Charlamagne Apologizes to Mo’Nique For Once Naming Her Donkey Of The Day, Gives Himself The Title: ‘I Had No Business Speaking On Your Business’
Charlamagne Tha God has crowned himself Donkey of the Day as he apologizes to Mo’Nique for previously giving her the title.
The longtime Breakfast Club co-host issued the apology on Thursday’s installment of the Power 105.1 radio show, just one day after being called out by the comedian. During a nearly three-hour interview on Shannon Sharpe‘s Club Shay Shay, Mo’Nique recalled The Breakfast Club naming her Donkey of the Day while she faced criticism for urging fans to boycott Netflix in 2018. Mo’Nique had called for the boycott after being told the streamer offered her millions less for a comedy special than Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, and Dave Chappelle.
She told Shannon Sharpe Wednesday,
“People were having call-ins when I said, ‘This is not right.’ I was Donkey of the Day remember that? The breakfast nubs called me Donkey of the Day. That’s what they said. And they had a whole call-in … But you didn’t do the same thing when you found out we settled. Now all of a sudden nobody knows what a settlement is … “
On Thursday, Charlamagne first explained why he gave Mo’Nique Donkey of the Day back then.
“It was my opinion that Mo’Nique wasn’t on the level of Dave, Amy, and Chris … Mo’Nique you were right. I had no business speaking on your business. There’s absolutely a pay discrepancy for Black women. Black women are typically paid only 67 cents to every dollar paid to white men. And the wage gap actually widens to 65 cents on the dollar for women who hold doctorate degrees compared to white men with the same education.”
He added that a company as large as Netflix’s decision to settle and release a Mo’Nique comedy special proves that The Parkers alum had a case.
“Mo’Nique, God bless you sister. If you have never heard me say this before, if I’ve never said it — because I was born in 1978 and my memory is not what it used to be — I apologize for being wrong.”
After being urged by his co-hosts DJ Envy and Jess Hilarious to offer a more sincere apology, Charlamagne continued,
“Regardless of how I felt about the situation with you and Netflix, I had no business in your business, and broadcasting your business. It was Envy’s idea to open the phone lines for people to comment on your business, it wasn’t mine.”
DJ Envy then gave his own apology as Charlamagne apologized to Mo’Nique’s husband Sidney Hicks.
“I truly pray this apology is received by you Mo’Nique, and I hope you heal … I clearly disturbed your peace.”
He later said,
“I want to give ‘The Breakfast Club,’ I guess that would be myself, Donkey of the Day.”
See his full apology below.
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