Mo’Nique wonders if Tyler Perry paid
Mo’Nique is still outing “alleged” sell-outs. First, she shed tears over Whoopi Goldberg‘s allegedly paltry salary after 10 years on “The View.” And now she is asking if Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson was paid “fairly” by Tyler Perry.Back in June, Henson said Tyler Perry finally paid her closer to her worth.
“I think the industry knew I was talented. But it’s about money. Are you bankable? I had to continuously prove that. I’ve been trying to prove and improve. I was asking for half a million. I didn’t get paid that until I did my first Tyler Perry film.”
Comedian Mo’Nique speaks up for Black Women
Despite the fact that Henson appears to be happy with her compensation package, Mo’Nique questions it in her interview with Comedy Hype. “He says, ‘I’m the first person to pay Taraji P. Henson the most money she’s ever made.’ And then we say, ‘But did you pay her fairly?’ And then he said, ‘I paid her more than she’s ever made.’ What does that mean, brother?”
Mo’Nique has had beef with Perry and fellow Precious executive producer Oprah Winfrey since the movie stunned audiences in 2008. Mo’Nique won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. She has raged at the two Hollywood heavyweights every since and seems compelled to do so into the foreseeable future.
Mo’Nique says Pay Up, in cash!
Mo’Nique also referenced the brand new Tesla automobile Perry bought Tiffany Haddish when the two collaborated on “Nobody’s Fool,” a comedy film released in 2018. “When you go and buy Tiffany Haddish a car” Monique began before referencing a ploy displayed “Cadillac Records.”
“That’s right” husband Sidney Hicks added, “If I give you what you are worth, you can buy your own car.”
Doesn’t look like this rivalry will end anytime soon, which is unfortunate. We have mad love for Mo’Nique and will support her to the bitter end, but we also appreciate all that TP and Oprah have done. Hopefully the sides can work it out.