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Mo'Nique's new Netflix stand-up comedy special is in the works after settling a lawsuit with the streaming giant.

Netflix announced the new comedy special in a tweet on Tuesday.

"Thrilled to announce that Netflix is the home for the next original stand-up special from the groundbreaking, trailblazing, and iconic Mo'Nique!"

"Can y'all believe this s---?," Mo' asks in a new video. "I done came on home to Netflix."

According to Variety, the comedy special will be filmed later this year in Atlanta.

In June Netflix announced a settlement agreement with the stand-up comedienne more than two years after she sued the streaming network for offering her less money for a stand-up special than her fellow male or white female counterparts.

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Mo'Nique swallowed her pride and apologized to fellow comedian D.L. Hughley for disrespecting him and his family.

It all started when Mo'Nique called out D.L. following a contract dispute over a comedy show in Detroit. Mo'Nique was under the impression that she was a co-headliner with D.L.

The dispute went viral after Mo'Nique launched into a 10-minute rant onstage.

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“N***a, your name is D.L., what the f**k does it stand for? How far are you bending over, n***a?" She went on to call out D.L. for not supporting his daughter when she revealed she was molested.

D.L. responded to Monique's rant on his popular radio show.

"Now I know what Tyler Perry knows, I know what Lee Daniels knows, I know what Oprah knows, I know what Steve Harvey knows, I know what Charlamagne Tha God knows, I know what Netflix knows," he said.

Mo'Nique apologized during an appearance at an event over the weekend. The comedian said, "I like to consider myself a woman of honor. So, I've got to do something right now, publicly, that I did publicly." She added, "To D.L. Hughley's family, I want to publicly apologize if I've hurt anyone's feelings because that was not my intention."

The apology comes after Netflix settled a discrimination lawsuit with Mo'Nique. Th terms of the settlement were not disclosed publicly.

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Last week, Mo'Nique shared a video clip of DL admitting he didn't believe his own daughter when she told him she was molested.

DL's other daughter, Ryan Nicole, was unhappy that Mo'Nique dragged her sister into the drama with their father. Ryan Nicole addressed the disrespect in posts on Instagram.

Ryan told Mo'Nique she was out of line and she ended by offering to give Mo' her address to talk face-to-face.

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Another family member, @therealcocoshannel, checked Mo'Nique, telling her to keep family members out of it:

"You need to leave my family out of it because at the end of the day his wife and kids are very low key they don't even really do stuff like this why you got your husband's name next to you I'm wearing Seattle and this is affecting a lot of people what you're doing if you want to keep it on deo then keep it on him honestly you don't see Ladonna his wife out here you don't see my mom and my aunt's coming out here so I don't understand what you're doing."

Mo'Nique's fans also weighed in on the controversy, pleading with the comedienne to stop making things worse for herself just as her career is getting back on track.

Instagram user @nicci_dahhhhling wrote:

"Wrong... wrong ..wrong ..WRONG!!! No justification for this. As a mother you should know better. As a woman you should know better. As a sister you should know better. You have a personal vendetta against DL and you don’t care about the casualties you leave trying to get to him. You preach love, 'come on my babies', and under the guise of defending black women and fighting for equality only to throw other black women on to flames for your selfish retribution. Shame on you!"

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50 cent took to social media to respond to people wo say Mo'Nique never shows her appreciation to him for resurrecting her TV career.

Some people believe Mo never thanks 50 Cent because they've fallen out. Mo' made headlines last week over a contract dispute with fellow comedian D.L. Hughley.

50 Cent brought the feisty comedienne back to television after she was blackballed for allegedly being difficult to work with.

He cast her in a minor role in the upcoming second season of BMF on STARZ. But fans say she's not showing her gratitude toward 50 Cent.

On Friday, June 3, 50 Cent shared a video featuring Mo'Nique praising the hip-hop mogul and saying she chats with him offline.

"I want to talk right to our baby, from one black woman to that beautiful, pure-hearted black man, and let me be clear, I'm saying Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson is a pure-heart," Mo’Nique said.

"So when y'all get to talking about 'Oh 50, you next,' that's a man, that's a king. He's of pure heart, and he's principled. See we have conversations offline, and people got to saying, 'She ain't thank 50, she ain't say nothing to 50.' We don't have to have our relationship online. And that brotha ain't said nothing when people tried to turn that thing into something ugly that it was not. So, again, for you brotha, Curtis, we love you."

Fiddy captioned the video:

"I love you guys to. let's progress at a pace they haven't seen before. Work like we gotta make up for lost time. The best way to get back at anyone you feel did you wrong is to do good gunitbrands.com."




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D.L. Hughley addressed his dispute with comedienne Mo'Nique who accused him of contractual shenanigans recently.

Mo'Nique was upset that she was removed as headliner in favor of D.L. during a comedy show in Detroit last weekend.

She called D.L. a down-low brother and other disrespect in a 10-minute rant on stage at The Comedy Explosion at the Fox Theater in Detroit.

"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.

After some back and forth, D.L. provided receipts in the form of his contract which confirmed he was headliner.

Then Mo'Nique produced her contract, which was actually drawn up by her husband, Sidney Hicks.

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A frustrated D.L. said he originally turned down the opportunity to do comedy gigs with Mo'Nique, but he changed his mind when others told him that things were different with her.

He decided it would be wrong not to give Mo'Nique a chance because she had never crossed him.

"Now I know what Tyler Perry knows, I know what Lee Daniels knows, I know what Oprah knows, I know what Steve Harvey knows, I know what Charlamagne Tha God knows, I know what Netflix knows," he said on his radio show on Tuesday. "Saying yes to Mo'Nique is an occupational hazard."

He accused Mo'Nique of delaying the start of her set hoping the audience would get restless. "Mo'Nique actually felt that she had merit... She knew she had to get onstage or she would in breach of contract."

He wondered why Mo'Nique got on stage to drag him, his wife, Stevie Harvey, and his support dog if she thought she had a legitimate dispute.

"What does Steve Harvey have to do with your contract? What does my wife have to do with your contract?" he said.

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D.L. accused Mo'Nique of "trying to weaponize Black femininity." You proceeded to assault my sexuality. You have the temerity to assault someone's sexuality - a man's sexuality - given who you lay next to?" he said, referring to rumors that her husband (pictured) is bisexual.

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D.L. Hughley produced his contract to prove he was scheduled to headline The Comedy Explosion at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan.

Fellow comedian Mo'Nique was furious because she believed she was the headliner at the same show. She ranted and raved about the unfairness after she was removed as headliner hours before the show began.
 
RELATED: Mo’Nique Calls D.L. Hughley a ‘B*tch’ On the Down Low; D.L. Hughley Responds
 
She claimed removing her as headliner conflicted with her signed contract.

Mo'Nique called Hughley a "b*tch" and she hinted that he likes it from the back.
 

 
Hughley responded by urging Mo'Nique to check the order of appearance on the ticket stubs.

"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.

He added that he was warned repeatedly not to work with Mo'Nique.

"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 hopped in the comments and demanded that Hughley produce his contract. So he did.

Then Hughley asked Mo'Nique to produce her signed contract. So she did - sort of.

Hughley noted that the contract was drawn up by a company called Hicks Media, Inc., which happens to be the same company owned by Mo'Nique's husband, Sidney Hicks, whom she married in 2006.

He wrote: "HICK'S MEDIA INC?? HOLD UP!! THAT'S YOU!!! YOU REALLLY SHOWING EVERYONE A CONTRACT YOU SUBMITTED FROM YOUR OWN COMPANY..."




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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.

He added:

"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."




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Mo'Nique's movie career has been resurrected by Lee Daniels, thanks to intervention by TV mogul 50 Cent.

Mo'Nique and Daniels last spoke to each other in 2010.
 
RELATED: 50 Cent says Oprah and Tyler Perry owe Mo'Nique an apology
 
Fiddy shamed both Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey for blacklisting Mo'Nique after she allegedly refused to promote a Lee Daniels movie.

Mo'Nique spent 12 years trashing the two movie giants, as well as Lee Daniels, for ending her career in Hollywood.

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Then 50 Cent told Oprah and Perry they owed Mo'Nique an apology.

Perry humbled himself and apologized publicly to the Oscar winner.

According to Rhymeswithsnitch.com, Lee Daniels recently interrupted Mo'Nique's comedy show to publicly apologize, saying, "I am so sorry for hurting you."

"I love you, you b*tch!" Mo'Nique said.

"B*tch, I love you more!" Daniels replied.

Daniels went on to say he and Mo'Nique were best friends at one point and he announced he was casting her in his new movie, Demon House, based on a true story.

Mo'Nique is replacing Octavia Spencer who had prior commitments.


 

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50 Cent is resurrecting Mo'Nique's career after she was blackballed in the movie industry for allegedly being difficult to work with.

In 2017 Mo'Nique slammed director Lee Daniels for allegedly giving roles to his bestie, Oprah, instead of her.

"I was offered the role in 'The Butler' that Oprah Winfrey played. I was also approached ... to be on Empire," Mo'Nique said.

"I was also offered the role as Richard Pryor's grandmother [in a new biopic about the late comedian]. Each of those things that [Daniels] offered me was taken off the table. They all just went away. But that's just part of the business, you know? I can't be upset at anybody, 'cause life is too good. It's just what it is."

Mo' then blamed Oprah and Daniels for blackballing her in the movie industry after she spoke out against them.

Daniels denied everything.

"I respect her [as an] actor because she gave me her soul, but I gave her my soul. And for that she was given the Golden Globe and the Academy Award," Daniels said.

"It breaks my heart that she feels that we blackballed her….I don't understand her motive. I don't get it. I really don't. [We] were really down for Mo. To get that performance from her, she had to bare her soul to me. I had to bare my soul to her. That was like making love without having sex."

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Mo's future is looking bright after media mogul 50 Cent decided to stand by her despite her troubled history.

In an Instagram post, Fiddy called on Oprah and Tyler Perry to "apologize" to Mo'Nique.

"I'm sure Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry would not want to continue to allow there influence to damage @therealmoworldwide career and this has went on for way to long," 50 captioned an Instagram post. "So now would be a great time to apologize because i'm gonna put her back on. GLG GreenLighGang I don't miss! #bransoncognac."

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Mo'Nique is on the hot seat again -- this time for body-shaming a Black woman who wore a bonnet at the airport.

Social media users descended on Mo'Nique like locusts after she body-shamed a woman who wore an oversized bonnet and undersized clothing at the airport.

Last month, the Oscar winning actress and comedienne shamed Black women who wore bonnets to the airport.

Ghetto fabulous women are frequent flyers, thanks to stimulus checks, unemployment benefits and PPP loans.

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The mother-of-three was annoyed to see Black women casually wearing hair bonnets, house shoes, head scarves, and blankets at Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport.

"It took me a minute to say what I'm getting ready to say because I want to make sure I'm not saying it from a place of judgment and that I'm saying it from a place of love," Mo'Nique said.

The 53-year-old mom-of-two caused an uproar again after she shared a photo of the woman, telling her to "do better."

"If this is not your BEST, than do BETTER!" she wrote.

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Many of Mo'Nique's followers begged her to delete the photo.

Feminista Jones wrote:

"I have no idea what's going on in your life right now but I'm claiming deliverance because you're being hateful under the guise of toxic positivity and "support". I'm SO disappointed and I've been a huge defender of yours. This is foul."

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Comedienne Mo'Nique sparked debate on social media when she recorded a video criticizing Black women for wearing bonnets and house slippers in public.

The mother-of-two was annoyed to see Black women casually wearing hair bonnets, house shoes, head scarves, and blankets at Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport.

Black women are flush with cash from stimulus checks, unemployment benefits and PPP loans. Now that airline tickets are at bargain basement prices, Black women roll out of bed and head straight to the airport.

"It took me a minute to say what I'm getting ready to say because I want to make sure I'm not saying it from a place of judgment and that I'm saying it from a place of love," Mo'Nique said.

"Some of y'all have given me the title of auntie, and I'm honored that y'all do that. But there are times that auntie has to talk to her babies and say some real shit.

"I've been seeing it not just at the airport. I've been seeing it at the store, at the mall... When did we lose our pride in representing ourselves? When did we slip away of let me make sure I'm presentable when I leave my home?"

Things went from bad to worse when Mo'Nique dissed women for not combing their hair before they get on a plane. She added that women have plenty of hair options, including a Dollar store wig.

"All I'm saying is could you please comb your hair?" she pleaded.

"I'm not saying you don't have pride but the representation that you're showing someone will have to ask you to know if you have it. It's not to get a man ... it is just your representation of you, my sweet babies."

It didn't take long for men to respond by calling out Mo'Nique for not minding her own business.

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Black Twitter defended their moms, sisters and aunties by wearing hair bonnets in their tweets.

"I stand in solidarity with our black Queens wearing bonnets outside," wrote @kingkeeme on Monday.

"I stand with y'all too - I rock my jumbo bonnet outside with no shame," another Twitter user responded.

And a third user tweeted: "fashionably tardy..but im here to stand with my queens as well!!"

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Mo'Nique called out Oprah Winfrey in an open letter for staying quiet about Harvey Weinstein's predatory behavior with Hollywood starlets such as Lupita Nyong'o.

Oprah has repeatedly said she knew nothing about Weinstein's rapey behavior, but Mo'Nique isn't buying her denials.

Mo'Nique took to social media to call out the media mogul for staying quiet about the disgraced Hollywood producer who is accused of raping dozens of women who willingly visited his hotel rooms for sexual favors in return for starring roles in his films.

His casting couch style of auditions were an open secret in Tinseltown, and many believe Oprah should've known about him.

Mo'Nique took issue with Oprah producing a documentary about Russell Simmons' alleged rapey behavior with younger women. Oprah cancelled the documentary after a massive blowback on social media.

"I felt compelled to write you this open letter after observing the disparity in the way that you seem to treat people, who were accused of the same allegations," Mo'Nique wrote. "You did an interview on the CBS Morning Show and were asked about Harvey Weinstein by Norah O'Donnell, and you said as it pertained to him that you "always try to look at the Rainbow in the clouds, whatever is the 'silver lining'. You also said 'if we make this all about Harvey Weinstein then we have lost the moment.'"

The comedienne questioned why Oprah planned to make documentaries about Michael Jackson and Simmons. "How is that not making it all about them?" she asked.

Mo'Nique added:

"Interestingly, Brother M.J. was acquitted, and deceased, so how is he not off limits? Russell and Harvey are accused of the same thing so in fairness how do you not "support" the accusers of both as you said you did with R.S. or you look for the silver liming for both like you said you did for H.W.?"

Mo'Nique accused Oprah of playing it safe by producing documentaries about Black men who are accused of rapey behavior.

"My personal experience with you is you've watched me as a Black woman be accused of being difficult for not promoting 'Precious' internationally for Lions Gate, at Lions Gate, Tyler Perry and your request, despite the fact my deal was with Lee Daniels Entertainment...

When I was sixteen and I meet you at your local show in Baltimore, I told you I wanted to be just like you when I grew up. You responded, 'you have to work really really hard'. My sixteen year old self didn't know that you in your silence in the face of wrongdoing, would make my life 'harder'."

 

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Dear @oprah, I felt compelled to write you this open letter after observing the disparity in the way that you seem to treat people, who were accused of the same allegations. You did an interview on the CBS Morning Show and were asked about Harvey Weinstein by Norah O’Donnell, and you said as it pertained to him that you “always try to look at the Rainbow in the clouds, whatever is the “silver lining”. You also said “if we make this all about Harvey Weinstein then we have lost the moment”. When you either are, or were going to be a part of documentary on Michael Jackson, and Russell Simmons, how is that not making it all about them? Interestingly, Brother M.J. was acquitted, and deceased, so how is he not off limits? Russell and Harvey are accused of the same thing so in fairness how do you not “support” the accusers of both as you said you did with R.S. or you look for the silver lining for both like you said you did for H.W.? The only difference between the two is there skin color and doesn’t H.W. have way more accusers? My personal experience with you is you’ve watched me as a black women be accused of being difficult for not promoting “Precious” internationally for Lions Gate, at Lions Gate, Tyler Perry and your request, despite the fact my deal was with Lee Daniels Entertainment. And, how are you for black women when you hear Tyler on audio saying I was right and he was going to speak up but you or him still haven’t said a word? When I was sixteen and I meet you at your local show in Baltimore, I told you I wanted to be just like you when I grew up. You responded, “ you have to work really really hard”. My sixteen year old self didn’t know that you in your silence in the face of wrongdoing, would make my life “harder”. Lastly, please consider standing by the people who are right and not just the “right people”. Love you to life, Mo’Nique

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Netflix has assembled an all-star legal team to fight Mo'Nique's discrimination lawsuit, insisting their low ball offer to the Oscar-winning star for her comedy special was "fair" market compensation for her talent level.

In legal papers obtained by TMZ, the Precious star accused Netflix bosses of offering white comedienne Amy Schumer $11 million for an hour-long stand-up special, while offering Mo'Nique, who is Black, only $500,000 for a similar stand up comedy special.

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The 51-year-old comedienne and mother of three turned down the offer and called on fans to boycott Netflix.

She followed through on her promise to take legal action against the streaming giant by filing a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Responding to the lawsuit on Friday, a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement:

"We care deeply about inclusion, [equality], and diversity and take any accusations of discrimination very seriously. We believe our opening offer to Mo'Nique was fair - which is why we will be fighting this lawsuit."

The Precious star announced the lawsuit in a post on Instagram.com on Thursday.

"Hey My Loves — I can confirm that today I filed a pay discrimination lawsuit against Netflix. I had a choice to make: I could accept what I felt was pay discrimination or I could stand up for those who came before me and those who will come after me. I chose to stand up. I don't have any further comment this time, but I appreciate all of your support and love."

Mo'Nique also had beef with industry gurus Oprah, Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels for allegedly blackballing her after she declined to go on a promotional tour for a film project.

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Comedienne Mo'Nique has followed through on her promise to sue Netflix bosses, accusing them of discrimination and violating her rights to equal pay for equal services.

The Oscar-winning actress filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday, Nov. 14. In court papers obtained by TMZ, Mo'Nique, 51, is suing Netflix for reportedly offering comedienne Amy Schumer $11 million for an hour-long stand-up special, while only offering Mo'Nique $500,000 for a similar stand-up comedy special.

Mo'Nique declined the lowball offer and called on her social media followers to boycott the online streaming giant.

The Precious star announced the lawsuit in a post on Instagram.com on Thursday.

"Hey My Loves — I can confirm that today I filed a pay discrimination lawsuit against Netflix. I had a choice to make: I could accept what I felt was pay discrimination or I could stand up for those who came before me and those who will come after me. I chose to stand up. I don't have any further comment this time, but I appreciate all of your support and love."

Mo'Nique also had beef with industry gurus Oprah, Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels for allegedly blackballing her after she declined to go on a promotional tour for a film project.