Mo’Nique is doubling down on her claims that Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry “blackballed” her from Hollywood. And now she’s also set her sights on Tiffany Haddish over her past digs.
The Academy Award winner, 56, said so during an explosive new interview with Shannon Sharpe. Club Shay Shay Podcast.
Winfrey’s feud with Perry dates back to 2009. She has previously been named to the “blacklist” for refusing to promote their film “Precious” for “free” and for omitting Perry, Winfrey and director Lee Daniels from her 2010 Oscar speech. “It was published in the magazine,” he claimed.
Monique now claims to have audio of Perry confessing to her over the phone that she was the one who spread the rumor that they were “difficult to work with.”
She also said Perry admitted he was “wrong” and told her he planned to publicly prove her right after the 2016 film “Boo” was released in theaters. insisted.
Sharpe acknowledged hearing the alleged audio himself, but it was not played on the podcast. Monique claims that the way she recorded her calls with Perry was “legal”.
DailyMail.com has reached out to representatives for Winfrey, Perry and Haddish for comment.
After the recorded conversation, Monique claimed that Perry told singer Stephanie Mills that they would not meet in person unless her husband, Sidney Hicks, who is also her manager, was present.
He also allegedly demanded that she and Oprah “publicly apologize” and say they “had nothing to do with the mess.” [her] career. ‘
Monique refused the request, telling Sharpe that she thought Perry was intimidated by Sidney’s “outspoken” attitude.
It’s important to note that Perry has repeatedly denied Monique’s blackballing accusations.
As for Oprah, Mo’Nique believes the A-list star has frequently “misstepped” with her over the years — especially when Oprah brought Mo’Nique’s brother Gerald on her daytime talk show.
Monique revealed in 2008 that Gerard sexually abused her when she was between the ages of seven and 11.
The episode took place just as a feud between the two was brewing behind the scenes after Monique won an Oscar for Precious, and featured not only Gerard but also her mother, father, and other siblings. did.
She said Oprah called her before the taping to “apologize” for Gerald appearing on her show and to contact her to share how parents can protect their children from predators. He claims he was informed that it had been taken.
Oprah reportedly asked Gerald if he would be on her show, but he declined, saying she didn’t want anything to do with him.
Oprah told her that if she didn’t want her brother on the show, she would cancel the show altogether, and Monique said she respects her for that.
However, she starts watching commercials for the show and learns that not only Gerald will be appearing on the show, but also her mother, father, and other siblings.
She claimed Oprah never said she would appear on the show and that Oprah was in a “rocky situation” with her mother.
Mo’Nique went on to accuse Oprah of stealing two movie roles from her after the “Precious” incident.
She claimed that she was originally asked to play Gloria Gunnese in Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013) and Richard Pryor’s grandmother in Daniels’ unproduced biopic of the stand-up star. . In the end, both roles were played by Oprah.
She speculated that the television icon’s status as a billionaire made it easier for her to get what she wanted from movie studios.
Regarding her conflict with Haddish, Monique cited a 2018 GQ interview in which Haddish heavily criticized her husband and manager, Sydney.
The interview comes as Mo’Nique calls for a boycott of Netflix, citing “gender bias and color bias” in paying comedians for stand-up specials.
She claimed she was only paid $500,000 for her special, while male comedians like Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock received millions of dollars in compensation.
She sued the streamer for discrimination in 2019. In response to the lawsuit, a Netflix spokesperson said the company “takes any accusations of discrimination very seriously” and intends to fight the lawsuit.
The two sides reached a private settlement in 2022.
When the issue was brought up to Haddish by GQ, she responded: “My business is different than hers.” I’m not living her life. I don’t have her husband. ”
This deeply angered Monique, and she finally hit back at Haddish during a meeting with Sharpe, even bringing up Haddish’s recent legal troubles.
“When I saw that, I thought, if you had a husband like me, I’d be like Tiffany.” [then] You might not be able to get two DUIs,” Monique said.
Haddish, 44, was found by police in Beverly Hills, California, in the early hours of November 24, 2023, asleep with the engine running in her car, which was parked on busy Beverly Drive at the time. He was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
She was previously taken into custody after officers found her asleep behind the wheel of a car in Peachtree City, Georgia, on January 14, 2022.
As for her latest offense, Haddish took a plea deal for reckless driving and had two misdemeanor DUI charges dropped after appearing in a Los Angeles court in December.
She ultimately accepted a reckless driving conviction and pleaded no contest to the traffic violation.