Mo’Nique is continuing to stand by her ‘sister in comedy’ Roseanne Barr.
While discussing her dreams of having another talk show, Mo once again referred to Roseanne as her ‘sister’ and explained why she couldn’t turn on the racist star.
Here’s an excerpt of the conversation:
That’s why, when people turned on my sister Roseanne Barr, I couldn’t do it. Because there were black entertainers who would not come on “The Mo’Nique Show” because it was quote-unquote “too black.” But when I called on my sista, she said (imitating Barr): “Where is it and what time you need me to come?”
And when she showed up, when the cameras weren’t rolling, she said to me: “Listen, you’re the real deal. Don’t let them use you up and take advantage of you, because they will. Don’t you let them do that to you.”
Now, a racist woman ain’t gonna say that to me.
The reporter brought up Roseanne’s racist tweet and Mo brushed it off as the disgraced comedian just trying to be funny.
“And I know her. And what she thought was funny, as a comedian, that’s what it was,” she said. “Has she ever said, ‘Kill black people’?”
Mo’Nique also said that Roseanne has been working ‘behind the scenes’ for Black people.
“She was behind the scenes fighting for the black (concert) promoters. Nobody knows that,” she said. “She’s behind the scenes trying to push a documentary about Malcolm X with a brother who’s a Muslim.”
Mo’Nique, love, this isn’t the hill you want to die one. Let Roseanne be a racist by herself.