Outspoken comedienne Mo’Nique once claimed that after winning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2010, her Precious director Lee Daniels had her blacklisted for failing to thank him during her acceptance speech.
Mo hasn’t let go of the grudge, and made sure to vent her frustrations during a Mother’s Day weekend stand-up show at the Apollo theater in Harlem. She also expanded her targets to additional industry professionals, Oprah and Tyler Perry. Her message to the stars: “Suck my d*ck … if i had one.” Mo claims they, in tandem with Daniels, have had a part in her excommunicated from Tinseltown.
Check out the clip below that Mo’Nique uploaded with the hashtag #GoOff :
Daniels went on record back in 2015 during an interview with Don Lemon on CNN, admitting that Mo’Nique wasn’t completely wrong in her assumption, saying
“During the [Oscar] campaign, she was making unreasonable demands, and I remember thinking ‘This is when reverse racism happens.’ You have to thank the producers of the film, you have to thank the studio, and she didn’t understand that. People aren’t going to respond well. I love her, I’ve spoken to her. She’s brilliant, and I love working with brilliant people. Sometimes artists get in their own way — I know I certainly do often, I have my own demons. I think that there were demands that were made on the ‘Precious’ campaign that everyone knows hurt her. I told her that. You’ve gotta play ball. This is not just show — it is show business.”
Based on Mo’Nique’s recent Apollo performance, it doesn’t look like she’s willing to “play ball” anytime soon.