Comedienne and Academy Award winning actress Mo’Nique stepped into the studio with her husband/manager Sidney Hicks Friday morning – and together they immediately took on all of the widely-reported attacks, all of the tweets, all of the rumors!
And topping that list during her visit with Ryan and (via phone) Wanda, was clearing up some misunderstandings about her relationship with Lee Daniels, his television hit Empire, and Daniels’ Oscar-nominated film The Butler.
“I was offered the part of (‘The Butler’s’) Gloria,” Mo’Nique said of the role played by Oprah Winfrey. “I was offered the part of (‘Empire’s) Cookie,” she continued.
“They’re putting my character in question,” she continued. “And they’re putting my reputation in question.”
And with that – and just as matter-of-factly – Mo’Nique and her husband went on to assert their positions in the online and on-air back-and-forth between the parties, underlining their points with compelling personal recollections.
See why V-103 had to stop the music for this!