Tiffany Haddish has responded to Mo’Nique‘s recent comments about her DUI arrests and 2022 child sex abuse scandal. As The Shade Room previously reported, Mo’Nique appeared as a guest on Shannon Sharpe’s ‘Club Shay Shay.’
To date, the podcast episode, which was released on Wednesday, February 7, has garnered over 11 million views on YouTube.
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Here’s How Tiffany Haddish Responded
Haddish spoke exclusively with Entertainment Tonight while appearing at the Fanatics Super Bowl LVIII party on Saturday, February 10. When asked what she’s been up to recently, the 44-year-old explained she’s appearing at comedy shows while resting and keeping up with friends.
Additionally, Haddish was asked to share why she thinks “folks are just going at it” in the comedy space right now. In response, Haddish appeared to comment on the recent statements made about her by Katt Williams and Mo’Nique.
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“I have no idea, but I am grateful and thankful that I am on the minds of people I look up to,” she explained.
When asked if she still looks up to Mo’Nique, she declined.
“I used to,” Haddish continued before explaining that she wasn’t disappointed in Mo’Nique’s comments. “It felt like an auntie talking about — you know how we do. So I was like, ‘Oh dang, I been on your mind? I didn’t even know I was on your mind. So I’m grateful.”
The Comedian Opened Up About Her Relationship With Mo’Nique
As the conversation continued, the interview stated that Mo’Nique’s comments must have hurt Haddish because they likely had a “mutual love and respect” for one another. In turn, Haddish opened up about her relationship with Mo’Nique.
“I didn’t know if there was a mutual love and respect because she’s not my friend,” she explained. “So, I get it. I’m not close to her, we’ve never had a conversation about — so at the end of the day, I understand. And I respect it. I do have respect for her, and that’s it.”
Furthermore, Haddish revealed whether fans could expect to see her throw a few jabs at Mo’Nique at any upcoming comedy shows.
“I rather not do anything behind anybody’s back — I rather do it to your face. I come from the 1900s, we talk to your face. If I got a problem with you, I’ll tell you to your face… Everybody who I have a problem with, they know I have a problem with them. And the whole world don’t know it — it’s not the whole world’s business… I don’t need to tell the whole wide world.”
Ultimately, Haddish explained that if revealing her truth is Mo’Nique’s way of “healing,” she’s all for it as she’s also on her healing journey as well.
Here’s What Mo’Nique Previously Said About Tiffany Haddish
During her appearance on ‘Club Shay Shay,’ Mo’Nique took the time to address Tiffany Haddish and the comments she made during a 2018 interview with GQ Magazine. At the time, Mo’Nique was suing Netflix for racial discrimination after they declined to offer her as much money as other comedians for a comedy special.
However, Haddish disagreed with Mo’Nique’s decision.
“My business run different than her business,” Haddish said at the time. “I don’t live her life. I don’t have that husband of hers. I’m looking at how [Netflix has] opened up so many opportunities for black females and comedy. When my people are dying, that’s when you gonna catch me protesting. I’m not gonna protest because somebody got offered not the amount of money they wanted to get offered. If you don’t like what they’re offering you, just no longer do business with them.”
In turn, Mo’Nique took a few jabs at Haddish for not having a husband like hers in her conversation with Sharpe.
“If you had a husband like mine, you may not have two DUIs. If you had a husband like mine, you may not be caught up in what looks like you could’ve been grooming a child,” Mo’Nique said.
Watch her full statements below.
Mo’Nique responds to Tiffany Haddish’s GQ Magazine interview comments:
“If you had a husband like mine, you may not have two DUI’s. If you had a husband like mine, you may not be caught up in what looks like you could’ve been grooming a child.” pic.twitter.com/oUwE3S6qSF
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) February 7, 2024
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