YourBlackWorld.net, By Victor Omondi, Posted November 30th 2020
Mo’Nique isn’t done calling out the people who played a role in her being blacklisted and consequently leading to significant downfalls in her career. According to the comedian, her fallout with Lee Daniels and Tyler Perry, as well as her speaking out against Oprah Winfrey, have led to damaging career challenges and significant loss of income.
Mo’Nique now wants Perry to apologize publicly for allegedly playing a role in her being blackballed to help clear her name. Her fallout with Perry began during the promotion for her Oscar-winning role in Precious. According to the comedian, her contract only needed promotion on a national level. Nevertheless, a buzz started coming from critics regarding her performance, and immediately the film began circulating internationally.
At some point during the award season, Mo’Nique says the film’s director, Lee Daniels, asked her to attend Canes Film Festival, but she declined. She claims that Daniels, together with Perry, who helped to promote the film, wasn’t happy with her decision. Therefore, she ended up being labeled as difficult to work with.
When she started speaking about inequalities in Hollywood, most of her workmates didn’t defend her publicly, including Perry. Mo’Nique says that they had a private conversation with Perry in which he agreed with her stance.
The comedian also alleges that Perry privately offered her $500,000 to stop talking about his issues with her publicly. According to her, Perry lacks integrity for not standing with her publicly.
Now, after the reunion of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air stars Will Smith and Janet Hubert, Mo’Nique is giving thumbs up to Will for apologizing for allegedly playing a role in Hubert being blacklisted. She wants Perry to do the same for her.
“Hats off to Will Smith for apologizing for what he did to Janet Huberts (everybody’s Aunt Viv) career/life when he was young,” Mo’Nique wrote in a recent Instagram post. “Perhaps Tyler Perry, who has admitted in private that he was wrong will follow suit & be man enough to apologize in public as he promised.”