Mo’Nique and her husband Sidney Hicks are clearly a couple that have each other’s backs to the fullest and are very vocal about their support for each other. A new conversation that highlights their unique relationship is turning heads once again.
The couple appeared recently on Out Loud with Claudia Jordan and shared a story in which fellow actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg gave Mo’Nique some disheartening advice around the time of her ordeal around the Precious movie and it’s only further empowered Mo’Nique.
Whoopi had been trying to counsel Mo’Nique on what had been happening to her at the time with her allegations towards Lee Daniels, Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey – and how the industry had blackballed her in return.
Mo’Nique said that Whoopi told her “It’s your husband, you gotta get rid of your husband.”
“My husband negotiated the biggest deals I’ve had in my career,” Mo’Nique said she told the host of The View. Whoopi still pressed on, ultimately trying to tell Mo’Nique that she couldn’t win against “the machine,” telling her “Listen, you better stop worrying about that little girl coming behind you. And you better worry about you.”
Hicks also pointed out how he believes that Mo’Nique and these people clash because they have a different philosophy when it comes to the business. Hicks noted how he believed that people like Mo’Nique put the people over the money, while some other place priority on the money over the people.
Her being “blackballed” also stems from Mo’Nique calling out Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels — and has added Whoopi Goldberg to the list, of Black celebrities that only are interested in protecting themselves, their money and their access to the elite.
Even with their crusade ongoing, some still consider the controversial couple’s relationship to be one of the drivers of their difficulties, much like Goldberg.
Appearing on Tamar Braxton’s podcast, Mo’Nique addressed the fact that people seem to have a problem with her calling her husband Sidney Hicks “Daddy,” to which she has addressed before.
“When people say to me, why do you call him Daddy,” the comedienne says before both her and Braxton break out into laughter. “I tell em it cause he’s raising me. He’s giving me everything that my father did not.”
Mo’Nique tells Braxton how her husband has said statements to her that have broken her down in a positive way, despite the fact that her “ego” wants to fight and get the best of her. “And when I tell you sometimes it can be so go**amn embarrassing, and it’s just me and him in the room!”
Ultimately, Mo’Nique has no problem with calling her husband Daddy and she counsels women to also find themselves trusting of someone who tries to build them up, not tear them down.
“When I say to Black women, y’all please, if you have a good one, let your guard down and let it happen.” Cause when you got a king, he’s gotta prepare you to be the queen.”
Listen to the clip below.
Maybe I need to stay out of heterosexual business but this don’t sound—— pic.twitter.com/q3vOAz7nZL— Oh Hell Beckham Jr (@DEFinition223) November 18, 2020