All Jokes Aside: Mo’Nique Allegedly Threatened To Slap Steve Harvey Over Insulting Request
Comedienne Mo’nique didn’t come to play when making appearance on Steve Harvey’s daytime TV talk show recently. Mo’Nique who received an Academy award for her performance in 2010’s Precious, has been making the rounds promoting a Las Vegas residency. While appearing on STEVE, TheJasmineBRAND reports that the conversation between the comedienne and Harvey got heated when Harvey made a special request. Harvey is said to have asked Mo’Nique to apologize to comedy veteran Whoopi Goldberg. Mo’Nique recently referred to Goldberg as “the help” in a recent interview in which she explained an interaction with the EGOT that went left when she appeared the The View, a daytime TV show in which Goldberg appears as a co-host. Goldberg mentioned “schooling” the comedienne on the way the entertainment industry works since Mo’Nique appears to repeatedly butt heads with industry professionals and complain about opportunities that she feels she is owed. Mo’Nique responded by saying that Goldberg is complicit in an industry that repeatedly disrespects and exploits black women:
“How many things has Whoopi Goldberg executive produced? Whoopi Goldberg has always been the help, and I say that humbly. So what is it that you’re going to school me on? I’ve been doing it for almost 30 years… This is a woman who accepted Ted Danson in blackface, and our community praises this woman. So, oftentimes, we do it to ourselves. But, I just can’t.”
There was also allegedly some discussion during Mo’Nique’s appearance on STEVE about other famous figures she has expressed her disapproval of in the past including Tyler Perry and Oprah. Upon Harvey’s request, Mo’Nique reportedly became irate and threatened to slap the game show host and author in the face. Cameras were supposedly filming throughout the entire exchange. A source shared that Harvey gave back exactly what the Almost Christmas actress was serving:
“She threatened to hit Steve in the face. He told her if she hit him, her husband would have to come out and square off.”
Mo’Nique recently appeared on The Real and addressed a situation that occurred when the comedienne exchanged in a debate with co-host Adrienne Houghton on social media about how women conduct themselves in the entertainment industry. In the exchange, Mo’Nique basically told Houghton that she was too young and too early in her career to be able to form a well-supported opinion about someone who is older and has had a longer career. Houghton responded that age doesn’t necessarily impact character.
Mo’Nique’s appearance on STEVE is scheduled to air soon, but only time will tell if their rumored spat will be edited out.