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Mo’Nique & The Curious Case Of Zero F*cks


If ever there was a woman in Hollywood that had zero f*cks to give, it is Mo’Nique!

The Oscar winner, who has made it extremely public about how certain black producers in Hollywood attempted to blackball her out of the business, has made another statement that is bolder, bigger, and braver than anything she has ever released. Call this ‘Calling Out The Coons’, because?

During a recent stand-up show, the comedienne opined…


“What is that black d—k connected to? That black man? So no, I was not blackballed. I was white-balled by some black d—ks who have no balls. Thank you, Mr. Lee Daniels. Thank you, Mr. Tyler Perry. Thank you, Ms. Oprah Winfrey. I know they like to say, ‘Mo’Nique, you talk too motherf—kin’ much.’ It would kill me not to say the real s—t … You are not paying me equally. You are not treating me fairly, so you can suck my d—k if I had one.”


Previously, she had only pointed out Daniels in her verbal slappage, but now she has dragged Winfrey and Perry into the mix as well. And we all know none of them want to meet ‘Nique in a dark alley.

Two years ago, Mo’Nique went public with her beef with Daniels and held nothing back even then…

“I got a phone call from Lee Daniels maybe six or seven months ago, and he said to me, ‘Mo’Nique, you’ve been blackballed. And I said, ‘I’ve been blackballed? Why have I been blackballed?’ And he said, ‘Because you didn’t play the game.’ There have been people that have said, ‘Mo’Nique, she can be difficult.’ They could probably be right. One of the networks said to [Daniels] that I was ‘really difficult to work with.’ And I said, ‘Well, that’s funny, because I’ve never even worked with them, but OK.’”


And that role Winfrey played in The Butler? Well, according to Mo’Nique, it was offered to her first. That Cookie Lyon role in Empire? It was offered to her first:

“I was offered the role in ‘The Butler’ that Oprah Winfrey played. I was also approached by ‘Empire’ to be on Empire. And I was also offered the role as Richard Pryor’s grandmother [in a new biopic about the late comedian]. Each of those things that [Daniels] offered me was taken off the table. They all just went away. But that’s just part of the business, you know? I can’t be upset at anybody, ’cause life is too good. It’s just what it is.”

So far, Perry and Winfrey have no comment, and they probably never will.  Cue the tape!


Stay tuned…


Triston is an American jetset performance artist, writer, event organizer, and activist based in Europe. As a freelance journalist, he has covered both the underground and mainstream aspects of the arts, culture, music, entertainment, travel, fashion and Fashion Week in several cities, including New York, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo to name a few. He has been published in The Huffington Post, Trespass (London), Adaras Magazine (Miami) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, Washington Post, Turkish Huriyet and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently released his memoir on life in Europe, 'Heaux Confessionals'. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world's most renowned clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide.

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