Mo'Nique winning Oscar in 2010

Mo’Nique responded to erroneous claims that Netflix offered her $3 million for a comedy special. The troubled comedienne went on a rant on social media, accusing the online streaming giant of gender and racial discrimination.

Mo’Nique claimed Netflix offered her only $500,000 to host a comedy special, while other comedians were offered millions more for the same content.

After turning down the $500,000 deal, Mo’Nique urged her social media followers to boycott Netflix. She produced receipts to show she stood to collect up to $810,000 — not the $3 million that insiders claimed.

Mo’Nique is still struggling to revive her career after she was blackballed in the industry for reportedly being difficult to work with.

The 50-year-old actress was in high demand after she took home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Lee DanielsPrecious in 2010.

But the excessive demands for more money from Mo’Nique’s husband and manager, Sidney Hicks, drove a rift between the couple and studio bosses.

 

Monique



  • teather

    I’m embarrassed for her. I’m not sure what’s going on, maybe something in her personal life? EAse up on Monica. She’s stood with us tough for a long time. This latest thing is strange but she’s allowed to have an outburst here and there. Careful of your rep tho.

  • Bonsai

    Her career has never been the same since that movie Precious, and that trophy she is holding is taboo.

  • xenaD

    What is happening?!!….
    Smfh
    Mo’Nique, girl.
    U didn’t have to do all of that… I was outside last year during the solar eclipse, my cousin didn’t believe that I saw it. She wanted proof! My proof was bish smd F I gotta lie for, and especially to you? N kept it moving lol
    Like, no

  • Liah

    So she thinks all this extra will make anyone work with her???…NOT…Something aint right with Monique…She REALLY DOING ALOT!…#BLACKBALLED

  • TMW

    She isn’t helping herself. “Silence is golden.”

  • Kemi

    She needs let it go and let the dust settle. Doing too much to prove sh!t. It’s like every week she’s digging a deeper career hole for herself.

  • Wreckognize Game

    She is working toward companies including an NDA with her contract negotiations. Seems as if she is putting in more work explaining this Netflix offer than she did to negotiate the deal. Should’ve counter-offered lady dang.

  • mona q

    I don’t know about her receipts because she showed only 2 emails in a chain of 13. Still not buying it.

  • Renee26

    Oh, no deal…they want her to do the marketing and promotions for no additional fee…and not do any other series for 2 years or tape any new specials for a year…and if she did she had to get their permission….sounds like they wanted to OWN her for that $500k

    She could have quietly declined the offer and kept it moving though….no need to take it to social media

  • Gloria

    If you are trying to revive your dead career, the last thing you should do is slander a major company like Netflix. Let alone be picky of how much you get paid.

    In my opinion, Netflix was being VERY generous by offering her the $500,000. She’s not THAT funny.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She’ll just killing off whatever’s left of her career, and it doesnt seem like she even realizes it.

  • Sid

    Monique has to let go of his man that is tainting her career. One day she will see he destroyed her life.

  • You Could Never

    Yeah issa fukk no for me. Bc she could have did this almost TWO WEEKS ago.She decided to do all this drama instead. To keep her name out here. Its backfired. Good luck booking that special you wanted. On any network. And Sidney STILL at the house eating up all your kids snacks lady. Dumb ass.

  • Jackie Byrd

    I really wish she would just shut up and if it took two weeks for her to show her receipts she is lying and manipulated the ones she wanted to show. She is a proven liar and needs to get rid of that guy. No man or woman can love you and allow you to further ruin your career. Just sad.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Hey My Loves. I want you all to rally with me against Mo’Nique as she is beating a dead horse. BISSSHHHH let it go. The only way to prove them wrong is to finance your own major shows and let them sell out. Let your talent be your vindication. LAWWDDD maybe her hubby has her doing this because it just doesnt make sense to me at this point.

  • Applebootay

    But we knew this MANNNNNn!!!!!! Who the hell are these “insider Liars” we know damn well if they had offered her 3 mil this wouldnt even be a story. #FAKENEWS

  • i troll it like i see it

    Ok this is all good and well, but still, what is their endgame? Do they want to really be talking about Netflix this time next year? Or the year after that? Do they think they can bully the company into giving them another offer? Do they really want their “boycott” to pick up steam, cripple the company and harm other minorities who are working with Netflix financially? Is this solely about publicity, because lets face it, they have been a hot topic lately. Are they going to continue to berate people who don’t want to “ride with them?” Are they going to continue to name drop Oprah, Lee Daniels and Tyler Perry in hopes of getting some kind of formal response from them? Do they think this negative press is going to get Monique more offers from studios? WHAT THE HELL DO THESE PEOPLE WANT EXACTLY.

  • tintin

    Confidential proposal of Terms .,,, is sprawled at the top.

    that woman might get her arse sued.

  • You Could Never

    Im not gonna rally against her. I want us all to make money and prosper. But I will continue to not like her. I didnt before any of this started and she has done NOTHING to win my fandom as we can clearly see. I became a fan of Gabby Union. Didnt even like her. Meg Good. Whose kind words towards Leslie Jones last night made my heart soar. They out here MAKING new fans. Im not sure how this is lost on some folks. The way Mo spoke against SO many other blacks to prove this imaginary point of hers has greatly pissed me.

    IG of Meg to Leslie. Positivity.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BeoqumxFbSm/?hl=en&taken-by=theshaderoom

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    OMG YES all DIS!! Like what more do you want from me?? *Tyrese voice*

  • Marlika

    This chick is becoming mad annoying. Maybe she should consider getting Netflix to reboot the Parkers based on her and the Professor married living happily ever after. ????? Kim can be married with kids and so on… ???????????????

  • Phillybruh

    But it was my understanding that the offer was 3 mill pending the audition and if the bigwigs said ok she funny give it too her. But she was like yall got me chopped and they said you know what you right we’ll give you 500g without the audition.

  • iWasteTime

    This came out with the story!
    We saw what they offered originally.
    We also saw how IF she auditioned it could go UP TO 3 million.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    It was a joke in reference to her original video wanting us to rally against Netflix. But I get what you’re saying tho!!

  • i troll it like i see it

    She would not be the only Oscar winner who went on to star in nothing or do B movies or Lifetime, or a bunch of commercials, it happens. It doesn’t mean you are going to have continued success, not by a long shot.

  • You Could Never

    harm other minorities who are working with Netflix financially
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Which is why I was wondering why on EARTH Jada was tambout this mess. Girl you got Netflix money in your own account based off of Will’s epic Netflix deal. Like you might need to stfu too.

  • iWasteTime

    Mine too, as I posted simultaneously with ya.
    500K was based of her name and up to 3 million if she auditioned, had a show they can attend or recent material they could see.

  • Kemi

    Something is off with her. Why she feel right now yo prove her legitimacy. Nobody is thinking about no more. Her and the hubby should move on!

  • You Could Never

    Oh I know. Bc I am currently wearing “MAKE IT MAKE SENSE” OUT lol.

  • Phillybruh

    Dave Chappelle came with those first two specials taped.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Jada really should have thought twice before getting involved because it did look hypocritical, IMO. Is she not going to the premier when the Will’s next “Bright” movie comes out by Netflix? Because there is going to be another one.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    The “source” of all this, Jawn Murray, said they were originally proposing $3 million but she had to do an audition, and she refused…. which is why they dropped their offer down to $500,000.
    None of us can say for sure if that’s how it went down, but it sounds believable to me.

  • You Could Never

    THIS!

  • iWasteTime

    Yup!
    Amy wasck self sold out the Garden.
    Seinfeld came with Rding in cars with comedians.
    I see Katt Williams got a special. I don’t know what he came with, what he got paid and he ain’t said NOTHING. But I watched and its funny.

  • i troll it like i see it

    It’s so selfish whenever she and Sydney ask people to boycott the company because they didn’t get the money they wanted, it’s sad even. Netflix showcases a lot of black talent, but they don’t give a damn about that.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Oh trust me we are talking about Mo’Nique here. There would have still been an issue as she wanted 20 million. The same as Chris Rock and Dave Chappell.

  • sunni_daze

    Either way she has cut off her nose to spite her face. She’s done and can thank her husband

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Exactly! If she was a hot topic for anything other than crying wolf about unpaid dues then maybe things would work in her favor.

  • You Could Never

    netflix is SO black right now. BEFORE all of this I was actually taking NOTE how many of us they showcase. We talked about it here. They got Mary nominated for an OSCAR. Why would you ask folks to boycott your fellow folks if you “LOVE US”?

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    I been saying that too LOLOL non-stop I promise.

  • Phillybruh

    Kevin Hart does his own and then leases the rights to Netflix.

  • Toni ToniToni

    AGREE with all of that. I would’ve laughed at that offer too. TF. They seemed to be tryna lowball her BIG. WTF.She should’ve counteroffered, if they didn’t bite, then yep, Keep that ish moving. Because Now, other companies are gonna be thinking she will be do the same if she is not happy with their offer. Sad to see this decline because of her Hubbies Shenanigans. I was actually one of the few people who loved her TALK SHOW. I loved when she said NOW BIG JIM, PUT ME TO BED BABY!

  • You Could Never

    Or care. So let her finish

  • Kemi

    I’m just tired of reading about her fake outrage lol. At this point, she should know, it ain’t working.

  • i troll it like i see it

    There is no way they would actually be honest about the 3 million if it was on the table because it would seriously undermine her “i was lowballed” narrative and people who are sympathizing with she and Sydney may start to give her the side eye. I watched she and Sydney’s podcast and there is something real pimp like about that man, he comes across real sleazy and insincere.

  • iWasteTime

    I did a little research on HartBeat, helping my little cousin with home work, He is SCHMART! I beleive this and see it and he getting paid!

  • iWasteTime

    She could still scream low balled compared to Amy Shumer. Amy was offered 12 and asked for 3 more.
    He’s supposed to be a lawyer and I think he is setting her up for the fall, of all falls. That video where she was crediting him for her not blacking and calling people all types of names was so suspect and could be used in a court of law.

  • MJF

    Hey my loves, I ask you to join with me in having a great day. I love yall for real.

  • klwbaby

    Netflix has her number blocked. They don’t have time for another ‘Hey, my loves” video.

  • BingBangBoom

    I like Mo. I hope she wins! She should be able to get paid whatever she feels. She did her time and paid her dues.

  • Phillybruh

    She should have took that 500g and murdered that comedy special and said now gimmie 10 mill for 3 more and my own show.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I know I haven’t seen this many black people on any of the major networks. Netflix seems supportive of black actors and producers which is why i don’t understand her racism claims.

  • Wreckognize Game

    She will find out why giving these men all this credit while putting up a fake “united front” will bite her in the ass like MJB. Also see Halle, Janet and Jhud who paid after they stayed with these less talented men.

  • Damnshame

    The 3milli was contingent on her performing to see if she would be offered that …of course it wouldn’t be in the contract…y she tryna play black people like they stupid

  • cherrypie

    Not to knock anyone’s hustle but Monique has never been funny.

  • Desiree Edwards

    Tired of hearing about this!

  • cherrypie

    Okkkk. Sh*t was so last week

  • Wreckognize Game

    Katt was running around punching people in the face and fighting kids but is still more jovial than Monique. Katt still puts on a funny show and gets paid.

  • SpillyNillie

    Dear Mo,

    You ain’t neva gettin a spechul!

    Best regards,
    Spilly

  • cherrypie

    It takes Jawn Murray to break it all the way down. Hilarious and I believe factual!!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Exactly. If she had killed it, she would have set herself up for some more lucrative stuff down the road .
    As it is, she’s just committing career suicide right now, in slow motion.

  • You Could Never

    And tag in Netflix if you post it. To be petty.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    It’s true the more you have the more you want because I would have taken that half a million dollars and rejuvenated my career. She’s at a point in her career where she needs to prove that she is bankable again. She has ruffled a lot of feathers and it’s time to calm down and do damage control. This Netflix gig could have been the opening she needed.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I guess they can always find more to complain about but I’m starting to get confused as to what these people are really trying even do at this point.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I read this in an exasperated tone. Like Tyrese’s, What more do you want from me.

  • Capricornlady

    say it one mo-gain!

  • iWasteTime

    ME too sis!

  • SpillyNillie

    She’s number two on the “Nevaflix” roster, next to Kevin Spacey. That’s a bad look Mo….

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I feel you. I’ve never liked Mo because her mouth is too vulgar. I never like a woman that talks about sucking dykes, etc trying to be funny.

  • Dowoop

    She is showing that she is clearly difficult to work with. Notice how they slipped in she agrees to promote the special – since she doesnt want to promote other things that she was in. At this point she needs to humble herself.
    Has anyone seen Luenell saying she will be more than happy to do it. Monique needs to take a page from her book.

  • SoulfulLove

    She has a very nasty attitude in person as well

  • You Could Never

    Sandra wtf going on with your fellow blogger Famelous. Folks over on Twitter calling her Joanne the Scammer.

  • country57

    That’s it!!!!! Been saying that all along.

  • Applebootay

    Not one damn cents in my pocket…so IDGAF….

  • Applebootay

    Not a spechual? LOL

  • Ghost

    All of this whining is getting her NO WHERE ! Nobody is boycotting Netflix and Netflix has moved on…so why is she still talking about it? This “open relationship” has cost her dearly…

  • TRASHFACE BREEZY B

    Man eff Mo’Nique and her temper tantrum. I get Netflix for free and I love it so I’m not boycotting a damned thing. I mean what am I going to gain from her getting millions vs thousands? Nothing. She wants our support but who is she supporting besides her greedy az husband? IMO she isn’t even that funny. None of them are tbh ?
    There is a broken hearted 16 year old whom was bullied and ridiculed about her hair. Let’s support her ?

  • Junkanoo

    She could better use her time getting some therapy ,this has gotten tired and boring . Why cant people just chat amongst friends instead of making things public

  • JRock

    The best revenge is to be happy and just move on from this and let karma do its thing. Mo has not learned that every part of her personal life does not need to be made public.

    Listen and silent are spelled with the same letters. Mo is not “listening” and she is not being “silent”. It’s interesting that she creates her own problems and then acts like she’s the victim time and again. She needs to STFU.

    One day she will realize that she effed up listening to dumb ass Sidney and Mo will tell him “by the power vested in me, I now pronounce you block, deleted, bank account closed, EBT card shut down, locks changed etc. etc. You may now kiss my fat ass Sidney Scary Moochie.”

  • justlooking

    Ms. Gladys Got on the Midnight Train to Georgia and got her entire Face.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I tried to warn y’all in a previous post when that blogger claimed someone was pregnant.

  • BadAss Will

    The fact remains no studio wanna work with her. She need to take scraps to prove she is worthy again. When one person say your a nasty person maybe they’re lying. When two say it ok maybe they jealous but when 20 people say it, bitch you the problem! I miss the old Monique before the Oscar win. The one from the Parkers. Before this nasty open relationship husband who is helping destroy her career.

  • BadAss Will

    Wrong post

  • i troll it like i see it

    I swear they are like a train wreck I can’t look away from.

  • BadAss Will

    U did I remember and took notes of it..

  • i troll it like i see it

    I’m assuming they don’t have anything to lose at this point so why not at least keep the attention on them. But when are they going to get tired of talking about the same thing? Amy Schumer has got to be like “can they at least stop bringing my name into it.” It’s not her fault her management team is better than Moniqué’s.

  • Truth

    haha…she’s funny but not in a comedic way with this. This is confidential, but also wasn’t there a report that said if she auditioned she would get 3 million. Did she just leave that section out of these confidential papers. Funny chik.

  • the guest

    Agreed.

    But Netflix can take for granted the black people don’t stand together and definitely don’t stand behind a black woman.

    If Mo’nique was white the whole white male and white female feminist times up movement would be right behind her and Netflix would give her her proper pay.

    Not black folks.

    Netflix knows they can s-crew over black folks and black folks will still subscribe, still watch, and turn their backs on what they see as an “ungrateful” “trouble making” black person ruining all fun of and convenience of a cool steaming channel that exploits and discards black cultural capital at will.

  • Tazzy

    She has a new online gossip website, but wants ppl to pay $10.99 to get exclusive gossip before it hits her Instagram. There are some who chose to pay, but the majority didn’t see why it would be important. If you didn’t sign up, liked a post that didn’t agree with her or said you wouldn’t pay, she blocked you on Instagram. Craziness… yeah I got blocked bwahahahahahahahahaha ?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Team Mo’Nique. When you build yourself up, no matter the industry, you’re gonna be alright. She will also be alright. I believe everything she’s saying. I just hate that her stance will not benefit her, but will benefit those coming up next. I’ve been that person to take a stand and in the end, I got nothing out of it. But the assholes I worked with did, raises, processes changed, etc.

    Best of luck to you Mo. Jawn Murray and fat neck phuck Roland Martin can have several seats. Roland we’re still waiting for you to tell us what you’ve done.

  • Tazzy

    When ppl called her out on it, she got mad and lashed out saying we need to believe in her and went off on the Shade-room saying they were taking her tea. This is why she created the online, paid gossip site

  • the guest

    She’s not done. No child of God is done for standing up to wrong. God will empower her to make her own way and her fans will support her. The racists in Hollywood couldn’t stand that a non-bougie dark skinned black woman merited and won an Oscar. They wanted to ruin her since then. I’m not even into comedy that much and I’ll support her. I hope she starts her own comedy channel here or in another country. God will always make a way for Davids against Goliaths.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Her ill bodied self blocked me long time ago and I still don’t know why.

  • ShWa

    Bwahaha

  • ShWa

    For real For real!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Go Mo!!!!!

  • Tazzy

    She blocked me because I liked someone’s post. Ppl started questioning her tea because sometimes she’s wrong. I.E. Monica’s pregnancy and asked why would they pay for spoiled tea.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I’ll take it one step further, she should have auditioned and showed how funny she was, AND THEN she would have had 3 million. Then she could have gone back and asked for 10 million for 3 more shows. She thought she was above auditioning when she hasn’t been out there in a minute. Her fault.

  • NeverSurprised

    I can’t believe she released a CONFIDENTIAL Deal Memo. There is nothing, but I mean NOTHING, that studios, networks and production companies hate more than having private documents made public. It weakens their bargaining position with other artists.

    Take it as gospel when I say she will NEVER. WORK. IN. HOLLYWOOD. AGAIN.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    lol spoiled tea. U know what, something that simple could be the reason for me too, liking someone’s post. Ur the blogger so wth you care if I don’t agree with you? I didn’t even care to think of that. It’s cool though.

  • hottlanta

    I am with her. I had to also fight with my job about my salary. Telling me I reached the glass ceiling and I wasn’t gonna get another raise but gave themselves a 18% raise. These jobs think they are slick now. You don’t discuss salary during an interview but they quick to ask you how much you made on your last job so they can shyt you out your money because they know the job pay is higher than what you are quoting. Then if you quote toooo high according to them, you want too much.

  • ShWa

    This is probably the contract she is presenting to us after they offered the 3M since she rejected the audition so they drew up a new one for the 1/2 mil…..

  • imright

    u aint funny Ms Parker !!! BYE .

  • TWO FOOLS

    Moniques and her beard husband are pathetic and cannot be trusted with any recepts…..

  • Ghost

    Oh…so she’s blocking folks and wants support???? This crazy NEVER ends…

  • facingrealit1

    One can only hope!

  • facingrealit1

    And he actually sipped tea the entire time!

  • Darkandlovely617?
  • dontgetblocked

    Career suicide. Not a good look. No one will touch her…no one.

  • Malcom Flex

    Should have taken 500K and made it work into millions that could have been her comeback.

  • Tazzy

    Exactly

  • MsPam

    I wish she would shut up because the people at Netflix has forgotten all about her. That’s how YT do they will tell you no and the subject is closed. Black ( Some) folks will talk about something until Jesus Christ comes back.

  • MythCalledLove

    “Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move. It is your duty to plant yourself like a tree.(Beside the river of truth) Look them in the eye and say, No..You move”
    I would like to think she is not going to change how she feels and what she believes is her truth. She is planted herself and I will respect anyone that will not waiver. She owns it

  • Gingertee

    Netflix offered her 3M to audition and she turned that down right away so she should have nothing to prove it. Monique needs to get a job. She wants people to feel sorry for her because she isn’t getting millions and I haven’t seen her show up to fight anyone’s cause for anything, anywhere. She thought that one film and one Oscar put her in the $20M a job category and she was sadly mistaken. All those divas antics from her and her husband/daddy ended her career and that’s on her.

  • Gingertee

    Yeah or she could have did the audition for the 3M. It makes me think that she was worried they would not find her funny.

  • Gingertee

    I agree with you but that is not what happened to Monique. She’s done one thing in 8 years, it did not make millions and even then, she was part of an ensemble cast. The people who she compared herself to can on their own, fill up arenas, Monique has never done that one her own. To date, she is still working the club circuit. The people at Netflix asked her why she deserved as much as the others and she pointed to her Oscar. Monique thinks that she is the most critically acclaimed comedienne of all times, but she would have to be an EGOT for that to be true. She isn’t (that would be Whoopie). She can find wrong in everyone else but she is owning nothing but feels cheated. I wish her well but once again, she has gone too far, said too much and even got caught lying. She should humble herself and fire her manager.

  • Gingertee

    Netflix actually admitted to this before Monique released this contract so she’s not putting anyone on blast. She is asking people to give up the $11.99 entertainment they can afford because she can’t have millions. That makes her the villain, not the victim.

  • hottlanta

    You don’t know that. She has been touring just because you don’t see her in your town doesn’t mean she hasn’t been working. Club circuit or not it is work. Somebody is paying to see her. A lot of comedians still do the club circuit. They are not at Madison Square Garden.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    No one is gonna want to work with her her reputation is the real problem.

  • Cici

    Not to mention that nobody else wants to work with her. They were doing her a favor. Smh.

  • Cici

    Monique is her own worst enemy. Not her husband, Lee, Tyler, Oprah, or Netflix. She is a grown woman. No one is putting a gun to her head to make her act this way. Her mouth, attitude, and bad decisions will be her downfall. Nothing else.

  • BloodBlood

    I wish she would just stfu!!!!!

  • Panther Charleston

    I feel kinda bad for saying this. It’s probably so damn backwards. But for real, calm down. You just telling jokes, player. I don’t care who it is, none of them deserve those salaries. Many have bought into this inflated, all hail entertainment and entertainers nonsense. Then they get caught up in the race to the highest paid trophy. Sadly, some of them ultimately wake up to being minus $500K talking some L-words about principles. #cashthecheck #writeanarticleaftertheworkisdone

  • You Could Never

    A lot of comedians still do the club circuit. They are not at Madison Square Garden.
    ^^^^^^

    Amy was. Twice. SHE is comparing herself to Amy is she not? No? Blacks weren’t. I am now more familiar with Amy due to….Mo. her crine about Amy made me look her up. She needs to do Amy type shit then if she compares herself to her.

  • hottlanta

    Monique has evolved beyond Madison Square Gardens. She has done The Parkers, had her own nighttime talk show, has been on the BET show for years and did her last movie in 2016. Like her or not she does have a proven body of work. Loved her in the movie about Betsy Smith with Queen Latifah. So she has done more work than Amy and it hasn’t been all about comedy making people laugh. She has expanded her portfolio Amy needs to catch up with her.

  • Ebony Starr

    That’s the first word that I saw, “Confidential!”

  • Oya Shango

    Mo’Nique is an academy award winning actress, why does she not have an agent, (or an attorney) and PR person on staff, who are trained to handle her contractual negotiating and public issues for her? The hood manner in which she is trying to handle a sophisticated media giant such as Netflix demands more than a youtube rant demanding that black people boycott. This is neither professional nor productive for her career. In fact, I think she just put a nail in it.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    She’ll be a deli manager at Wal-Mart soon if she keeps up with her antics.

  • Disgustd

    I’m glad she did it. That’s how criminals get away with crime–people protecting them by being silent and going along. If she said that the combined salaries of all the main actors in Almost Christmas didn’t total $1 million, then think about how much it made? Think about Girls Trip and how much they may have paid those 4 principles? People don’t go see a movie because of a damn director or producer or costume designer, they go b/c of the big name actor/actress attached to it. Bottom line: they need to be exposed. Maybe it won’t benefit Mo’ but some of these other up-and-coming young black actors/actresses. Mo’ is like a Rosa Parks. She’s saying Hell no, not today. May be the end of her career. Maybe not. Eartha Kitt did the same thing. Cost her many years and much of her career. But she came back in her later years. That’s what may happen with Mo. But i’m sure she realizes this.

  • Disgustd

    Netflix is NOT the only game in town. And plus, think about what you are saying: some of that $ Netflix is offering came from YOU. You black, right? So..they can offer not-funny Amy Shumer your portion of the money but not Mo’Nique?

  • joel adams

    Chile Monique gone drag this in 2019

  • Tennessean

    She is making me not want to watch her cause of the drama. I get the reason but its not the season…if that makes since. no one else is really fighting with her. Tweets don’t count…js

  • Tennessean

    I think her husband is all those things or something…he is always there…

  • sunni_daze

    Yeah, no. This woman is mouthy loud and putting everybody in her business . She’s washed and the only way she’s gonna work is if she does something independent other wise she’s 86’d.

  • blazewon22

    She’s out here complaining about 500 grand for one special when folks are struggling to make 50 in a year. You have your principles, that’s on you. Don’t drag us into your mess!

    Can’t post all of your feelings on the interweb as that mess will come back to bite you in the butt. She could’ve done the show, got a tour and got a bigger bag for the next special. Her ego and attitude are out of control.

  • blazewon22

    Halle Berry made a porno to get her Oscar and is now making straight to video films. If she can’t break through why does her old fat self think she can?

  • blazewon22

    You know you don’t have to tell them your salary right? Tell them that I’m at market rate and we’ll discuss the salary once you’ve decided I am the right candidate.

    Monique should have a better agent negotiating for her, not putting her biz out here in the streets.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    I respect her thoughts and feelings, but her method is the issue. She is a 50 year old woman barking and growling on Social Media instead of using the proper channels (agent, attorney, etc) to work toward this goal. This is much like when a child tries to loud talk their parent – they don’t get what they want (in my house anyway) AND most likely will lose out in some way.

    She can AND SHOULD stand for her truth, but find better ways to make her point

  • They’re ALL false God’s fools

    Wow, when she’s as popular as Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, or Katt Williams then she can demand Chappelle, Hart, or Williams money? Man these wench’s are getting ridiculous with this “me too” stuff now. Okay so if some B list wench does a movie she’s supposed to get as much as Will Smith or Tom Cruise now? Really??? GTFOH this is getting beyond ridiculous now.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    She was a PART of all of that and that is quite a body of work, but she didn’t CARRY all that. She is good with being a supporting actress bacause she can deliver punchlines and has good timing. But myself and honestly I don’t know anyone who would say “Man I have GOT to watch that Monique special.” But I will say, this type of negative action made Donald Trump President so maybe there actually is method to her madness…

  • Kim’s Original Face

    and for how long did she have to tell jokes. 30 mins to an hour for 500,000
    Tired of this tired azz story….

    I cant remember the last time I pressed play on a monique stand up…

    Give me a sommore special stat. Thank you

  • RespectSelf

    I’ve seen a lot of folks going in on her and most of them were black. smh I think it is crazy that black people will tear folks down for them. Why would Netflix even have to say anything when they see her own people are clowning her.

    Let’s not just go off a headlines… what is she actually saying? She is saying that most black female entertainers are not getting paid what they are worth. She taking a stand that if supported will not just be beneficial to her in the long run.

    But…

  • RespectSelf

    Dave Chappelle dipped out for years and can get 60 million dollar deal. And she can’t even get to 1 million lol. That don’t make any sense.

  • Shawty

    I wonder the REAL reason she is being blackballed. Monique is very talented. Why isn’t she in more stuff? Maybe it’s her attitude. I heard that about Nia Long. Said she was basically impossible to work with. Might be the same case for Mo.

  • TVJunkie

    From what I remember, she said Netflix representatives came to two of her shows, and they loved it. So I dunno about this 3 million offer, to audition again? **shrugs**

  • Ghost

    Dave Chappelle needed a BREAK! And left 90 million dollars on the table when he left. Disappeared, got it together and came back. Didn’t act a fool like Mo’Nique. Kept in good with his contacts….That’s why he can come back on the scene and get paid!

  • TVJunkie

    I think it’s sad, every one is saying she needs to shut up and that she should of taken the money. Everyone seems to be taking it at surface level, especially when they see $500k. It’s bigger than that. Had this been coming from Sommore or any other black female comedian, I think it would be the same result unfortunately…Even Tiffany Haddish, then folks would be saying she ain’t been around long enough for 20 mill…smh

  • Quitedeliteful

    Usually I’m all for the underdog but in this instance I can only shake my head… Monique wasn’t in demand after winning Oscar — she was blackballed and has never really worked again. Netflix threw her nonworking, telling folks to suck her dyck, blackballed arse a bone and she was too dumb to take it and do the special while plotting to get back on top in Hollywood. Hollywood is a game of chess not checkers…

  • Quitedeliteful

    Monique really needs to hire a professional image consultant to help her rebrand herself from a bitter, bytching harpie into a person that Hollywood would love to work with…

  • Mister Fantastic

    Add Janet Jackson, Mariah Carrey, Sanaa Lathan, and Jennifer Hudson to that list. ALL are difficult to work with due their behind the scenes attitude, demands, and unwillingness to be on time and WORK.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    ( Some) folks will talk about something until Jesus Christ comes back.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • hottlanta

    Regardless she DID it.

  • Trace da Ace

    omg…monique…sit down, please. you are doing the absolute most for what?? You still gonna be broke…..and still paying for Sydney’s pads and tampons on a monthly basis…..so please sit down, and give your mud duck of a husband some Mydol and a heating pad…and put his ass to bed…..

  • A D N

    HORRIBLE proposal although it is in red “confidential”. This will add to her being labelled difficult to work with. I see more issues than the money offered. I wouldn’t have signed it for other reasons than money.

  • softness1

    I really hope she shuts the fuck up and start working on material for a new show.. Netflix is not the only media source she can work with… I just can’t with her ass.. waaaaa

  • Shawty

    Good observation.

  • wayoli

    Another on the side line husband ruining his wife’s career, I truly hope this man is worth it or will this become a Blige/Scott saga???? Her IMDB stops at 2016 with nothing new in site. If she is trying to get her career back on the ground, this is not the way to do so. Best of luck to her…

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

    Black people are ‘okay’ with taking table scraps and they want to force that mind-set onto others. IF Mo’Nique says her comedy special is worth more than $500,000, then dammit.. She’s worth it. Ya’ll would be crying if somebody reduced your pay at your 9-to-5 job lol….. #KeepHatin

  • kekeb

    Hypothetical: If you took maternity leave then quit your job to raise your child for a few years, upon your return, wouldn’t YOU expect to still get paid at LEAST what you were getting paid prior to your resignation? Or would you just shut
    up and take the entry level salary??
    Of course not!! No one should use your absence to negate or diminish your prior accomplishments or salary. That’s all she is saying. I’m not even a big fan of Monique, but right are wrong are still obvious.

  • Gingertee

    She’s saying plenty and she’s leaving out even more. They offered Monique 3M to do a private audition for their executives and she felt that was beneath her. I bet she didn’t make that much in front of many more folks at her last comedy club appearance. Monique wants them to give her $20M for something that she’s never done and she thinks that Oscar (that was not earned for comedy) proves that she is worth it. No one else is offering Monique any money to do anything., she now wants the world to turn away from something because she couldn’t have her way. She can no longer work for CBS, BET, Lionsgate, FOX, Netflix, Tyler Perry, anything Oprah related, TVLand because of her mouth and she wants sympathy; not from me. She needs to accept responsibility and stop talking.

  • Gingertee

    I won’t rally against her, she doing her own damage, she doesn’t need help. I actually hopes that she starts to see her wrong, humbles herself and tries to fix her mess. In the meantime, I think she should stop talking but she won’t because she is being controlled by pride, ego and daddy (her husband).

  • justsayin

    Let’s not forget: Anita Baker, Gladys Knight, Mary J. Blige. Wendy Williams next. Husbands as Managers is not a wise move. All is money comes from you. Where’s his money. Kenya all over the Blogs giving her husband credit for her very existence.SMH

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    True, but obviously didn’t DO IT enough… lol!

  • hottlanta

    Why we gotta be working 24/7 5 days a week ans when is enough gonna be enough and according to you.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    In other words, as I said originally: She didn’t have enough impact on the projects to justify 1) her hard to work with Diva attitude 2) the amount of money she is demanding