Dash recently put Daniels, director of the Academy Award-winning film Precious and creator of the popular TV series “Empire,” on full blast at a Diana Ross concert in an attempt to retrieve repayment of a $2 million Dash says Daniels owes him. This week, Dash filed a $5 million lawsuit against Daniels.
Some say the Dash-Daniels dispute is vindication for Mo’Nique, 50, who has been vilified during a decade-long public relations war with Daniels, director Tyler Perry and billionaire mogul Oprah Winfrey. Mo’Nique accuses the trio of entertainment heavyweights of blackballing her in Hollywood and painting her as difficult to work with during and after her Oscar-winning performance in Precious. The comedian skewered the three recently during a profanity-laced stand-up routine and this week released a secretly recorded conversation between her and Perry, owner of Tyler Perry Studios, in an effort to show that she was not treated well during the making of the film.
Still, some wonder if the Dash-Daniels drama will completely exonerate Mo’Nique for her alleged behavior over the past 10 years, which also includes her battle with Netflix, which offered the comedian a $500,000 payday that she subsequently spurned because she felt she was low-balled by the media company compared to what it pays other entertainers.
Many of Mo’Nique’s fans took to Twitter to say they believe their queen of comedy should be seen in a new, more positive light as a result of the Dash lawsuit against her adversary, Daniels. Check out a sampling of their tweets below:
— Tevin (@_bigbroski_) June 27, 2018
#Monique must be having a fun week. First the racist #neflix CEO was exposed, now #DamonDash is dragging #LeeDaniels for not paying him back the money he used to make #precious pic.twitter.com/z8Iox3Thzt
— JDegarson (@johndegarson) June 26, 2018
— Mz Steph Bee (@madsaleswoman) June 27, 2018
— Mariah Honey (@ButterflyHoney) June 27, 2018
— Tru (@NeezyTawtMe) June 26, 2018
— Denise Jackson (@courtcorey) June 26, 2018
We went from praising Monique to shaming Monique to mocking Monique to meme-ing Monique to all of a sudden “she might have a point.”
— (dr-ix) (@iamdryx) June 26, 2018
— cuttino sama (@Hi_IFinesse) June 26, 2018
I always knew #LeeDaniels was a trash ass snow queen.
— Boy next door (@JuniorKwasi_) June 27, 2018
Amy Barnett of Ebony said the same similar things about Mo’Nique as Lee Daniels. Mo’Nique defended herself in both accounts. Zero sense you thinking we can’t see and hear the video. https://t.co/1NDN1JzCk6#LeeDaniels
— SARAH RAMSINGH (@SarahRamsingh) June 26, 2018
— The Arounds The Ways (@TATWays) June 27, 2018
So Everyone who was clowning Monique need to apologize for treating her like she was crazy. #LeeDaniels owe #DameDash 2 Million dollars since Precious the movie he been ducking Dame. https://t.co/6J7q0B489N
— HBSRBTLBSF (@FOH4EVA) June 27, 2018
I have always said #LeeDaniels is not interested in the progression of black people in this industry and now it’s coming to light – Mo’Nique tried to warn us too. The man is FOUL…I can smell his stench all the way in east London. PAY DAME HIS MONEY.. with yo stupid ass blanket! https://t.co/PpygCrr60E
— Miss Pdot (@PelsOfWisdom) June 26, 2018
— Libra Lady (@SlimCindy) June 27, 2018
I bet if Mo’nique could talk to all of us at once, this is exactly what it would like. Talking about : I told you so !! numerous times for all these years.
I can’t believe Dame Dash checked Lee daniels live, in front of all these people #LeeDaniels #DamonDash pic.twitter.com/ZpWL2uSfTR
— Black Panthère (@queenMB94) June 26, 2018
She said what she said! Yet, she was labeled an angry black woman for speaking up against the likes of Daniels. The truth will always come knocking on your door when you least expect it! #Leedaniels #Damondash https://t.co/0YZjUKD0j9
— FranTastic (@FranTastic84) June 26, 2018
— Homage Music (@PayHomage13) June 26, 2018
Lee Daniels and his filthy content he’s been pushing. He scammed (Dame Dash) to get his stuff out to top things off. Mo’Nique was blackballed; not surprising she was treated like dirt– he portrays black women negatively in all his works. #DameDash #LeeDaniels https://t.co/GtSdSoQfXo
— joy (@blktheologian) June 27, 2018
Dame is a perfect example of the villain being justified. He does not let people f— over him and his loved ones. He will check anybody esp when it comes to his coins. Lee Daniels is a sellout and a con artist. Monique tried to worn y’all
— Single Black Hottie (@ShoeGamePapi) June 26, 2018
@cthagod f— u for hating on MoNique. Donkey of the year.
— Oprah’s son (@WHOTFIsdaquan) June 27, 2018