Mo'Nique is reiterating her claims that Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry had her “ousted” from Hollywood – and now she's also targeting Tiffany Haddish over a previous altercation.
The Oscar winner, 56, did this during an explosive new interview with Shannon Sharpe on his Club Shay Shay podcast.
Her feud with Winfrey and Perry dates back to 2009. She previously claimed that her refusal to promote her film “Precious” for “free” as well as the omission of Perry, Winfrey and director Lee Daniels from her 2010 Oscar speech led to her being “blacklisted.” .
Mo'Nique now claims that she has an audio recording of Perry confessing to her over the phone that he was the one who started the rumor and that she was “difficult to work with.”
She also claimed that Perry admitted he was “wrong” and told her that he planned to publicly justify her after his film “Boo” was released in theaters in 2016.
Sharpe confirmed that he heard the alleged audio himself, but it was not played on the podcast. Mo'Nique insists the way she recorded the conversation with Perry was “legal.”
has contacted representatives for Winfrey, Perry and Haddish for comment.
Mo'Nique is reiterating her claims that Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry had her “ousted” from Hollywood – and now she's also targeting Tiffany Haddish over a previous altercation
Her feud with Winfrey and Perry dates back to 2009
Following the recorded conversation, Mo'Nique claimed that Perry told singer Stephanie Mills that he would only meet her in person without her husband Sidney Hicks, who is also her manager, being present.
He also allegedly asked her to “publicly apologize” to him and Oprah and say they “had nothing to do with the crap.” [her] Career.'
Mo'Nique declined the alleged request, telling Sharpe that she believes Perry was intimidated by how “direct” Sidney was.
It's important to note that Perry has repeatedly denied Mo'Nique's blackballing allegations.
As for Oprah, Mo'Nique believes the A-list star has often been “overacted” over the years – especially when Oprah brought Mo'Nique's brother Gerald on her daytime talk show.
Mo'Nique revealed back in 2008 that Gerald had molested her when she was between 7 and 11 years old.
The episode took place after Mo'Nique won the Oscar for “Precious” – just as a feud was brewing behind the scenes – and featured not only Gerald, but also her mother, father and other brother.
She claims Oprah called her before the taping and told her that Gerald had reached out to her to apologize for the show and to tell her how parents can protect their children from predators.
Oprah reportedly asked the actress if she would like to be on the show, but she declined because she didn't want anything to do with Gerald.
The Oscar winner, 56, did this during an explosive new interview with Shannon Sharpe on his Club Shay Shay podcast
She said Oprah told her that she would cancel the show entirely if she didn't want her brother to be on the show, and Mo'Nique said she respected her for that.
However, she started seeing commercials for the show and learned that not only would Gerald be on the show, but her mother, father, and other brother would also be on the show.
She claimed that Oprah never said they would be on the show and that the actress was in a “bad situation” with her mother.
Mo'Nique then accused Oprah of seemingly stealing two rolls of film from her after the “Precious” case.
She claimed that she was originally asked to play Gloria Ganyes in Lee Daniels' “The Butler” (2013), as well as the role of Richard Pryor's grandmother in Daniels' unfilmed biopic about the late stand-up star play. Both roles ultimately went to Oprah.
She speculated that the TV icon's status as a billionaire made it easier for her to get what she wanted from film studios.
As for her beef with Haddish, Mo'Nique cited a 2018 interview with GQ in which the comedian harshly criticized her husband/manager Sidney.
Mo'Nique now claims that she has an audio recording of Perry confessing to her over the phone that he was the one who started the rumor and that she was “difficult to work with”; Seen with Perry in 2007
Perry and Winfrey seen in December 2023
The interview came amid Mo'Nique's calls to boycott Netflix over alleged “gender bias and color bias” in paying comedians for their stand-up specials.
She claimed she was only paid $500,000 for her special, while male comedians like Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock received multimillion-dollar payouts.
In 2019, she sued the streamer for discrimination. In response to the lawsuit, a Netflix spokesperson said the company “takes any allegations of discrimination very seriously” and that it intends to fight the lawsuit.
They agreed to a private settlement in 2022.
When the issue was brought to GQ's attention, Haddish responded, “My business is different than her business. “I don't live her life. I don't have her husband.'
This deeply angered Mo'Nique, and she eventually returned fire at Haddish during her meeting with Sharpe – even going so far as to bring up Haddish's recent legal troubles.
“When I saw that, I felt like Tiffany if you had a husband like mine [then] You can’t have two DUIs,” Mo’Nique said.
Haddish, 44, was arrested in connection with drunk driving in Beverly Hills, California in the early morning hours of November 24, 2023, when officers found her sleeping in her car with the engine running, which was parked on busy Beverly Drive at the time was.
As for her beef with Haddish, Mo'Nique cited a 2018 interview with GQ in which the comedian harshly criticized her husband/manager Sidney Hicks
Mo'Nique and Sidney seen in 2015
“When I saw that, I felt like Tiffany if you had a husband like mine [then] You can’t have two DUIs,” Mo’Nique said; Tiffany was seen smiling in her mugshot following her first drunk driving arrest in January 2022
She was previously taken into custody in Peachtree City, Georgia, on January 14, 2022, after officers found her asleep behind the wheel of her car.
For her most recent offense, Haddish accepted a plea deal for reckless driving and her two driving under the influence charges were dropped after she appeared in a Los Angeles court in December.
In the end, she accepted a reckless driving conviction and pleaded no contest to the traffic violation.