Charlamagne Tha God is sharing a message for Mo’Nique following comments she made during a recent interview with Shannon Sharpe. As The Shade Room previously reported, the 56-year-old’s interview with Sharpe went live on Wednesday, February 7.
To date, it has garnered nearly 4 million views.
Charlamagne Tha God Shares A Message For Mo’Nique
During her interview with Sharpe, the comedian reflected on ‘The Breakfast Club’ host crowning her “Donkey of the Day” in 2018. At the time, Mo’Nique was calling for the public to boycott Netflix amid her suing the company for racial and gender bias, per HotNewHipHop.
“People were having call-ins when I said, ‘This is not right.’ I was ‘Donkey of the Day.’ Remember that? The Breakfast Nubs called me the ‘Donkey of the Day.’ That’s what they said,” she told Sharpe. “And they had a whole call-in about how I was the ‘Donkey of the Day.’ But you didn’t do the same thing when you found out we settled. Now, all of a sudden, don’t nobody know what a settlement is.”
On the morning of February 8, Charlamagne took to the airwaves to address Mo’Nique’s statements.
“Now, if you remember, Mo’Nique back in the day called for a boycott of Netflix [after] they lowballed her. Mo’Nique said Netflix offered her half a million dollars for a comedy special, and she pointed out Amy Schumer was offered 11 million — Dave Chapelle and Chris Rock, 20 million.”
Charlamagne went on to admit that he donned Mo’Nique as “Donkey of the Day” because he believed the comedian wasn’t on the same “level” as Chris, Dave, and Amy. He then went on to recall when Mo’Nique visited the radio show after his comments and urged him to be more conscious of his public statements.
“Mo’Nique, you were right,” he told listeners Thursday morning. “I had no business speaking on your business — there’s absolutely a pay discrepancy for Black women… When you see a company as big as Netflix with all the money Netflix has, they could have dragged this out [but] they settled with Mo’Nique and still put out a Mo’Nique comedy special.”
Watch Charlamagne’s full apology to Mo’Nique and the comedian’s previous sentiments below.
Social Media Reacts
Social media users entered The Shade Room’s comment section to weigh in with mixed reactions to Charlamagne’s apology to Mo’Nique.
Instagram user @allthatjazzglam wrote.
“When people apologize like this… they can keep it.”
While Instagram user @brother.ashton added.
“you didn’t disturb her peace. She disturbed yours when she got you together real good and being valid in doing so, that was a backhanded apology.”
Instagram user @pricelessdaroc wrote.
“I’m so glad he took accountability 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 we cant keep leaving our Black women out here defenseless . If we not standing up for them no one will”
While Instagram user @marcychinofficial added.
“Monique really seems to care about our community, more than we realize…in the way a Marcus Garvey or a Malcolm X did. She stands on truth and is always referring to how their actions impress upon our community. What a hard fight. Much love, strength and support to her. ✊🏾”
Instgaram user @beautifulllmorgan wrote.
“Now invite her to the show and say it again.”
While Instagram user @valynciaaaaa added.
“Major sign of growth,Taking accountability…”
Others weighed in with sentiments regarding Shannon Sharpe.
Instagram user @poetnextd00r wrote.
“Shannon sharpe doing the Lords work this year! I wanna see him interview Kanye & Will Smith next!😂😂”
While Instagram user @allformytwo__ joked.
“MR. SHARP I NEED TO BE A GUEST CAUSE MY FAMILY GOT ME F KD UP RIGHT NOW 😌😌😌😌😌😌😌😌😌”
Instagram user @top5lifestyletv remarked.
“Shannon Sharpe rubbing his hands together like Birdman right now 💰”
At this time, Mo’Nique has yet to publicly respond to Charlamagne’s on-air apology.
Mo’Nique Also Said THIS During Her Viral Interview
During her interview with Sharpe, Mo’Nique also reflected on being on set for the film ‘Almost Christmas’ when her trailer blew up. After the interview went live, the comedian even shared footage of the incident.
Additionally, Mo’Nique also addressed Taraji P. Henson’s recent comments about pay inequality in Hollywood, while also sharing some words for fellow comedian D.L. Hughley amid their years-long beef.
Mo’Nique thoughts also promoted a response Hughley.