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Mo’Nique’s response to Adrienne Bailon’s criticism of her rant

“The Real” co-host Adrienne Bailon (Photo: [email protected])

Many people were taken aback by comedienne-actress Mo’Nique’s profanity-laced and vulgar tirade against director Lee Daniels (“Empire” co-creator), studio owner/director Tyler Perry and billionaire Oprah Winfrey a few weeks back. Interesting choice of targets considering the three are among the most influential figures in not only Black Hollywood but the movie/TV industry, as a whole.

After all, Mo’Nique won an Academy Award for her acclaimed performance in the gritty film Precious, which Lee directed and Perry and Winfrey produced. But that movie is nearly a decade old and Mo’Nique hasn’t had many film or TV roles since — and she holds this powerful trio responsible for her desert patch of on-screen creativity.

“The Real” discussed the matter on their show this past week, with Adrienne Bailon being particularly vocal about the “classless” manner in which Mo’Nique chose to articulate her grievances, which was during a comedy routine at the iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem.

Mo’Nique got wind of Bailon’s critique of her and this is what she had to say in response:

Mo’Nique added that women like her are paving the way for a more equitable playing field in Hollywood for the Bailons of the world.

Time will tell if Bailon and the rest of the crew at “The Real” will take up the Oscar winner on her offer to appear in person. But it seems curious that Mo’Nique would have to bring her husband to the show. It is, after all, Mo’Nique’s words that started this brush fire in the first place, and it will be her career that will be impacted.


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  2. AND THEN THERE WAS ONE!!? on May 28, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Bitch go find your place. Ms.bailon your out of order.

  3. britishrose on May 29, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    monique is a great woman , she paved her career and made it to hollywood ,what the issue is is hollywood didnt make it to her . she is right look how jenifer hudson did all kind of stuff as a result of her academy winn , monique is treated like hatte macdaniels in gone with the win 1930s i mean america is racist , so black toms like oprah suck up to whites . and she knows exactly how to black someone , she did iyana vanzant the same until ayana called her out . , she dissed her own mother , to calll mya angelo moma? she never gave her real moma the same respect , all her moma did was send her to missisippi to stay with her granny . . and she was fast and hot and ended up pregnant..
    she want to blame her moma for that . and quest what oprah half sister was given away at birth but she didnt dog her moma for it , she embraces her now . oprah has issues ,her gift is seeming humble but she is not , , monique is completely factual . . tyler perry is the one who may not been aware of all this . .but that dam fruity lee daniels knew and oprah orchestrated by not passing monique on as a referral to lee daniels or ava duvaney , ,for acting parts , monique should have been in SUGARCANE . that series my ava ,but oprah kept her out someway . just dirty for a black woman on her scale to do . . she also hated on michelle obama . oprah can kill a career . and she did that to monique .