Mo’Nique Comes For Whoopi Goldberg: “She’s Always Been The Help”

by Brianna Moné Williams

January 25, 2019

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Here we go, again! Mo’nique is back at it like she never left. In a new interview with Vulture, the newest comedian on the Las Vegas strip wanted to clarify just what she thought about Whoopi Goldberg.

Last year after making an appearance on The View to talk about her Netflix boycott, the actress was met with some less-than-satisfying comments from the 63-year-old about how she should essentially promote her projects better. And her response was nothing but the truth. Watch below:

But the former The Parkers star is bringing us back to that moment and making sure we understand how she really felt about Goldberg’s words. “When I sat there on that platform on The View, I felt sorry,” she said in her recent interview. “I had empathy for my sister Whoopi Goldberg. Because what you’re saying to me is, ‘You must work for free. I could’ve schooled you.’ The very thing I went to The View to speak about was the very thing I experienced on The View. You give me three minutes to talk about inequality?”

The mother of four went on to question what the “schooling” from the EGOT winner would even be about: “When I look at this woman you say is our icon and our legend — she is. 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.”

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 29: Whoopi Goldberg speaks onstage at the Lincoln Center Fashion Gala – An Evening Honoring Coach at Lincoln Center Theater on November 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Lincoln Center)

But, she didn’t stop there. We all know Mo is one to speak her mind. Remember when she clapped back at Lee Daniels for talking about a Netflix deal he didn’t know anything about? Or when she released that secret phone call between her and Tyler Perry?

The “Blackbird” actress went on to insinuate the talk show host didn’t care about the up-and-coming generation of female entertainers during a private conversation they shared in her dressing room: “Whoopi and I did have a conversation after that. I was up in Whoopi Goldberg’s dressing room…She said, ‘Mo’Nique, you gotta let that go. You gotta move on. People just wanna see what’s going to happen to you next.’ I said, ‘Whoopi, I can’t let it go. I gotta think about the little sister who’s not here yet.’ And our icon and our legend said, ‘You better stop worrying about the little sister who’s not here yet and worry about you.’ In that moment I knew I was looking at a woman who didn’t give a damn about me. 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.’

Now that’s deep! But apparently, this isn’t the only time the Baltimore native had an issue with the Sister Act star. Last year, after her sit-down on The View, she accused Whoopi of trying to throw shade at her husband, who is also her manager. Watch:

Hopefully, these two will be able to work it out.

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