logo

Steve Harvey gets slammed for his 'coward' behavior after getting into heated fight with Mo'Nique

Aby Rivas
Feb 14, 2019
10:59 P.M.

Mo’Nique and Steve Harvey recently sat down to discuss the comedienne’s claims of being “blackballed” from Hollywood after her Oscar’s win in 2010. The discussion got heated quickly, and people on social media are slamming Harvey for suggesting that money is more important than integrity.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Mo’Nique and Steve Harvey have a lot of history together. They were good friends before Harvey publicly criticized Mo’Nique for “burning down too many bridges” after she claimed Hollywood had banned her.

At the time she blamed, in part, the producers of “Precious,” the movie that earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In a recent interview for Harvey’s show, Steve brought up the subject, asking the 51-year-old comic why were she and her husband and manager, Sidney Hicks, labeled as ‘difficult’ in the industry.

Advertisement

“We got labeled as 'difficult' because I said one word -- and that was 'no,'" Mo'Nique said.

It is known that before her Oscar win, Mo’Nique refused to do more promotion rounds for the film “Precious,” upsetting the directors, Lee Daniels, and producers Oprah and Tyler Perry with her attitude.

“Y'all knew that I was not wrong. Each one of you said to me, 'Mo'Nique, you're not wrong.' And when I heard you go on air and said, 'My sister burned too many bridges, and it's nothing I can do for her now,' Steve, do you know how hurt I was?” she told Harvey.

Advertisement

Steve, 62, replied, “You and I had this conversation. I thought you went about it wrong. I felt you had done yourself a disservice by the way you chose to go about it.”

The stars continued to argue, delving a bit into Mo’Nique’s brawl with Netflix from last year, which Harvey classified as “rich people problems.” However, the “Almost Christmas” star mentioned that she was just fighting for equality, earning cheers from the audience as she stated,

“Inequality is devastating, and it's extreme. And when people said, 'Mo'Nique do you think calling a boycott was extreme?' You damn right. But isn't inequality extreme?"

Advertisement
Advertisement

Harvey continued to disagree with Mo’Nique. For him, she put her family at risk with the way she handled things because her attitude affected her career opportunities.

"When you tell the truth, you have to deal with the repercussions of the truth," Harvey said.

"We black out here. We can't come out here and do it any way we want to. Your husband can't be the Sidney [Hicks] that he really is out here [...] This is the money game. This ain't a black man's game, this ain't a white man's game. This is the money game!"

Mo'Nique and Steve Harvey had an intense conversation on the show. | Soure: YouTube/Steve TV Show

Mo'Nique and Steve Harvey had an intense conversation on the show. | Soure: YouTube/Steve TV Show

Advertisement

Mo’Nique then fired back stating that there are more important things than money in place, like integrity.

“Before the money game, it's called the integrity game," she said. "And we've lost the integrity worrying about the money."

Harvey replied:

"If I crumble, my children crumble, my grandchildren crumble. I cannot for the sake of my integrity, stand up here and let everybody that's counting on me, crumble so that I can make a statement. There are ways to win the war in a different way."

Mo'Nique defended her position, stating that it was all about integrity. | Source: YouTube/Steve TV Show

Mo'Nique defended her position, stating that it was all about integrity. | Source: YouTube/Steve TV Show

Advertisement

The TV host’s words put him under fire on social media, as people believe he’s on the wrong for insinuating Mo’Nique should have kept quiet to secure a career.

"Sister, Sister" actress Jackee Harry, slammed Steve on Twitter, saying:

"Clearly, Steve Harvey is not a life coach. The value one places on their integrity is the exact cost it takes to be fake."

Steve harvey has caught fire on social media for his comments. | Source: YouTube/Steve TV Show

Steve harvey has caught fire on social media for his comments. | Source: YouTube/Steve TV Show

Advertisement

And another user added,

“Steve Harvey is a coward. I’m disgusted. Mo’Nique sat up there and championed integrity, and he argued integrity for money, and people applauded. Y’all go give Mo’Nique your love.”

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

The pair ended the interview in good terms, with Harvey assuring Mo’Nique he just wants to see her thrive and show off her talent to the world. He also promised to try and arrange a conversation between Mo’Nique and Oprah, Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels.

“What we need to do to [is] move forward and fix this” Harvey stated. “These people owe you an apology. You owe those people an apology. Then we could move forward.”

Meanwhile, Mo’Nique is currently in the middle of her Las Vegas residency at the SLS Hotel and Casino. She’s the first black female comedian to do so.

info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

87-Year-Old Man Returns Home from Hospital, Sees His Stuff Had Been Taken Out of the House – Story of the Day

May 22, 2022

Three Men Claiming to Be Orphan Girl’s Father Show Up at Her Easter Celebration – Story of the Day

April 20, 2022

Rich Wife & Poor Widow’s Babies Are Accidentally Swapped at Birth, They Find Out 27 Years Later — Story of the Day

April 25, 2022

Widowed Mom Learns Her Son Escapes Home Every Night, He Returns One Day with Bag Full of Cash – Story of the Day

April 11, 2022

Millionaire's Son Kicks Wife and Baby Out into the Cold, Loses His Inheritance the Next Day – Story of the Day

February 09, 2022

At His Father’s Funeral, Son Sees His Late Dad’s Carbon Copy Watching from Afar — Story of the Day

March 04, 2022

Postman Hears Loud Cry from Abandoned House and Rushes Inside — Story of the Day

April 28, 2022

Beggar Sees Fairly New Wheelchair near Dumpster, Hears a Man’s Voice from inside the Bin — Story of the Day

May 05, 2022

Rich Woman Mocks Cleaner Who Is in Love with Her, until He Saves Her on the Street – Story of the Day

February 12, 2022

After Millionaire Husband’s Death, Old Widow Is Forced to Live In Dirty Old Trailer – Story of the Day

May 22, 2022

Carefree Wife Mocks Hardworking Husband, after His Hospitalization They Switch Places – Story of the Day

February 02, 2022

Grandparents Kick Pregnant Teen Out in the Cold, Years Later They Ask For Her Help — Story of the Day

March 12, 2022

Husband Mocks Wife as She Keeps Giving Money to Her Poor Mom until She Hits Him Back — Story of the Day

March 08, 2022

18-Year-Old Dancer Cuts Parents Out of Her $3M Prize After They Urge Her to Get Rid of Her Baby — Story of the Day

February 08, 2022