So thanks to a little clip of an upcoming sit down between Mo’Nique and Steve Harvey, she didn’t slap him or threaten to slap him. But it did get heated, with Steve barely letting Mo get a word out edge-wise.
In the preview, during a conversation about the Oscar winner getting blackballed in the Industry and not being supported by folks she thought had her back like Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry and Oprah, Steve gaslighted her, making it seem like having principles stood in the way of her success in Hollywood.
“Before the money game, it’s called the integrity game,” she said. “And we’ve lost the integrity worried about the money.”
“If I crumble, my children crumble, my grandchildren crumble,” Harvey responded.
“I can not for the sake of my integrity, stand up here, and let everybody that’s counting on me, crumble, so that I can make a statement. There are ways to win the war in a different way.”
Take a look at this nonsense for yourself:
It’s very telling when a Black woman is being told by a Black man that she needs to play the game and worry about money before her integrity. Is the same advice he is giving his children or us on dating? Nah…I’m good.
That, and why won’t he let her talk? Why is he talking over her, refusing to let her make any points?
Listen, whether you’re a fan of Mo or not, it’s hard to defend Steve’s behavior here. Perhaps, it’s these particular that prompted him to go meet with y’all President.
Thankfully, I am not alone in this thinking. There were plenty of folks on Twitter who did not appreciate the talk show host’s message that standing up for what you believe stands in the way to succeeding in this world.
Mo’Nique Didn’t Slap Steve Harvey, But She Should Have For Being Told To ‘Play The Game’ was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
So... to be COMPLETELY CLEAR.— u r thicker than peanut butter, can i get a scoop? (@CNRush) February 13, 2019
Steve Harvey is admitting Mo’Nique’s been telling the truth the entire time, but his point is you have to shuck and jive for these white folks money, integrity be damned.
And y’all are siding with Steve.
during Black History Month. https://t.co/HpJfnJUgc1
Steve Harvey being very loud and so wrong... he's barely allowing Mo'nique to get a word in. https://t.co/UNAUQzMedA— Hle (@leladotwezi) February 13, 2019
Mo'Nique should've just blown this up poster size & carried it on stage as soon as Steve Harvey started talking that shuck & jive ridiculousness. pic.twitter.com/2yIP9SIafO— joshua henry jenkins (@joshjenks) February 13, 2019
One I’m interested in what Mo’nique was trying to say so Steve should shut up. Two did this nigga Steve Harvey basically just say “Integrity be damned I’m about that check” https://t.co/ZBrGZgXQRF— Camth (@mr_camth) February 13, 2019
And Steve Harvey over talking her is very indicative of his advice.— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) February 13, 2019
He is literally telling her to sell out and not have any integrity. That may secure the bag, but it won’t keep it.
Aren’t there rumbling of them cancelling his show...how’d that work out for you?
Steve Harvey is the same man that told black boys at his camp to cut off their locs and natural hairstyles in order to assimilate.— fleet_pray_love____ (@the_iron_throat) February 13, 2019
I can't believe Steve Harvey used his platform to tell a Black women to lose her integrity for money.— Morgan Elise Johnson (@MorganEliseJ) February 13, 2019
Actually, yes I can. 🤮 https://t.co/GgbpPoInrq
Steve Harvey is cool with being the tap dancing ass nigga that he is, Monique just can’t relate https://t.co/GYmFpszXpB— Cat (@casslongway) February 13, 2019
It’s so sad to watch @moworldwide lay out the case for integrity and Steve Harvey basically answer back with a roadmap to becoming a sellout in 3 easy step. Stay strong 💪🏾 sis u got a lot of support out here. pic.twitter.com/bQIrhVNIf0— BreakingBrown (Yvette Carnell)🇺🇸 (@BreakingBrown) February 13, 2019
LMAOOOOOO Steve Harvey told Mo’nique to stfu, be a sell out, and tap dance for massa but let’s look at where that got him: pic.twitter.com/tvZ6saojnt— ΛDRIΛN (@AdrianXpression) February 13, 2019
"The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman."— I B Profane (@unknownblakkid) February 13, 2019
Monique couldn't get a WORD out without Steve Harvey talking her and he did it so well like he's perfected the art of it. He's used to it, used to getting away with it, and made Monique look like an "angry black woman"
I wish deep in my soul that Mo'Nique would have slapped the shit out of Steve Harvey.— BreYonna (@_ItsMissBre) February 13, 2019
But then she would be deemed even more 'difficult'. Meanwhile, she ain't difficult, she just has a lot more integrity. Everybody ain't willing to subscribe to 'that's just the way shit is'
Steve Harvey is trying to justify the selling out he’s probably had to do by the way he’s acting here.— her name is cyn. (@cynfinite) February 13, 2019
It hurts to see someone so adamant on standing her ground with this industry when he spent years feeling like he couldn’t. It’s a slap. https://t.co/H4mccIURel
Steve Harvey is at the point where he doesn't have to tap dance anymore. At any given time of the day his face is on someone's television station. He's putting on tap shoes because he wants to— Brown Butter Evangelist (@krysilove) February 13, 2019
This is the main reason why I don’t support Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry, Oprah and especially Steve Harvey. All of them are fucking trash.— TheKingofReads (@TheKingofReads) February 13, 2019
Steve Harvey got too much money to still be tap dancing. 😂— Pastor HolyWhore (@BallnLikeaBRITT) February 13, 2019
@IAmSteveHarvey only cares about generational wealth and being the median between White power and Black assimilation to White power. He's the dad that says get a job with Apple instead of backing you to create Orange. 😬🙄✌ https://t.co/ETXjASoL5p— Support Kids with ASD💞🥚🍀 (@Quote_me_on_it) February 13, 2019