Update 05/31/2022 9:23am:
Mo'Nique and D.L. Hughley are continuing to go back and forth on social media after Mo'Nique blasted D.L. over an alleged contract dispute. On Monday (May 30), Mo'Nique continued to go at D.L. by posting a screenshot of the alleged contract she claims that D.L. didn't honor.
D.L. responded to Mo'Nique by sharing their contract and the schedule for The Comedy Explosion at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan over the weekend. Hughley captioned the post, "AFTER THIS… I don’t want hear NO MO’ ABOUT THIS✌🏾HERE IT IS IN BLACK & WHITE!! THE ONLY THING BLACKED OUT IS PERSONAL AND BANK INFO. PAY ATTENTION TO:
💰HIGHEST PAID ARTIST ON SHOW
🤴🏾ARTIST TO HAVE APPROVAL OF LINEUP
🤴🏾LINEUP OF THE SHOW - DL HUGHLEY (CLOSING)
RECEIPTS > OPINIONS. I GOT EVERYTHING THAT WAS STATED IN MY CONTRACT… EVERYTHING. BUT LET’S SAY I DIDN’T, MY BEEF WOULDN’T BE WITH ANYONE BUT THE PROMOTER AND/OR MY TEAM AND I DAMN SURE WOULDN’T MAKE IT PERSONAL. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM, TAKE IT UP WITH MANAGEMENT AND BY THAT I MEAN YOURS✌🏾"
D.L. then followed up by posting the contract that Mo'Nique posted, which he captioned, "🤔🔎 MAAAAAN… HICK’S MEDIA INC?? HOLD UP!! THAT’S YOU!!! YOU REALLLY SHOWING EVERYONE A CONTRACT YOU SUBMITTED FROM YOUR OWN COMPANY🤣🤣🤣🤣 I SMELL BULLSH*T AND I WOULDN’T PICK IT UP WITH THE OLD ASS BIRTH CERTIFICATE PAPER IT WAS WRITTEN ON!! STOP THE 🧢!!"
Mo'Nique responded to D.L., writing, "There were some of you who were fooled by the smoke and mirrors of D.L. posting his 'Deal Memo' versus his 'Performance Agreement.'" She added, "If you notice mine has signatures and D.L. does not. What type of iron clad agreement doesn't have the signatures of the participants involved? Apparently D.L.'s. Lol!"
Mo'Nique added, "And, just so you know the promoter already told my team before the show that you didn’t have a signed agreement, that’s why I’m not surprised you’re using a deal memo. That said maybe they lied and you actually have a contract. If so the promoters have put themselves in a terrible position to have more legal action taken against them, beyond malicious concealment for breaking the contract at the last second. That said, D.L. we the people will be waiting for your signed agreement."
Update 05/30/2022 9:16am:
D.L. Hughley has responded to Mo'Nique's claims of a contract dispute regarding a show called The Comedy Explosion at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan.
Mo'Nique went off about the contract during her set, where she told the crowd, "That's what the motherf**king contract says... 'Mo'Nique is to be the last motherf**king person on the got d*mn stage. She is the headliner. That's what I signed the contract for."
D.L. responded to Mo'Nique's claims via Instagram in a post that read, "All you have to do is check the order of names on the ticket stub from last night and you’ll see who’s confused." He added, "Against my better judgment, over the objections of my team and 4 other occasions where I said NO, I decided to take a chance and work with Monique.
D.L. then pointed to the people Mo'Nique has publicly slammed in the past over projects, as he wrote, "Oprah was the problem, Tyler Perry was the problem, Charlamagne was the problem, Steve Harvey was the problem, Lee Daniels was the problem, Netflix was the problem… Now it’s MY turn. At some point it can’t be everyone else, IT’S YOU!! Lesson learned."
Mo'Nique responded to D.L. in the comments section, writing, "THE FACT THAT YOU POINT THE [PEOPLE] TO THE TICKET STUBS FOR THE ORDER OF THE NAMES VERSUS TO YOUR CONTRACT IMPLIES THAT YOU DON’T HAVE A CONTRACT THAT SHOWS YOU ARE THE HEADLINER LIKE I DO. EITHER SHOW YOUR CONTRACT OR SHUT UP! STOP MESSING WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER MESSED WITH YOU & CONSIDERED YOU A COMRADE IN COMEDY. BUT I THANK YOU DL BECAUSE YOUR THE REASON WHY I FIGHT FOR MY PEOPLE LIKE I DO. ANYTIME YOU OPENED FOR THE KINGS OF COMEDY, AND I WAS THE HEADLINER FOR THE QUEENS OF COMEDY & YOU THINK YOU SHOULD CLOSE THE SHOW OVER ME IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE BIAS THAT BLACK WOMEN HAVE TO DEAL WITH IN THIS BUSINESS. I WON’T EVEN DISCUSS AWARDS."
Original 05/29/2022 5:33pm:
Recently, Mo’Nique was a part of The Comedy Explosion featuring D.L. Hughley at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan. While on stage, Mo’Nique delivered some choice words to Hughley after an alleged contract dispute. The comedian was supposed to headline the event with Hughley, but that didn’t pan out.
While on stage, Mo’Nique reportedly said, “That's what the motherf**king contract says... 'Mo'Nique is to be the last motherf**king person on the got d*mn stage. She is the headliner. That's what I signed the contract for.” Another clip showed Mo’Nique going in on Hughley even further. The comedian said, “What kind of real n*gga would ever attack a got d*mned black woman?” She said she feels sorry for his wife, then said, “N***a, your name is D.L., what the f**k does it stand for? How far are you bending over, n***a? On the DL.” Watch above.