Charlamagne calls Mo’Nique ‘Donkey of the Day’; Mo’Nique fires back fiercely

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Mo’Nique set the “The Breakfast Club” studio ablaze this week as she once again explained her anti-Netflix campaign for their gender and racial bias against her.

The Oscar-winning actress just went a few rounds a few days earlier with Whoopi Goldberg on “The View”, so she was in the right mind frame to do verbal combat with Charlamagne, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee, and torch Charlamagne for calling her “Donkey Of The Day.” And, as if she needed extra firepower, her longtime husband/manager Sidney Hicks was on the phone call to provide cover fire if she called for it.

Mo’Nique, deliberately using Charlamagne’s birth name of “Lenard,” the comedienne ripped the famed radio personality for his alleged carelessness and laziness with the facts relating to her one-woman crusade.

“This is why again Lenard, you’ve got to be careful with your words because you called your sister Donkey Of The Day but you didn’t your research. Now as we sit here you have to almost backtrack your words.”

Charlemagne: “I’m not backtracking anything.”

Mo’Nique: “You poured this poison out into the community without fully doing your research. When you ask the question, ‘Did you counteroffer?’ We put the information out there. See we did and they said, “There’s no negotiation, take it or leave it.”

Sidney Hicks: “We didn’t actually counteroffer, what we said in the midst of our conversation was 1/2 a million dollars was a strong enough number. They were gonna go back and reflect on what we wanted to discuss.”
That’s not all, however, Mo asked Charlamagne if he would dare call his mama and grandma a “donkey” and he said “no.”

“What happens is, when you’re basing off of what you’re assuming,” said Mo. “And then you give me a title of Donkey of the Day … Is your mother still alive? … And you’re from what city in South Carolina? … Moncks Corner, South Carolina. And if I was to call your mother or your grandmother would they tell me stories of inequality that they had to deal with? … So would your mother be a donkey? Would your grandmother be a donkey?”

“What that says is that you don’t know the history of the business that you’re in, and you sit behind this microphone and you try to be the guru of Black culture. I’m gonna need you to know the history of us before you begin to label us. And once you know the history, you know I’m not saying anything unique, brother.”

 

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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