Mo’Nique: “Whoopi Goldberg Is The Help”

Published: Thursday 24th Jan 2019 by David

When Mo’Nique made her way to ‘The View’ to discuss her issues with Lee Daniels and Netflix she expected to receive support from the show’s beloved moderator Whoopi Goldberg.

Today, she reveals that she received anything but in a new interview she used to explain why she took on Hollywood’s exploitative system and why she feels Whoopi has only survived in the business because she accepts anything and everything that is thrown at her.

Excerpts below…

Excerpts pulled from ‘Vulture‘:

When I sat there on that platform on The View, I felt sorry. I had empathy for my sister Whoopi Goldberg. Because what you’re saying to me is, “You must work for free. I could’ve schooled you.” The very thing I went to The View to speak about was the very thing I experienced on The View. You give me three minutes to talk about inequality? Well, I was there the whole show. When you have a woman saying, “I could have schooled you,” someone would say, “What was the schooling going to be?” When I look at this woman you say is our icon and our legend — she is. But, how many things has Whoopi Goldberg executive produced? Whoopi Goldberg has always been the help, and I say that humbly. So what is it that you’re going to school me on? I’ve been doing it for almost 30 years.

She added…

This is a woman who says “I could have schooled you,” and this is a woman who accepted Ted Danson in blackface, and our community praises this woman. So oftentimes, we do it to ourselves. But, I just can’t. Understand, I love my sister. However, when you know you’re being fed the wrong food, you must say, “I can’t chew this, y’all.”

Whoopi and I did have a conversation after that. I was up in Whoopi Goldberg’s dressing room — and you’re the first person I’m telling this to. I said to Whoopi Goldberg, “Listen, sister.” Because she said, “Mo’Nique, you gotta let that go. You gotta move on. People just wanna see what’s going to happen to you next.” I said, “Whoopi, I can’t let it go. I gotta think about the little sister who’s not here yet.” And our icon and our legend said, “You better stop worrying about the little sister who’s not here yet and worry about you.” In that moment I knew I was looking at a woman who didn’t give a damn about me. And if she’s telling me, “Stop worrying about that little girl who not here yet,” well, she forgot about the ones that came before her who were worried about her.

On her love for Tiffany Haddish…

This business is set up for us to go against one another. I’m not going to go against Tiffany Haddish. They set us up to do this to one another. But what I won’t do is, I won’t feed into it.

Whoopi is yet to reply.

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  1. Jasmine Da Bi Asian 🙅🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine January 24, 2019

    Whoopi shouldn’t reply. She’s calling Whoopi “the help” as she pretends to be ok with allowing her husband to sleep with whomever he wants while she remains faithful/monogamous. I really used to love Monique but her toxic husband got in her ear and ruined her mentality.

    • Tetris January 24, 2019

      Whoopi is not the help! She’s a empowered black woman who has been very vocal about black lives matter and other issues concerning not only the black community but feminism and human rights.
      She must be a nurse in the Asylum where you should be interned cray cray Mo’Nique!

    • SMH January 25, 2019

      You both clearly know nothing about Whoopi Goldberg. I don’t ever recall Monique laughing and smiling as her husband made racist jokes while wearing blackface.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian 🙅🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine January 25, 2019

        Girl please, your fav supports child molèsters- you know nothing about nothing. What Whoopi allowed her boyfriend/husband to do 30 something years ago I can’t say the conversations had of said. That was in the 80’s. Times have changed. Let’s pull all the racist, sexist , anti gay things done before you h*** became twitter protesters…

  2. Sheku On the Beat As Well January 24, 2019

    One look at the way Whoopi talks to Sunny tells me that this is true. She babies Meghan but undermines and ridicules Sunny.

    • Confusedbyu January 24, 2019

      Not sure what view you’re watching….

    • pon_De January 24, 2019

      Uhhh you must not be watching the same show. Whoppi shades Meghan CONSTANTLY and treats her like the toddler she acts like.

  3. Justme January 24, 2019

    How you been doing this for 30 years but can’t make the money like she been here that long.. I still believe monique is not worth that much money.. she doesn’t produce numbers. She won awards 10 years ago but that doesn’t equivalent that to money..

  4. tika January 24, 2019

    fat girl shut up alreadyb ndanmmm

  5. Fast_Persuader January 24, 2019

    I empathized with Mo’Nique during that whole period.

    HOWEVER, I am now amazed at her apparent lack of dignity, by still going on about this, rather than talking about the new and the now.

    If Mo’Nique cares about “the little sister who is not here yet”, then refocus energy on creating a legacy that shows how she overcame this roadblock and turned it into triumph! Explore new options for her craft… Theatre, Literature, Indie Production etc whateva.

    It. Is. A. New. Day. Winning can be a choice and a way of life.

    How is Mo’Nique channeling that energy NOW? What is Mo’Nique creating for herself TODAY,Tell us that??! Get on my damn nerves.

    • Hmmm… January 24, 2019

      This is facts. Create your own opportunities. Even if someone did do you wrong, what you’re gonna keep whining and begging for them to make it right and take care of you? That’s not gonna happen. This is the way of the world. You gotta move on and make your own luck. Instead of staying bitter. Whoopi does have her own issues, but I think Whoopi was just trying to help her by telling her to let this go. You can maintain your stance, but this whole thing has consumed Mo’Nique. MOVE ON. Mo’Nique is ruining whatever chance she had left of staying in this industry.

    • MoNiq Come Thru ALREADY & BUMP ALL DEM January 25, 2019

      I agree. I’m over here like, Sis- there are more Black Directors and Producers out there now making art for our people; go work with them for the sake of that next girl thats coming up behind you. Stop cryin over Oprah, Lee Daniels and Tyler Perry’s asses. Become bigger tha them and do it for the culture on a higher level than they’ll ever reach gurl. For real, dont dwell on the distant past; focus on the now and tomorrow.

    • SMH January 25, 2019

      Which bring us to Monique’s question.

      What exactly has Whoopi Goldberg ever executive produced or created opportunities for other filmmakers & writers of color since yall wanna drag Monique for not doing it? I’ll wait……

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH January 25, 2019

        WHOOPI GOLDBERG EXECUTIVE PRODUCED STRONG MEDICINE AND THE SHOW KNOWN AS POSE HAS MANY OF THE ACTORS SHE DISCOVERED VIA HER SHOW STRUT. SHOWS HOW MUCH YOU KNOW. SISTER ACT IS ALSO HERS AND EMPLOYS MANY PEOPLE OF COLOR.

      • Wanu January 26, 2019

        Before derogatorily calling Whoopi the “help”, Mo’Nique should have done her due diligence and read Whoopi’s bio. She has had production companies, produced and executive produced, written books, acted in at least 150 movies , acted in plays and broadway musicals. She’s in an elite group of only 15 people who have won the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards. By no means should she be disrespected and called “the help”!

  6. Jasmine January 24, 2019

    Mojique is TRASH! Her husband is a fairy! TRASH + FAIRY = Dead career! There is no career left for Monique. Who is that? Old dusty b|tch who won an oscar and disappeared from anything meaningful. Who is Whoopi? An Oscar winning actress that has accomplished movies, television, producing, broadway, and talk shows and still has a legendary career going strong!

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian 🙅🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine January 24, 2019

      TROLLmine I AGREE! You tell’em Ms. Thing(sir)💁🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️!

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian 🙅🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine January 25, 2019

        #TROLLmine4Eva

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian 🙅🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine January 25, 2019

      Sup TROLLmine how u ain’t gonna answer my comment response BIH? I’m your number one fan BIH. I love you ant I hate you at the same time BIH. Why u keep ignoring me TROLLmine? I’m your n.igga TROLLmine. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE respond to my comments. I’m so empty without you TROLLmine. TROLLmine4Eva Yall.

  7. Dc January 24, 2019

    Ol fat b&tc it’s on now bitter b$tch

  8. ~The Arcade~ January 24, 2019

    Wow, years ago I remember Whoopi’s documentary on the Bio channel and saw nothing but praise from Monique. Monique is singing very a different tune here.

  9. Chris January 24, 2019

    Whoopi Goldberg is a jew who praises white ppl… Mike Nichols gave her a big break… she’s a c***… sambo n*****!!

  10. God January 24, 2019

    Well. Whoopi did let a Ted Danson say “n*gger” 12 times while wearing blackface. And Whoopi said “I like it.”

  11. Sheku On the Beat As Well January 24, 2019

    Anyone who thinks Monique is lying knows little about Whoopi’s career. She’s been humiliated so many times by white men she says are her friends just to stay in their good graces. I like her but it’s a known fact.

  12. FAF January 24, 2019

    Yeah but she forgave Roseanne for her racism

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH January 25, 2019

      OKAY!!!!

  13. FAF January 24, 2019

    What was monique exec producing in 1989

  14. L’ORANGE January 24, 2019

    I stand with Monique 100%. Whoopi made her last name “berg” which speak volumes.

  15. ERIC January 24, 2019

    Mo’Nique doesn’t know when to stop. Whoopi was only trying to get her to see the damage she was doing to herself and to the legacy she wants to leave for young girls. Mo’Nique makes it hard to be heard the way she brags on herself. Just because you’ve been around a long time doesn’t mean you’ve made a strong impact for a long time. Whoopi can school Mo’Nique on that and plenty else.

  16. Sme86 January 24, 2019

    Mo’nique STOP talking. If I was in anyone in Hollywood I’d be scared to have a private conversation with her because she can’t get her mouth closed. Per Whoopi’s imdb, she has 30 credits of either serving as the Producer or Executive Producer to Mo’s 6. Not to mention Sister Act on Broadway. At one point in time, Whoopi commanded $10MM a film, not to mention her humanitarian efforts. Mo we have see you do nothing but complain. Play the game or get played or get out of Hollywood altogether.

  17. Bettie Clayton January 24, 2019

    WOPPIE BIG UGLY OLD KOON A** BEEN LIKE THIS . YOU RIGHT MONIQUE. LOVE YOU RESPECT YOU MORE. WOOPI UNCLE TOM. DANZA JUMPED IN BLACK FACE ON HER A** KOONE A** B**** STAND 4 ANY DAM THING SHE DONT LIME BLACK PEOPLE WITH HER IGLY A** DAUGHTER.

  18. thanosoftitan January 24, 2019

    Monique, you in danger girl. I loved Monique in ‘The Parkers.’ I was rooting for Monique, but you don’t disrespect Whoopi. She should have managed this interview very differently. Her responses are arrogant, obnoxious and lack humility. Maybe there is some truth to the industry rumors about her.

  19. Caleb January 24, 2019

    I mean Whoopi is the same person that defended Mel Gibson after he called Black people “a pack” of n-words and said he’s not racist because he’s her friend.

  20. SNF January 25, 2019

    Monique is funny AF but sis let it go… You really are not making any historic impact by doing this…

  21. SMH January 25, 2019

    Everyone here trashing Monique is CLEARLY miseducated and misinformed and looked right past the pic with her then-HUSBAND Ted Danson in BLACKFACE, sitting there smiling like a submissive c00n. Take 5 minutes from trash talking Monique and google Whoopi Goldberg’s history with white men (mainly jews) in Hollywood. But I dont expect the bandwagon generation to do any actual research on anything.

    • Jasmine Da Bi Asian 🙅🏿‍♀️💁🏿‍♀️ Not TROLLmine nor TRASHmine January 25, 2019

      if she found it funny and wasn’t offended then why is everyone getting offended for her?

      • SDOT January 27, 2019

        That’s the point. She DIDN’T get offended, when she SHOULD’VE been.

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