The women of “The Talk” are always blowing our minds with some type of secret tea. Remember last year when Julie Chen talked about the eye surgery she had done for the sake of her career? All types of succulent tea.
Well, they have more. This year Sheryl Underwood is the one who dropped a bomb.
During her confession time, she admitted that she turned down a part on the super successful Queens of Comedy tour, after Mo’Nique left, because when she participated in a preliminary conference call, with the rest of the women, she had herself on mute and heard what they had to say about her, when they thought she wasn’t listening. And they weren’t nice.
It could have been a very sad story. But Sheryl was able to use it constructively and further her career.
Check out a bit of what she had to say.
“There’s a conference call. And in my enthusiasm, I want to be punctual. So I dial into this conference call, thinking that I’m going to be on time. So I dial into this call and what I hear is Sommore, Adele Givens and Laura Hayes talking about me on this call. I hear discussions about my appearance. I hear discussions about my ability, ‘why is she going to be a part?’ ‘what do we need her for?’ This is my recollection of this call. And I was startled and hurt. I was so shocked and hurt that I could not unmute my phone to go ‘Aye bitch, I hear you!'”
“But I thought take notes, listen because rarely would we hear someone talking about us and saying what they truly feel about us. And then after I listened to all this–and I want every woman to hear this–I was bruised but I wasn’t broken.”
“I have worked with Laura Hayes on Beautyshop after this call, I worked with Adele Givens on “Herlarious” after this call. I just saw Sommore at the Neighborhood Awards in Atlanta, after this call because I decided instead of being angry and vengeful, I decided to take the truth of what they’re saying and their right to have an opinion and make myself an even better person. And I know you’re probably thinking, why are you saying it now? Because I’m right where I belong.”
“I’m not mad at any of these women. I thank them for the blessing of telling me something that maybe I needed to hear because this is where I needed to get to and they helped me get there.”
Baaaayybeee, won’t God do it?! Some of y’all might want to check out here but Sheryl preached a sermon on “The Talk” that day. Church folks know the Lord will make your enemies your footstool. And that’s not to say that Sheryl is any better than these ladies. But in their cattiness, they certainly provided the stepping stools for her come up.
Gon’ head Sheryl!
You can watch her full, heartfelt speech in the video below.