By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III
Can we be honest and say that being in the business of entertainment is hard and very competitive? No matter how famous an entertainer thinks he/she is, the truth of the matter is that talent is everywhere. Even when entertainers win awards, they still have to make sure they keep their skills relevant. What worked in the past may or may not work in the present.
With so many up-and-coming entertainers making their mark on the big screen, it’s easy for many ‘seasoned’ professionals to become jealous. They feel as though with name recognition, they should be called up for every major role available. Sadly, that isn’t always the case. New faces emerge which means more opportunities. Think about it for a moment. No one wants to keep seeing the same old faces in movies and television programs each and every week.
Even though new entertainers are getting opportunities to help advance their career, one should never burn bridges with major directors, producers, and screenwriters.
Well, it seems as though Mo’Nique got into her feelings on a recent episode of the Apollo Theatre’s Pre-Mother’s Day Comedy Special. In her dialogue, she stated the following:
“No, I was not blackballed. I was whiteballed by some black d***s who had no balls. Thank you, Mr. Lee Daniels. Thank you, Mr. Tyler Perry. Thank you, Ms. Oprah Winfrey. No, baby, I wasn’t blackballed. I was f****d up by some n****rs who had no balls. And see, I know they like to say, ‘Mo’Nique, you talk too motherf*****g much.’ It would kill me not to say the real s*** You are not treating me fairly, so y’all can suck my d*** if I had one.”
Will Mo’Nique’s words come back to hurt her or is she keeping it strictly 100?
Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III is a speaker, author, and success coach. Contact him at www.sinclairgrey.org email@example.com or on Twitter @drsinclairgrey.org