received an Oscar. She's in her own league with that one. And if she's so broke why didn't she jump at the $500K offer? I know a lot of you would because you tap dance for pennies at your current jobs.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Moniques audience wasnt as big as Amy's at that time and neither was her buzz. In the entertainment industry its buzz (rarely talent) that carries your career not your sorry cries, egotistical rants and shoulda coulda wouldas. I expect behavior like that from someone new, not a person who has been in this industry for such a long time. It's as if these celebrities forget eventually your time will pass. It's something that will never fade. Make the biggest moves while you're still hot otherwise you'll end up like Monique. Mad, sad and bitter all because you like that iron cool down.

  • bella28498 .

    ummmm but netflix came to her and called her a legend. Sooooo why call her a legend????? Lets stop, like I said across the board white ppl make more than black ppl on any job. Now maybe you will accept a white person on your job doing the same thing making waaaaaay more than you but this issue need to be brought up. They do this to all black actors.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    TF you mean she's not working for hers? You better check her resume. They don't owe her a bag but they do owe her a better offer. Point, blank and period. You pay people based on their resume.

    And btw, Dave Chappelle ain't that funny and never appealed to Black people. Most Black audiences were not checking for him 15 years ago. There's a lot of bandwagon comedy fans who are all on Dave's d**k all of a sudden.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    You didn't answer my question. Matter of fact, you skirted around it with a very long response. So you agree that younger, hotter, and more "relevant" people should get paid more for a job. That's cool. When they lay you off for being "old", please don't go crying online or calling the crisis hotline. Mo'Nique's issue is ACROSS ALL INDUSTRIES. Please stop claiming this is just an entertainment/comedy thing, it's not.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Shonda Rhimes will be worked like a dog for that $100 million. Please read the fine lines of any contract. Y'all think they giving her that to do one or two shows? Puhleeze. They are giving her that to churn out at least 5-10 shows on a tight budget.

  • free

    if you had halle berry, viola, and octavia doing an upcoming film, do you think they would pay halle the same as the rest?

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    It's easy to say what you would have, should have, could have done when you've never been in that position. Netflix was wrong just like any other job is WRONG when they lowball Black talent. And they do this ACROSS industries. And they know y'all low self-esteem Black folks are dumb enough to take what they offer.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I cringed at that Gary Owen video. I like him as a comedian but it made me feel some type of way.

  • 500,000 is an insult

    She deserves more. Period.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Because having these conversations behind close doors has *never* helped us. People not stating their earnings or salaries is what's getting us even less and less. There's nothing wrong with voicing your concerns out loud. Where I work at now, there's been some patterns of discriminatory work practices....it hasn't come to a lawsuit but best believe, they are trying to mitigate the issue with all sorts of *public* meetings.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    As I've stated several times on this blog, me and my husband own both our businesses. So if Im laid off it will be by my own doing. That's how today's world works, out with the old in with the new. I'm not saying its right but that's reality. There are several entertainers who have continued to progress and maintain a buzz well over their 40, 50 and 60's. But Monique is not one of them. So I'm answering your question in the form of today's entertainment industry not based on my own personal feelings. Netflix is not her employer. They are more so contractors who pay you for your services. So if there was a lesser need for Monique's service and a higher demand for Amy's service, guess who gets the big bucks. If Monique is not satisfied with her fee then she can decline.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Paul Mooney called Tyler Perry, Oprah and Lee Daniels, "white friendly" celebrities on Twitter the other day. He supports Mo'Nique btw.

  • hottlanta

    Where the white women at? I been looking, I been looking everywhere.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Her husband isn't the issue though. He's negotiating the highest contracts on the behalf of his client...which is what a manager is supposed to do. Contract negotiations can be messy. We just know about Mo'Nique's but this is business as usual.

  • Phillybruh

    No but she wouldn't be making that much more. Octavia might edge her out because she is apparently a box office draw.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Y'all keep claiming other female entertainers are doing sooo well but they are not, they just aren't speaking up. Google the net worths of all the Black actresses and tell me what you see. Their net worths are what white actresses earn on *one* movie regardless of resume or credentials. How is that fair?

  • Desiree Edwards

    Ok Monique is not funny, plain and simple...I can see her husband has NO REAL negotiating skills!

  • Phillybruh

    Because if her special dropped Friday ain't nobody watching it until June.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Black people who have never negotiated a wage higher than $15/hr are degrading another Black man's ability to negotiate millions. Get a life.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Well boo we've known black actors and actresses get paid less than sprites for a long time now. This isn't new at all its been like this for decades.

  • Phillybruh

    Tiffany is the star of a movie that was only expected to make back what was spent on it and it made over 100 million dollars and its a comedy. If Netflix called her it would absolutely be with an offer close to what Amy got.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Now you know they ain't saying ish lol. They will remain silent and let Blacks do their bidding. You see how quickly folks in here and other forums were able to give white folks allll the ammunition against Mo'Nique. Netflix doesn't have to say anything nor release a statement either. They can just reference every line item in here and other places about why Mo'Nique and other Black entertainers don't deserve higher contracts.

  • You Could Never

    You dont know how much the black people here make ma'am.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    She looks like *most* Black mothers over age 50. It's called raising kids and life.

  • Phillybruh

    Vacation days is where its at. Who stops at salary.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Last I checked, my husband was supposed to be my #1 fan. He's supposed to be my biggest support system. And if he's my manager, he's suppose to negotiate the largest contract for me.

  • Phillybruh

    All that would be great if she was making moves instead of noise. She knows he's the problem.

  • Ebony Starr

    EGOT!

  • Post Nbn

    Mo'Nique should have taken the 500 thousand and then put on a kick ass show, she would then be able to negotiate for higher pay, but right now she and her husband are looking like Bobby and Whitney.

  • You Could Never

    Bc your overall compensation package is derived of more than base salary. Includes benefits, PTO etc AS WELL.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    If you received a college degree and were named valedictorian 10 years ago, do you now leave it off your resume and start from scratch? What does an Oscar mean if it doesn't mean more money? Why were Black folks hashtagging "Oscars so white" if they know an Oscar means *nothing* years later? I am perplexed by the lack of logic.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Let's simplify this. If you are asking a company to pay you $70K because you need the money to send your kids to private school and they come back with a $30K offer and say that next year you can get a $5K bonus, would you take it? Would you take $35K now to eventually earn $70K 7-10 years later? But you *need* the money now.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Le weep!!!

  • gregwlsn

    Figured it out. We're talking about Mo'Nique. We weren't talking about her last week. Now because of hashtag whatever she can tour bigger arenas (think Lavell Crawford crowds) instead of the Improv. People will pay up to hear her talk shit about hollywood, oprah, lee daniels, etc. If she did a netflix special, then she'd have to come up w/fresh material and actual jokes. That's hard, ask Tiffany Haddish.

  • Ebony Starr

    Isn't Amy Jewish?

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Do *you* negotiate contracts? How would you know what her husband mismanaged? Why is everybody acting like they have a JD all of a sudden lol

  • JENNYJONES1

    BECAUSE HER CAREER HAS STEADILY GONE DOWN SINCE HE BECAME HER MANAGER. THAT CAN'T BE A COINCIDENCE. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE B/W SUPPORT AND BEING REALISTIC. PRECIOUS CAME OUT IN 2009 HOW MANY PROJECTS ,BIG OR SMALL, HAVE WE SEEN MONIQUE APART OF? HOW IN DEMAND IS SHE RIGHT NOW? MONIQUE DOES WHATEVER TO KEEP HER HUSBAND WHICH ISN'T ALWAYS GOOD ESP FOR HER CAREER MOVES. SHE NEEDS OUTSIDE MANAGEMENT THAT HAS GOOD RELATIONSHIPS IN HOLLYWOOD, NO EMOTION CONNECTION TO HER SO IT WON'T BE BROUGHT HOME AND THAT CAN SECURE HER SOME MONEY AND BIG OPPORTUNITIES. AGAIN AT THIS RATE SHE WILL BE IN A 2 BEDROOM AND BACK ON THE CHICKEN CIRCUIT............JENNY JONES!!!!

  • Phillybruh

    Well what's your education and if they ask me what my salary requirements are then that usually means they are willing to meet them.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    This example was for the working class folks since soooo many were in the comments stating that they can't relate to Mo'Nique's "rich people problems". I put the example on a more relatable level. It's a yes or no answer to the hypothetical question.

  • Phillybruh

    Then you should take the 70k out and private school and adjust to a working class amount which would be 35k but the job is only offering 25k.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL. And Paul Mooney last appeared in what blockbuster movie?

  • JENNYJONES1

    NETFLIXS THREW HER A BONE AND THEY FIGURED IF SHE FLOPPED OR TALKED ISH ABOUT THEM AFTER THE PROJECT LIKE SHE DID ERRYBODY ELSE THEN THEY HAVEN'T INVESTED OR LOST MUCH. AT THIS RATE THE BONES WILL GET SMALLER AND HER AND SYDNEY WILL HAVE ALLLLLLLLL THE TIME IN THE WORLD TO DUST OFF HER OLD AWARDS AND TALK ISH TO THEMSELVES.............JENNY JONES!!!!

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Why are you writing in all caps? Why are you so angry? lol Any who, most of your favorite Black comedians and entertainers are on the chitlin' circuit and have been there for YEARS. There's nothing wrong with the chitlin' circuit because it's paying more of their bills than Netflix would. If you believe her husband is the issue, that's your opinion. I don't.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    So basically you would take the job. That tells me all I need to know. Thanks for playing the game.

  • Phillybruh

    That's what you got from that. Iol

  • Vonn

    Lol

  • Post Nbn

    That's hypothetical and irrelevant, but to answer your question, if I "needed" 70k I would keep looking. Like Wanda Sykes said, she found another home after Netflix offered her less than 500k. Maybe Mo'Nique should take her show elsewhere.

  • ATNAHS

    Receipts please. Where did you hear or see that Netflix was willing or had offered Mo up to 3 million?

  • Bonita

    Is kim Wayans known for stand-up? I've never seen her routine if she has done any.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    You see this picture here, that's greatness....don't you ever come for a legend. Blockbuster films lately or not. You're out your rabid ass mind. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d902a8b7919d94798753d7b7e31f4383741709bb29a91ae688a3a1ba345a5bd8.jpg

  • JENNYJONES1

    MONIQUE ISN'T ON SALARY!!!! SHE AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR ON STRAIGHT COMMISSION, THAT'S SELF DESTRUCTING AND KILLING HER OWN CAREER AND VALUE IN THE MARKET PLACE. THERE ARE RULES TO EVERY GAME AND MONIQUE IS BREAKING THEM ALL BUT STILL WANTS SOMEONE ELSE'S CHECKS THAT SHE'S TALKING ISH ABOUT. IT DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY. SHE'S MAKING HERSELF TOXIC IN THE INDUSTRY........JENNY JONES!!!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Who has an Oscar between the two?
    I'll wait.

  • You Could Never

    And that is your right. To not think her husband is the issue. But a lot of folks here do think he is. And that is our right. You are the one who came in here kicking the door down on the ones who indeed hold that opinion.

  • BadAss Will

    You know Monique is just irritating. Maybe if it was Wanda leading the boycott people would take it more serious. Plus list all Amy Achievement, it's impressive for the short time she been famous. I still don't think she is that funny tho.

  • Mec-One

    If Netflix really solicited her like you claim, it's unlikely they would come with just a single offer of 500k take it or leave it ...... them negotiations probably broke down before they had a chance to heat up ......

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    So you'd take less as an independent contractor. That's fine but just say what it is and speak for yourself. And she's toxic for what industry? The same industry currently going through a "Me Too" movement lmao And she's breaking what rules? The same industry that has no rules for white people and they just go about touching on any woman, man or child....get a grip.

  • You Could Never

    I already said below its her right to say no. Just like its THEIR right to offer her whatever it is they feel like. They dont have to offer her anything. She has to accept nothing. You cant DEMAND they offer you what YOU want to be paid.

  • Post Nbn

    HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, BET, VH-1, Comedy Central, ........why does it have to be Netflix, why can't Mo'Nique keep looking until somebody agrees to pay her whatever she thinks she's worth?

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    How do you know Mo'Nique isn't looking elsewhere and this was just to out Netflix? Are you Mo'Nique's attorney?

  • Quitedeliteful

    Lee Daniels told her straight up that she was blackballed by the Hollywood elite and you are right -- there are plenty of Blacks in Hollywood that could have helped a drowning Monique but remember she told three of the most powerful in the business to 'suck her dick'... So unless she's going to do a whole lot of bowing and scraping (which we know she is not) that door seems to be permanently closed to her.
    Black folks didn't just start rocking with Dave Chappelle. He has been around since the 90s. I remember him in the Nutty Professor and don't forget he had his televised comedy show in the early 2000s plus this isn't his first Netflix special. Black folks have been fans of Chappelle and Chris Rock for a while now...
    By 'leveraging power' I mean that if Netflix doesn't offer her the money she thinks she deserves then she must be able to say I'll take my talents elsewhere and get the money I deserve. She is not in a position to do that. Netflix doesn't care if she takes the money or not because they are in charge and they know they will be able to get someone who will.
    You are absolutely right that a mediocre white woman will be able to get her paper and have a good career regardless of her talent but the playing field is different for many Black women entertainers in Hollywood and Mo'Nique has got to learn how to maneuver in their world. Hollywood was designed by them for them. In this instance I feel Mo'Nique has two choices. Take the money even though she feels grossly underpaid and plan for the next power move or her and hubby leave the mainstream entertainment business and begin building their own Netflix type brand where they are in absolute control.
    Is she being shat upon? Absolutely!! Still she must learn to play the game of chess and not checkers in dealing with these whyte folk who run the entertainment business and right now she is not handling it in a smart way -- not if she ever really wants to be relevant in Hollywood again.

  • ATNAHS

    Since when is standing up for yourself and speaking up, the wrong way to handle it? You cant seriously be promoting that black women continue to sit back and get underpaid, though they are more decorated and qualified than their white female peers. While white woman all over Hollywood at this moment are backing each other up and fighting for equal pay to their white male peers.

  • Phillybruh

    If she was looking elsewhere her mouth would be shut. So it would endanger that deal.

  • Post Nbn

    Well....she seems to be obsessed with Nexflix, she's all over social media with her beef....she should just keep it moving.

  • cherrypie

    Kidd - Monique and her husband are their own worst enemy. Her Oscar would actually mean more and hold more value if she went about it differently since she WON an Oscar. You can defend her behavior all you want but if she doesnt change we will have this same conversation 10 -15 yrs from now. Also, maybe if she wasnt yelling on stage for T. Perry, Oprah, and Lee Daniels to suck her D*ICK then maybe just maybe she would have a bit more support and be presented with more roles. Everyone needs to humble themselves every once in a while. There's nothing wrong with that.

  • cherrypie

    Yeah tell that to Mary J. Blige and Jill Scott. See if they agree with that. Your husband is supposed to be your biggest supporter but he is NOT supposed to hinder your growth based on the big head.

  • hottlanta

    Profit sharing, stock options the whole 9 yards.

  • You Could Never

    She said she is looking elsewhere. Like Wanda suggested. But I doubt she will get it now. You think Epix or Hulu wants to be bothered with this shit? With being bullied into paying her more than they feel they should...or more than they can afford...just so she wont bad mouth them? Why bother? Why lose money?

  • Trace da Ace

    lol @ chitlin circuit....damn i have not heard that in a long time....

  • cherrypie

    I've never been a big fan of Monique tbh. She just was not funny to me. I remember wayyy back in the day all her comedy was making fun of skinny bi&ches. I agree with you. You take the money, kill that sh*t and come back and renegotiate for more money. If she is really as good as she believes she is then it should not be hard.

  • ATNAHS

    Remember your stance when you get low balled for a position that you are more than qualified for, whilst your white peer was offered 5x as much. "Take it and prove yourself", you say. Well let's hope after a year of service masta will finally pays you what you are worth. ???

  • hottlanta

    Playa move.

  • hottlanta

    500,000 ain't no money after taxes and expenses.

  • mona q

    Yeah, I know it is in many employee handbooks. Still illegal for most companies. They can be an at will state BUT if they give the specific reason was because of that, it is illegal. Many people have won settlements/back pay and gotten their jobs back because of the National Labor Relations Act and Pay Check Fairness Act. There are some exceptions like I said but being an at will state is not one of them.

    https://nwlc.org/resources/how-the-paycheck-fairness-act-will-strengthen-the-equal-pay-act/

    "Companies covered by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) cannot limit employees’ concerted activities for the purpose of “collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection” according to Section 7 of the NLRA. Although the phrase concerted activities may seem broad or unclear, the NLRB has made very clear interpretations over the years, resoundingly on the side of employees’ rights to discuss salary and wages."

    Exceptions:
    An employee whose job function involves access to company wage and payroll information may not disclose employee pay information to other employees unless directed to by the employer or an investigating agency.
    Employers not covered by the NLRA or the Federal contractor executive order include municipal governments and religious schools. Workers in those institutions are subject to the policies of their respective employers and may be unable to discuss pay levels.

  • Phillybruh

    That's his deal making hat!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Lady. How old are you?
    It's nice that he's a legend but entertainment is like every other field--what have you done lately?

  • bemetoo

    in her own league?? um try again whoopi has an oscar.. and if you would actually read i said her accolades came from playing a broke fat and miserable .. nothing comedic about that.... reading is fundamental

  • ATNAHS

    And in your opinion, what's the bigger picture? In my opinion, she is looking at the bigger picture; she's speaking up so that black women in this country are paid equally to, and/or comparably to their white female peers. I don't care what line of profession you are in, black women deserve to be compensated fairly.

  • Tink Tink

    I agree with your latter statement about low balling black talent across industries, however, I don't necessarily think race/sexism was a factor with her. Her primary audience is black, and all they (Netflix) see is that she has upset a lot of black folks in the Entertainment Industry, and they could possibly think that it could carry over to the fans. I am side eyeing them (Netflix), because I do believe Wanda Sykes could have brought in bank with them, because she can pull in a very broad audience, and she stays grinding, but like she said, she knew her worth and went to Epix and brokered a better deal.

  • Liah

    Ok Ive had enough...If Monique dont sit her ass down somewhere...Listen...Trust me Netflix has done there homework on bottom line # s ....Obviously SHE CANT PRODUCE...Like for real Who was really going to watch It??

    I will WAIT!...I havent seen her ass marching/standing for shit FOR THE COMMUNITY ...Nada!!

    SIT DOWN CHICK!!!..DAMN!

  • ATNAHS

    The most entertaining role in that movie was Mo.

  • Liah

    Irritating as SHIT!!!...Im TIRED of her ass!!

  • Mister Fantastic

    The hell it isn't. What in economic upper plane are you living in?
    She is fortunate to get that based on her difficult to work with work history...

  • ATNAHS

    Where did you see or hear Netflix was willing to pay $3 million? Receipt please....

  • Tink Tink

    Some of these folks in here need a Xanax :eyeroll:

    O/T: Is there a way to get to the old emoticons we used before Sandra joined Disqus?

  • rachel

    Monique's husband is getting rather impatient for that BIG pay day...

  • bemetoo

    she just so full of herself... she is funny but the precious wave had her thinking 20mil per picture and it didnt happen now shes being lowballed again and instead of taking her talents elsewhere she want fans to boycott? ok yea netflix lowballed you so why not shop around and see what other ofeers you can get

  • bemetoo

    whoopi has an oscar jamie foxx has an oscar

  • Post Nbn

    Mo'Nique is going to be in my city doing a play at a local community college. She ain't selling out arenas anytime soon.

  • BadAss Will

    He'll nah that ain't shit. Want was offered half that. I didn't say she should take it, people just don't take Monique serious no more. At the end of the day she deserves way more than what she was offered.

  • ATNAHS

    Wait her turn? Are you serious!? Well you just keep on waiting your turn too at your job, while the white folks around you with less qualifications get paid SIGNIFICANTLY more than you.

  • Liah

    Same here....

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    ???

  • Liah

    Yes thats my girl!

  • Phillybruh

    He can't leave without it!

  • Allisha Jackson

    Sorry, the Bish just ain't funny...Sorry not sorry.

  • ATNAHS

    Exactly. I even watched her Netflix standup to see if I had misjudged. I didn't laugh once. I was shocked she got paid what she did...but then I said to myself, when your white you can be medicore and get awarded ans rewarded.

  • Liah

    Right a couple of years ago I remember he showed his ass a few times when brokering deals that is why alot of people wont work with Monique

  • BadAss Will

    ???

  • Post Nbn

    She should keep her expenses at a minimum. Take whatever she has after taxes and add it to what she's already got.

  • BadAss Will

    ?????

  • DROP YOUR HUSBAND!

    MESSAGE TO MONIQUE: You have a foul mouth and you are not funny, and your husband (manager) is putting stuff in your head, is he a gold digger, does he have a job. YOU are not on the same level as Chris Rock, 'Katt Williams and Chappelle. NETFLIX gave you $500K and I think that is 400K to much.

    MESSAGE TO WANDA SIKES: You are not funny either, youi are the JOKE! NETFLIX gave you less than Monique.

    MESSAGE TO AMY SHUMER: You are not funny either, but you are white and been in some movies so they let you slide with Netflix giving you 2million.

    Monique drop your leaching husband and get another manager, you have not been on the scene in 4+ years.............girl bye!

  • ATNAHS

    Receipts please. Where did you see or hear this?

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Vonn

    It wasn't entertaining to me. But like most things, entertainment is subjective.

  • A J

    I'll be darn if folk gonna to bully me into HOW & WHO to spend my money on OR hire. Folk got Sense of Entitlement Complex.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Mo'Nique is her own worst enemy. Has she every come out in support of anyone but herself?

  • mona q

    Yep. They do. I agree but she is not going to accomplish that here in this forum and Mo'Nique speaking up and asking people to boycott is damn sure NOT going to effect any change in making sure black women in this country are paid equally. Period. It's not going to happen. The bigger picture is to use that same energy she's using to CREATE situations where SHE can do HER part to pay black women equally. The bigger picture is to not ask for a boycott of a major company that can offer you other opportunities in the future. The bigger picture is to ring the alarm but ring it by killing the comedy show with talent, then putting them on blast when the ratings are up. When they go back to offer her more projects or a new contract, she gets what she is due. Mo'Nique speaking up over this won't change ANYTHING for me as a paralegal...it won't. It won't even help in her field or the entertainment field all together....that's just my opinion.

  • You Could Never

    Freddie Gray and that is only bc she is from Baltimore. I been looked.

  • ATNAHS

    Exactly....where is white female Hollywood? They never standup to defend black women, yet we stupidly defend and fighting for their causes.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    Exactly.

  • You Could Never

    Umm Jada can kiss my ass too? She is in support of Mo bc they part of the same place. they part of the same time. (Baltimore) Jada rides only for those she has some kind of connection with. Just like she wanted everyone to boycott the Oscars bc WILL wasnt winning. The Oscars had BEEN so damn white. The pay disparity aint appear the other day. Jada can kick rocks too and stfu as well.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Amy Schumer is related to Chuck Schumer, the slovenly New York Senator who shut down the government on Friday. ?

  • gregwlsn

    I'm talking House of Blues, not the Superdome hahaha

  • KcoolMuziq

    Yes she has! She supported Gabrielle Sidibe. Gave her personal glam team and helped get her FIRST CLASS tickets to fly and campaign for 'Precious".

  • ATNAHS

    You are absolutely right. And that is why Netflix hasn't released a statement to defend themselves, or explain their rational cause we as black people do the best job at tearing each other down! And spending our hard earn money on services and products that don't give a damn about us.

  • You Could Never

    But yet didnt show up to press junkets for the movies herself. And cited cost as one of the reasons on why she did not. Are you reading what you type? Your opinion is just that. But umm ok

  • Post Nbn

    Chitlin circuit!

  • mona q

    I really like what you did there but I say:

    I would counteroffer that they pay me 60k and negotiate with them that once I prove to them that I am worth every cent - and more, in a year, they bump me up to 70k. (I've actually done this by the way).

    In Mo'Nique's case, depending on if it was a multi-show deal (and let's face it, we don't know what the contract said), she could have very well negotiated that depending on ratings, she would get more. Being that I read somewhere that they were willing to go up to 3 million, I think she should have gotten them up to that 3 million. Took that 3 million to the bank, done the comedy show and THEN rang the alarm....

  • A J

    Jada & Will can start their on streaming service.

  • ATNAHS

    Exactly! Then once they take out the tax, and then tax that income again come the end of year, her actual will be about 200k. She deserves more.

  • mona q

    Thank you! THAT is what I meant by looking at the bigger picture...she can't bully anyone into doing anything...all she can do is cause people not to want to deal with her...it's unfortunate but it is true...she could have handled it differently. I'm just saying.

  • KcoolMuziq

    She did show up for press junkets in the U.S. not overseas!. Obviously U don't know what your talking about.

  • Vonn

    LMAO

  • hottlanta

    When Liz Taylor was difficult to work with she became a LEGEND. When Monique becomes difficult to work with she became a PROBLEM.

  • ATNAHS

    They all may not be making the same exact salary, but they should all be making comparable salaries, and that's the point.

  • mona q

    I know right...work from home days, commuting costs, clothing allowance...trust me. There is so much more to negotiate! lol

  • mona q

    And most people don't know that. They don't realize they can negotiate a higher salary based on how much the benefits cost.

  • mona q

    I know you don't think she would be making more than Viola...

  • Phillybruh

    If Liz were alive now her me too stories would set Hollywood on Fire.

  • KcoolMuziq

    "The Oscars had BEEN so damn white"

    U right about that until Jada helped bring notoriety. Which brought a swift change.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Especially after Sidney takes his manager's fee and husband fee and some money so he can keep his side pieces comfortable.

    It's a shame that Monique isn't paying attention to what is happening with Mary J and Jill Scott or maybe she doesn't want to see it.

    I think people who have been molested have trouble judging correctly and make bad decisions especially when it comes to relationships.

  • mona q

    It's Jenny Jones...ALWAYS in caps. SMDH.

  • mona q

    I'm so glad she has a supportive husband. I just question his negotiating skills as a manager. This isn't the first time they have complained that she isn't getting what she should be getting paid. I just imagine that he gets hostile and defensive before any REAL negotiating can even take place. I remember seeing a video of them speaking about it a few years back and the tone he said he took was not professional...I'm just saying...there is a way to do it.

  • You Could Never

    "Mo’Nique continued, explaining to Lemon that she got paid just $50,000 for her role in “Precious,” and so she hoped that they would’ve received some financial assistance to cover her travel and promote the movie"

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Why is she out here saying she wanted to rec'v finance assistance to promote then? Also she said she refused to go to the parties and some of the other press items that these folks are strongly recomm'd to go to are they not? But she gonna send Gabby? Like...okay

  • ATNAHS

    Since when does the age of an award matter? That doesn't take away from the fact that it was awarded to her.

    I guess all of our dusty degrees and diploma could use some Pledge before we dare demand comparable pay at our choosen profession.

  • You Could Never

    But to hear that poster tell it we are all at dead end jobs stuck making $13 an hour

  • mona q

    And Mo'Nique ringing the alarm in THIS MANNER..isn't going to change any of it. There is a more productive way to do it. This "ain't" it.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You're comparing Liz Taylor to Monique?

    Uh ok

  • hottlanta

    She is never criticized for not being able to keep a man after 8 marriages but Halle get put through hell over her 3 marriages. Even after 8 marriages they will not call her a whore they will call her ME Too stories credible.

  • mona q

    I would not have watched Empire if Mo'Nique was Cookie...and I love Empire.

  • mona q

    AND she is HOT right now...Mo'Nique...not so much.

  • Vonn

    Legends die poor/broke because they have not managed their money well.

  • mona q

    I watched her special and I just squirmed the whole time...it was uncomfortable for me....but not funny...well, some of it was.

  • hottlanta

    Naw I am comparing how a difficult labels and people are treated.

  • mona q

    Exactly...she didn't get the Oscar for being a comedienne. She got it for Precious..the opposite of that...sooo....to think that you should get millions for a comedy special because you are one of a few comediennes with an Oscar is not a good argument.

  • free

    i thought about wanda too. that might be a better comparison to amy. kevin hart ain't funny either but white folk love that shyt.

  • ATNAHS

    And yet, out of her entire career, Lee Daniels, I believe is the only one who said she was difficult to work with.

    1) No one from her comdey tours have spoken of her being difficult 2) No one from the cast of The Parker's have spoken of her being difficult 3) No one from her late night talk show spoke if her being difficult 4) No one form the BET awards shows she has hoat d spoke if her being difficult 5) No one from all the movies she has been casted in throughout the years have spoken of her being difficult.

  • You Could Never

    Liz was out here getting wealthier each marriage with the exception with that one marriage towards the end...where she married the damn help. there are a few women of color who have done the same. And for those I give them a hats off (Diana and Kimora).

    Halle Berry out here PAYING child support. That is not how that works hun.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    My point was that Liz was tolerated because she had talent.

    There are at least six black actresses who are more talented than Monique.

    Edit: and there are probably as many black comics who are funnier than Monique.

  • hottlanta

    You know Daniels is bytch because he acts like one in the interview.

  • free

    i don't think halle would be making nearly as much as viola and octavia. however, it would at least be a valid discussion.

  • Phillybruh

    I thought that's why Countess left the Parkers.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Except Viola and Octavia are serious actresses.

    Halle has always been a pretty face with subpar acting skills.

  • SHUT UP JADA!

    Jada go raise those ugly ass kids of your and stay out of this situation, MONIQUE needs a new manager, she needs some new
    material, she needs a new husband, and she is not funny.

    YOU always in shit STFU Jada!

    If you want to say something tell us why you are married to your best friends ex husband.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ba wa wa wa!!!

  • KcoolMuziq

    Mo'Nique fulfilled what she was obligated to do in the U.S. The reason she didn't go extra is because she had a family and kids to support.

    Gabrielle Sidibe did not have a glam team or any support to help her promote "Precious" So Mo'Nique "arranged" for her to get it. It wasn't out of her pocket. Tyler Perry funded it.

  • Monique B

    Of course she is, and her uncle is Smuck Schumer, The Senate Miniority Democrats Leader. So yes she is very PRIVILEGE

  • MONIQUES SUPPORTS HERSELF!

    MONIQUE and her husband are self serviing bitches..........and who are you, her husband.

  • Mark mcharm

    Are you really comparing elizabeth taylors resume to monique????? come on now .

  • Phillybruh

    Maybe Mo'Nique should have went. Cuz Gabby stay working.

  • hottlanta

    Regardless of what she has been married 8 times and folks don't hang it over her head as a sign of failure regardless of whether she got wealthy or not. With one of her husbands, she sold her large diamond so he could have money for him to run for office. She might have not paid child support but she came outta her pocket with something.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    Mo'Niqe is a legend.... People forget about that year she hosted the BET Awards and did that Beyonce Skit... She killed it.

  • Mark mcharm

    countess vaughn i think had issues with her as well.

  • hottlanta

    I would have loved to been a fly on the wall looking at the neck and eye rolls.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Lol

  • Mark mcharm

    Legends are mj and prince

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    Comedy legends boo, Keep up.

  • Mark mcharm

    red foxx and bernie mac stop the nonsense

  • hottlanta

    I am comparing white women to black women when we are labeled difficult. It is the same way in the workplace. Difficult white woman is labeled "aggressive" whereas a black woman could come to work sit at her desk mind her own business and be labeled difficult because she is crossing her arms. Even if you don't say anything they try to read your body language. One of my friends had me rolling when she said her manager called her in the office and told her, she doesn't smile enough throughout the workday. I guess she was looking for a happy slave.

  • hottlanta

    Get out. She is a best friend she got rid of the lazy guy for her. I will be sending Monique a thank you basket.

  • Renee26

    I have said nor implied anything of the sort...she is handling it wrongly by going to SOCIAL MEDIA and posting videos online calling people out all too often with her hubby egging her own. Matters like that need to be handled behind closed doors. If they don't recognize her worth then the proper thing to do is to keep it moving and go on to the next.... IJS would you email every employer that denied you a job or post a nasty rant on social media whenever you were offered a job and they didn't agree to your requested pay scale?? The answer is more than likely no.

  • Tink Tink

    Ain't nothing like a positive season after a poisonous relationship

  • sunni_daze

    I don't care nothing about her, she dry af and corny . And just because she on stage doesn't mean she deserves it or good at her job. The question is who did she suck off for this come up.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    stop hating on females lol

  • free

    but halle's resume though.... which is why i bring it up. it includes an oscar and numerous films and is more extensive than the viola and octavia. she is throwback, as well.

  • You Could Never

    And he won. And she was the wife of a Senator which brung her into a whole different arena. Old Washington politics and even older American money. So...She benefited too. Maybe not money but with status. At the TIME. She sold a diamond from a previous marriage to put her current husband on. I can dig it. To each *shrug*

    *I personally dont see ANY divorce as a sign of failure. Thats just me tho.

  • Reina1718

    But she went looking for them ?????

  • Reina1718

    Even her old jokes

  • ATNAHS

    In my opinion, she has already accomplished a lot by speaking up. 1) She has started a much needed dialog regarding the subject amongst the black community (no matter side your on 2) She has shun the light on the hypocrisy of the #Timesup #Metoo movement, that the white feminist movement in Hollywood is not fighting for black woman, they are only fighting to level themselves up to white men, and that black women will continue to be left behind even though we stand and fight battles with them side by side 3) By speaking up, she has encouraged more black women of color to speak up regarding their experiences and current sistuations in white collar corporate America and in blue collar America for equal and comparable pay to their white colleagues.

    And remember, the one who holds the power will always try to make an example of the one who speaks up, to intimidate and discourage others from following their lead. By not offering her future work, Hollywood is saying "this is what we do to n***as who dare speak up". The same way they are doing Colin Kaepernick in the NFL.

    I commend her and EVERY black man and woman, past and present, who have made personal sacrifices to stand up for themselves and for the fair treatment of black people. That includes fair treatment...fair pay.. fair housing.. fair education.. fair judical treatment.. fair hiring..fair healthcare..fair policing....and the list goes on and on. Black people have always had to speak up and fight to just be treated farily. Comparably. We know the consequences as a black person when you speak up: your career, your reputation and even your life at times is on the line.

    So today, as we write, you may not think her actions will make a difference at your current job, and maybe it wont. Buy maybe it will make a difference tomorrow for the other black paralegals coming up behind you.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Exactly!!!!!!!

  • ?Royalty?

    Not giving up my Netflix. ?

    Her and Any Schumer just aren't funny. Period. ?

  • Mark mcharm

    lmao i'm not but she is not funny and she wants the only network that employs a lot black people she wsnts us to stop watching.

  • hottlanta

    Mom's Mabley was one of the best black female comics ever.

  • Reina1718

    Eddie murphy the list goes on... just bcuz she been out since the 90's dont mean she a legend

  • Reina1718

    Lol

  • Miany

    Say what you will about Monique but I'm pretty sure she ain't lying about the disparity...in this society disparity is always in favor of the yts. One reason could be because black folk BELIEVE they deserve less...fugg what u thought ..naan of these comedians are funny imo but Amy ain't got shi on Mo.

  • Reina1718

    MAybe issues now that she married

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    At this point, you are guessing Sydney's demeanor during negotiations. And part of the reason that you think he's hostile and defensive is because he's a Black man. We don't know what he does in there. All the interviews I have seen, it's been mostly Mo'Nique speaking and him shaking his head in agreement.

  • ATNAHS

    Honestly, I would have loved to alerted the press, release a statement on social, and all platforms sharing countless stories of covert discrimination at work, in the form of lower pay, internal positions that suddenly filled when I inquire but still posted as open, and the witnessing of other black colleagues being covertly discriminated against. But I wasn't in the financial position to speak up. I knew the personal sacrifice I would have to make in regards to my future and reputation--and haven't been willing to make that personal sacrifice YET. But I'll be damn if I mock and belittle a black woman who is fearless enough to standup for herself!

  • Nita

    I hope she gets what shes asking for but im sorry im gonna keep netflix

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Finally someone with some sense. I like your answer. I believe Mo'Nique did get them up to a couple of million. I then heard she went in for the kill and wanted what Amy got and that's when it got nasty and she tried to solicit public sympathy.

  • Reina1718

    We are the 1st to tslk about failed marriages while white ppl divorce like nothing & keep it moving. We criticize women for leaving & re marrying. White ppl dont care if u divorce in facr they are the 1st to say oh no im out & give me my money

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Two Black female comedians makes them "in their own league". A league means that there is more than one person in it lol

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Don't worry about my age. That's not the discussion. I don't care what you're doing lately if I can barely tolerate or watch it.

  • hottlanta

    I am so glad this time she didn't call him "DADDY. I heard about it, didn't believe it, saw it and wanted to throw up.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I think Epix and Hulu want money like every other corporation. And if she can bring it, they don't care if she hollers to the top of her lungs.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    She's been on social media 3 days lol Y'all will forget about it next week this time.

  • SpillyNillie

    You will need to ask the original poster. I was responding to their post.

  • ATNAHS

    No matter how nice you are, or how nasty you are, EVERYONE is not going to like you or sing your praises.

    You could go around kissing everyone ass being the sweetest person in the world at work, and someone will find fault in you. You can be the most aggorant a$$ in the office, and some will come to your defense and say "(s)he is not that bad".

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Came to the table with nothing leaving with nothing she could have shopped around and went back to Netflix and said so and so is offering this can you match that or I’m willing to do it for y’all for this amount. Wanda said she got offered less and she just went elsewhere ?????Like you said

  • hottlanta

    You ain't neva lied. I be looking at my ID Channel with a notepad trying to keep a marriage score. Then in the end they getting divorce on to another one and the body ain't even cold. They even bring the new mate to the funeral. I be like DAYUMMM!!!!!

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Let me school you a little bit because you are green behind the ears. "Girls Trip" was a low budget film. They gave Will Packer $20 million to create the film (that includes staff and actor salaries). Although Will Packer was time tested and had proven that he could produce box office hits. They didn't care about his resume so he took what he could get.

    With that said, for a movie with a budget that low, Tiffany Haddish probably got paid in Happy Meal toys. She can't go from Happy Meal toys to a $20 million Netflix deal. That's not how this works, that's not how any of this works. The fact that she's new and not tried and true is even more reason to lowball her. You guys put too much weight on "what's hot". Dave Chappelle was cold but they still gave him the deal.

  • hottlanta

    Liz didn't need to become a Senator wife for status. Her coins outweighed a Senator's salary. Her name Liz was know worldwide. He is the one that achieved status by being with her. No one knew who was until he got with her.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Every manager is different. I can't speak on Mary J. Blige's situation but what I did witness was her doing chicken commercials for money. Mo'Nique hasn't gotten to that point which is admirable. Btw, Jill Scott's husband was not her manager lol

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Ain't nobody telling Angelina Jolie to humble herself or any other white woman but we stay telling Black women to do it. Nope. Not anymore.

  • bemetoo

    deflecting i see.. answer this what has mo done since precious ??

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Lee Daniels is upset because Mo wouldn't let him sleep with her husband for the role. And Oprah is too busy giving herself roles to stay afloat....*sips tea*

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You don't think she leaves her big-headed children with a babysitter when Daddy wants to go out with Monique?

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I don't know what N* comedy is. But if you're referring to comedy that Black people can relate to that's not whitewashed like Dave Chappelle's weirdo comedy then it's not going anywhere.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I think that was sarcasm lol

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Every time y'all Black folks bring up Lee Daniels, I get itchy. Lee don't care about y'all. Was it not Lee who claimed that white people needed shows on TV because they are feeling alienated and racism too? lmao F**k Lee Daniels. Stop using him in examples because he has many many internal issues. I know there's some men that have some "Me Too" stories about Lee. Where they at? lol

  • ATNAHS

    Just curious, as to your reasoning of why you are not giving up Netflix. Is it is because you don't think Monique deserves even 1/4 of what Amy Schumer was offered? Do you think the programming on Netflix is so great you can't live without it? Do you feel this matter doesn't impact your day to day? Is there some other reason? Not judging, just curious.

  • Mirella

    Katt Williams!!

  • ATNAHS

    Not judging, just curious as to your reasoning of why you are not giving up Netflix. Is it is because you don't think Monique deserves even 1/4 of what Amy Schumer was offered? Do you think the programming on Netflix is so great you can't live without it? Do you feel this matter doesn't impact your day to day? Is there some other reason?

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    As for Dave Chappelle, please check his resume. He is more known for Half Baked than Nutty Professor and his role on Nutty Professor was minimal. No one knew that was him until like 10 years ago when people started saying "remember that comic guy who was making fun of Mr. Klump? That was Dave Chappelle" lol I am not taking away from Dave Chappelle being good at creating memorable skits but he was not Bernie Mac status within the Black community. Say what y'all want now. I was there.

  • HRH_DORIT

    Preach, I don't know why black people aren't supporting her in this movement, damn our people are fucked.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I agree with your Wanda Sykes assessment. As for Mo'Nique, a predominately Black audience should not be a reason to lowball. If I see majority Black people going to see Black Panther next month and it makes millions of dollars does that make the movie less successful?

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    And as talentless as Meghan Kelly is, you don't see one white person speaking out against her pay, role or salary. They don't stop their own even when their own doesn't deserve because they know how the game is played.

  • Mirella

    Yeah... Her management team sucks... That's not how you handle business. And woman, please retouch your roots You want to look like a boss when you go on a show. Standing in front of your trophies and talking about other people's earnings make you look stupid like Mathew Knowles. Your husband doesn't give you good advice. Just quietly look for another deal like Wanda did.

  • ATNAHS

    "The only network that employs a lot of black people"?? ????

    So we should pay full subscription price, for a service that employees a lot of black people, as you say, but doesn't pay them a comparabe salary their white peers.

    Some food for thought, if Netflix is underpaying potential on-air talent.....imagine what they are doing in their corporate offices.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Mo'Nique getting an Oscar for a serious role shows her RANGE and that she's talented and can do multiple things across various platforms. I know it's hard for you to follow logic.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I didn't kick the door down. I just didn't participate in "groupthink". I shared my opinion and left it at that. We can agree to disagree. The End.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I don't know how much y'all make but I can tell by these statements lol

  • hottlanta

    How many black people are the board room enjoying those executive perks and tax breaks. Netflix is gonna be just like Channel 69 in the ATL that used to be called WGN. They had a lot of black shows on there like Everybody Hate Chris/Girlfriends and a lot of black folks. Then they built us a base made money and abandon their black base. There is not one black show on Channel 69 now. We were looking at television and wondered what the hell happened. We will never learn. Then you will hate to say she was right.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Awwww, that's so cute. Y'all tried to come in here to school me about other forms of compensation.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Don't front in here like you can afford to vacation. People love to stunt online while struggling in real life. Let me stop and leave y'all alone.

  • ATNAHS

    In my opinion, it's not much diffrent than your average joe touting his/her resume pointing out their qualifications, expertise, and discussing the market rate for roles/jobs based on those talking points.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    What's wrong with her supporting someone from her hometown?

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Lee Daniels is mad because he couldn't have sex with Mo'Nique's husband....*sips tea*

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Countess Vaughn also had issues with Brandy. And Brandy has issues with Monica. And Monica has issues with Ciara. And Ciara had issues with Rihanna. And Rihanna had issues with Beyonce. And Beyonce has issues with Kim K. And so on and so forth. There's always going to be issues among people. Because one or two people don't like or mesh with each other, doesn't make them difficult.

  • klwbaby

    You can tell how much people earn by their statements on here?

  • ?Royalty?

    Stranger danger ??????
    No offense but Sandra has let to many crackhead guest and fake accounts in the gate. You're brand new and I don't trust you yet.
    Bye ?????

  • ?Royalty?

    I still watch the reruns ?

  • ATNAHS

    Exactly, when it comes to black women in the work place, if you don't coon up to them, we're labeled mean, angry, isolated.

    White woman with a shitty attitude is labeled "passionate".

    "They just care alot" is often the excuse that is given to excuse their behavior.

  • Reina1718

    Ohhhh child i looove me sum ID channel lol

  • Mrs. S. Kidd
  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    If that's what you believe then ok.

  • ATNAHS

    I'm not new, ive been lurking for years, just have never been passionate enough to chime in. Im far from a crackhead or fake account, but still no excuse for you not respond to a thought provoking question.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Mo'Nique blog posts and YouTube videos are getting the *most* comments and views compared to some stuff that's been posted for weeks. Many bloggers and YouTubers are making some coint this week. So strange for a lady that's been labeled as "irrelevant" and nobody is/was checking for her....according to y'all.

  • klwbaby

    Alright, Mo'Nique...

  • Applebootay

    Yeah, cause I'm not boycotting Netflix not for that anyway...sorry not sorry

  • ?Royalty?

    I never said you were a crackhead, I said my previous experience with fake account was why I'm hesitant to discuss my opinions with you.

    Thats your opinion about my refusal to answer your question and it's my perogative to not give a dayum about your opinion.

    I tried to be nice, but you shouldve taken the hint. #Blocked ?????

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    You're mad and upset that I am not tearing down another Black woman so you go to the immature "you must be that person" lol Get a life.

  • VM

    Say what!!!!

  • ATNAHS

    Ha! She ??lives up to the saying.... If you can't take the heat get h*ll out the kitchen. This chick bobbed and weaved and got the hell up outta here LOL

  • JustB

    Though she may have a point... she should move on and try to land another gig that will pay her what she wants...seems like her husband adds fuel to every fire and assist her in her scenes... the best revenge is to prove them wrong in other ways... Don't give them amo to call you angry and crazy

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Black people always talking about "building a Black Netflix"....with what money? Netflix is worth $100 billion. All the Black athletes, entertainers and Oprah aren't worth that much.

    And the Hollywood "game" you speak of has no rules. They do what they want and how they want. They only put rules on Black people.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I don't know about his 'Me Too' stories and I'm not a fan of Lee Daniels but Monique said herself that he hipped her to the fact that she was blackballed in Hollywood. A lot of people probably get itchy when it comes to L. Daniels. He's got his own agenda and is obviously pandering to the powers that be with such an ignorant statement. He could have helped Monique out but obviously decided not to. Monique thought she had a friend in Lee but not so much...

  • VM

    +1

  • klwbaby

    I just asked a question because I was curious as to how u seem to know how much people earn by their statements on here. U are the one who came back with that I said what I said BS. So u can go f*ck yourself.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Lee Daniels *used* Mo'Nique when he was broke and dropped her like a bad habit when he got put on. And asked favors of her husband so he can put her back on. He's a triflin person and the worst kind of human being.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Go f**k ya mama, she'll like it better.

  • cherrypie

    I see what you are saying however, I say Monique needs to humble herself instead of running all over Hollywood burning bridges and yelling for people to suck her dyck. You cannot do that and then wonder why no one wants to work with you. Even if she has an Oscar, she has a bad name in Hollywood. I know I could not do that in my corporate position and expect to still have a job or be promoted. No one wants to work with someone who is perceived as someone who is difficult to work with. That's all that I'm trying to say. Plus I dont think she's funny but that is my opinion. Lots of people obviously thinks she is.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I don't think Mo'Nique is bitter or sad. Mad, yes. Mad at the double standard and lack of fairness in entertainment contracts.

    With that said, unless you work in entertainment, don't try to explain what the industry is about.

  • BadAss Will

    Right now Kevin and Amy are hot at the box office, Monique not. I'm no big fan of none of them. But let's admit black people really don't turn out for movies like white people. We need white people to turn out for our movies to be a success. That's why girls trip mad it big. I bet you Netflix will pay tiffany hadish millions because she's hot now.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    She said the suck her d**k comment during a stand-up comedy show lol Is that not the place for such raunchiness and jokes?

    And I understand that we (Black women) can't act a fool at a corporate job but Steve Jobs used to throw things at people and yell at them. And he's not the only abusive white male boss. There's many in high powered positions. We got too many double standards for behavior and pay. We have to watch our P's & Q's but these white boys can rape, harass, threaten, and damn near kill their subordinates.

  • klwbaby

    That was very mean Mrs. Kidd....I would say something about your mother but she had the unfortunate luck to have u as her child, so I believe she has suffered already so I won't make a mean comment about her.

  • Applebum

    That’s right, Monique, stand up for what’s right. I have never cared for Monique until I started watching her Oprah/Tyler Perry/Lee Daniels videos. She’s pretty intelligent, wise and very respectful. I admire anyone whos not afraid to call out b.s. And what really drove it home was her interview last month on a white radio station, she was dropping so much jewels, even the white people in the room couldn’t help but to agree with everything she was saying. That was one powerful interview. She’s not afraid to stand alone and I love it. Even the Sway interview she did the other day, will have you see her in a different light.

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    Almost Christmas (2016) was an ensemble cast case closed! They're saying you can't carry a movie on your own & do big numbers which is true

  • tintin

    Well my mama is 56 and she looka nothing like this. My grama is 83 and Mo looks closer to her

  • tintin

    Since when does raising kids make you look old. Angela Bassett is older and does not look like this

  • Tink Tink

    Oh no, I'm not saying that at all, we have GREAT buying power. I believe (just my personal thoughts) that after she came after TP, the dude over Empire, and Queen Oprah, they may be apprehensive, because they are unsure if she lost a lot of her fanbase due to her off the wall antics against three of the most powerful blacks in Hollywood.

  • Quitedeliteful

    When Netflix started they weren't worth $100 billion. They started small and grew. They wanted to compete with the video stores (I forget the name) that was popular at the time. It's not about building a Black Netflix it's about building our own businesses. We are taught to work for others. The rules are on women and black folks because we don't own the business. Their business, their game, their rules...

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Post a picture of both your mother and grandmother and we'll be the judge.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I see you can dish it but you can't take it....

  • Blaque Mahogany

    First of all, shut up. Secondly, I was being sarcastic.

  • klwbaby

    Take what some random person has to write about me or my mother... Girl u are a certified clown and your last name really fits u.

  • Mec-One

    Yo you wild lol

  • VoiceOfReasonAndLogic

    People do it all the time. Immigrants are doctors in their homeland and janitors here until they get their licenses together.

    She was already low on options and this burned one of her last few bridges. What does she think will happen? Netflix will come back with more now? Wanda negotiated a much better deal elsewhere(she's also producing a show on Comedy Central and maybe other stuff too) without alienating Netflix.

    She needed to think longterm and take this small check to get back to the big ones.

  • VoiceOfReasonAndLogic

    I think she's the sassy black friend white people dream of. Almost every bw I know(including myself)thinks she's too loud and extra but are truly happy for her success. I want her to win and get booked but I don't want to watch her myself lol.

  • Ebony Starr

    Speaking of Bernie Mac, he had to wait his turn for his own show while all of the other Kings of Comedies already had theirs. He eventually got his own show. In the meantime he continued to work at his craft, keep his name out there and he got the show plus movies.

  • You Could Never

    But you are tearing down a whole blog of black folks? Like...?

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    *YAWNS* I wasn't much but thanks for the info hun!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    LOLOLOLOLOL

  • You Could Never

    How much do I make? What do I do for a living?

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    We're not talking about immigrants. We're talking about American citizens with rights. Do not conflate the issue or subject.

    And no, Mo'Nique should not have to take the small pay. And how would you know what Mo'Nique's options are or were? Are you her agent?

  • Quitedeliteful

    I didn't know he used her but they seemed to be good friends before the Precious fiasco. It's sad that he didn't give her the guidance that she needed in order to play the game to stay on top...

  • bella28498 .

    she didn't go to them, they came to her first....wth are u talking about??

  • bella28498 .

    Netflix came to her......there is no conspiracy theory with this....netflix woke the sleeping dog

  • bella28498 .

    ni99a if most ppl special drop friday we are not watching to June stfu

  • mona q

    Um. No. I don’t think so and that’s awfully presumptive of you to ASSUME that because he’s a black man I think he’s hostile and defensive (and you said it like it was a fact too) lol. You do realize you’re talking to a black woman with a black husband and 3 black sons? I’m saying that I think he’s hostile and defensive based on FACTS and not emotion or some stereotypes. How he relayed a story that I SAW with my own eyes pertaining to negotiations that he was making on her behalf. He’s her manager for a reason so it’s safe to assume he’s negotiating even if I hadn’t heard him speaking on it. But uh yeah. You’re entitled to your opinion. Everyone has one. P. S. Interviews are not negotiations so it’s also safe to ASSUME she would speak on her own behalf during an interview because she’s the artist and he would shake his head and agree because it’s not his lane. Managers don’t typically speak on behalf of their clients during interviews. But they DO negotiate.

  • mona q

    Where is this interview? I’d like to look it up!

  • bella28498 .

    Dave did all of that because he didn't want to take one up the rear like everyone else in hollywood. please stop......another thing there is a big difference here, dave solicited netflix....netflix called her a legend and solicited her.

  • mona q

    Chile please. I’m starting to think you ARE Mo’Nique posting as someone else. Lee Daniels don’t want your husband girl. He made the right choice (besides the fact that Terrence Howard wouldn’t have done the show with anybody but Tiraji). If you think Oprah needs to stay afloat then I’m done talking to you because you’re indeed disillusioned. Oprah has many irons in the fire because that’s what bosses do. Oprah can write roles and create projects for herself (because she’s good enough and she enjoys it) and others.

  • mona q

    And Steve Harvey was hating on him. Once Steve stopped hating and started being positive and making boss moves, the sky opened up for him. Yeah.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Oh gosh, not the "you must be the person we're talking about" line because I disagree with you. Any who, keep thinking Oprah's a boss, Discovery might disagree with you. Toodles dear. I'm tired of this subject.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    K.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Mo'Nique was in the "game" wayyy before Lee Daniels. As stated earlier, he used her. She has a lot of gay male friends and he was one of them. He got on and then started being messy behind her back.

  • mona q

    Imagine if all these black actors with money started their own networks and projects to put an end to all of this!? I mean really put some money behind it. We could take over!

  • Omandesert

    I do believe her ultimate agenda is to move on and get paid. However how many times does she have to prove herself? Let's keep this real, if she were white, things would be different....IJS

  • mona q

    Wait. Were they best friends before Will? I don’t think so. I thought they are just friends and close because of the son. Let me find out Jafa out here being scandalous! ?

  • Ebony Starr

    Exactly!

  • Phillybruh

    Your bragging about making 15.00hr and can't do no better.

  • JustB

    Yes but she has to realize that when she goes on how she does... she shuts other doors before she gets to them... she need stop move on... just like if it were a 9 to 5...not everyone gets the job or pay they want...if you can't get it there move on or create your own lane...expecially since she wants to throw her past salaries out there... and stop letting her husband put that battery in her back...ijs

  • Phillybruh

    Not true I've watched Dave Chappelle special like 5x since it came out at the end of dec. Hell I watched Black Mirror the day it dropped. And my oldest son watches Stranger Things every weekend.

  • Phillybruh

    Tell that to Monique who unlike past winners and nominees haven't been able to monetize that Oscar attention. You seem to not know how it works Amy got hers because she was hot at the moment. Moniques moment is behind her!

  • KcoolMuziq

    Well look what Oprah and Tyler has already done?! How successful they are by bonding together. But the mainstream virtually ignores them. Even though I’ve voted for them they are NEVER nominated for anything.

  • Li

    Hmmm...Monique is wrong, I just checked imdb for Snatched.

    Box Office
    Budget:$42,000,000 (estimated)
    Opening Weekend USA: $19,542,248, 12 May 2017, Wide Release
    Gross USA: $45,825,314, 14 July 2017
    See more on IMDbPro »
    Maybe she's subtracting the $45 from the $42?

  • Li

    She's an angry black woman :)

  • bella28498 .

    and I still haven't seen it.......everybody not horny for netflix like you and your son.

  • mona q

    Bwhahaha. Not because you disagree but because you said something so outlandish. ? Oprah is a boss. PERIOD.

  • Phillybruh

    That's why they won't pay Monique because her audience don't have netflix..lol

  • facingrealit1

    Until Mo gets rid of that husband of hers (like Mary J did) nothing good is ever going to happen for her. Mo had the backing of 3 of the most powerful black people in Hollywood (Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey and Lee Daniels) and let her husband ruin all those relationships for his own self ego.

  • facingrealit1

    I would NEVER hire Mo! Sometimes you can be right in what you believe but very wrong in your presentation of that belief. Mo allow her husbands greed to ruin her career.

  • facingrealit1

    I would NEVER hire Mo! Sometimes you can be right in what you believe but very wrong in your presentation of that belief. Mo allow her husbands greed to ruin her career.

  • ZZZ

    I wouldn't pay money to see Mo'Nique or watch her on Netflix anyway but I am keeping my Netflix.

  • VoiceOfReasonAndLogic

    She herself has whined extensively about her lack of options.

    She's delusional. She said on Sway she's the most decorated comedian alive. o_O Idk what koolaid her husband's making her but she needs to wake up! She hasn't had the biggest comedy tours and She may have an Oscar but Whoopi has EGOT(Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) and a MUCH BETTER career so that was ridiculous.

    Poor thing...She is her own worst enemy...Herself and her effeminate husband.

  • Mec-One

    I'm not seeing where Netflix came looking for her .......

  • Quitedeliteful

    All friends ain't really friends and when she didn't do the overseas promotions for Precious he truly showed just how snarky not just him but Hollywood can be. They let her win that Golden Boy knowing she would expect for the Hollywood doors to swing wide open for her but those doors slammed in her face and Lee Daniels did nothing to help open those doors back up for her. I think it was payback for not promoting Precious overseas and Lee Daniels was complicit in that payback... I'm sure she expected that he would have her back. When he told her that 'she didn't know how to play the game' she should have known that he would leave her swinging in the wind...

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Huh? I said what? lol Can you read? lol

  • Hmmm~?

    This equal pay non-sense needs to stop. This is the equivalent of a frontline worker asking to be paid the same as someone in upper management. Why in gods name would I pay Mo’nique seven figures to do a stand up special nobody will watch. She’s lucky they even offered her as much as they did, because I personally would have given her substantially less.

  • alwayznillin

    That is exactly what she did. It cost $42M to make and it earned $45M, so essentially the movie only profited $3M. Whereas, Almost Christmas cost $17M to make and it grossed $42M, that is a $25M profit.

  • GIJoeJones

    I want to congratulate Sandra on locating and utilizing the single most unflattering image of Amy Schumer in existence. I will say that I find Amy funny. The intensity of her vulgarity alone surpasses most of her female colleagues by leaps and bounds.

  • Li

    and Amy is on Broadway now. She's a hard working young woman and a topline performer.

  • Li

    But Monique is not a headline star on Broadway and in movies like Amy. Denzel just made a movie, Roman Israel, that bombed royally but he still gets paid $20Million a movie.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    They offered her $3 million if she would audition but she let her pride get in the way.

  • deanya

    ??? white wash you mean regular topics that go pass being black ?. Also nigga comedy is what used to be played on bet at night And yeah that shit is dead lol black people to woke to be hearing about negative black stereotypes

  • deanya

    ??? wtf any of that gotta do with comedy?

  • deanya

    Lol she ain't on mine soooo

  • deanya

    ??? um nobody is checking for Monique sorry but it's true if she drop a solo movie without other big stars that shit would tank.

  • deanya

    They don't. This what you're missing and skipping around when Amy GOT HER SPECIAL SHE WAS EXTRA HOT JUST SOLD OUT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN TWICE AND HER MOVIE WAS A HIT . THAT'S WHY they paid that much now with Monique you gotta back back and her last movie didn't sell just because she was in. That movie was packed with black Movie Stars I mean Gabriel was hot when that movie dropped so if anything she made that movie sell .

  • deanya

    Old bet comedy. Str8 nigga shit and playing into the ghetto black stereotype. I don't get me wrong niggas still make comedy but it's less of a black stereotype and more of young people stereotype the things you see on fb.

  • deanya

    Old bet comedy. Str8 nigga shit and playing into the ghetto black stereotype. I don't get me wrong niggas still make comedy but it's less of a black stereotype and more of young people stereotype the things you see on fb. Monique is funny that's no debate but she's an older black woman who isn't as woke as a lot of up and coming black comedies. People don't wanna sit through an hr plus of old black stereotype jokes . Now maybe her style has changed but she gotta show that

  • deanya

    Lol huh we all know it was a Netflix deal I'm lost

  • deanya

    Tons of comedy legends get played when people aren't checking for them . Which why in comedy you gotta stay on the road so people will remember you

  • deanya

    If Monique was a white female comedy would yall be going this hard for her ? Same back story and everything but she was a white woman would yall be saying the same shit.cause her calling out Netflix isn't about black movement it's about her money that's it . And yall falling the race bait like stupid white people

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    If she had auditioned Netflix was willing to up the offer to as much as $3 million, but her pride got in the way.

    Monique: Do you know who I am?
    Netflix: a broke b!tch? Next

  • Nophace

    Would be different if she was poppin and had anything going on other than being mad that she has been "blackballed". If this was 10, maybe even 5yrs ago she probably would have gotten what she asked for. But u can't have nothing going on and go up there and be mad that you're not offered what others were offered when they're actually out there making moves.

  • Phillybruh

    Wanda is Funny and took her talents too Epix and got 2 million dollars and continues too make those white lesbians laugh all over the country. Why Netflix offered her that is insulting.

  • Karen Brady

    Lol

  • tintin

    wow second request to post pics!!!
    comments on the internet got ppl up arms nowadays.Change the channel if comments get your panties in a bunch.

  • tintin

    Sandra please tell your sensitive commenters to kick rocks if they can't take the heat in the kitchen.I don't know if menopause is hitting but you're commenters are becoming testy.

  • bella28498 .

    ummmm once again netflix approached her.

  • bella28498 .

    what movie was a hit and when was she extra hot???? please tell me what budget of the movie was and profit......

  • Reina1718

    Um no check again she came to them they offered 500,000 she said she deserve more they said ok 3mil if u audition & she said nah im out.

  • bemetoo

    No Netflix offer 500k for a comedy special ..she brought up her achievements (awards) as if it has something to to with comedy. So follow that logic...oh u can't

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    You can't depend on Black people for nothing, at least show respect for MONIQUE and what she's was trying to say, her point is valid, it just didn't come across the correct way, they low balled WANDA SYKES TOO.......if this was AMY white folk would be screaming and supporting her, we all know AMY isn't funny and she has a history of stealing jokes, but her white race would never make her feel bad and continue to bash her for stealing jokes, white folk truly support their own
    ( even the DUMB AS HELL ONES #trump).....funny how this past weekend WOMEN were protesting and marching for equality and equal pay, rights etc...and when a WOMAN SPEAKS UP she gets humiliated by the same marching women...that's why I don't participate in that BS FAKE MARCHING MESS!

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    why is she comparing box office numbers? compare standup gigs and then u got something! plus the movie she was in was star studded,danny glover,gabby union,omar epps,jb smoove, plus if u add in promotion and advertising that takes away from the so-callled profit

  • bella28498 .

    u are missing the point....they came to her low balled her and when she asked for more they said she had to tap dance and she said f u c k u

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Chillllle please. Your version of woke is more like being in a coma lol

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Don't get mad at us for stating the obvious. If your mother or grandmother look soooo much better and more youthful than Mo'Nique than post their pictures and let us be the judge. Don't holler foul and that our panties are in a bunch now lol

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    You're still on this topic? lol

  • tintin

    I don't post pics online as does no one so calm down. I have no reason to lie about my grandma and mama looking good for their age. Based on the little pic in your profile your body look good for being over 50.

    As I said in the Toni post, she's 50, Monique is 50, and both of them are black mothers. Enlighten me on your view that if you're a 50 year old black mother you look older than you age and this is called life??? since when??

    Anyways after going through your comments, you're the bitter broad on message boards so I digress. Have a good day.

  • Breitbart_Savior

    Youre right

  • bemetoo

    well you replied

  • deanya

    Sure why not . But in reality you just can't try help everybody out just cause they black

  • deanya

    ? two years ago Amy was extra hot if you don't know that then that's on you also Google is free

  • deanya

    Don't matter Netflix is literally giving out stand up showsome for everybody. Just check Netflix comedy section

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Idk how you got "bitter" from any of my posts but I understand that's the only adjective you know. Again, post their pics and the internet will be the judge since you're so confident in their looks.

    Mo'Nique and Toni Braxton are two different people with two different set of parents. It's called GENETICS...and a good surgeon.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    People come here for a release. Remember, we don't know what they are going through at home or at work.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Amy Schumer is one big bore. This is my favorite pic of her. Notice the 1 star.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e2af4ab724f85981e6e296141e59c8d1fac76a9e342fea9aca7e5c067b649aa4.png

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That's not me. That's Disqus. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That's not me. That's Disqus.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose
  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011
  • Dr.Rue

    Amy is almost 40 boo, nothing young about her...unless you're 87. and Amy comes from money, she's never had to work hard like Monique

  • Dr.Rue

    Profit is measured after you minus the costs. Amy's movie was a flop.

  • GIJoeJones

    That's funny Sandra. This is a promotional poster greenlit by the artist herself, so I suppose the joke is on everyone else. She is a master of self deprecating humor, so nobody is going to hurt her feelings I don't think. Now of course, I have to ask... what do you think of Dave Chappelle? I've noticed a lot of women don't find him quite as funny as most of the men do. I'm just trying to gauge your flavor of comedy.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    It's called Disqus. I see your comments no matter what blog/platform I am using. Even if it's dayssss, weeks or months old.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I can support who I want. And you can support who you want. That's how causes go.

  • Kendra Le

    Two words Mo' "Shonda Rhimes". Over $100 million, why? Cause she makes money. They know exactly how many viewers an Amy Schumer, David Chappelle, or Chris Rock product will generate. Amy Schumer might not have a movie that did well in the box office but when on Netflix produces a lot of viewers. The honest question is what has Mo done lately? I mean the only time I hear about her now is some beef she has not what she has done. Take Chappelle. He was away for years but everybody was replaying the hell out the Chappelle show and same for Rock. Viewers. How many people are playing the hell out of rerun of the Parkers? How many projects is she carrying on her own? What has she being doing all this time other than beefing? She let her feelings get in the way instead of thinking about her money. If she was sure about the product she would have took maybe a million up front and maybe additional money based on viewers on the backend. . There are many actors that had long periods of no work and their stock fell and they had to take less money to work. John Travolta, Jim Carey, to name a few and then they get a hit that puts them back on top. The reality is that Mo is not on top right now and she needs a hit to get that big money.

  • Kendra Le

    Yeah but HOW LONG ago was that? What has she done lately?

  • bella28498 .

    if you are hot everyone should know, u just told me to google her lmao, bye

  • Liah

    It was...She said Monique was difficult to work with.

  • bemetoo

    Oh ok...thanks..

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    So we only lookin at a resume for the last 12 months? lol... Experience doesn't manner hu? I'm glad you're not my hiring manager at my job.

  • butchie4ever

    um...Monique was only a co-star in Almost Christmas....She just played the Aunt and was not the main character...Gabrielle Union and Kimberly Elise were the main characters of Almost Christmas

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That is not her promotional poster. That is an altered version of the official movie poster with one star. She was very upset about this poster. I think Dave is funny sometimes. I like funny comedians such as Eddie Murpy.

  • GIJoeJones

    Cool. You definitely knew more about the poster than I did. My bad on that one. I actually thought that it would make a witty ad. But from what you're saying, she didn't see it that way.

  • alwayznillin

    But, Mo’Nique made the movie. If asked who played in the movie, it would take me a moment to recall Gabrielle Union or Kimberly Elise.

  • tony head

    A legend is someone who's compiled a lifetime of work and accomplishments. Just being successful does not make you a legend. Nor does it mean you're entitled to millions of dollars while having little lately.

  • tony head

    Well said. Moms Mabley is a TRUE legend.