“It’s Sad:” Gabourey Sidibe Weighs In On Lee Daniels-Mo’Nique Drama

March 3, 2015  |  

As the drama between Lee Daniels and Mo’Nique continues to drag on, more is being revealed about the circumstances that led to the Oscar-winning actress being “blackballed” or low balled, as she put it. She’s now claiming that Daniels is actually the one who tried to blacklist her.

“People were saying, ‘Someone needs to teach Mo’Nique a lesson because she’s not playing the game, and she’s gonna get in her own way of winning this award, because it seems like she’s choosing her family over Hollywood. I don’t think Hollywood has turned his nose up to me. I think that those are feelings that Mr. Daniels is having,” the mother of four told Good Morning America.

“And then he said, ‘You know, there were things that Mo’Nique — she didn’t thank the producers and she didn’t thank the studio, and that’s just not things that you do.’ Well, it had nothing to do with the producers, nor the studio. Mr. Daniels had a problem that I didn’t say his name the night of the Oscar awards.”

Mo’s Precious co-star Gabourey Sidibe also broke her silence on the controversy.


It’s currently unclear which party Gabby feels is being dishonest. While this seems to be getting quite ugly, Mo’Nique says she’d be open to working with Daniels again. Go figure.

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