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Deon Cole of 'Black-ish' Reveals He and Stevie Wonder Had Beef over a Woman but They Made Up

Mary Scott
Oct 09, 2019
08:30 P.M.

"Black-ish" star Deon Cole recently recalled having beef with Stevie Wonder, who allegedly stole his girl in 2007. The actor/stand-up comedian also explained how they patched things up.

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Deon, 47, was on Monday’s episode of "The Real" and took a trip down memory lane about his past experiences with Stevie. It was co-host Jeannie Mai who brought up the beef, asking Deon what happened between him and the music maestro.

Stevie Wonder performs during Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration on Feb. 12, 2019 in California | Photos: Getty Images

Stevie Wonder performs during Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration on Feb. 12, 2019 in California | Photos: Getty Images

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"He took my girl from me," Deon confirmed. "He took this chick I used to hang out with."

The comedian and actor continued:

"We went to his [Stevie’s] concert and I told her she could go meet him and she went and met him and came back like 'Here goes $100. Why don’t you take a cab home?' I couldn’t believe it."

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Deon said he and the "Isn't She Lovely" hitmaker later made up after running into each other at a bar. He revealed Stevie and his assistant came into the bar, and the assistant said: "There goes Deon."

"I remember the times when I had nothing to do. So anytime I feel tired, I feel like complaining, I think of that"

"[Stevie] was like 'where?'" Deon recounted of the visually-impaired artist.

Deon said after they called him over, he told Stevie about stealing his girl, and the 25-time Grammy winner asked: "How [does] she look?"

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"I told him 'you grabbed her wrist’ because that’s how they feel to see if you sexy," Deon finished.

By that time, the co-hosts and entire studio audience were in stitches, and Loni Love even slid off the couch while laughing.

"Y’all see, this is why he’s so hilarious," Loni said.

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Deon previously recounted the story of Stevie stealing his girl during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX in 2016. At the time, Deon was promoting his first stand-up special "Cole Blooded Seminar" that was airing on Comedy Central. Three years later, Deon has premiered another special "Cole Hearted" on Netflix.

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After decades of writing material for TV shows and staying behind the scenes, Deon landed the role of Charlie Telphy on the ABC series "Black-ish" in 2014.

Starting out as a recurring character, Charlie became a series regular in season 4 and since 2018, has starred in the show’s spinoff "Grown-ish."

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Deon told UPI that although his schedule is really packed these days, he’s not complaining:

"I remember the times when I had nothing to do. So anytime I feel tired, I feel like complaining, I think of that, and I go: 'Remember, you had nothing to do.' So I get up, do what I gotta do."

For the Chicago native, however, stand-up will always be his first love. "It's what got me to everything else," Deon said. "That's my sanctuary; that's where I feel comfortable."

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