After 13 years of beef, writer Lee Daniels and Oscar-winning actress Mo’Nique ended their feud.
Earlier this week, a video went viral of the two at “Mo’Nique and Friends: April Fools Day with The Queen of Comedy” in Staten Island. In front of a large audience, Lee Daniels apologized to Mo’Nique. He said, “I am so sorry for hurting you in any way that I did.” Lee confirmed Mo’Nique will co-star in his new Netflix film Demon House, saying, “And we’re gonna f*cking do it again!” Take a look:
Lee Daniels apologizes to Mo’Nique after not speaking for 13 years over ‘Precious’ dispute. pic.twitter.com/3pnIepmIYF
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50 Cent chimed in via social media. In an IG caption, Fif said, “Mo you know i love you, you know 50 ain’t wrapped all the way right. Tell them crazy niggas we cool. LOL Ok NO PROBLEM WE BACK IN MOTION.” Take a look:
Lee and Mo were once friends, however, in 2009, their relationship took a turn after working together on 2009’s Precious. Mo’Nique chose not to participate in the film’s awards campaign, she wasn’t obligated to in her contract. She reportedly did the movie as a favor to Lee, because she was paid $50,000 for the role. She told CNN she was only contractually obligated to promote the film domestically.
Mo’Nique’s public dispute with Lee, Oprah Winfrey, and Tyler Perry resulted in her not booking acting gigs. Mo’Nique accused the power players of blackballing her from the movie industry. Mo’Nique said she’s been labeled “difficult to work with” and “tactless.” Over the last few weeks, 50 has been vocal about his support for her, in numerous IG posts. In one of them, he said, “I gotta get @therealmoworldwide back in pocket. We only [supposed] to cancel sh*t that ain’t good for the culture. We need you to WIN again now MO’NIQUE.”
In 2010, Mo’Nique won Oscar for Precious for best-supporting actress. Tyler or Oprah hasn’t spoke out in public as of yet. We’ll keep you posted.