It is unclear when the feud between D.L. Hughley and Mo’Nique will end. Over the weekend, the two took to social media to show their contracts to prove who was supposed to be the headliner at the comedy show in Detroit. On Tuesday, D.L. took to his radio show to clear the air, calling Mo’Nique an “occupational hazard” and saying that he was warned about Mo’Nique but decided to give her a chance to grace the stage.
In the clip, which she shared on Wednesday, June 1, Mo’Nique revealed that she wasn’t going to address Hughley’s comments on her during an interview or some sit-down. “The night that I spoke about D.L. Hughley, I wanted D.L. Hughley to be there,” she said, adding that Hughley and Steve Harvey sat down together for a radio interview and “lied.”
Mo’Nique also explained that her mission over the weekend was to get back at Hughley for the negativity. She additionally shut down Hughley’s claim that several audience members were disappointed with her display.
Fans quickly showed support for the comedienne in the comment section. “I stand with Mo!!! I love how you love you! AND how ya hubby got ya six no matter what!” one person wrote. “No need to step down from your throne queen you are powerful.”
The feud between Mo’Nique and Hughley started after the actress claimed that she, instead of D.L., was booked as a headliner for a show in Detroit. During her set at the Comedy Explosion, she slammed Hughley, “That’s what the motherf**king contract says…Mo’Nique is to be the last motherf**king person on the got damn stage. She is the headliner. That’s what I signed the contract for,” she told the crowd.
In response to that, Hughley wrote on Instagram that Mo’Nique was “the problem.” In a Sunday, May 29 post along with a picture of the Oscar-winning actress, he wrote, “All you have to do is check the order of names on the ticket stub from last night and you’ll see who’s confused. Against my better judgment, over the objections of my team and 4 other occasions where I said NO, I decided to take a chance and work with Monique.”
“[Oprah Winfrey] was the problem, Tyler Perry was the problem, [Charlamagne Tha God] was the problem, Steve Harvey was the problem, Lee Daniels was the problem, Netflix was the problem… Now it’s MY turn. At some point it can’t be everyone else, IT’S YOU!!” he added. “Lesson learned. I didn’t have anything personal against Monique… People paid a lot of money to laugh, not hear about your contract. Apparently, the role you played in PRECIOUS turned out to be an autobiography. I wonder who’s next…”
Mo’Nique later asked Hughley to prove his claims by showing his contract as she appeared to believe that he didn’t have one. The comedian tried to back up his claims by showing his deal memo on Monday, prompting the “Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire” star to once again dispute his claims by showing her “performance agreement.”