Mo’Nique Blackballed Because She Demanded Gabourey Sidibe Be Flown First Class Across The Country?


The Chicago Defender

Mo'Nique & Gabourey Sidibe Michael Tran
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When Academy Award winning actress and comedienne Mo?Nique revealed director Lee Daniels told her she had been blackballed in the industry after her stellar performance in ?Precious,? we were confused. How? When? But Why? We were certain Mo?Nique was about to blow up.

However, according to Daniels, who recently appeared on CNN for an interview with Don Lemon, ?She was making unreasonable demands, and she wasn’t thinking — this was when reverse racism was happening, I think.? He added, “I told her, ‘You have to thank the producers of the film, you have to thank the studios.’ And I think she didn’t understand that, and I said, ‘People aren’t going to respond well if you don’t.”

Mo?Nique sat down with Inside Edition to clear her name. ?I?m never willing to put my integrity at risk,? she said. But what about these demands?

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