DL Hughley Fires Back At Mo’Nique After She Calls Him A “B*tch Ass N*gga” Over A Contract Dispute
Mo’Nique and D.L. Hughley get into a heated exchange over headlining a comedy show!
Mo’Nique , comedian and actress, is back in the headlines after a controversial rant to start her set at last night’s Comedy Explosion show in Detroit, Michigan. The latest in the line of many disputes with pivotal figures in the entertainment industry is D.L. Hughley. D.L. Hughley, best known for the hit show ComicView and the stand up comedy special Kings Of Comedy, and Mo’Nique both performed at the comedy show last night.
Part 1. Comedian Mo’Nique is lashing out at fellow comedian DL Hughley over the terms of her contract. pic.twitter.com/I46zDj3yoz
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Mo’Nique engaged in a 10 minute rant before she started her show aimed directly at all of the controversy that has surrounded her for almost a decade. She ended her rant taking direct shots at D.L. Hughley stating that he did not want to open for her. She said that in her contract, she was to be the headliner of the show. She tells the audience:
“The contract said the headliner. But a n*gga named D.L Hughley turned into a b*tch and said I won’t perform before her”
“What type of n*gga would ever attack a black women?! A b*tch ass n*gga!”
D.L. Hughley took to Instagram after the comedy show regarding the situation. He stated
“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. 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 also commented
“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. I didn’t have anything personal against Monique… People paid a lot of money to laugh, not hear about your contract. Apparently, the role you played in PRECIOUS turned out to be an autobiography. I wonder who’s next…”
Mo’Nique is an Oscar Award, Golden Globe Award, and an Emmy Award winner. Most notably known for her leading role in the film Precious and the headliner of the stand up special Queens of Comedy. The star has been in some controversy over the years that has gained a lot of attention. Mo’Nique has spoken out about famed writer, producer, and actor Tyler Perry, cultural icon Oprah Winfrey , and Oscar Nominee director Lee Daniels over speculations that she was getting treated unfairly in Hollywood. The fall steamed from a disagreement regarding her refusal to promote the film Precious, which was stated not to have been in her contract as a requirement. In 2015, she stated
“So, thank you, Mr. Lee Daniels. Thank you, Mr. Tyler Perry. Thank you, Ms. Oprah Winfrey. No, baby, I wasn’t blackballed… It would kill me not to say the real sh*t. You are not paying me equally. You are not treating me fairly. Y’all could suck my d*ck if I had one.”
In 2017, Mo’Nique was offered a contract deal by Netflix for $500,000 for a stand up special in which she felt was a disrespectfully low offer considering the work she has put in the genre. She went on to sue the streaming company for discrimination stating Netflix “perpetuated the pay gap suffered by Black women”. The lawsuit is still pending.
50 Cent, a business mogul and successful rapper, has since came out in defense of Mo’Nique. He stated that both Tyler Perry and Oprah owed Mo’Nique an apology. 50 Cent previously commented
“I’m sure Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry would not want to continue to allow there influence to damage career and this has went on for way to long. So now would be a great time to apologize because i’m gonna put her back on. GLGGreenLighGang I don’t miss! ”
In May of 2022, 50 Cent has announced the casting of Mo’Nique in season 2 of his TV series BMF.
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