Mo'Nique slams 'sellout' Steve Harvey in videos after on-air argument about being 'blackballed'

Long-time friends Mo'Nique and Steve Harvey had a serious spat on his talk show, and it might mean the end of their friendship. 

Earlier this month, Mo'Nique was discussing her refusal to campaign for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar she received in 2010 for the film "Precious."

The conversation soon took a turn for the worse when Harvey said she was a difficult person and brought up the issue of being "blackballed" in Hollywood.

Harvey said: "You have been a problem. Let’s go. You started getting labeled as difficult, why do you believe that happened and do you see that changing and why?"

His comments were about Mo'Nique shouting at Oprah, Lee Daniels, and Tyler Perry to "suck her [expletive]" during a recent comedy standup. 

Mo'Nique defended herself by saying that she "said no to some very powerful people," and added that she didn't appreciate his tone.

She even threatened to slap him, but explained

“When I heard you went on the air and you said, ‘My sister burnt too many bridges and there’s nothing I can do for her now,’ Steve, do you know how hurt I was?”

Steve later apologized for his comments and said he loves Mo'Nique like a sister, but it may just be a case of too little too late. 

He said that he doesn't like "like the fact that [she was] blackballed" and that he wants this ordeal to end because he loves her dearly. 

Steve, however, made it clear that there are always two sides to a story but telling Mo'nique that not only do "these people" owe her an apology, but she needs to apologize as well. 

He assured Mo'Nique that he would do his best to "get the conversations that need to be had between you and these people" going.

But after he gets them to apologize, Mo'Nique will have to come to the party too and apologize for the "bashing" she was responsible for. 

While Harvey's intentions may have been pure, fans on Twitter were not impressed with the talk show host at all. Jackee Harry said

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

Myles E Johnson added that "Steve Harvey is a coward," and said Mo'Nique was a true champion for sitting while the audience applauded. Black Logan summed it up: 

"Is everybody just now realizing Steve Harvey is toxic masculinity “professionalized” and served with a splash of comedy?"

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