Mo’Nique landed a residency in Las Vegas, which is a huge accomplishment in itself. But that hasn’t stopped the comedienne from blasting her former celebrity friends. Last week, Mo’Nique said in an interview with Vulture that Whoopi Goldberg has “always been the help.” But now she is saying that Goldberg is her “sister.”
We aren’t sure if Whoopi would agree.
A correspondent with E! News asked Mo’Nique what it would take for her and Goldberg to be in a good place.
“I’m in a good place with everybody,” Mo’Nique answered. “People are offended by the truth. And when people say ‘Mo’Nique dropping shade, she spilling tea.’ I’m 51 years old, baby. I am too damn old to be dropping shade and spilling tea. I’m too old for that.”
She continued, “When people think Whoopi Goldberg and I are in a bad place, we’re not. That’s my sister but when she makes a statement like, ‘I could’ve schooled you.’ Well what you were trying to school me on is how to work for free.” She also said it was “no shade” when she called Goldberg “the help” because there was a time when she was also the help. Watch the full clip below.
As we reported, in an , Mo’Nique during her interview with Vulture talked about her exchange with the Hollywood legend on “The View” last year. The “Precious” star said, “When you have a woman saying, ‘I could have schooled you,’ someone would say, ‘What was the schooling going to be?’ When I look at this woman you say is our icon and our legend — she is.”
She continued, “But, how many things has Whoopi Goldberg executive produced? Whoopi Goldberg has always been the help, and I say that humbly. So what is it that you’re going to school me on? I’ve been doing it for almost 30 years.”
Mo’Nique also dug into Goldberg’s past, “This is a woman who says ‘I could have schooled you,’ and this is a woman who accepted Ted Danson in blackface, and our community praises this woman. So often times, we do it to ourselves. But, I just can’t. Understand, I love my sister. However, when you know you’re being fed the wrong food, you must say, ‘I can’t chew this, y’all.’”
Mo’Nique’s comments stemmed from when she appeared on “The View” about 2018 Netflix boycott. Whoopi told Mo’Nique she could have “schooled” her. See below:
Mo also shared details about a behind the scenes conversation she had with Whoopi, expressing to “The View” co-host that she hoped her boycott would help the future queens in comedy who should know to demand their worth. According to her, Whoopi wasn’t having that either.
“In that moment I knew I was looking at a woman who didn’t give a damn about me,” Mo’Nique said. “And if she’s telling me, ‘Stop worrying about that little girl who not here yet,’ well, she forgot about the ones that came before her who were worried about her.”
Whoopi did not immediately respond to Mo’Nique’s latest comments.