November 16, 2019
"Stevie Wonder can see that," says Flame Monroe after insinuating that Mo'Nique's husband, Sidney Hicks is a member of the LGBTQ community. The trans comedian accused her fellow comedian of bashing her lifestyle in the past.
Most of us know of Mo’Nique to be real. She says it as it is. However, trans comedian Flame Monroe has a different perception of the star, one laced with hypocrisy.
Monroe opened up about her issues with Mo’Nique on “The Tammi Mac Late Show.” Apart from accusing the comedian of getting her fired from a job, the “Who is Daddy?” star divulged that Mo’Nique bashed her for her LGBTQ lifestyle but later married a member of the unit too.
The topic of Mo’Nique came up when the show’s host asked Monroe who treated her the worst as a rising comedian.
"He said, ‘Flame, what did you do to Mo’Nique?’ I said what do you mean?’ He said, ‘She threw you under the bus, she dogged you. She can’t work with your lifestyle.’”
Monroe then recalled “some women were very nasty” to her including “haters” who wouldn’t hire her in radio. Their reason, “I don’t know if America is ready for you,” she recounted.
In the course of the discussion, Monroe brought up a famous comedian describing her as a “big name, big girl” who “talked about fat jokes the entire time.” Monroe recalled meeting the woman who was very cordial to her.
However, just as Monroe was to be hired for a job, the woman told her employer that she couldn’t work with someone like Monroe.
“‘Oh I can’t work with somebody with that lifestyle,” were the exact words the woman said, Monroe mimicked.
“You tore me down for my lifestyle and then turned around and married my lifestyle”
Monroe finally revealed the name of the woman she was referring to as she recalled what happened after.
“Because she had so much power and stature—Black woman. John Monds called me two days later, I’m packing my house up to move to D.C. He said, ‘Flame, what did you do to Mo’Nique?’ I said what do you mean?’ He said, ‘She threw you under the bus, she dogged you. She can’t work with your lifestyle.’”
"The question is, who is daddy calling daddy? And I’m only being viper-ish because I was so hurt when she did that to me…"
It was a devastating moment for Monroe who felt judged.
“I was like, ‘You don’t even know me.’ You haven’t sat down and had a conversation. But this is what you do? That crushed me at that time,” she confessed.
To make things worse, Monroe added that after all that, Mo’Nique would marry someone into her lifestyle.
“You tore me down for my lifestyle and then turned around and married my lifestyle” she said.
At that point, host Tammi Mac warned Monroe about the danger of her insinuations but she wasn’t threatened.
“It’s too late I already did. What you gon’ do? You been knowing me all these years gay-bashing don’t work with me. I’m from the West side of the Chicago.”
When Mac clarified that it was the declaration that Mo’Nique married her type that worried her, Monroe replied,
“Stevie Wonder can see that. The question is, who is daddy calling daddy? And I’m only being viper-ish because I was so hurt when she did that to me…Mind you six months after she got there, she was released out of her contract because the ratings dropped. They got tired of the fat jokes.”
The man Monroe claims to be a member of the LGBTQ community is Sidney Hicks, Mo’Nique’s husband of 13 years. Never has there been a conversation about Hicks’ sexuality in the past which makes it interesting to find out how he and his wife would react to Monroe’s pronouncements.
Monroe seems to be holding a grudge on Mo'Nique since last month, she also said some things against the comedian concerning the demise of her late-night talk show.
Monroe claimed Mo’Nique came after BET’s President Debra Lee during a stand-up comedy routine. When she showed up with her crew the next morning, she was allegedly banned from the studio.
Mo’Nique has yet to respond to Monroe’s attacks but we’re certain the outspoken comedian will have something to say.