Sheryl Underwood is weighing in on her friend Mo'Nique's viral comments toward Lee Daniels, Oprah and Tyler Perry, and Underwood says she's anxious about her.
"No, I was not blackballed; I was whiteballed by some black dicks who had no balls", Mo'Nique can be heard saying in a video. Thank you Mr Lee Daniels, thank you Mr Tyler Perry, thank you Miss Oprah Winfrey. No baby, I wasn't blackballed, I was f*cked up by some n*ggas who had no balls. What I would say to Oprah, Tyler, Lee, one about me and my husband, we're not no hiders. Y'all can suck my d**k if I had one'. Mo'Nique then produced printed-out emails she said were sent a short time later by Daniels' camp asking her representatives to coordinate a screen test, before they later announced the deal was dead.
It all kicked off when the outspoken personality addressed rumours that she was being "blackballed" during a show at The Apollo in New York City. The actress later doubled down on her statements, telling TMZ that "everything I say comes from my heart".
Co-host Julie Chen wondered if it was true that Mo'Nique was hard to work with, as Daniels told CNN in 2015. But this time she's naming more names.
After winning an Oscar for her role in "Precious", the entertainer failed to thank Daniels during her acceptance speech. Each of those things that [Daniels] offered me was taken off the table. I consider her a friend.
Since Precious, Mo'Nique has starred in Almost Christmas, Blackbird, Steppin: The Movie, Interwoven and Bessie. "I told her, 'You have to thank the producers of the film, you have to thank the studios.' And I think she didn't understand that, and I said, 'People aren't going to respond well if you don't'".
"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, '" she recalled to The Hollywood Reporter in February 2015. "However, the consensus among the creative teams and power thus far were to go another way with these roles".
"We hope people will choose to be what they had no choice in being", she said.