Whoopi Goldberg and MoNique

Mo’Nique’s career isn’t dead in the water. The comedian and actress visited ABC’s The View on Thursday to explain why she called for a Netflix boycott. The 50-year-old actress accused Netflix of racial and gender bias after she was offered millions less than her comedic counterparts.

Mo’Nique deflected reports that she was allegedly “difficult” to work with. She blamed Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey and Lee Daniels for punishing her for not doing promo press for 2009’s Precious. She compared her experience to the #MeToo movement.

Whoopi quickly interrupted her, “I’m going to stop you because contractually, when you make a movie, regardless of who you sign the deal with, your job is to go and promote said movie,” she told Mo’Nique. “And we’ve had this conversation and I said if you had called me I could’ve schooled you on what was expected.”

Mo’Nique responded, “And we did have that conversation and what I said to you my sweet sister, I said, ‘Whoopi, at what point do we stop saying the next time?’” Whoopi asked, “What next time?

“If I had done something wrong contractually, they would’ve sued me,” she added. “The reason why no one could do anything to me contractually, because they found out I did nothing wrong contractually. So, when they asked me to come overseas to promote the film — when I said, ‘Guys, I’m spending time with my family, I’m going to pass.’ When I make the statement, ‘This is what happens when you don’t go to the room.’ What Tyler Perry showed me, Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate, when you don’t do what we ask you to do, we’ll take your livelihood. So for eight years, my family has suffered, my career has suffered because what I would not allow those entities to do was bully me.”

Mo'Nique makes an appearance at 'The View' in NYC

After her appearance on The View, Mo’Nique stopped to greet fans and the paparazzi outside the studio.

 

Photos by BACKGRID USA

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Nerp ! ?

  • Jennifer Wade

    My mother always told me U gotta know when to hold & when to fold. She could be using that energy, time, & money on lucrative business ventures

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Hollyweird is ran by a different hue, than Monique. There is a problem, especially for black actors, but that is why we have to create our own. I’m pulling for Monique, but it may be time to step back, and work on your craft. Sometimes they let you in the door, but more often, than not, that door is locked, so you have to build your own door.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    monique lacks authenticity. she reeks of, what the country folks call, nice-nasty. all that “baby” “honey” “sweet sister” is so phony. i don’t know what to tell her about the netflix thing other than to get stronger representation [her husband seems inexperienced, ineffective and inarticulate] with better negotiating skills.

  • Moon Lee

    I’m going to change my stance, and support the sister! All because of that damn Charlemagne tha Donkey interview! She has my support, not my cheap Nextflix subscription!

  • EbonyBreeze

    Sad that woman is only 50yrs old and got all that grey hair ??….geez stressing too much!!

  • CrunchyBlack1

    Shoulda never gave precious momma that oscar. She sounds like an ex-whore, that expects women to boycott good dudes….cause she thought one would always be waiting for her to finally choose them, when she hits 35+ and the “cool” dudes start to ghost her..

  • Keisha Hannah

    Thats the business you have to sell your soul to succeed. She choose not to but i dont think she get to complain about it now.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    she should have been doing what every other vet and up/coming comic has been doing. That is to stay relevant on social media. A good pr would know this, but hers obviously doesn’t.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    Mo gotta let that hurt go.

  • Cannelle

    I thought that was Kenny Rogers

    ;0)

  • sunni_daze

    I’m just here to hear what Whoopi has to say. Mo’nique deserves to paid, she’s funnier than Amy. But is she cross over

  • angrysolo

    how many more months muss we endure dis from her. it’s setting a bad example..
    we supposed to BEG? hail consider it a privilege that somebody called in the first place. if every blacktress groaned and called for boycotts of this and that cuz they weren’t offered top dolla there would be nuttin left to boycott.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Monique owes the IRS almost $600K.
    Methinks she should have taken that $500K from Netflix and paid the Tax Man.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    She really needs some serious therapy for the sexual abuse that she suffered because her default in life is the victim role.

  • angrysolo

    all.the.way. channel the shyt into creating your own space for “us”.
    think for us by us.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    *dead*

  • angrysolo

    bingo. she sittin up in anybody’s face who will have ha to moan and groan ‘bout “i deserve” if she don’t quit this pity party tour soon we won’t know her for anything else.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Instead of trashing Oprah and Tyler she should have followed in their footsteps and created her own production company and built her own studio, but she may not have enough money to do that now that her husband/manager has been dibbling and dabbling in her money.

  • Marlika

    Monique sister girl.. Let it go and Let GOD!! PLEASE!!???????

  • Just this one time

    You are right she has my support but she does not have my brothers Netflix subscription. I can boycott Amy Schumer for her.

  • guest

    I with Monique on this one. She may be difficult to work with but so what! She acts very well! And NETFLIX just signed a deal with Chris Rock for $40 millions! And I believe Tyler, Lee and O is on some BS!

  • CrunchyBlack1

    She prolly thinking that if she cant even get a mill from Netflix. she prolly gonna have a hard time getting investors to help back those ventures and that means outta pocket costs. In this climate, taking losses are gonna be magnified and more embarrassing.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Meanwhile the “bullies “ are living their best life! Mo’Nique should enter overseas and taken her family with her. Did the promo, spent time with her family , had a working vacay promotional tour?!?! Make it work while your hot. Now your just hot in mouth ….

  • Rachel

    Monique’s husband has butchered her career. The more she talks the less opportunities will come her way. Oprah need to school these women. Stop making bums your husbands and stop trying to give them careers that they have no experience in.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    Not even smart enough to realize this. Pay in the form room/board/ per-diem and flights.

  • You Could Never

    So, when they asked me to come overseas to promote the film — when I said, ‘Guys, I’m spending time with my family, I’m going to pass.’ When I make the statement, ‘This is what happens when you don’t go to the room.’ What Tyler Perry showed me, Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate, when you don’t do what we ask you to do, we’ll take your livelihood. So for eight years, my family has suffered, my career has suffered

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Would those kids and that gay fairy ass husband of yourn have DIED if you would have carried your then fat ass to Europe to work? NOW its my family suffered bc of XYZ. No bish they suffered because YOU made a decision. Stand by the decision you made and SUCK IT UP.

  • The Divva Prints

    I cannot stand the sight of that Stank looking Whoopie…A friend and I went to ‘The View’ a few years back and her and Sherri Shepherd would not come over to us(a bunch of black people, my friend and myself) to say hi. They were all over the Caucasians like white on rice…it was unbelievable. Its like they were saying Fuk them. But then this is how many Blacks act toward their own people once they have a few coins in their pocket and are on TV…..I applaud Monique for standing up for herself and not just kissing asses, etc…. They wanted her to sell her soul for $50,000…hell the three stooges(Oprah, Lee Daniels & Madea) were probably jealous of her winning the Oscar….

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    So when the next person asks Monique to go promote a film, and she says I want to spend time eating Ben and Jerry’s ice cream on my couch, she shouldn’t be mad if they don’t want to work with her anymore. People put a lot of time and money into their films, and everyone knows you have to go support the film. People even out here doing fake relationships just to get people to see the film. You have to understand, it’s not just supporting the film, but supporting your career.
    People will hire you because of your work in the film and your work ethic and hustle during promotions. Her attitude is what hurt her and her inability to know when to let something go and move on. With so many new faces coming into the game each and every day, especially younger and considered more desirable, she should know how to work the game by now. You see people like Angela Basset still working because she knows how to work it. Viola Davis was just talking about pay, but she knew what to say and how to say it. It’s not about the money with these producers, it’s about HER and her reputation on being difficult. And she keeps proving them right. She is a headache. I’m sure some of you will come here and defend her but I bet each and everyone on this here blog knows how to conduct themselves professionally at work, or your kids don’t eat and your mortgage won’t get paid. And even though you want to cuss your boss or co-worker out, you keep it together for the sake of your family and career. Meanwhile you are looking for another job. Mo got to do better. And she needs to stop with the whole, ‘my love, my sister,’ crap.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    Monique isnt chris rock. honestly speaking, is monique really even all that funny, like with witty and intellectual humor. I’m talking humor that has you thinking 10-15 years later. Chris has done this and he’s cross platform which equals dollars. Nobody gonna pay 20 mill to hear fat girl vs skinny girl jokes for an hour.

  • angrysolo

    seem like to me that she caint take the heat and needed to stay out the kitchen. somewhere else Moaning-Mo’nique sed Oprah even offered her OWN jet so Mo and family could travel. i-be-dam. Oprah, Tyler, and Lee put ha up on the game and she STILL did what she wanted. stay out the kitchen.

    sound like to me she don’t believe fiya burn.

  • bhavana

    Mo’Nique needs to shut her mouth and humble herself. She’s mouthy and difficult to get along with. Nobody is going to want to hire her. She better think about going to cosmetology school or something because Hollywood doesn’t want her.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Wow, I didn’t know she was in debt. That explains why she keeps going on and on, hoping someone throws her a bone. She should’ve played her cards better.

  • Junkanoo

    That’s why l don’t put celebrities on pedestals you don’t really know what they’re really like behind closed doors or if they don’t have some new project to promote . She for sure is nicety but many a people pretend a lot

  • SpillyNillie

    ALL THIS!

    Monique, like Whoopi sed, knew damn well she HAD to promote that movie. Hell she had the resources, take your fam with you if it’s THAT important. Now she crying foul. Naw Nique, you was wrong…

  • ?Royalty?

    Even in the corporate world anybody who wanted to get ahead new good and well you show your face at corporate events, don’t get p!ssy drunk and remember the bosses are still watching you. You are not obligated to go, but they will notice if you don’t.

    It bothered me that she wanted people to boycott Netflix knowing good and well there were other black actors, actresses and writers who had found success with Netflix. She has the “crabs in a barrel” mentality.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Okay so now Moniqué is comparing her situation to the pain, shame and degradation of s*xual abuse, misconduct and harassment? Two different scenarios. God this woman is desperate! Her face was beautifully beat though.

  • i troll it like i see it

    All this is leading me to believe that Monique and Sydney just don’t understand the entertainment business well enough to make it. Maybe they should do something else with their lives. Failure to adjust, lol…

  • SweetTEE

    This!! She basically wanted all black folks to boycott Netflix like she was the ONLY person of color there. Hell, Netflix has more African movies and shows than I have found anywhere else. Nevermind her, she needs a therapist.

  • SweetTEE

    Once again, she’s doing all of this talking but ain’t doing nothing to change her OWN situation. Sadly, I hope she has some hood investors or dope boys behind her bc that’s the only way she will ever make it. She obviously messed her money and connections up long ago.

  • i troll it like i see it

    “Sell her soul?” It was a business deal, all she had to do is decline, who cares! Move on to the next deal, but they are probably going to be few and far between now.

  • i troll it like i see it

    That “I’m spending time with my family” mess is her trying to get folks to say “awwwww.” She and Sydney are politicians!

  • Solstice

    Monique is not hot right now. She has not been hot for quite some time. Hell, has she even been asked back to the Oscrs since she won hers? And how long go was that? Why not take the opportunity from Netflix to get your name back in circulation in a positive way? Unfortunately, she has to Re Brand herself. Who’s knocking at her door for opportunities? Sadly, she has to start over because she has been labeled by the powers that be, as difficult and non compliant. And she comes off as entitled and most of all angry. Not a good look. Listen, Ish happens. She made an error in judgment. Take it as lesson learned and be a New you!

  • klwbaby

    I thought whether it is in your contract or not, u know u need to promote your movie.

  • Solstice

    And why wouldn’t you want to? If you’re creating a brand ( yourself) why not get yourself out there?

  • i troll it like i see it

    God how do all these celebs end up in so much tax debt.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    She agreed to do the film for $50K. She didn’t sell her soul and no Oprah, Lee Daniels and Tyler Perry are hardly jealous of Monique who is still stuck in 2010 while the three ‘stooges’ as you called them have moved on to much bigger and better things.

  • klwbaby

    Right! Hell if I made a movie and they told me to go the North Pole, I’m going to the North Pole.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly. She even put Steve Harvey and Sheryl Underwood on blast after they tried to give her some advise on the low.

    The she got into a twitter beef with Roland Martin. Who gets into a twitter fight with Uncle RoRo?

    Ha,ha,ha!!

  • Connie

    Spend time with family my a*s. We all know good and well that what she really wanted was to be paid to do the promos. I still like Monique the comedian/actress though.

  • You Could Never

    Cosign.

    Total help me SING.

  • J2PC

    Geesh! No one ever tells White women like Amy Schu mer to shut up & humble themselves and not ask that their $11mil offer be turned into or raised to $13millions for a show.

    But, you can always expect a segment of Black folks with little to no standards & slave-like mentality to not mind being used, abused or lowballed in payouts. -because they don’t understand what it means to have respect, dignity & regards for oneself. smh

  • country57

    “screaming!!” lol :)

  • You Could Never

    Be looking at cute winter ensembles for the North Pole and everythang. Be like is this coat heavy enough? Steady packing.

  • klwbaby

    ??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Huh?
    That’s because Amy Schumer’s fans are white women with money.

    Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle got paid more than Amy because they have both white and black fans.

    Monique is a niche comic at best. She will probably never graduate from the chitling circuit with her attitude.

  • T3

    Facts!!!!!

  • Blak

    Mo’nique…I know you’re reading this so here’s the truth – ain’t nobody sitting there and here is interested in what you have to say. You’re lazy and you think we care about your Netflix negotiations? Shit, I’m watching a real working comedian on there right now! You have no career because your husband sabotaged your career. You trusted your career to someone who has zero experience and is making you look a fool out here. Your deal to do Precious was poorly negotiated and instead of building your brand, you sat your fat ass at home while your man stepped out on the relationship and made you buy into him controlling you as a means to make him feel like a man. You will never be worth $500,000 and be lucky if you ever do a movie again. You are running your mouth in front of the most decorated black female comedienne of all time – why didn’t you say that bullshit while you were sitting in front of her? Even she told you that you were in the wrong. Anyways, back to watching Netflix where I will not be watching the one comedy special that you have left on there. You wanna know whose Netflix specials I can watch tho? Cedric, Arnez J, Leslie Jones, Katt Williams, Dave Chapelle, Chris Rock DeRaye Davis, Kevin Hart, DL Hughley, Tracy Morgan, Chris Tucker, Hanibal Buress, Mike Epps among others. Girl good ridence and let the view be your last tv apperance

  • http://yvonnechase.com/ Yvonne Chase

    Thanks you for saying this. We need to really listen to what Monique is saying in spite of what we think of her.

    You’re right, no one ever tells white women to shut up. White women are equally as difficult to work with as Monique is perceived to be. The difference is skin color.

    We’re expected to take what we get and accept mistreatment because the reality is, the powers that be don’t see us or our worth.

    Many still see us as slaves and treat us like our name is Kizzy. The consequence for a slave speaking up was a beating. Monique is getting a horrible beating.

    I’ve never met Monique nor have I ever worked with her so I can’t speak on if she’s difficult but I tell you this, I have worked in the business of TV and entertainment for a very long time. I have met some nasty, rude, ill mannered, disrespectful, extremely difficult racist white women who are impossible to work with yet they are still employed and advancing in their careers.

    The mentality in this business is, you should be happy to be here, happy to be whether behind the scenes or on camera now take what we’re giving you, be happy about it and shut up.

  • Kemi

    Mo’Nique, your nonchalant, angry and entitled attitude has led you to where you are…currently jobless. You can not dictate to your superiors at work, how things should run. You could have gone and promoted the movie if it was expected or not. This is your livelihood and you just f’d it up my dragging Netflix into your mess. Grow up!

  • imright

    does she think that by shit talking the Elite her career will take off ?!?! shes going to eff around have a “tragic accident” ??

  • Guest©

    Sure was. Go listen to “the Gambler.” He dropped pearls of wisdom on that joint.

  • Guest©

    You hit the nail on the head right there.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    How the heck did she get on the VIEW? Who invited her? I’ll say one thing — Tiffany Haddish is cleaning up. She’s got so much work, she can share it with Monique.
    Anywho, Netflix has another side of the story and there’s a contract also. She fails to see that it’s HER that they didn’t want. They didn’t want her!

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    Monique is on a pity tour. A begging tour, that’s what she’s doing. Nobody will return her calls. She’s done with Lee Daniels, Oprah, Tyler and Will Packer.

  • Kemi

    It was so unprofessional to bail on promoting the movie overseas. She’s not the only one with family!

  • You Could Never

    Listen. I don’t even agree with you at times .. but you said that there shit.

  • Ebony Starr

    So, when they asked me to come overseas to promote the film — when I said, ‘Guys, I’m spending time with my family, I’m going to pass.’
    ______________________
    First mistake was that she thought that they were asking her. Second mistake was thinking that having a family exempted her. Now she can spend all of the time that she wants with her family!

  • Elle

    Well..she looked good and spoke well..LOL I just think she and her husband tried to call their bluff over paying to promote and it backfired. And then it all became too little too late. I sorta think she wishes she had done it for free now! $50k was peanuts for a hit movie, but who knows what more could have come her way had she acted differently.

  • Sid

    Monique needs to separate herself from those in circle(her husband) go on a therapy retreat for about 2 months in another country. Because being here and seeing all this media about her is only making her worst. Also, Netflix is releasing a show about Roxanne. Erm I will be tuning in.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I don’t understand why U would think or call Mo’Nique’s husband a “gay ass fairy”? That is so disrespectful! U DON’T know that man from a can of paint. Smh

  • TheOwley

    Her inner circle tells her she is the great Oscar winning actress and should command all things. She is unfortunately listening to them. This is why you hire a no nonsense professional team to steer your career. Her husband is her manager. That is telling. When will these ladies ever learn.

  • JRock

    Okay, so I was not going to entertain any more of Mo’s rants but I was surfing last week and came across a radio interview she did couple weeks ago in San Diego so I decided to listen. Believe it or not her defense made hella hella sense. She explained that Netflix’s position is basically “what have you done lately” that you can justify us paying you what the other fat girl (can’t think of her name) and Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock got. Her response was neither Dave or Chris have done any movies lately either so how do you justify this sexism because they are men and I’m a woman. So then they were like the fat white woman did a movie in 2017 and you didn’t do any movies in 2017. So Mo’s response was I did a movie in 2016 that cost $4 million to make and it brought in $43 million at the box office. She then told Netflix that the fat white girl’s movie cost something like $18 million to make and only made $30 million at the box office. So she said now you see the sexism and racism that was imposed on me and why should I let anyone treat me that way. Netflix had nothing to say only that they weren’t going to negotiate further. I just don’t think she should be stopping people at the bus stop and grocery store and chewing their ear off about it though. But she made hella sense. Side bar. She needs to fire her husband as her manager because she said he told her to do it and then she back tracked and said I made the decision.

  • hottlanta

    Women are fickle. If a woman is always out all the time and according to us computer detectives and never spends time with her kids we be the first one to say, she needs to slow down, be a mom and spend time with her kids. Now when she says she wanted to stay home and spend time with her kids (twins) she is berated for that. Men are never penalized for taking time off work to be with their kids or anything else. They can be off for years and financially pick up where they left off. Then they get more money for coming back. She is right to stake her case. It is like that in corporate America for black women. Take a break if you want to. Come back and see what you get. PEANUTS!!!!

  • hottlanta

    So now she is penalized for staying home with her twins. Angelina would have gotten the response take all the time you want. We will be here when you get back.

  • The Divva Prints

    Her/HIS big ass panties are all bunched up….pull them out of that huge crack and wash them…..stay in your lane you confused, fukked up Mr. wanna be MS….okay…..

  • Kimberly King

    Monique’s makeup looks good…. Um…. Whoopie’s old, cigarette smoking ass is so annoying… It was sad to see many black people say “Monique ain’t even that funny,” as if that paper clip lip having ass Amy is funnier. I think Mo makes some super valid points in these recent interviews. However, I feel like she needs to get rid of her husband and find a real manager. She’s the breadwinner. He’s killing her career!

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    On the flip side, you have to have earned more than that to owe them that amount. So she must have been working during all these years that people said she wasn’t “hot”. But what do I know….

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I stand with Mo’Nique. I’m not even going to bother looking at the 50 negative comments about her in here. It’s pointless to argue. I wish her well. And hope she gets a big pay day soon.

  • Nina Ross

    She’s right & $50k for precious!!! wtf

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    It’s funny to see so many people capin’ for Whoopie. Maybe they think she’s truly that Celie character from Color Purple lol. Whoopie left Black people behind decades ago.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I agree.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Are you sure this analogy isn’t about you or a woman who rejected you? lol Because it doesn’t sound like Mo’Nique to me lol

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    You do know that gray hair is mostly genetic thing and not necessarily a stress thing right? I know at least 10 guys who started graying in high school and college. It is what it is.

  • Joi Calloway

    I think Whoopi told her like it is! She apparently still is not comprehending that just because you are in a movie, even as the star you have to follow certain protocol. She didn’t now she is out and will stay out! that horrible attitude and thoughts of grandior will never get her anywhere!

  • bhavana

    I don’t agree. When you’re promoting a movie, you need to be there. Angelina would probably be the big star and would be expected to promote the film.

  • CopperCutie

    She will never get work again because of her whining and bad attitude. Life isn’t fair for anybody, she needs to get that through her head but unfortunately that Oscar and her hubby have her head inflated.

  • Maxima

    Monique should be paid her worth. Experience, talent and charisma. People all up in the #MeToo movement, but when a sista is being tReated like Sadie the Maid, we and the rest of America Justify that bullshit, FOH

  • KHJ2016

    Whoopi got a Tony, Oscar, Grammy and Emmy and has been around longer than Monique. Whoopi looked shocked listening to Monique’s BS.

  • KHJ2016

    She left out that she told them her time is valuable and asked if they were going to pay her for her time.

  • the guest

    One day black people will see that Mo’Nique is 100% CORRECT!

    I cancelled and we do not have a Netflix subscription. My god, can we really not live without a streaming service to support a sister her fight that’s only going to break down barriers for the next generation.

    People are prejudiced against Mo’Nique because’s black black, not bougie, not refined, not white assimilated, not bohemian, not the darling of white women. None of that.

    Mo’Nique is straight up African-American and unapologetically black and white people and black people hate that about her.

    Netflix will think twice before selling another sister short and sisters owe Mo’Nique gratitude.

  • Thuma Mina for Junta’s Scarf

    Angelina has made hits and flops. She promotes the hell out of those movies. She wouldn’t have said no. She would have taken her fifty-hundred children overseas to promote it. She don’t play when it comes to her money.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Whoopi played the game, Mo’nique chose to charge a fee to play the game. I honestly don’t see anything wrong.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    I dont OWE Mo SHYT! Her purse her money!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yep. She said it best today when she told Charlamagne wack ass to basically wait until it happens to him. Right now, all black folks want her to sit down and shut up. She NEVER said she should get paid what Chappelle, Rock, or Amy got. Not one time did she say this. I cringe when every niglet wants to rationalize how much work Mo has put into the industry. Phuckin black folks I swear. “Well, you weren’t the star of that movie.” HUH?

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Look Mo just do your job and whats in the job description….! If you say NO then they can say No! Bye!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    And then the MF Lee had the audacity to tell her ‘I got you paid.’ What? She had to remind him she makes that in a night. I hate people that do that schit. I remember a recruiter would not meet my rate until I took another position elsewhere. It was only then that suddenly the client is willing to pay my rate. I’m good.

    You have to stand up for yourself. Mo’Nique’s doing the right thing. I just hate that when you think of any person who took a stand, it didn’t benefit them. It benefit others. Her efforts will open doors for other black female comedians. I noticed Tiffny Haddish just got a Netflix special and Oprah had her titties all on Tiffany’s back.

    I’m sure it’s all to say this is how things work out for you when you just play along.

  • Mo’Nique is right

    No we’ll never get it. Mo’Nique, after all her years in the game, should have just bowed down and accepted Netflix’s 250,000 dollars, despite her Oscar, the TV show she starred in, the Queens of Comedy, her standup shows, her talk show, her movies, and all the times she hosted the BET awards. They did Wanda Sykes the same way and she is not known for being “difficult.”

    It saddens me to hear black people talk about her like she’s nobody and has accomplished nothing. Difficult or not, she deserved more from Netflix, and she’s deserved more her entire career. We’re really out here talking like slaves and how Mo’Nique should have accepted the scraps from massa.

    The big picture is that it’s not only about Mo’Nique, but it’s about all of us. So many of us are used to taking scraps, and accepting it, that we can’t fathom standing behind Mo’Nique. I would cancel Netflix if I had it.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    What’s her WORTH? I don’t find her worth much nor any of them as far as I the consumer is concerned! All in the industry is overpaid meanwhile folk in the military get paid NOTHING!

  • i troll it like i see it

    They know promotion of the movie is part of being a movie star. She’s trying to rationalize her own bad behavior. I learned this in therapy.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    How though? She wasn’t obligated to do it and remember, all Lee gave her was $50K. It all started as her doing a favor for a friend at such a low fee. She did the project for him and that hot booty f agg ot threw her under the bus. He could’ve easily FOUGHT for her and got her compensation or at least smooth things over vs playing her.

    I’m sure she’d just promote the movie if she had to do all over again. Perhaps they could’ve flown the entire family out and rolled out the red carpet. I think it was ego on both sides, but I will have to always stand with the underdog. Plus I do feel like they’re collectively blackballing Mo.

  • Thuma Mina for Junta’s Scarf

    EVERYONE told Amy Schumer to shut up because she didn’t deserve Chappelle and Chris Rock money. She backtracked and said ok she’s not a legend like them and doesn’t deserve their kind of payday. She still got paid a lot though – way too much

  • jazzysmith12

    we’re conditioned to accept what they give us.

  • jazzysmith12

    but why can’t we come together and create our own black hollywood

  • hottlanta

    Angelina has had more flops than hits but I bet she will get more than $500,000 before taxes.

  • Thuma Mina for Junta’s Scarf

    She wasn’t looking at the bigger picture. She wasn’t a big star and this was a small indie movie not a blockbuster. She should have promoted the hell out of that movie, taken her kids with her overseas if she had to. And leveraged that $50k into bigger multi-million dollar roles by now. She failed.

    The netflix special was her second chance and she failed that too. Take the $500k. Do a hell of a show, demand a 10 episode netflix tv show. Then go on the road hard with another stand-up show, build up momentum, negotiate a $10 million 3-special deal and renegotiate season 2 of the tv show.

    She forgot that her demands have to be backed up with hard work

  • jazzysmith12

    so this is what whyte supremacy has made us “a weak race of BLACK MEN that can’t come together and build successful production companies”.

  • hottlanta

    I would love to see them give Jennifer Anniston $500,000 and when was the last time she made a movie.

  • jazzysmith12

    because we ass blk people need to keep begging massa for jobs but our ancestors “blk WALL STREET “was much stronger than us.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Monique kept mentioning Amy Shumer, Chris Rock and Dave C but they actually toured the US and out of the country. Then they were able to go to Netflix with numbers to get big deals. The last thing I heard about Mo comedy was her at the Apollo going in on Oprah and friends. Thats not the same. She needs to put together a tour and make that money the hard way like these singers.

  • jazzysmith12

    baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam!!! the whyte mans Christianity taught us this.

  • Thuma Mina for Junta’s Scarf

    She has A-list name recognition. And back to your initial point, she always promotes her movies even when she ends up bringing irrelevant things about Syria or whatever her cause is.

    Monique should have promoted Precious hard and used it as a spring-board to a real pay day in future movies. She could have gone far just from the momentum of the movie

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Oprah offered to fly Monique and her entire family out, she still didn’t want to go unless they paid her.

  • more

    Whoopi has been kissing a# to get to where she wants to be. I just don’t respect that method

  • hottlanta

    Like Malcolm said they would complain about the protest but will be the first one on line to reap the benefits when it is over.

  • hottlanta

    She said it herself for years no one would hire her until she came on The View.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    That’s when it all went down hill. You have to promote a movie. Her husband is ruining her career, but she is blind. She calls that fool daddy, and that is down-right creepy!

  • A D N

    Although I support Monique and her efforts, I do have to question her reasoning for the boycott because it is based on comparisons. I can’t put a price on her talent because I’m not into her type of comedy, (not into dry Amy Shumer comedy also), but her ability to attract the potential price and all the expenses associated, I’m sure that’s the direction Netflix was going. I assume Monique has a huge following of supporters and she provided proof. Monique has to prove, she is able to draw a versatile audience of paying viewers.

  • more

    Yes I remember her saying that. Kissing that a** only did so much and now she is stuck at that job

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    it boils down to this…does she still have a following? Is there a demand for her?

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    Accepting that little money was where she went wrong. She sold herself short. That move reduced her value. It reads I am desperate and will work for anything. She should have never lowballed herself.

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    I like that you are rocking with Mo. Me too tan an extent, but once she lowballed herself with Precious, it was downhill. She said yes to 50,000. What does she expect. She lowered her value. Hopefully, she overcomes this craziness.

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    They bought 50,000 of her time..that’s all they should get. She shouldn’t have to do all that for 50k. She needs better managers if that is the case.. Monique voice: Sister dear, Pay me more and I can afford to do the rest of your marketing. lol

  • hottlanta

    Yep she has every award in the book. She didn’t go and complain about pay or nothing like that and still didn’t get a job until Barbara Walters hired her. I never seen Amy Schumer in a movie nor seen her comedy acts just like a lot of people never seen Monique. Does Amy has to crossover to get my attention and deem marketable. So why does Mo has to crossover to appease other people and deem marketable. There is an audience for both.

  • the guest

    That is the real issue here.

  • the guest

    Perfectly stated truth!!!!

  • the guest

    A lot of actors black and white low ball on a first film to get in the door or because they believe in an independent project with a lower budget.

    But Monique’s investment in Precious returned with a Oscar. That proved her worth as an actor and businesswoman.

    For Lee, Tyler, or Oprah to low ball her after that is disrespectful. Not one of them have an Oscar and they’re going to condescend Mo’Nique?

    What bothers me most is they would never pull this crap with a white actress or actor!

    They’re just bougie looking down on Mo’Nique and then they had the audacity to blacklist her. Talking about acting white and evil. How dare they do that to Mo’Nique.

  • Kemi

    The budget for the movie was $5mil. She was probably the highest paid to to featured. She didn’t want to promote the movie cos she wanted incentives not primarily because of her family.

  • Malcom Flex

    She’s gotta be high or something dang her husband has really messed up her career!!

  • the guest

    Mo’Nique is brilliant.

    Queens of Comedy is legend.

    And Amy Shumer is not funny.

  • Malcom Flex

    You said it: GAME. Mo can’t make up the rules to the game. Whoopi knew game. Mo’s gotta play along or get what she’s getting now.

  • Malcom Flex

    Why diss Whoopi for getting paid? I don’t see BET running to hire her.

  • more

    I’ve never been a fan of kissing a## to get to where I got to be. Whoopi paycheck does not change weekly because kissed someone’s butt.

  • more

    I completely agree; Whoopi Goldberg did not have a job for several years; before Barbara stepped in to give her a job. If she were to leave The View now she probably may not have work for a while. In hindsight; her kissing a## and keeping her head down does not always work.
    That is why Monique is smart in fighting to get paid the money that she deserves.

  • Kemi

    For someone to think they don’t need to promote the work that they were part of, is beyond me. That means you don’t take your craft seriously; it’s all about the money.

  • indano

    No one owes us anything, sometime we have to grin & bear it, stack our coins until we get in a position were we can demand our worth.

  • Angela Winbush

    I hate that they ran out of time because Monique was making a very valid argument. I believe she’s misunderstood not troublesome.

  • Sircaput

    You might not believe in it but sometimes that is the best method to get where you need to be or be shut down.

  • Sircaput

    You need to do research before you post, Whoopi was doing stuff prior to the View in 2007, just because you didn’t see her in front of the camera did not mean she was not working, she was actually behind the camera as a producer.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Because Amy Schumer’s fans are a more desirable demographic to advertisers than those who compose Monique’s fan base?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    more: That is why Monique is smart in fighting to get paid the money that she deserves.

    There are lots of ways to get paid in Hollywood but threatening to boycott a major streaming service is not one of not one of them.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You live in a fantasy world but keep trying.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Monique had the chance to create her brand by building her own studio and production company when she was hot (and she still could now) but because she connected with her husband who knows zero about Hollywood she didn’t.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Monique drop your husband as your manager and start over. No one is boycotting Netflix.

  • Malcom Flex

    You sound broke. What century are you from?? This ain’t 1976.

  • Simone

    I am tired of Monique calling everyone sister, my sweet baby, my love…it is super irritating.

  • Yardgirl

    I saw her at the local Funny Bone comedy club during her “skinny girls are evil” routine and she was hilarious!! Go back to doing stand up in small venues Monique and rebuild your brand. She is being lead in the wrong direction by her husband!!! No matter how much she yells, no one is going to listen because MONEY TALKS and she is not the one holding the bag!! Le sigh!!

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    I wonder if they do lowball white actors and they just don’t have the nerve to speak up for this very reason. Either way, Monique is now declaring and standing up for her worth and I hope somehow it works out for her. THat industry…this racist world sux.

  • NaeNae2015

    I wish someone would find those interviews she gave during Oscar season years ago. She was NOT talking about spending time with her family…..it was about “them” expecting her to pay for these trips to promote the movie and that was taking money out her HER pocket and she wasn’t gonna do it!! TELL THE TRUTH!! And get rid of that husband who got on the job training to be your manager. Get a good publicist well versed in reviving careers of train wrecks and move on past Oprah, Lee, etc……..

  • NaeNae2015

    RIGHT!!! I remember talking about it in interviews!!! It was ALL about the money and nothing about the family!!

  • Dowoop

    As with any job, if you dont do what is required of you then you will no longer have a job. They may not sue you but they sure as hell will not work with you again. Her head blew up and now that someone had popped it she wants to cry foul. Her career is dead. Netflix tried to help revive it and she sunk that ship too.

  • Dowoop

    Not one damn person!

  • Dowoop

    She will be in that boycott by herself. @disqus_p19k7zQGV5:disqus did you boycott Netflix to support Monique? If a poll was taken on how man people boycotted, the scales will be very uneven.

  • Dowoop

    I just dont care about her struggle to be honest. Even if Oprah said lets boycott Netlfix i would laugh and keep my subscription. Luenell is unapologetically black and she said she would be more than happy to do it.

  • V Dubb

    All of that!!!!

  • V Dubb

    Thank you (continuous clapping)…..pay your dues as every one has and stfu…..thats what Oprah waa trying to tell you. Nah look at cha

  • V Dubb

    Pay your dues…stfu

  • tisha

    Thats why Whoopi is getting paid that money its called humbling yourself when your own people dont want to work with you and publicy criticize Netflix you are the problem and I am a fan of hers she just needs to sit down

  • Mo’Nique is right

    Let me get this straight. I live in a fantasy world because I think Mo’Nique was right to tell Netflix to kiss her ass when they offered her coins found under the couch cushions after all she has accomplished. Mo keeps trying to tell you all that Netflix’s reasoning is wrong because they obviously didn’t care about or check her credentials, and also the fact that she hasn’t been visible in years doesn’t mean anything. Dave Chapelle hasn’t been visible. Amy Schumer doesn’t have her resume despite her fat ass selling out Madison Square Garden. She’s a below mediocre white comedian who’s not even funnny, yet she can sell out Madison Square, but that’s a different conversation in itself. Do you know how difficult these white people are yet they get chance after chance? Or even black comedians like Katt Williams, Dave Chapelle, Mike Epps, Martin Lawrence, yet they get chance after chance. Racial and gender discrimination just like she says, but as a black woman she’s supposed to shut up and take what they give her. Mo isn’t some crackhead looking for a comeback willing to accept a little money for Netflix, and I don’t blame her.

    Her stand might not be popular but she is right. She is sick and tired of not being paid her worth.

  • Chocolate

    Her grey hair looks good on her!

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    And you know what’s worst Joi, is that she was in a movie called Blackbird or something like that, and all she did was talk about Oprah, Tyler, and Lee Daniels. She didn’t even focus on the film THEN, she just used that time to talk about how wrong they did her instead of talking about the movie so people will want to come out and see the film. She made the whole tour a pity party tour. I’m sure the producers of THAT movie was pissed.

  • ???TheRider???

    I was waiting for Monique to repeat that she’s the most decorated black female comedian around……to Whoopi’s face!

  • Tamara Artis-Dawkins

    Yes I love us for real!!!! STFU

  • Lanegra??

    Im about to pull a monique when my job hit me with the other duties may apply bull. See if it works.

  • Lanegra??

    I feel like it is low key condescending. She always does it right before she gives someone a nasty read. Like how she did that dj in one of her interviews.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Exactly. How will people know about the film if you don’t go out and promote it? How will the film make money back if no one knows it’s out and goes to see it? How will people know of her acting ability if they don’t know she’s in a movie? She was so angry about not getting more money once the movie became a hit that she sat on the side line with a pity party mad. Now, no one wants to deal with that.

  • Lanegra??

    She is holding on to that Oscar but how many people African American specific have won an Oscar and work went down the drain. I wouldn’t even want the Oscar it’s like once you get it hollywood is like you got the Oscar now shut up.

  • AListDiva29

    Umm they asked her to go oversea’s and she declined, so if that was part of her contract, no she did not fulfill it! The race thing is debatable also, Chris Rock and Dave Chapelle got ridiculous amounts of Netflix money, because they’re more popular and in demand! She’s not! It seems she let things go to her head!

  • Lanegra??

    When Whoopi first came out she didn’t play the game. she had an unconventional look and she had to fight to get the same respect as her male counterparts. I mean we are seeing old whoopi now but I don’t think she was telling Monique to kiss ass just be aware of how you can possibly get paid. in my opinion friend or NOT i wouldn’t have done the movie for 50,000. Lee did play her from the beginning.

  • Lanegra??

    I mean it worked because we are talking about her again. Now if she was smart she would drop a comedy special while she is on all of our minds. I just don’t know her true end goal. I mean at the end of the day people barely stopped watching football for innocent lives being taken so she had to know the boycott was a no.

  • Simone

    Its like she is seeing an apology from them that she will never get.
    If Mo want to be in the in circle with them she will have to bite her tongue and apologize.

  • Kemi

    THANK YOU!!! It was about the money.

  • more

    I am uncertain of the amount given to Monique in the film with LEE but i just am not feeling. Whoopi ex boyfriend wore blackface in while she sat there and laughed; I just do not respect her and felt that she should of shown support on while Monique was present

  • Tiffani Jett

    I think Monique’s husband is the cause of her troubles. In my opinion, business and pleasure do not mix. Netflix did not offer Monique what she feels she deserves. If I was Monique I would move on to something else. Its time to stop rehashing this issue and figure out a different plan. Produce your own comedy special, promote it yourself. Show Netflix they made a bad decision. Prove them wrong.

  • Joi Calloway

    She was 1 of the stars of the movie. Being asked to promote your own flim is not bullying. She is sad!

  • NaeNae2015

    She wasnt saying anything about spending time with the family back then…..she was complaining about the money she would be losing. This is a new “spin” on the situation.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LMBAOFFF! You don’t take no tea for the fever!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    And always calling that dumb negro she’s married to ‘Daddy’.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Monique was on The Breakfast Club this morning blaming everyone and never really addressing this fact the damn near everyone is saying that she is difficult to work with.

  • Quitedeliteful

    for eight years, my family has suffered, my career has suffered because what I would not allow those entities to do was bully me.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Whelp…They are not bullying her but they are not hiring her — not even for dog catcher. She won the ‘war’ but lost the battle.

  • Reina1718

    & didnt answer any questions just repeated the questions & asked them 2 answer

  • Reina1718

    Exactly. Its like u apply for a job & u know u have all the qualities but they dont hire u…u move on. She went to them its not like they went lookin for her…is netflix her only option?? This is not 10yrs ago. This is social media era & if u not trending no matter how much work u put in ppl dont care

  • Reina1718

    Isnt that body shamming? Skinny girls are evil? What if they boycott her bcuz her jokes offend skinny people

  • Reina1718

    Never trust a person who says, my brother, my sistet, my love one too many times…sounds like they about to bribe u

  • Reina1718

    Yes she jumps up & say sorry Daddy finish talking

  • Reina1718

    & the Oscar was not for being funny

  • Reina1718

    & whoopie can actually sit home & relax. The view is for fun, she did her time..& she was nvr funny to me lol

  • Reina1718

    She’ll prolly take it lol

  • Quitedeliteful

    What Tyler Perry showed me, Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate, when you don’t do what we ask you to do, we’ll take your livelihood.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Nope…What Perry, Daniels and Winfrey showed you is that you can’t tell them to suck your dyck and then expect them to help you. What Lionsgate showed you is that they don’t care whether you ever work again or not.

  • Reina1718

    Where do u c martin getting a chance? He just started doun small clubs again & is finally doing stand up tour with a few ppl. Dave chapelle & chris rock did the same. Them being in the industry meant nothing, they had 2 show NEW numbers… moniques most accomplishments are not from stand up. The oscar was for precious for playing a bad mother. She went to netflix & they aint offer what she wanted so she shoulda moved on.. try hbo shoo jess hilarious instagram comedian got on hbo! If u apply for a job & dont get will u tell ppl dont work there they not hiring?? No u move on apply somewhere else… viola davis, angela basset they all spk out as well howcome they not black balled, how come they still get work.

  • Reina1718

    But mad at netflix 500,000

  • Reina1718

    But her movie wasnt “hers” she wasnt the star & the oscar wasnt for comedy… i would ask what are u doing now as well… her last netflix comedy was corny & she body shams skinny women in all her skits

  • Reina1718

    Her Daddy u mean lol

  • Reina1718

    & what did she think would happen after filming a movie?? PRESS!! How does it look the whole cast out there but you

  • Reina1718

    Mariah & Lenny kravitz did it

  • Reina1718

    She said she wanted them to pay for her husband & kids as well to go out there to Cannes

  • Reina1718

    Exactly

  • Reina1718

    & she sure made it to the Oscars to accept the award! Y she aint stay home with her family

  • Reina1718

    & her next stand up will be about netflix smh

  • Reina1718

    Thanks to monique saying black women dont get paid enuff Tiffany about to blow up just so they can say u see she getting paid

  • Reina1718

    Me too

  • Reina1718

    Lol

  • Reina1718

    Way bigger

  • Reina1718

    Chris rock still sells out madison square garden alone. Not a group of comedians

  • Reina1718

    Exactly. What if they boycott her comedy specials for body shamming skinny people

  • Reina1718

    She sounded like precious momma rite about now lol

  • Reina1718

    Yessss!!! People who do all that brother sister baby sweetie stuff about to gass u up for something

  • Reina1718

    All she was doing on IG was dancing, she shoulda went to them with some weightloss thing..putting comedy, dancing & weightless all together

  • i troll it like i see it

    It would have been great if Whooping had asked her to her face about that, boycotting Netflix means boycotting other minorities in the entertainment industry who have deals with Netflix. I wish she would have asked her tougher questions. Then Moniqué would have to really explain her selfish behavior and people would see who she really is. She shows up with her condescending “my loves, and my sister” but it’s all part of the act. I got a feeling that woman is cold as ice on the inside. Anyone that would like to see the livelihood of others jepordized because their feelings got hurt is not a good person.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I hope Oprah and Tyler Perry NEVER acknowledge her rants about them blackballing her, at least not publically. People hate being ignored, makes them feel like a troublesome knat. A fly buzzing around that people are just swatting away. A nobody! I bet that’s why she won’t stop talking about them. They are UNBOTHERED.

  • Tiffani Jett

    Its a cold world… bundle up.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    And you know what? Last time she went on a rant, which was when she was supposed to be promoting the movie Blackbird, Tyler Perry called her in private. You know what she did? She got on the radio and blasted him after he called her. So no one wants to get outed like that. Who she really wants to call her is Oprah, because Oprah can put her back in the spot light like she did Iyanla Vanzant. Oprah is not going to though because she knows that she offered her own private jet so Monique could take her family and go promote Precious and Monique refused unless she got a pay check. Plus when the Oscars were over Oprah usually had people on her show. Monique was rude and cold. Monique thought she was hurting Oprah but she ended up hurting herself. Oprah ain’t gonna call this woman. She doesn’t need to because she doesn’t need Monique.

  • Yardgirl

    It was the title of her “book skinny women are evil” (which I did not read) It was just jokes coming from a comedian who was heavier at the time and the title was for the shock value, IMO

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    The way she says it comes off as condescending.

  • RespectSelf

    But she said that it wasn’t in the contract… so then it wasn’t “required”. It is similar to being asked if you can work overtime. If it is not required then you can say no. Now the boss may have it out for you if you don’t want to work overtime often, but it doesn’t mean you not doing your job. lol

    This story seems like they didn’t like that she wasn’t willing to do all that they wanted though she did’n’t have to. As a result…. well.

    Side note: There seems to be a misconception that passive/ silent aggressive people are better than the person who speaks… wrong!!!! they’re the worst of them lol

  • i troll it like i see it

    That’s sad that people can’t have a private conversation with Moniqué because they risk it being shared with the world. I wouldn’t be surprised if she and Sydney record all phone calls with people so they can refer to them and try to shade folks. All these people she keeps bringing up have moved on, I wish shows wouldn’t even give her a platform to keep whining on.

  • RespectSelf

    being an outspoken person equates to being difficult for many. Does that really make you difficult.. no, but most folks want to be around/work with sheep. sooo

  • Quitedeliteful

    Being outspoken (for Black Folks especially) may equate with being difficult so Monique has got to learn to play chess instead of checkers. She stuck to her guns and did not promote her movie internationally and now Hollywood is not promoting her. She took a stand and now she has to live with the consequences of that stand because she has no backup plan.

  • datATLboi

    if that were true, what do u say to the fact that Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock was offered sooooo much more than her….They haven’t done anything either and she’s had just as much success, if not more! Monique is a LEGEND in comedy like them and I do believe that in that instance, her getting told to calm down and act like a lady and just take what we give you is wrong. You can’t deny she has a point

  • V Dubb

    ????? Not a nary none!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    WHOOPI!!! GIRLLLLL…..she better get Monique ALL THE WAY TOGETHER!! I think what did it was that Monique thought she was a A list actress who could do shit like that and get away with it…..Halle Berry you are not ma’am…..so either shit or get off the pot….but don’t blame others for your issues.

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    And? That was their choice. No contracts were broken on Monique’s behalf. They got what they paid for.

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    Yeah, she is mad now because she didn’t realize she was going to get lowballed. It is one thing to say I will do you and the movie a favor and play this role for 50,000 as a favor to Lee Daniels. But then for some company like Netflix to devalue her…she has every right not to. But like I said originally, she should have never worked for 50k, point blank period!

  • YOU ARE NOT A FUNNY COMEDIAN

    Monique YOU ARE NOT FUNNY, VILE YES, BUT NOT FUNNY…….MOVE ON BITCH, AND STOP LETTING THAT NO WORKING MAN OF YOURS
    PUT YOU UP TO THINKING DIFFERENT.

  • GET ANOTHER HUSBAND

    Moniques husband is at the bottom of this crap she is trashing NETFLIX about…..He is putting all this A list shit in her head.

  • SIT CHO ASS DOWN MO

    Monique you are not, KATT WILLIAMS, DAVE CHAPPLE, CHRIS ROCK

  • Tiffani Jett

    Can someone help me understand why Monique calls her husband daddy?

  • hard headed Monique

    Monique is hard headed even when whoophi tried to school her she deflected, most sagitaurus and aries are hard headed and don’t listen, they are as in the dictionary #stupid people.

  • SHUT UP MONIQUE

    EXACTLY, but because they didnt sue her she feels she could do what she want, we monique you are hard headed.

  • Dowoop

    I seen SHUT UP and thought you were telling me to shut up.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Let me get you together.

    According to tradition the winner of the Best Supporting Actress award present the Best Supporting Actor award the following year.

    The rumor was that Monique gave the Academy an ultimatum–hook up her posse or she was not going to present the Best Supporting Actor award.

    Did you see her present the Best Supporting Actor award? Nope.

    She lost her mind and tried to blackmail the Academy and lost. That is probably when her ignorant a$$ was blacklisted, but she blamed Oprah, Tyler and Lee Daniels who at that time didn’t have the power to blacklist her.

    Monique is also a niche comic. She doesn’t appeal to white people like Chappell or Chris Rock. Hell I bet Eddy Murphy could come back and get more money than Monique because Eddy had a broad fanbase when he was at the peak of his career.

    I am tired of you and the rest of her ignorant fans repeating what Monique stated without looking deeper. I don’t care what Monique’s resume says she is not hot any more.

    The reason that Amy Schumer got her deal was because her management unlike Monique’s husband knew how to market her a$$ while she was hot and they made a long term deal.

    Again Monique and her husband have bad reputations throughout the industry. Monique’s husband has no experience with Hollywood and doesn’t know how the system works nor does he understand how to negotiate deals.

    Monique is manipulating weak-minded emotional people like you with her gender and racial discrimination bs.

    Instead of begging white people Monique and her husband should create her own platform so she can go around Hollywood and directly to her tiny fan base.

    The problem is of Monique’s making and until she owns it she’s going to stay in her sunken place.

    Good night.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The fact that Monique was molested by both her father and her brother and she calls her husband ‘daddy’ is beyond disturbing.

  • zero options

    Monique,
    Did it over occur, maybe in the deepest recesses of your mind, that you’re completely wrong?
    I couldn’t find any info, but I’d like to know what Mike Colter (luke cage) and Jon Bernthal (the punisher) were paid by netflix.

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

    Lee Daniels is a drama queen, and Monique isn’t the first person he had issues with. Remember when he got into a beef with Piddy and his son Quincy over signing his rights of his Son’s music for the TV show Empire? That disagreement was very, very public. But eventually they made peace and Quincy was cast for the TV Show “Star’. I’m still on my girl’s side…. It takes years for celebrities to plan their family vacations, why disappoint your kids for a Low budget movie that was filmed 2 years before it was released? By then Monique was over it, probably forgot about the movie and moved on lol. Should she promote the movie? No. There are plenty of celebrities that appeared in Indie films in Germany and France, and they don’t promote the film abroad. Those types of films are usually seen only by a few hundred people in alternative theaters. Actors sometimes get paid nothing…. They do the films only because they want to sharpen their skills or do something different.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    There’s never been a Black female comedian who has ever been paid that high. It’s both a race and sex thing *together*, not separate.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I believe she’s still doing comedy shows. She definitely never stopped doing that.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Black folks are the main ones who will not have your back. Black folks all have the same thought process as it relates to Mo’Nique. I’m so glad she’s letting it be known.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I agree and disagree with you cuz contractually, she only had to promote nationally. Now most folks would be too thrilled to promote internationally, but Mo’Nique wasn’t willing to do it since it wasn’t her contract. Is it something that will haunt her, probably. But we have to be honest that she has been black balled and lies placed on her name. So she’s fighting back.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Promote internationally, Cannes film festival, etc.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    And you know what, I think she realized she played herself accepting that small fee and the movie took off quick. No, you can’t go back and ask for more money on this project. You will have to get it on the next one.

    Yep, I completely agree with you as far her lowering her value as a favor and boy has it come back to bite her in the ass. She’ll be ok regardless if she goes the indie route.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    And I HATE that a person taking the stand will be least likely to benefit from the fight he/she is taking on. Think about ancestors, the martins, malcolm, etc. These black folks before us fought and died, reaping none of benefits of their efforts.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    yep, I mean look how many black people are wishing she’d sthu and sit down? Have you seen how the black men in radio do her in interviews? It’s a tough watch (periscope, I follow her). For that reason, I do want her to not do interviews on this topic.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I was saying just do the Netflix special, knock it out the park, and now you’re solidly rebuilding yourself, platform, brand and business. I support Mo cuz I do think the powers that be blackballed her. I think there were egos on both sides related to Precious. Mo realized she accepted too little money on this indie film and now it’s exploding and killing the indie circuit. Too late, you can’t go back and get more money. I agree.

    I think she is missing the mark by not taking say Netflix or the low ball offer from a major and killing that schit. See, you’re earning nothing going on radio taking a stand. And when you take a stand, you’re typically alone. I’d never say sit down. No, take the opportunity and kill it.

  • hottlanta

    Listening to her on the radio that would have been $500,000 for 2 years where she could not do anything else. We didn’t know that. Even $500,000 before taxes is no money. She made a good point where she said where are the black female millionaires making that kind of money.

  • jazzysmith12

    exactly

  • Thuma Mina for Junta’s Scarf

    People have been waiting for Chappelle to come back since he ran awau to Africa. Rock is not my cup of tea but I know lots of people who were waiting for him to return to stand up. Those two were a guaranteed slam dunk for Netfilx. The buzz alone was worth it.

    I don’t think many people were checking for Monique like that. I mean if she’s playing on the tv in the salon while I’m getting my hair done, I’ll watch but I wouldn’t go out of my way to see her and I think Netflix felt the same

  • Thuma Mina for Junta’s Scarf

    But if no one’s willing to pay your charge, you can’t turn around and complain

  • Thuma Mina for Junta’s Scarf

    Her oscar wasn’t for comedy though so why should they pay her Chappelle money? If stand-up was about dramatic acting, I’d get your point lol

  • Thuma Mina for Junta’s Scarf

    Cosign on Amy. She is terrible. Should have been pain Monique money.

  • Thuma Mina for Junta’s Scarf

    That kind of attitude works if you’ve got a job, not if you’re building a career. With a job, work your agreed hours and go home. With a career you’ve gotta go the extra mile to prove you’re ready for the next big thing and the one after that. She treated Precious like a job, not the first step in a huge career

  • Thuma Mina for Junta’s Scarf

    Focusing so much on the contract only works if you’ve got a job, not if you’re building a career. With a job, work your agreed hours and go home. With a career you’ve gotta go the extra mile to prove you’re ready for the next big thing and the one after that. She treated Precious like a job, not a major step in a huge career

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    But mainly, Prove to Yourself!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Moni better remember her husband can’t get her in a-list position because he is not there!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    iiiiihaaaaaaaa

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Ok Sister Love, Lmbo

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    She does do it with a slick smile

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    We all know our jobs require us to do things overtime. Sometimes, without pay!!!

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    Monique is a legend. Precious was a favor she should have never did. It helped no one’s career but Lee Daniels. Not Mariah’s, Monique’s or Lenny Kravitz. Maybe Gabby because she had a spot on EMpire. She should have never accepted the 50k. It lowered her value.

  • Ariel

    What places have you sold out on your own, Monique?! Please answer that.

  • J2PC

    Who is EVERYONE? lol If I didn’t tell her to shut up & know plenty of others just the same, then EVERYONE did not tell her to shut up. smh

    The point is Amy went back to the negotiating table because $11mil was not good enough. She made some noise and got an extra $2mil for a total offering of $13million. -Yet, Mo’Nique (with a resume that far outweighs Amy) is told to shut up complaining & just settle for that lowballed $500k.

    That is why a number of Black folks are seen as something of little value or things to be exploited for $$$ as long as they allow themselves to played or used as dysfunctional puppets to disrespect or give themselves & their people a negative image.

  • TaylorFinallyMadeIt

    Not the dog catcher… lmao

  • tisha

    Im a fan of Moniques but i dont support someone who is wrong let it go already who will actually want to work with her

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • Mike Just

    Monique didn’t give a fcuk about anyone or stood up for anything until it hit her and that sissy ass husband of hers… now she wants people to stand with her… who has she stood with in the past…

  • EMILY POST

    Monique I am here for her and her stand….
    Black women get low balled all the time… Black people especially the liberal community is not here for real equality.
    Monique has been blacklisted and is getting black balled. Most African American women are not in positions to stand up for themselves without falling victim to being blacklisted or jobs being eliminated. Taking a stand you take hits economically its too bad that she did not find support within her community.
    She received the most pushback from black males in entertainment no surprise and people in the media.

  • Palesa Floret

    No, she couldn’t use the material from the special for 2 years. It didn’t say she couldn’t work. SMH

  • Palesa Floret

    No promotion of film is part of an actors job. The work doesn’t start after they wrap. Not only that but actors are not paid to promote. Another thing they were offered all expenses paid trip to Cannes.

  • Palesa Floret

    On top of that giving bits and pieces of info liike being offered an all expenses paid trip to Cannes

  • Palesa Floret

    Go work on set withh someone who is diffiicult to work with. Have to keep going back for damn pick up shots when you could have wrapped and gone home.

  • Palesa Floret

    And then you find out that they were offered an all expenses paid trip to Cannes.

  • Palesa Floret

    Or they tryiing to lorde how much knowledge they have over you. Usually bullshit ass knowledge

  • Palesa Floret

    No Monique tried to get paid for something that is part of the job. No actor is paid for promotion. What’s wrong is that her hubby doesn’t understand the industry they are in and it seems neither does she.

  • Palesa Floret

    Well it was an small indie film that happened to get big. No one knew it would be as big as it became. And if thhey got deferred pay then she got more than she saying

  • Palesa Floret

    Robert Downey Jr got peanuts for the first Iron Man. He’s had to make comebacks a few times. Several stars have had to take peanuts when makinig comebacks. Hell look at some stars early pay when they started out. Julia Roberts was paid peanuts when she first started. Let’s just say she was paid less than Mo was offered with Netfliix.

  • Palesa Floret

    The thhing is in the entertainment world it’s all about what you are doing now. Not what you did in the past. Who are you pulling now etc.

  • Palesa Floret

    A guy I worked with on a film told me of an actor he saw in a huge filmm(don’t know the actors name nor the film) but it drew in a huge boxoffice profits. Guess what? He saw that actor working as barista. He asked him what’s up you were lead in a big ass hhit film. Dude told hhim that still didn’t matter. He still had to work his ass off

  • Palesa Floret

    She was an executive producer. She should have been promoting that movie instead of talkng about the mess going on between other folks. When folks do you wrong why giive thhem the time of day. Unless you just like drama

  • Palesa Floret

    Small indie film no one knew would be big. Don’t be fooled they were offered an all expsenses paid trip to promote.

  • Palesa Floret

    This is nothing new in the film industry whether commercial or indie. Especially indie where most are no/low micro bud films. Some aren’t paying, some deferred or some low pay. Many an actor has taking a lower amount when making come backs or starting out, crossing over etc. John Travolta Pulp Fiction, Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man to name a few.

  • Palesa Floret

    They did not low ball her. No one is paid to promote a film. She was offered an all expesnes paid trip to Cannes. Don’t let these folk have you fooled.

  • Palesa Floret

    Many a star has had their career ruined lettinig a spouse manage their career no matter the race.

  • Palesa Floret

    If it was deferred it could have been more especially accountiing for royalties. We never know because these two don’t tell thhe whhole story

  • Palesa Floret

    No Angelina would have taken her ass to Cannes and has

  • Palesa Floret

    And what’s funny they were offered all expenses paid trip to Cannes. These two… I just can’t

  • Palesa Floret

    Not only that, but she could have made contacts at Cannes and could have scored other gigs

  • Palesa Floret

    Everyone is expected. It’s part of the job. No one isi paid to promote etc. Her manager did a big mistep in that advice.

  • Palesa Floret

    Yes it’s part of thhe job no matter the pay. Actors are not paid to promote. She was also going to be sent to Cannes all expenses paiid.

  • Palesa Floret

    Spiill that tea. Folk keep actinig like folks were just sending her out there with nothing. She needs a new manager. That was her come up and she came down

  • Palesa Floret

    Especally if that could create new contacts and possibly new job offers.

  • Palesa Floret

    That’s what happed to Kim. All she said was that you have to let things go etc. Nothhing ugly or shadey. Girl went and blasted her friend for tellnig her like it is. Folk like that keepinig it real ish until it’s them

    She like Farrah from Destiny’s Child. She is actually talented, but keeps on bringng that up. If she would just distance herself from that and promote her music I think shhe would do fine. Matthhew did you wrong. It hurt, but sometimes you have to just move on and kill folk with your success and being unbothered.

  • Palesa Floret

    I was hella surprised when I find Nollywood and Gollywood Films on there. She could have gone to UMC

  • Palesa Floret

    Just because she was working doesn’t mean she was “hot” when it comes to crossover

  • Palesa Floret

    She was offered $3mill but she had to audtion. She says that’s a lie, but I believe Netflix on this. Her husband has proven he does not know what he is doing in that industry.

  • Palesa Floret

    Or made some comedic web series or something. I do like her workout vids. She def could have utlized that

  • Palesa Floret

    That $3mill could have helped. After she pays the tax man that is.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly.

    Everyone Monique is trashing have gone on to bigger and better things and she’s still stuck with her husband who doesn’t know crap about managing anyone in Hollywood.

  • sunni_daze

    Her husband is bad for her business