Aunty Mo’Nique is still out here dropping receipts and spilling tea left and right. Comedy Hype has been dropping clips of an interview with the Oscar-winning comedian and her husband (Sidney Hicks), and the conversations are juicy!
In recent news, Mo’Nique has been fighting the battle of racial/gender equality, while having the burden of being blackballed by the industry resting on her shoulders. It’s no secret that Mo has made a few “frenemies” along the way and she’s been candid and direct the entire time. Moguls such as Steve Harvey, Oprah Winfrey, and Tyler Perry were a few involved in the dialogue of the interview, and Mo’Nique gave us even more tea to sip on as she satisfyingly served us her truth!
The first clip consists of Mo’Nique being questioned about Harvey recently losing his television show, especially after the two comedians had bumped heads on his set. In great fashion, Mo’Nique shared her insight while not trying to drag Steve for all he deserved. According to Mo and her hubby, Steve allegedly stated that he edited the interview so that he could “protect” Mo’Nique. However, the couple believes that the altered clips were used to keep Harvey from getting in a predicament because of his comments about white people. Hmm.
“I’ve never met so many cowards in our black men in show business. I’ve never met so many black men that have no goddamn backbone, and that bothers me.” – Mo’Nique
As the interview continued, Mo’Nique made it clear that she had plenty of moments –off-camera- where Harvey, and others, expressed their true opinions and support for her. This private act is essentially what Mo’Nique doesn’t appreciate. Private support. The fact that the same route that Harvey claimed was the “right way” to go for her, was the same route that left him with no television show.
What’s really inspirational is the message that Mo’Nique wants the community to receive. She doesn’t want to rejoice in his failure, nor does she want to have an “I told you so moment”; however, she does want us to realize what’s actually happening and to start asking questions.
“Yall they took a black man’s show that’s #4 in all of Day Time. Are we not paying attention? How does that happen? We gotta say to NBC, ‘We ain’t tolerating that’.”
Get into the clip below…
What do you think of Mo’Nique’s response?
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.