After a heated exchange between the two comedians over who was set to headline an event in Detroit—and receipts of the matter posted all over social media—Mo’Nique’s sister is now sharing her thoughts, HotNewHipHop reports.
Millicent Imes, the comedian’s sibling, took to Facebook to share with friends that it was “maddening” to see Mo’Nique “embarrass” herself, and that “enough is enough.” “My Sister!! Stop the Madness!!! It’s not a good look,” she wrote. “God has Shut you down before, and believe me he will do it again!!!Let’s start by staying on topic. YOU are and have been displacing your anger on the wrong people.”
Imes continued, going deep on more personal familial experiences and explaining that she believes Mo’Nique needs to “play nice” and that she has “receipts.”
“This is all coming from a place of Love,” she wrote. “Sister Stop!”
This all follows Mo’Nique calling out Hughley on stage at the event in May, and their eventual sharing of various paperwork related to the Detroit show to Instagram. Hughley shared his “Deal Memo,” including provisions of which included that he would be “the highest paid artist on [the] show,” while Mo’Nique shared a contract of her own.
“I’ve never stopped being a stand-up comedian, baby,” Mo’Nique said in a later Instagram clip. “I’ve been out there on that road doing my thing the whole time, so stop trying to put a false narrative out there—that’s Steve Harvey’s big word—stop trying to put a false narrative out there.”
Things continued to escalate when Mo’Nique shared a video of Hughley’s reaction to his daughter telling him about a sexual assault, to which Hughley responded to call Mo’Nique a “monster.”
“You literally are,” he said. “You didn’t play Precious’ mother. You let her out. You stopped pretending to be human and you won…an Oscar for being exactly who you are. Who says they love women and are there for women…and would trot out someone’s sexual trauma just to use in an argument?”
For a full understanding of the back-and-forth, check out Complex’s recent breakdown here.