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Mo’Nique vs. Netflix The only thing that could get between actress/comedian Mo’Nique and her money is a boycott. According to Thatgrapejuice, Mo’Nique released a video in which she talked about a meeting with the stream giant to broadcast an original comedy special. The talks apparently hit a brick wall when it got down to dollars and cents. Thatgrapejuice reports, Mo’Nique felt “shortchanged” saying, “she was offered $500,000 while caucasian comic Amy Schumer netted over $11 million for her deal. She also highlighted Chris Rock and Dave Chapelle, who commanded even more.” Here’s what the comedian posted on social media.
Mo’Nique ended her IG post with #standwithme and while some responses did show support, a lot of people clearly are not with the comedian on this one…
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One poster pointed out that Mo’Nique is contradicting herself in this video. But the contradiction is asking people to support her money issues with Netflix while jeopardizing other Black actors/comedians/directors/writers with shows on Netflix like “Luke Cage”, “Bright” “Dave Chappelle” and “Chris Rock”. Judging from most of the non-favorable responses, it doesn’t sound like a Netflix boycott is likely.
Kanye’s New Baby Girl’s Name Is WHAT? Kanye and Kim made the world wait a couple of days to learn their newborn’s name and it was well worth the wait. According to TMZ, the couple “chose a very unique name for baby #3 — Chicago … Kanye’s hometown … but it’s a good bet she’ll be known by a certain nickname.”
As TRN told you earlier, the couple welcomed their third child via surrogate on Monday. The baby arrived weighing a healthy 7 lbs. 6 oz. Chicago has two older siblings, 4 year old North and a sister 2-year old Saint.
For this week’s look at the celebrity life…that’s a wrap!