Mo’Nique Responds To Lee Daniels Telling Her To Shut Up + Netflix Deal Rumors
When Mo’Nique first aired her grievances about Netflix and the lack of funds and support she received during the run of Precious and her reputation in the industry, I thought—and still believe that it was a way for us to discuss the wage gap in not only the entertainment industry but in every industry, especially as it pertains to Black women.
And think we’ve had those conversations.
Now the back and forth between Mo’Nique and Lee Daniels, between Mo’Nique and Tyler Perry—between Mo’Nique and Oprah has devolved into a game of tit for tat—with no real desire for solutions.
Yesterday, we reported that Lee Daniels told Mo’Nique to shut up, saying:
“I think people are confusing Damon Dash with Mo’Nique. Damon Dash is completely different from Mo’Nique. Mo’Nique…I worked hard for her to get that job…and for her to badmouth myself, Tyler Perry and Oprah is disrespectful and wrong. She’s wrong. She’s out-of-pocket…Like, she needs to shut up.”
Y’all know Mo’Nique has a Google alert on her name and it wasn’t long before she came through with a response to not only Daniels but also to a rumor that she had signed a $10 million deal with Netflix.
That little giggle at the end lets us know that even Mo’Nique knows all of this is childish.