50 Cent wants Hollywood to offer Mo’Nique a leading lady role so the comedian can return to the “top” of the acting game.
The hip-hop mogul posted multiple messages on his Instagram page over the weekend voicing support for The Queen of Comedy.
“I went to see @therealmoworldwide stand up show Super Bowl weekend. Oh sh-t! It was so good, she had my a– in a trance. you gotta go check her out the sh-t was fire,” he wrote in the first post.
In a second post uploaded on Friday, 50 Cent shared a clip of Mo’Nique in the film Precious, intercut with a scene from his FX series Power. He included the caption: “I gotta get @therealmoworldwide back in pocket, we only suppose to cancel sh-t that ain’t good for the culture. We need you to WIN again now MONIQUE.”
In a third post, 50 Cent wrote: “All in Favor of @therealmoworldwide being back on top? Say make it happen 50! Stop f–ing around.”
Mo’Nique won a best supporting actress Oscar in 2010 for her role in Precious. Yet after taking home the award, she seemingly fell off of Hollywood’s radar.
In a 2015 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress and comedian was quoted as saying, “What I understood was that when I won that Oscar, things would change in all the ways you’re saying: It should come with more respect, more choices and more money. It should, and it normally does.”
Later in the article, she said the opportunities never materialized.
“I got a phone call from Lee Daniels maybe six or seven months ago. And he said to me, ‘Mo’Nique, you’ve been blackballed.’ And I said, ‘I’ve been blackballed? Why have I been blackballed?’ And he said, ‘Because you didn’t play the game,’” she told THR.
During a 2017 stand-up routine, Mo’Nique mentioned Daniels, who directed Precious, and the film’s executive producers Tyler Perry and Oprah.
“No I was not blackballed, I was white-balled by some black d—s who have no balls,” she said on stage. “Thank you Mr. Lee Daniels, thank you Mr. Tyler Perry, thank you Ms. Oprah Winfrey.”
Daniels responded in a 2018 TMZ interview by saying Mo’Nique was responsible for derailing her own career. “She’s out of pocket. She’s really wrong,” he said.
Daniels has previously said Mo’Nique made unreasonable demands during the awards season campaign for Precious.
In 2019, Mo’Nique sparred with Steve Harvey on his talk show when he asked why she didn’t play the Hollywood game when she was tasked with doing publicity for Precious, without being paid additional fees to promote the film overseas when it started to build buzz.
As for Mo’Nique’s next acting job, 50 Cent’s fans are hoping he puts her in one of the shows he currently executive produces for Starz.
One Instagram user commented: “Put Monique in Raising Kanan.”
Another wrote: “Yes, make her part of the Power universe.”
So far, the actress and comedian has not posted anything on her social media account regarding 50 Cent’s comments.