Recently we reported the Comedy Hype interview with Mo’Nique were she shared her thoughts about Steve Harvey losing his show on NBC. Well, the YouTube channel just dropped their second clip and I must warn you, it is intense! The conversation of being black balled is still on the table; however, the focus has been shifted from Harvey to billionaire, business mogul Oprah Winfrey.
For a while now, the feud between these charismatic women has been simmering, but Mo’Nique bravely shared a lot of behind the scenes moments that we were not privy to in order for us to see the big picture. According to the comedian, the issue started when Winfrey invited Mo’Nique’s problematic family on the show to seemingly exploit her. Mo also shares that Winfrey reached out to see if she’s okay with the decision of bringing her brother – who molested Mo’Nique as a child- on set, but never mentioned anything about her mother. For what almost was a moment of respect, quickly turned into a moment of embarrassment.
Mo’Nique goes into detail about how she watched her family scam, ridicule, and demean her on national television and how this truly hurt her as a person. Regardless, she still kept quiet and cordial with Winfrey…that is, until she ran into her at Alfre Woodard’s Oscar Party.
In the midst of congratulating the current year’s Oscar nominee, Mo’Nique abruptly confronts Oprah Winfrey about her decision to blindside and deceive her with her family’s interview.
“Until that woman says, “Let me apologize to you publicly. It’ll be til the day I leave this Earth. Because what you did was malicious and it was intentional, and it was ugly.”
No matter what highs and lows Mo’Nique had to endure, she sternly stated that she cannot be called a liar. She then went to name a few other prominent celebs that were present for the conversation. Regina King, Angela Bassett, Lynn Whitfield, Kerry Washington. After approaching Winfrey for answers, Mo’Nique describes her response as cowardly.
“If you think, I did something wrong. I want to apologize.”
Mo’Nique really puts a frog in our throats when she reminisces about being inspired and meeting Oprah as a little girl. She expressed that Oprah advised her on what it takes to be successful and that she must work hard. We then fast forward to Mo’Nique returning to promote, “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins”, and Oprah’s allegedly not having that same energy. Mo reveals that she reminded Oprah of that memory and her response was, “Oh I say that to everybody”. Ouch.
The video ends with Mo’Nique sending a warning to the community that she knows the “real” Oprah behind closed doors and cameras. She believes that Winfrey will not publicly discuss this matter because “within minutes the community will know the real you”. She asserts that Oprah’s grown accustomed with asking the questions, but not with being questioned herself.
Do you all think Oprah’s hands are dirty or would she be all for having a talk with Mo’Nique? I don’t know about y’all, but Jada Pinkett-Smith is somewhere setting a Red Table Talk date as we speak lol.
Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire
Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week.
In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.
Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.
In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.”
Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter.
Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.
Fantasia Reveals Gender of Baby On the Way!
On Tuesday singer-songwriter and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino took to social media to reveal that she is having a baby girl, her first child with husband Kendall Taylor.
In a series of Instagram stories, Fantasia showed pink fireworks being shot off during a gender reveal party, to her and her hubby’s excitement! She continued by sharing what her daughter-to-be’s name will be: Keziah London Taylor.
The news comes after the couple revealed they had struggled to conceive since their 2015 marriage. During a November episode of her IG Live show “Taylor Talks,” she described continuously praying for a child with her husband. Fantasia, a deeply devout Christian, was obviously elated when she shared the news.
“God I Want To Thank You!” she said in an Instagram caption. “You Gave Us A Seed even when the Doctor said that one of my Tubes [was] Closed you said Different. @salute1st I Love You King and I can’t wait to see who He or She acts Like.”
We can see Fantasia and family are all super excited to be welcoming a baby girl into their lives. All congratulations to her.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Getting Divorced, Report Says
In a story published Tuesday evening, Page Six is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced, with the two already in settlement talks. The news comes after the couple spent the holiday season separately – Kanye at his ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, Kim and the kids with her famous family in southern California.
A source close to Kardashian was quoted saying, “Kim got Kanye to go up there so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.” Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, are said to be splitting because of marital problems directly related to Kanye’s very public mental health struggles.
For several years the rapper’s various antics have caused fans to worry. After coming out as a Trump supporter, West then announced his own 2020 presidential bid under a new political party: the Birthday Party. At a campaign rally in South Carolina, he was seen rambling, debating individual audience members, and at times, crying. In various interviews, he has rambled on almost incoherently, and his tweetstorms are now infamous.
For her part, Kim has always supported her husband and has openly discussed the difficulties of their marriage. Back in June, she shared on social media, “Anyone who has [bipolar disorder] or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand… People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual (has) to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
It appears she has finally reached her limit in the union with the unnamed source saying, “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s**t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Separately, a source close to Kanye alleges the rapper is sick of his wife and her family, which might have some truth to it since he has tweeted some pretty nasty things about them in the past. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” he said in a now-deleted July tweet. Recently, he hasn’t been featured on his wife’s Instagram and has largely remained out of the public eye.
With the news yet to be confirmed, the “divorce is imminent” reports are just rumors for now. We’ll be following the news as more information comes out.