DL Hughley cites Mo’Nique’s multiple showbiz feuds after she rips him over billing on Detroit show

DL Hughley has hit back at Mo’Nique after the comedienne complained that she was supposed to be the headlining act at a comedy gig in Detroit.

In her set, Mo’Nique, 54, called Hughley, 59, out by name, as she felt slighted she wasn’t the clear headlining act for The Comedy Explosion show on Sunday night, which also featured comic Aida Rodriguez and was hosted by Josh Adams.

She also alleged that Hughley had refused to do the show if it meant going onstage before her.

Hughley, in response, shared a frame of Mo’Nique from the 2009 movie Precious in an Instagram post addressing her tirade.

Hughley cited a number of entertainment business people and companies who Mo'Nique has past expressed issues with publicly, in illustrating her history of professional grievances

The latest: DL Hughley cited Mo’Nique’s past show business feuds in an Instagram post Sunday after she ripped him onstage during a show they both performed in at the Fox Theater in Detroit on Saturday

‘All you have to do is check the order of names on the ticket stub from last night and you’ll see who’s confused,’ the comedian said. ‘Against my better judgment, over the objections of my team and four other occasions where I said NO, I decided to take a chance and work with Monique.’

Hughley cited a number of entertainment business people and companies who Mo’Nique has past expressed issues with publicly, in illustrating her history of professional grievances.

‘Oprah was the problem, Tyler Perry was the problem, Charlamagne was the problem, Steve Harvey was the problem, Lee Daniels was the problem, Netflix was the problem… Now it’s MY turn,’ Hughley said. ‘At some point it can’t be everyone else, IT’S YOU!! Lesson learned … I wonder who’s next …’

The Los Angeles native said he ‘didn’t have anything personal against Monique’ heading into Saturday’s show, and said she veered off-course in her comedy set in complaining about her placement on the show.

Hughley, in response, shared a frame of Mo'Nique from the 2009 movie Precious in an Instagram post addressing her tirade

Hughley, in response, shared a frame of Mo’Nique from the 2009 movie Precious in an Instagram post addressing her tirade

In her set Saturday, Mo'Nique said that she specifically signed onto the show as the headline act, and accused Hughley of threatening not to perform if he had to go on before her

In her set Saturday, Mo’Nique said that she specifically signed onto the show as the headline act, and accused Hughley of threatening not to perform if he had to go on before her

Mo'Nique said: 'The contract said the headliner, but ... DL Hughley turned into ab**** and said, "I won't perform if she does that ... I won't go out if she does that"'...so when I leave this motherf***er, the headliner has left'

Mo'Nique said she has a 'history' with Hughley, saying he has not publicly criticized her professionally with no provocation

Mo’Nique said: ‘The contract said the headliner, but … DL Hughley turned into ab**** and said, “I won’t perform if she does that … I won’t go out if she does that”‘ … so when I leave this motherf***er, the headliner has left’

‘People paid a lot of money to laugh, not hear about your contract,’ he said.

Hughley added, ‘Apparently, the role you played in PRECIOUS turned out to be an autobiography,’ in reference to the 2009 film in which she won an Oscar playing the role of Mary, the mercurial, abusive and manipulative mother of the titular character.

Hughley also posted a shot of an advertisement for the show in which his name was listed before Mo’Nique’s.

‘ANSWER ME THIS…. WHEN HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE “HEADLINER” AT THE BOTTOM AND MENTIONED LAST?’ he said, later adding the hashtags, #TeamDL and #talktoyourpeople.

Hughley also posted a shot of an advertisement for the show in which his name was listed before Mo'Nique's

Hughley also posted a shot of an advertisement for the show in which his name was listed before Mo’Nique’s

In her set at the venue Saturday, Mo’Nique said that she specifically signed onto the show as the headline act, and accused Hughley of threatening not to perform if he had to go on before her.

‘The contract – the motherf***ing contract says that ab**** is the headliner – the headliner – let me say it again, the headliner,’ Mo’Nique said. ‘That’s what the motherf***ing contract says, Mo’Nique is to be the last motherf***ing person on the … stage, she is the headliner. That’s what I signed the f*** up for, I’m 30-plus years in this and motherf***ing and I don’t open for’ nobody.

She continued: ‘The contract said the headliner, the contract said the headliner, the contract said the headliner, but … DL Hughley turned into ab**** and said, “I won’t perform if she does that .. . I won’t go out if she does that”‘ … so when I leave this motherf***er, the headliner has left.’

Mo’Nique said she has a ‘history’ with Hughley, saying he has not publicly criticized her professionally with no provocation.

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