When Precious first came out in 2009, Mo’Nique got an Oscar for her role in the film. After that though, we didn’t see very much of Mo’Nique, until she resurfaced with a claims that Lee Daniels had lead Hollywood in “blackballing” her and preventing her from booking more work. While such a strong accusation did cause a bit of back and forth between Lee, Mo’Nique and the press, until all eventually died down.
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But Mo’Nique resurrected the whole controversy last week when she fired some shots at Oprah, Lee Daniels, and Tyler Perry, citing them by name during a stand-up set at the Apollo Theater. Since then, people have been calling for Mo’Nique to apologize, but she’s sticking to her guns. And she totally has the right to. Check out this exclusive video to hear more on this story in Gary’s Tea on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.”