LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Tiffany Haddish just let the cat out the bag regarding her deal with media streaming mogul Netflix. And Mo’Nique had a few things to say.
As you know, Mo’Nique has been waging war against Netflix, asking everyone-willing to boycott the service after they allegedly disrespected her credibility with a feeble stand-up offer of $500,000.
Note: Mo’Nique did keep and show the receipts.
However, in her plea, it would seem that everyone wasn’t exactly on-board with the plan. From fans to celebrities, several people have been dragging and ousting Mo’Nique for requesting such a boycott.
TIFFANY HADDISH SPILLS THE TEA ABOUT NETFLIX…
Amid all the hype regarding Netflix, Tiffany was brought into the conversation via one of her fans — Twitter user @AphroditeYoung.
Via tweet, the fan expressed the possibility of Haddish signing a deal with Netflix. According to the tweet, Mo’Nique would be responsible for Tiffany Haddish’s future deal, if it came to pass. The tweet reads as follows.
“If @TiffanyHaddish gets a multimillion @netflix deal at the level of @amyschumer it’s because @moworldwide stood up🤷🏾♀️#facts #TheBreakfastClub.”
According to Page Six, during Mo’Nique’s interview with Sway, she name-dropped Haddish during that particular conversation. Ideally, Mo said that — if she, as the “most decorated comedian,” accepted such a lowball offer — what would that mean for Tiffany down the road?
But what the fan and Mo didn’t know is that Tiffany — prior to Mo’Nique’s run-in with Netflix — had already been to the negotiating table with the media company. She has simply been quiet about it all this time.
Sometimes, you have to know when to move in silence and not tell every little detail of your life, right? Maybe that was Haddish’s Netflix playbook of sorts. It’s a hot topic right now; probably wasn’t exactly the time to indirectly brandish it in Mo’Nique’s face.
However, given this situation, Tiffany felt the urge to let this person know that no one other than “Tiffany Haddish” is responsible for her success. Via Twitter, she responds as follows.
“I already got a deal and I signed it way before she said a thing and its not legend money but its enough to take care of my family for min. #Facts.”
Note: Rumor has it that, according to an alleged Media Takeout exclusive, Tiffany Haddish’s Netflix contract is for $800,000.
If that’s the case, as she said, it’s not “legend” money; but her family will definitely be straight for a while.
‘HEY, MY LOVES’…
As you would guess, instigators were trying to get some stuff started and were tagging Haddish’s fellow comedian to the tweet. Then finally, Mo appeared.
Like Batman to the “bat” signal, Mo’Nique responded swiftly after reading Tiffany’s tweet. However, it wasn’t the response people — at least the haters and instigators — expected from her.
Although the legendary comedian is heated at Netflix, as she’s always stated, she’s not hating on anyone else’s success. She mentioned as follows.
“You’ve done nothing wrong my sister. You KEEP SHINING! I am proud of you. You keep doing what your doing. You are making it better for the next ones. Luv u 2 life.”
As she has noted from the jump, her issue isn’t with other celebrities; it’s with Netflix, itself.
While people were waiting for Mo to go in on Tiffany Haddish the way she did The Breakfast Club‘s Charlamagne, y’all can’t say Mo’Nique isn’t a real one for this.
SPEAKING OF CHARLAMAGNE…
Dude has had no chill since Mo came on the show days ago. Ideally, nothing has changed regarding the way Charlamagne does business.
— Page Six (@PageSix) February 23, 2018
In case you missed that situation on The Breakfast Club, I Love Old School Music (ILOSM) reported the story on Sunday, February 25.
Essentially, Charlamagne called Mo’Nique “Donkey of the Day,” and she wasn’t having that at all. The source quotes Mo as follows.
“What you’re saying to the community is, as Black women, you’re devalued. And if you stand up and you make a stand and you say ‘We need equality’ and we have to say what’s right and what’s fair. And then a brother that looks like me from South Carolina [says] that ‘[I’m] the Donkey of the Day,’ you [Charlamagne] have to explain that to the community.”
By the end of her discussion, she compared him to a particular type of slave. The legendary comedian mentioned as follows.
“You know what, brotha? You’re going to hear yourself a lot from me lately. You’re going to hear yourself around the world. We have to explain brothas like you, we do. And, when we watched that movie Birth of a Nation and we saw that man walk his wife into that master’s house, we watched him walk his wife in. Then we watched him go back and get’em — you’re that brotha.”
That’s when Charlamagne let it be known, regardless of what happens, he always asks the camera crew to keep the ball rolling — just in case. And, they happened to catch Mo’Nique’s words as they were wrapping up and getting ready to leave the studio.
From memes to tweets, fans pretty much deemed her “Donkey of the Week,” from their postings.
@cthagod : r u selling out arenas tho?
Monique: i dont need to Lenard look at my résumé
Charlamagne: u still not answering the question
Monique: *takes off glasses* Lenard my résumé speaks for itself
Sydney: Her resume speaks for itself
Monique: Thank u Daddy
— Fast TIM Furious: Supercharged™ (@AvoidTIMtation) February 23, 2018
The unfortunate consensus for Mo’Nique stands that many don’t believe she’ll sell out a venue these days, regardless of her history and track record.
To them, that was then; this is now. However…………………………………..
Why hasn’t the same thing been said about Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock? They’ve both been away from the scene for several years as well — and they, too, are comedic legends.
This was Mo’Nique’s point. Netflix allegedly went off Dave’s and Chris’ track records. Why couldn’t they do the same for her?
Yet, also, there’s the factor of “demand.” Were fans demanding a special from Mo’Nique, as they were from Dave and Chris?
Whatever the case, with all the hype Mo has received from the controversy, she might just be in demand for the Netflix special now — if she wasn’t already, that is.
Nonetheless, Charlamagne seems to have moved on from the topic.
I have mastered the fine art of not giving a fuck.
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) February 26, 2018
Likewise, Tiffany Haddish also appears to have let the address go after she made her peace with the topic. Guess she’s too busy making money moves to stay caught up in the drama.
Let us know your thoughts about this story.
How do you think both, Tiffany and Mo’Nique, handled the situation? Do you think there will be any tension? There shouldn’t right? Tiffany had already negotiated with Netflix prior to Mo’Nique’s conversation and boycott PSA.
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