Steve Harvey and Mo & # 39; nique are ready for a conversation – no confrontation.
Everything is new today SteveThe host of the talk show invited his longtime friend to address some of the comedian's many headlines in recent years.
Next came an open discussion about forgiveness, racing, blackballing in Hollywood and more.
For starters, Mo Nique wanted to express her "pain" after learning that Steve had spoken publicly about her.
"We were considered difficult because I said a word, and that was no, I said no to some very powerful people, I said no Oprah Winfrey, I said no Tyler Perry, I said no Lee Daniels and I said no to Lionsgate, "she explained on Wednesday's show. And the difficulty came when people who looked like me like Oprah, Tyler, Lee, and I had to put my brother Steve on the list – you all knew I was not wrong. Each of you said to me, "Monique, you're not wrong," and when I heard you were going to blow up, you said, "My sister burnt too many bridges and there's nothing I can do for her can you, "you know how hurt I was? "
Steve replied, "I thought you were wrong, I felt like you were doing a bad service the way you chose."
Over the years, Mo Nique has claimed that she was blackballed by Hollywood after she refused to compete for her Oscar winning film Precious without additional payment. She claimed some big names had tried to silence her during her quest for equality.
At one point in the discussion, Steve admitted that he probably should have called Mo Nique before he had spoken so publicly.
"I have a lot of stuff, so I did not do it when I called you, I listened to you," he said. "But I started right in the beginning, I think we're doing it the wrong way, so in the meantime we're saying things that make it worse, it makes it worse, the fact that we're sitting here arguing that way."
But Moique did not want to call it an argument. Instead, she called it "conversation."
"I had to understand how I can agree that I'm being contradicted without being upset, and that's the thing," she added as she supported her residency at SLS Las Vegas. "I do not agree with my brother, I'm not mad at you, I love you."
Through her disagreements, Steve wanted to make it clear that he loves Mo Nique like a sister. He also wants her to succeed in everything she wants to achieve in Hollywood.
"I hate what happens to you, I hate what they say, that's not true, I want them to know that you're worried, that you're a great mother, that you're an incredible talent," he announced , "I do not like the fact that you were hit with the ball, you can not play blackball, you're too talented to worry about all that."
Before their discussion ended, Steve announced that he would try to facilitate talks between Mo'Nique and "these people" in the hope of an open dialogue.
"These people owe you an apology, you owe these people an apology," he said. "Then we can go on."
Steve added, "Looking back, I should have picked up the phone and called you faster, I probably should have, and as your big brother, I just want to help you Mo. I swear to God." I did not come here to beat you. I love you. I wish you all the best and let us heal this thing and move forward, so that the world can see how great we all are. "
What did people think about the interview? On Wednesday afternoon, "Steve Harvey" developed on Twitter. Many criticized the talk show host. On Part of the interview gains additional attention.
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