In a crazy Hollywood moment, Mo’Nique said that she confronted Oprah at a party for then-Oscar nominee Lupita Nyong’o in 2013. Other actresses including Angela Bassett and Loretta Divine were there, according to Mo’Nique. Oprah gave an apology, but Mo’Nique believed that it wasn’t sincere.
Mo’Nique has also called out Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels, noting that the pair, along with Oprah, had her blacklisted in Hollywood following her Academy Award win.
Mo’Nique is also suing Netflix for discrimination.
On Nov. 14, Mo’Nique hit Netflix with a lawsuit after she said she was given a low price to film a stand-up comedy special for the site. Netflix stand-up specials have been uber-successful for the streaming service, and comedians including Nikki Glaser, Jenny Slate, Dave Chappelle, and Seth Meyers have filmed exclusive acts for it.