Sunday, February 04, 2018

Mo'Nique Addresses Will Packer Email


Last month entertainment journalist Jawn Murray exposed an email written by movie producer Will Packer dressing down comedian Mo'Nique and her husband / manager Sidney Hicks for their alleged difficult behavior on the set of This Christmas [click here if you missed that].

Mo'Nique tells her side of the story by sharing the ENTIRE email exchange...


41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Enough already...Damn!!!

Anonymous said...

So her husband is the problem

Jason Santoro said...

Mo'Nique could have handle this way better. Instead she went straight to boycott. She could have made at least 2 million on this. 1 million from Netflix and about 1 million in ticket sales maybe less. Unless Netflix pays for those. Girl get an actual manager to manage your stuff. When will these women learn. You can't marry the help. Look at Kelly Rowland. Where is her career at???

Anonymous said...

She is clearly using this tirade for attention on her boring podcast, which i care not to watch again. Just stop it already. Your issue with them is your issue. You lost while Shonda Rhymes and other people still have major deals. She is the type to feel like she is owed something just cuz she got a little Oscar from a movie that depicted her as an abusive mom. Stop. We get it your trying to end racism and sexism yet you have no real evidence to back you claims. Miss me with the "receipts" that she tried to pull. It ain't working. Go to work or just go away. Bai!!! gurl Bye

Anonymous said...

When can Will Packer confront the allegation that the cast of his movie Almost Christmas : Gabrielle Union, Nicole Ari Parker, Danny Glover, Monique, and Kimberly Elise shared $1 million total pay, not individually, with the rest of the cast, for the movie Almost Christmas?

I was truly alarmed that he has not addressed this claim… And also that the movie made $22 million gross profit and $42 million entirely…additionally I didn't hear of any back end deals to cut the actors in once the movie turned a profit.

It is truly messy to be leaking emails to a gossip columnist why not just make a statement? What is Will Packer hiding?



Anonymous said...

Additionally the email leaked by Will Packer by Jawn Murray said that Monique was the highest paid actor on Almost Christmas simply because her husband continued to negotiate which Will said was annoying...

This confirms what Monique said about how she had white agents who could not negotiate for her simply because they valued the relationship with the studios more because they could always just find another woman to do what was asked and take low pay.

I notice she hasn't stopped working. If she were that difficult no one would be hiring her and her fat ass would not still be selling out tours...

Jessica Chastain negotiated more pay for Octavia Spencer, a golden globe winner because they were paying Octavia so much less than her.

What Monique is saying is true and you raggedy asses are going to feel badly when your grandkids ask you how the fuck you sat on your ass watching Netflix and other people shit on Black women. Tony Rock, Steve Harvey, all spitting in black women's faces.

Why is Wanda Sykes worth LESS than 1/20th of what Chris Rock is worth. Monique is at 1/60th than Dave Chapelle for a special???? Less than 1% give me a break. Fuck them niggas For not saying anything either.

Jason Santoro said...

@ 1:56 There is no way that they all shared a one million for one movie. I think we would have heard something from Union or Danny or Kimberly. There is no way that they all would have done that for so cheap. But i could be wrong. Strange things do happen.

Anonymous said...

@3:40 AM

Monique said they shared $1 million for ONE movie. The email communication Will leaked through Jawn Murray actually supported Monique's story of being underpaid.

His behavior also insinuates this story is true because:

Why didn't Will Packer just come out and say the numbers were not true? Also why provide half emails?

Additionally if this were not true I think Gabrielle Union, Kimberly Elise, Danny Glover, or Nicole Ari Parker would have come the fuck out and said it was not true.

Anonymous said...

Additionally the email leaked by Will Packer by Jawn Murray said that Monique was the highest paid actor on Almost Christmas simply because her husband continued to negotiate which Will said was annoying...

This confirms what Monique said about how she had white agents who could not negotiate for her simply because they valued the relationship with the studios more because they could always just find another woman to do what was asked and take low pay.

I notice she hasn't stopped working. If she were that difficult no one would be hiring her and she would not still be selling out tours...

Jessica Chastain negotiated more pay for Octavia Spencer, a golden globe winner because they were paying Octavia so much less than her.

Anonymous said...

What Monique is saying is true and you raggedy asses are going to feel badly when your grandkids ask you how the fuck you sat on your ass watching Netflix and other people shit on Black women. Tony Rock, Steve Harvey, all spitting in black women's faces.

Why is Wanda Sykes worth LESS than 1/20th of what Chris Rock is worth to Netflix. Monique, a Golden Globe winner is at 1/60th of Dave Chapelle's Netflix pay????
Less than 1%. and Fuck them niggas For not saying anything either.

No!!!!!! said...

yall have to stop the field mentality!! i work in it and white men are allowed to have ANY KIND OF PERSONALITY they want as LONG AS THEY DO THEIR JOB!!! so what shes a bitch? that dont mean house niggas and white hollywood isnt fuckin her over

why do yall think in extremes and not the nuances??

No!!!!!! said...

another thing yall must be a bunch of old heads actin like theres diverse representation like brothers set it off bring it on soul food color purple lethal weapon love and basketball with those actor yall named up there but THERE IS NOT!! those people were probably happy to be doin a movie in theater and not straight to dvd shits.

they put a few of us in front of yall to obstruct the fact they leavin us BEHIND.

ebonyhud said...

Thank you to the last few comments. Exactly. The Read brought up some good points about this as well. When Monique was on top of her game... IE queens of comedy she received so much acclaim and was the it black female comedian. As soon as Lee Daniels weird self voiced that she didn't act accordingly now everybody wants to say shes hard to work with. That's bullsh*t. She started wanting to be treated like the white actors that get academy awards nowadays. She IS that talented if an actor. Black people should be able to negotiate. And you know what.... We probably should more so at our own jobs if you want to be honest...

Anonymous said...

That plantation food must be good for soo many to want to stay enslaved. And get mad at someone who try to escape. frfr

Anonymous said...

OMG. I had an inclination that he was a dumb mofo. This email is clear proof! What an idiotic duo. It's a wrap for Mo.

Anonymous said...

She made $65,000 total for Previous based on a 5% after investors get there money deal. She traveled all over America promoting it while also doing her talk show and touring at the same time with 3-4 kids. Lee, Oprah, and Tyler wanted her to promote abroad, free during this time and Monique did not...

Soon, after the Oscars Oprah had Monique's molestor on her show...Barbara Walters said he contacted her and that she declined. Monique told Oprah that her and her mother were not on good terms and Oprah brought her and also get dad and other brother on the show.

Anonymous said...

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Why is no one addressing the fact that her husband is a complete idiot?

mil262 said...

I really feel sorry for Mo, a lot of people don't care that she is having contract problems.

Anonymous said...

First, you are only underpaid if you can get better elsewhere. This was a small movie, an ensemble movie. I don't imagine these actors did more than a couple weeks, except for maybe Danny Glover. There were rarely any scenes with all the actors together and there wasn't much coverage. They likely shot very quickly.

Second, these emails don't help her case. It doesn't address the fact that she tried to renegotiate her deal during the movie.

Your husband shouldn't be your manager. Your manager should get you the best deal possible BEFORE you sign the contract not after. If you didn't want to do the movie for that pay don't do the fucking movie.
Fuck if the movie was a hit it could have been an annual franchise. Who knows.
Actors do movies they like for less than they'd like all the time. If the material is good or it says something that's important to them they do it. Look at the movies nominated for Golden Globes, most of the smaller movies (not The Post or big studio movies) were made BECAUSE people worked for less than their normal fee.


Anonymous said...

@9:34 The run on sentences, rambling, etc, etc... I would not have him representing my brand. Her dad never stood up for her therefore she has latched on to a total moron. I feel sorry for her.

Anonymous said...

I can not read pages of those poorly written emails. Good grief!

Miss JI said...

“You’re” and “Your” are not interchangeable. OMG that sh!t irritates the hell out of me. Oh and what else is she talking about? No one cares. Go away. If anyone cared you would be getting actual press. Go away. And if all of those Almost Christmas actors shared a $1M paycheck they accepted it soooooooooooo... ok then. If you know you’re worth more, why settle for less? But please don’t ask me to join in on the madness if your demands are unreasonable and unjustified. (See how I used “you’re” and “your” here? Take note.)

Anonymous said...

Here's the bottom line: when I worked for a privately owned "white" firm and decided my fee agreement did not line up with my quality of work, I STARTED MY OWN FIRM.

What Monique is accusing them of happens all the time and in all industries, but you cannot strong arm people into paying you what you want. Secondly, she's difficult to work with and the outburst she presents to the public displays that. Personally, I would never pay someone who is marginally funny and has the tendency to have tantrums when she isn't getting things the way she wants. She's not worth it and her husband has no business working in this business.

H. Jones said...

Black people will never learn...always willing to accept massa crumbs. I'm with Monique treat her like a lady.

Anonymous said...

Jawn Murray
You should be ashamed of yourself. You have a have made a professional living dragging people especially black women. You are a disgrace.

Anonymous said...

Monique may need to move on from her husband as her manager. Start fresh.

Anonymous said...

@4:57am, 7:05am and 7:15am, please sit down and STFU!

Monique a corny ass broke loud mouth old ghetto D list actress who thought she was a diva after she got a uncle tom yes massa oscar for playing a typical how hollywood view black women role. Let's address her stanken attitude. Everyone can't be lying. Where is all her hollywood so called girl friend comedians who got her back? No one has came to this messy bitch defense to support her ass. Then we can clearly see how messy she is by playing the race card cause no one will hire this messy ass dusty old wipper snapper. We all know hollywood underpays blacks. But don't throw somebody else under the bus or air everyone business just start a war YOU Mponique started! Has anyone in hollywood gave her a shout out or support? Hell no!

Monique lovers all you bitches get together and open up this fat nasty bitch a go fund me account. Better yet, give this ho yall pay checks. There os a right and wrong way to do things in life and everything this ratchet broke ass bitch doing is tacky messy and unprofessional. With any job in life dumb bitches, if somebody don't want to pay you what you worth if you charge 200 bucks to sew in weave and a bitch want to give you 50. You look ay her like she crazy and move on to the next female who gone give you 200 plus a tip. As simple as that. Move on and find somebody who gone pay you what you worth and don't knock nobody game if they make more than you. Fuck Monique fat nasty messy ass!

Anonymous said...

I’m confused people are saying that they are with Mo’Nique because she’s not taking Massa’s crumbs and she’s getting off the plantation... uh how? She went to massa asking for 20 million they told her no and now she’s boycotting massa so they can give her the bigger crumb she thinks she deserves. Nowhere did she say that she would be starting her OWN black streaming service or she would be putting together her OWN comedy special... so how exactly is she still not relying on Masssa? Sounds like she’s just crying and making noise until massa pays her better.

And to all the people who claim you’re with Mo, what exactly are y’all doing to support her? People have made it clear they’re not canceling their Netflix, and many of you who say you’re with her probably never had Netflix to begin with, so again I ask how exactly are y’all supporting her? It just sounds like a bunch of talk if you ask me.

COOLKID said...

@1:27 pm... It's "Whipper Snapper", not "Wipper Snapper". YOU DUMBASS!

Anonymous said...

@11:52 And that extra year in college wouldn't have made a difference. Poor sentence structure, grammatical errors all throughout (your vs. you're, women vs. woman), incorrect use of the semicolon, run-on sentences, and the list goes on. With software like MS Word that has spell check and grammatical error check features, there's no excuse for mess like this. He needs to type all correspondence in MS Word first, then copy to email. How embarrassing. And this is how she chooses to be represented? He needs to just be her husband and stay out of her business affairs. I think she gave Sidney his position because he didn't have shit going on when they decided to be more than just friends. That way he wouldn't be viewed as using her for her money because he would of course get a cut as her "Manager." Because if she thought he was such "Manager" material, she would've hired him to manage her career during all those years that they were just best friends. That's an opportunistic, user-friendly ninja, who knew that he would never live the sort of lifestyle that he desired on his own, so he manipulated the mind of his "best friend" by making her believe that he was in love with her, and that no one believed in her like he does . . . yada, yada. He ran game on her in true pimp fashion. Mo'Nique is too blind to see that this fool has ulterior motives. He's doing shit based upon his own self-interest while using her as his cover.

Anonymous said...

The reference to Wilona "Good Times" was bizarre.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:27 That about sums this mess.

Anonymous said...

@1:56 exactly

Anonymous said...

@2:07pm. No dumb ass bitch it's Wipper snapper cause everyone in hollywood has wiped their ass clean of Monique! You insignificant petty ass dick sucking bitch!

Anonymous said...

^^^^correction @2:09pm.

Anonymous said...

@2:20 AM how many times do I have to post the ticketmaster site for Monique? She's playing small comedy clubs. Dave, Rock and Schumer do STADIUMS. Nobody is handing them shit. They pack them in. Kevin Hart does stadiums. Wanna bet Netflix doesn't low ball him? Because he has options.

Look Almost Christmas was a small movie and an ensemble. If there was a star it was Danny Glover and he hasn't opened a movie in over 20 years. Lets say this movie had been a big hit, they could have all gotten raises and done well. As it was it probably broke even, the talk of budget doesn't include publicity and advertising which is usually close to have the budget of a movie on top of the production budget.

So Will didn't pay her who exactly will pay her if they know any business dealings will end them up on a blog. Who is going to do business with her after this? Nobody.

Anonymous said...

wtf is that on her neck

Anonymous said...

A pack of hot dogs

Anonymous said...

I'm late - going with the first post
Enough already!

Anonymous said...

Question, why not sue, Monique?

Anonymous said...

Go. Away. NOW! I'm SICK of her!

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