In an interview with Comedy Hype, comedian and actress Mo’Nique gets candid about feeling betrayed by Oprah Winfrey and why she wants an apology from the media mogul.
51-year-old Mo’Nique explains that Oprah put her family on her show without telling her in advance, despite the fact that Oprah knew of Mo’Nique’s strained relationship with her family.
Mo’Nique says she was hurt when she saw commercials for the episode with her other family members featured, including her mother, father and brother.
We didn’t discuss that, Oprah…I’m watching my father sit there, who was a strong alcoholic. I’m watching him drunk. I’m watching my mother be greedy. I’m watching my other brother, who was my manager, be greedy…I’m watching the scam. I want you to understand something, see this is why me and Oprah Winfrey got a problem…until that woman says let me apologize to you publicly, it’ll be ’til the day that I leave this Earth, because what you did was malicious.
She then sent a message to Oprah: “I would say Oprah Winfrey: you know what you need to do. And stop hiding behind what you call is negative comments…what people are beginning to do is see you for who you are.”