Back in February, Mo’Nique talked about Netflix drama, Tyler Perry, Lee Daniels, Oprah and more on ‘The View’.
Around the 5:40 mark, Mo’Nique addressed rumors about being “difficult” and a bit of a “trouble maker” that started 8 years ago.
The comedian/actress responds,”I say thank you for letting me speak on it. And, eight years ago I did a movie called ‘Precious’ and on that film I received $50,000 that was not my my argument and that was not my fight because that’s what I signed up for. Once, I did ALL of my obligations. My deal was with a man name Lee Daniels. I did all of my contractual obligations and I was done. Then, when I start getting calls from Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey, and Lionsgate and they wanted me to come work for free to go over the… and promote this film internationally. And, I said to them “Guys, my deal is with Lee Daniels and I’ve done my job and they all agreed. And, this is what happens. In my humble opinion, when you don’t go to the hotel room.. See when I think about those women that said….
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The comedian, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Daniels’ “Precious,” previously slammed the director, along with Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey, for allegedly blackballing her from Hollywood and paying her unfairly for her work on the film, an accusation all involved have vehemently denied — and one that Daniels finds incredibly offensive.
“I fought hard for her to get that job. I wanted her to get that job. And she was paid her money,” Daniels, 58, told “Raq Rants” on Friday. “She was paid the money for the budget that we had. And for her to badmouth myself and Tyler and Oprah is disrespectful and it’s wrong. She’s out of pocket. She’s really wrong.”
He added, “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 … and it breaks my heart that she feels that we blackballed her. No one blackballed her. Mo’Nique black-balled her. And for her to continue to speak about Oprah and myself and Tyler is disrespectful.”