According to the "Power" executive producer said 'he never told anyone not to hire [the actor] and he is happy i decided to work with her.'
50 Cent Claims He Spoke With Tyler Perry About Mo'Nique on Being “Blackballed”
After seeing her stand-up show in February, the television mogul has been Mo'Nique's biggest ally.
50 Cent hopped on his Instagram page on Tuesday (March 15), the veteran rapper and media mogul
said that he spoke with Tyler Perry about Mo’Nique and relayed that the filmmaker said he has no problem with the comedian/actress.
“I talk to Tyler today he told me he never told anyone not to hire @therealmoworldwide and he is happy i decided to work with her,” 50 wrote. “He said he couldn’t speak for Oprah but he is sure she is fine with monique and has even brought her up for things monique has no idea about. I’m so happy for Mo right now!”
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The Queens, N.Y. hip-hop legend recently shared on his Instagram in which he showed his enthusiasm for the Academy Award-winning star after seeing her stand-up set.
50 looking for Hollywood heavyweights to apologize for allegedly “blackballing” her in the industry, namely Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry and Netflix.
50 took to his Instagram on Monday (March 14), to share his thoughts about the actress situation.
“I’m sure Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry would not want to continue to allow there influence to damage @therealmoworldwide career and this has went on for way to long,” 50 wrote in the caption. “So now would be a great time to apologize because i’m gonna put her back on. 🤔GLG🚦GreenLighGang 🎯I don’t miss! #bransoncognac”
“I Gotta get @therealmoworldwide back in pocket, we only suppose to cancel sh*t that ain’t good for the culture. we need you to WIN again now MONIQUE,” 50 said in a post on Saturday, which featured a fan-made mashup of a scene from Power and one from the 2009 film, Precious, for which Mo’Nique won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award.
In another post, 50 Cent shared, “I went to see @therealmoworldwide stand up show super bowl weekend. oh sh*t! it was so good, she had my ass in a trance. you gotta go check her out the sh*t was @bransoncognac @lecheminduroi.” His photo was a flattering promotional photo of Mo’Nique.
Mo’Nique was largely absent from the big and small screen. She learned a few years later that she was blackballed in the industry and was passed over for jobs because she was perceived to be “too difficult.” These rumors started swirling after Mo’Nique chose to forego appearing at film festivals around the globe in the months leading up to the Academy Awards to campaign for Precious — and her own win.
Most recently, in an interview last month with Turnt Out with TS Madison, the actress said she had an audio recording capturing director Tyler Perry apologizing for mistreating her during her career. Per Complex, Mo’Nique turned to the camera and said, “Oftentimes when it comes to a Black woman speaking up and speaking out, it goes unheard until she dies. Then once she dies, then we go back and say, ‘Well, she was right,’ and ‘let’s make a movie about it.’” she noted.
“See, I can give you their names: Eartha Kitt. I can give you their names: Hazel Scott. I can give you their names: Fannie Lou Hamer. I can give you their names: Hattie McDaniel,” she continued. “All of those women took a stand, and all of those women left here heartbroken, unhealthy, looking at a community saying, ‘Y’all know I’m right, but why won’t anybody say anything?’”