Monday, February 26, 2018

Chance The Rapper Stands with Mo'Nique


Last week comedian and Academy Award winning actress Mo'Nique sat down with The Breakfast Club and The View to defend her call to boycott Netflix over racial and gender bias [click here and here if you missed that].

Chance the Rapper stands up for Mo'Nique...




19 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you, for giving us a Chance.

-black women

Anonymous said...

Thank you for seeing the bigger picture too. Takes a big open mind to see beyond the petty details.

Silverhgma said...

I think Monique has great points. I also don't think Netflix did anything wrong. I think if her interviews involved her speaking out against being blackballed, she would have more support, instead, she is turning this into Monique vs Everybody, which isn't going over well because Netflix actually does promote a lot of Black, especially Black Women, material.

Anonymous said...

You remember the time ass dudes need to quit it. Its all about the now. I remember when she was actually an in demand comedian as well. So what the fuck past deeds and accomplishments got to with current value in the entertainment industry?? Chance knows this...not a fucking thing. But lets make it an inequality race issue to gain some traction though. Lets make Mo like Meek Mill. They just victims of an unjust system...nothing is their fault...no accountability. Thats where we fucked up as a people. Weinstein and co showed us how fucked the industry is. If you can't handle go get a regular person job then

Anonymous said...

They look alike in that pic.
Her interview with The Breakfast Club was horrible, she needs to crack some jokes and stop being so serious.

Anonymous said...

He's right. Nobody said shit to Kevin when he did it. I think Niggas is mad because they don't wanna give up Netflix who they are probably leeching off someone else's account with their broke asses. Netflix ain't even all that worth fighting for. Besides Mo'Nique what other black female comedian is out here that started from the bottom with the rest of the comedians? Besides Leslie Jones

Anonymous said...

Thank you Chance for not dismissing her pleas. I experienced everything Monique is complaining about and more in corporate America. When I spoke out, the same tactics were used against me. I was disgruntled. I was hard to work with. I was unprofessional with a bad attitude. Problem was that all my reviews (before I spoke out) stated otherwise. Even whites in my department would come to me and say it's not right how you do all the work and get paid less than half of everyone else. They would never go on record saying that though for fear of retribution. So instead I was labelled a troublemaker. I refused to back down. I finally got what I demanded after getting legal help. However, the environment was so toxic for me for speaking out (mind you for what I deserved) that I decided to quit. It wasn't worth the mental anguish after all I had been through. But I left proudly knowing that despite all the ugliness it made it 1000 times better for the next black woman (or man) coming after me. There was now a record of discrimination on file. They would think twice about doing this to someone else. And I became even more successful despite having gone through so much discrimination (racial and sexual). It made me stronger and sharpened my business acumen.

Like Jada said, you may not agree with the way Monique is going about it but it doesn't change the fact that if what she's saying is true she should be heard. Anyway you look at it, she is being very courageous. What she is doing may truly end her career. I don't think she would willingly start this fire if she didn't believe she has been wronged. Even Wanda Sykes came out supporting Monique and saying Netflix offered her $250,000. This will keep Netflix and other corporations from blatantly low balling women of color in the future because now there is a reference point. At least she is standing up for what she believes in. And I know from personal experience that is very hard to do in real life especially when your livelihood depends on it.

Anonymous said...

Keep Pushing On.....Mo'Nique!!!

#Without Struggle.....There Is No Progress!!!

#We Rise By Lifting Others!!!

Anonymous said...

To 10:22. I went through the same thing. I agree with everything you stated. It's disheartening to know that 99% of black women go through the same thing, but have so much negative to say about her. If we want things to change we have to do better!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you 10:22 Blessings and Love.

Anonymous said...

I been saying this the whole time. But I know everyone has their own opinion and we not going to all Stan for one person. But damn it hurt to see how people were pulling her back and the random reasons. Like majority of what's on tv is overpaid white men and nobody has to explain their worth to other people

Anonymous said...

There are legitimate issues but don't fall for Monique 's bamboozling. Don't fall for it. They went to NETFLIX first, told them if you don't pay me I'm gonna say you Racist & sexist. No one was checking for Monique. That's like me going to them & saying I should be paid $20 million. Don't fall for it. I have

Anonymous said...

While I may disagree with the way she went about it, I support and agree with Monique. Finally hearing what she was paid for Precious I understand why she didn't want to do promotion for it, she made so little. And with this deal, which was a terrible deal, she was being severely underpaid and the terms were ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Precious was made on a shoestring budget. Everyone was paid scale.. Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, some of the biggest stars in the world forgo their usual salaries & were paid Little. I don't know why Monique thought she was any different. Everyone involved wanted to get the film made. When it was a monster hit, then you reap the rewards (Oscar win). That's what everyone has been trying to tell her. White, Black the studio do not pay you for promotion. Meryl Streep don't get paid for promo. Sorry MO, your talented but you are no Meryl Streep. She knew this. It's uo her to do something with her win. Think what you want about Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry & Oprah but they gave Monique the opportunity of a lifetime & she spits in their face. I'm not a fan of either of them

Anonymous said...

^^ No GOD gave Mo that opportunity. He just used them to do it.

Anonymous said...

12:54 - Exactly. I get that Mo'Nique didn't make much for Precious, BUT SHE WON AN OSCAR. Many actors dream their whole lives of ascending that stage. The movie exceeded all expectations, attracted support from some very powerful people, and scored a big distributor -- none of whom had any reason to worry about Mo'Nique's salary, b/c she had accepted the role and all that came with it (including an eventual Oscar) for the salary offered. Ultimately, smarting from her low pay, she wouldn't budge when it came to appearing in Cannes.

Any professional manager would have told her to get on a plan to France for those few days. Sitting home was a huge strategic blunder, b/c her absence was conspicuous, and she also gave other people the power to explain her absence.

Mo'Nique said on V-103 in Atlanta that when Oprah called and asked her to go to Cannes, "I told Oprah I was in bed with my husband and kids watching cartoons." If anybody asked Oprah why Mo'Nique wasn't there for the screening of Precious, what do you think Oprah said?

Turns out, sitting home those few days 9 years ago wasn't worth it.

Anonymous said...

Fuck Monique. Fuck chance the rapper.

Epiphany Rose said...

Monique is an extremely talented woman however she's allowing her husband to mismanage her career. Managers are called managers because it's their job to MANAGE their clients. This includes managing their clients' expectations. Her husband is allowing his own emotions and ego to cloud his judgement, and I don't think he's looking out for Monique's best interest AT ALL as far as her career is concerned. Someone of Monique's status needs a competent, reputable manager. He's not giving Monique sound, competent advice.

Urban Rosebud said...

So it all boils down to Mo listening to & believing in a man who is unprofessional in the handling of her career. So, Monique "fumbled the bag for the dick" LOL. She'll bounce back.

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