D.L. Hughley hit back at Mo’Nique after the comedian complained that she was supposed to be the lead actor at a comedy party in Detroit.
On her set, Mo’Nique, 54, named Hughley, 59, by name, because she felt she wasn’t the obvious title on Sunday night’s Comedy Explosion, which also appeared on comedy Aida Rodriguez and hosted by Josh Adams.
She also alleged that Heigley refused to do the show if it meant going on stage in front of her.
In response, Hughley shared a frame of Mo’Nique from the 2009 movie Precious in an Instagram post addressing her engagement.
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“All you have to do is check the order of the names on the stub from last night and you’ll see who’s confused,” said the comedian. “Over the objections of my best team, and against the objections of my team and the other four occasions I said no, I decided to take the chance and work with Monique.”
Hegley cited a number of businessmen and entertainment companies whose problems Mo’Nique had previously voiced publicly, in explaining its history of professional grievances.
“Oprah was the problem, Tyler Perry was the problem, Charlamagne was the problem, Steve Harvey was the problem, Lee Daniels was the problem, Netflix was the problem…Now it’s my turn,” Hegley said. “At some point it couldn’t be anyone else, that’s you!! I learned my lesson… I wonder who’s next…”
The Los Angeles native said he “didn’t have anything personal against Monique” heading into Saturday’s show, and said she veered off her spin-off comedy course in complaining about her being put on the show.
Hegley, in response, shared a frame of Mo’Nique from the 2009 movie Precious in an Instagram post addressing her engagement
On her Saturday set, Mo’Nique said she specifically signed up for the show as the headline, and accused Hughley of threatening not to perform if he had to go ahead before her.
Mo’Nique said: ‘The contract said the headline, but… D.L. Hughley turned to ab**** and said, ‘I won’t perform if I do that… I won’t go out if I do that’…so when I leave this mommy ***, left the main address”
“People paid a lot of money to laugh, and they didn’t hear about your contract,” he said.
“The role she played in Precious was clearly autobiographical,” Hegley added, referring to the 2009 Academy Award-winning film in which she played Mary, the mercurial, abusive and manipulative mother of the titular character.
Hughley also posted a screenshot of an advertisement for the show in which his name is listed before Mo’Nique.
Answer me on this… When have you ever seen the “headline” at the bottom and was finally mentioned? He said, later adding the hashtags #TeamDL and #talktoyourpeople.
Hughley also posted a screenshot announcing the show in which his name is listed before Mo’Nique
On her spot on Saturday, Mo’Nique said she specifically signed off on the show as the headline, and accused Hughley of threatening not to perform if he had to go ahead with her.
Mo’Nique said, “The contract – the main contract says ab**** is the main – the main – let me say it again, the main title,” said Mo’Nique. ‘That’s what the mother’s contract says, that Mo’Nique be the last person to have sex with the mother on stage…that’s what I signed, I’m over 30 in this and I’m not opening the door to nobody.’
She continued: ‘The contract said the headline, the contract said the headline, the contract said the headline, but… D.L. Hughley turned to ab**** and said, “I won’t perform if I do that… I won’t go out if I do that.” .so when I leave this mother, I leave the headline.”
Mo’Nique has said she has a ‘history’ with Hughley, saying he has publicly criticized her in the past professionally without any provocation.
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