A Timeline of Mo’Nique and Lee Daniels’s Feud

Mo’Nique is lastly able to put the previous behind her, and by that she means her 13-year feud with Lee Daniels. On the heels of her return to TV, films, and standup comedy (by means of her Netflix particular, “My Identify Is Mo’Nique”), the comic sat down for an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, printed on March 8, to recap the years of her profession after she gained her 2010 Oscar for Daniels’s “Valuable” — a film that additionally led to their public fallout.

It began in 2009 within the run-up to Mo’Nique’s huge evening on the Oscars, when, in accordance with the comic, she refused to do full-court press for “Valuable” as a result of she would not be compensated to market it throughout award season, per THR. On the time, Mo’Nique was internet hosting a chat present on BET and likewise needed time to spend together with her husband (and supervisor), Sidney Hicks, and her sons Shalon, 32, and twins Jonathan and David, 17. Lionsgate, who backed the movie, in addition to “Valuable” govt producers Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey, had been allegedly sad with Mo’Nique’s determination, which in the end led to her and Daniels not talking for 13 years.

Throughout that greater than a decade-long disagreement, claims had been made by each Mo’Nique and Daniels within the press, with every telling their notion of how and why the feud continued so long as it did. In a 2015 interview with THR, Mo’Nique alleged that the film director “blackballed” her from working in Hollywood, additionally leveling related claims at Perry and Winfrey, who she’s nonetheless on the outs with, claiming they aided within the effort.

“One of many networks stated to [Lee] that I used to be ‘actually troublesome to work with,'” Mo’Nique stated on the time. “Whoever these persons are who say, ‘Mo’Nique is troublesome,’ these persons are both heartless, ruthless, or deal with folks like they’re nugatory. And that is unacceptable . . . I come from a blue-collar city — and being from that place, you be taught to not let anyone make the most of you. You do not let folks mistreat you. You arise for what’s proper.”

Which is what Mo’Nique did via the years as she continued to talk out in regards to the feud and her mistreatment in Hollywood on various mediums. That’s till Daniels issued her a public apology in 2022 throughout a comedy present in Staten Island, NY, the place the 2 lastly buried the hatchet.

Learn forward to search out out extra about what transpired throughout Mo’Nique and Daniels’s years-long feud and the place their friendship stands in the present day.

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