Mo’Nique went to war with fellow comedian D.L. Hughley over a contract dispute.
She went off on D.L. at The Comedy Explosion featuring D.L. Hughley at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan.
While on stage, she called out D.L., saying she was supposed to co-headline the event with D.L., but she was removed as headliner hours before the show began, which she says conflicted with her signed contract.
“That’s what the motherf**king contract says,” she told the audience. “‘Mo’Nique is to be the last motherf**king person on the got d*mn stage. She is the headliner.’ That’s what I signed the contract for.”
Another clip showed Mo’Nique suggesting D.L. is on the D.L. She also expressed her sympathy for his wife.
“What kind of real n*gga would ever attack a got d*mned black woman? Ni**a, your name is D.L., what the f**k does it stand for? How far are you bending over, n***a? On the DL.”
Hughley responded to Mo’Nique’s tirade. He said Mo’Nique was “confused” about her order of appearance on the bill.
“All you have to do is check the order of names on the ticket stub from last night and you’ll see who’s confused,” he said.
“Against my better judgment, over the objections of my team and 4 other occasions where I said NO, I decided to take a chance and work with Monique.”
He then said Mo’Nique has a habit of blaming everyone else for her problems.
“Oprah was the problem, Tyler Perry was the problem, Charlamagne was the problem, Steve Harvey was the problem, Lee Daniels was the problem, Netflix was the problem… Now it’s MY turn. At some point it can’t be everyone else, IT’S YOU!! Lesson learned.”
Mo’Nique responded to Hughley in the comments.
“THE FACT THAT YOU POINT THE [PEOPLE] TO THE TICKET STUBS FOR THE ORDER OF THE NAMES VERSUS TO YOUR CONTRACT IMPLIES THAT YOU DON’T HAVE A CONTRACT THAT SHOWS YOU ARE THE HEADLINER LIKE I DO. EITHER SHOW YOUR CONTRACT OR SHUT UP! STOP MESSING WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER MESSED WITH YOU & CONSIDERED YOU A COMRADE IN COMEDY. BUT I THANK YOU DL BECAUSE YOUR THE REASON WHY I FIGHT FOR MY PEOPLE LIKE I DO. ANYTIME YOU OPENED FOR THE KINGS OF COMEDY, AND I WAS THE HEADLINER FOR THE QUEENS OF COMEDY & YOU THINK YOU SHOULD CLOSE THE SHOW OVER ME IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE BIAS THAT BLACK WOMEN HAVE TO DEAL WITH IN THIS BUSINESS. I WON’T EVEN DISCUSS AWARDS.”