Mo'Nique Says Adrienne Bailon Is 'Too Young' To Understand Her Issues With Hollywood

The comedian responded to a discussion on The Real about her recent, controversial standup shows. 

The issues Mo’Nique has with Tyler Perry, Lee Daniels and Oprah Winfrey will probably not end until they meet in person or the comedian finishes her tour. Nonetheless, the ladies of The Real discussed the backlash from Mo’Nique’s recent standup shows, and they were divided.

On Monday we reported that Mo’Nique was unapologetic about her Apollo show where she said Perry, Daniels and Winfrey could “suck her d–k, if she had one.” She explained where the issues stem from and revealed that her and Winfrey had a connection through history of sexual abuse.

But despite the clarity, many still have opinions on how the Oscar-winner should have handled her issues with the Hollywood heavyweights.

“Why can’t ‘keeping it real’ be classy?,” asks The Real co-host Adrienne Bailon about Mo’Nique’s harsh words. “Why can’t ‘keeping it real’ be, let me hold my piece and let me move on? Why can’t ‘keeping it real’ be, you know what they may have done that, but I’m going to respect them and move forward? Why can’t that be keeping it real?”

To which co-host and comedian Loni Love said, “People don’t understand this system, this industry. [Precious] was an independent movie, it wasn’t suppose to be a hit. Mo’Nique made it a hit, so I can understand why she’s feeling some type of way.”

In response to Bailon’s comments, Mo’Nique addressed her on Twitter.


“My loves,” she said. “This BABY gets a pass. She is too young to even begin to understand. However @AdrienneBailon if you would like to discuss we open.”


“@AdrienneBailon by the way I am fighting for young sisters like you who haven’t won an Academy Award.”

“@AdrienneBailon if u really want 2tell us something, my husband and I would b more than happy to come on the show, you can tell us directly.”

Bailon has yet to respond to Mo’Nique. But if they do sit down and talk it out on The Real, we will certainly be watching.

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So you recently decided to release a batch of emails from Lee Daniels' camp offering you the role of Cookie on Empire. Tell me what made you decide to do that? My character was being in question. Yeah. And I take pride in my character and my integrity. I take pride in that. And the one thing that we teach our children, you must always stand up for what's right and never let anyone bully you. Well how can I teach that to my babies if I'm not living it? So when you hear people saying, no she was never offered that, that never happened. It's like guys hear the emails Don't attack my character. Just tell the truth. I offered it to her, Fox wanted to go different, I agreed with Fox, and that's what we did. But don't come out and attack my character as if it never happened. So the emails were just saying, let me show you what the communication was. I'm not attacking Mr. Daniels, I'm just saying, this is the truth as to what it was. Have you and Mr. Daniels spoken? No. We've reached out. Yes. My husband and I have reached out, and said hey. We let him know that those emails were gonna happen because we don't believe in blind fighting. Good. And we sent them back to him to say just incase you forgot, here's the communication. Brother, please clear my name. Mhm. That's it. I like that. Brother, please clear my name. Brother, please clear my name. Mm. And we still love him. Mm-hm. We still love him. He just. You know how you have a friend. Mm-hm. They go a little different or a minute. Mm-hm. And you say to your friend, I'm gonna be right here when you come back over here. But, you know, you tripping right now. That's it. I'm right here. I'm right here. [LAUGH] [LAUGH] [MUSIC]