Mo’Nique and Steve Harvey apparently got into a little spat with each other this past week. During the interview between the two Hollywood stars, the 51-year-old comic supposedly threatened to hit Steven reports The Jasmine Brand and BET.com.
Supposedly, the pair was discussing Mo’Nique’s remarks regarding Whoopi Goldberg, when things suddenly got heated. In a recent conversation, a source said that “Steve said she needs to apologize,” following Mo’Nique referring to Whoopi as “the help” who works on The View.
The insinuation was that Whoopi Goldberg was kind of like a slave who works among white women on set. Thus far, neither party has commented publicly on the matter. Although, some social media users have accused Mo’Nique of merely saying whatever she must to get her names out in the headlines.
These days, Mo’Nique is pretty much only in the news for talking badly about others or getting into fights with other Hollywood stars, especially fellow black celebrities. For instance, she recently beefed with acclaimed director, writer, and actor, Tyler Perry.
Ever since she was supposedly blackballed from the industry for not playing along with Hollywood’s rules, as Mo’Nique described it, the comedienne, for the most part, has only got herself in the media for feuding with others.
In 2009, Mo’Nique won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie, Precious. Since then, the actress has failed to secure work, due to the fact she has been feuding with other Hollywood figures repeatedly.
Directed by Lee Daniels, Precious is the film which cemented Lee Daniels status as a great director. Interestingly, Daniels has found himself in trouble with others as well, except with hip-hop entrepreneur, Damon Dash, who supposedly gave him $2 million at the beginning of his career because nobody he was the only person to believe in him.
Later on, Dash actually sued Lee Daniels for $5 million to make up for both inflation and interest on the original amount. It seems like Precious was a cursed movie because there’s no question Mo’Nique has had repeated problems as well.