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Lee Daniels Apologizes To Mo’Nique After 13 Year Feud & Casts Her In Netflix’s ‘Demon House’: Watch

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Lee Daniels and Mo’Nique publicly reconciled on stage at her particular comedy occasion on Friday, following years of pressure between them after collaborating on the 2009 movie ‘Treasured.’

Lee Daniels, 62, and Mo’Nique, 54, are ending their feud after 13 years. The director, who directed the actress’ 2009 movie Treasured, made an look on stage at her Mo’Nique and Buddies: April Fools Day with The Queen of Comedy occasion at St. George Theatre on Staten Island on April 1, and made a public apology after she beforehand claimed he advised her she’d been “blackballed” within the business when she anticipated a pay improve attributable to successful an Oscar.

“I’m so sorry for hurting you in any method that I did,” Lee advised Mo’Nique in entrance of the group earlier than she put her hand to her coronary heart and appeared to get emotional. “Y’all, and she or he was my finest pal — my finest pal. Y’all assume that Treasured was simply … That was God working, via each of us.”

“And we’re gonna f*cking do it once more!” he added earlier than concluding with “I like you” as the 2 of them then briefly danced on the stage collectively.

Lee Daniels, Mo'Nique
Lee Daniels and Mo’Nique at a earlier occasion. (BDG/Shutterstock)

Along with the general public apology, Deadline reported that Mo’Nique will star in Lee’s upcoming flick, Demon Home for Netflix, together with different proficient stars like Andra Day, Glenn Shut and Aunjanue Ellis.

Lee and Mo’Nique’s reconciliation comes as a shock since they have been reportedly concerned in feud that was attributable to the latter speaking to the previous about not getting the pay improve she anticipated after successful an Oscar for Greatest Supporting Actress for her position as Mary Lee Johnston in Lee’s movie, Treasured.

“I acquired a telephone name from Lee Daniels perhaps six or seven months in the past,” Mo’Nique advised The Hollywood Reporter in 2015. “And he stated to me, ‘Mo’Nique, you’ve been blackballed.’ And I stated, ‘I’ve been blackballed? Why have I been blackballed?’ And he stated, ‘Since you didn’t play the sport.’ And I stated, ‘Effectively, what recreation is that?’ And he gave me no response.”

Lee additionally gave a press release to the outlet. “Her calls for via Treasured weren’t at all times according to the marketing campaign. This soured her relationship with the Hollywood group,” it learn. Regardless of his opinion, he additionally stated he nonetheless thought of Mo’Nique as a pal.

A month later, Mo’Nique advised Good Morning America that Lee “had an issue that I didn’t say his identify the evening of the Oscar awards”and in 2018, Lee advised TMZ, “It breaks my coronary heart that she feels that we blackballed her. Nobody blackballed her. Mo’Nique blackballed her.”

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