Tiffany Haddish Still Respects Mo’Nique, Despite DUI Jabs On ‘Club Shay Shay’

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Tiffany Haddish has responded to Mo’Nique’s recent remarks about her while visiting Club Shay Shay with Shannon Sharpe.

While speaking with Entertainment Tonight at the 2024 Super Bowl, the Girls Trip star claimed that she had “no idea” what was going on in comedy currently, but is “grateful and thankful that I am on the minds of people that I look up to.”

The comedian and actress said, “I’ve been on your mind and I didn’t even know I was on your mind!’ So, I’m grateful. She’s not my friend, so I get it, you know. I’m not close to her, we never had a conversation about that, so at the end of the day, I understand and I respect her. I do have respect for her and that’s it.” When asked if she would possibly sit down to officially respond to Mo’Nique’s interview with Sharpe, she admitted that she’d rather talk in person.

“I’d rather not do anything behind anybody’s back; I’d rather do it to your face,” the Night School star said. “I come from the 1900s, we talk to your face. If I got a problem with you, I tell you to your face. I’m 100 with it. Everybody that I have a problem with, they know I have a problem with [them] and not the whole world. It ain’t the whole world’s business. I got a problem with you, Imma tell you. Imma call you. Imma show up to your spot. You gonna know. I don’t need to tell the whole wide world.”

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Tiffany Haddish attends the Encore Beach Club at Encore Las Vegas on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Haddish’s remarks refer to The Parkers star speaking on a time in the past when Haddish shaded her husband, Sidney Hicks. In response, the Oscar-winning actress called out the 44-year-old’s recent DUI’s and blamed it on the Haunted Mansion star being unmarried.

“When I saw that, it’s like, Tiffany, if you had a husband like mine, you may not have two DUIs,” Mo’Nique said while speaking with Sharpe. “If you had a husband like mine, you may not be caught up in what looks like you could have been grooming a child. And I say that with no judgment, but when you speak about having a husband like mine, you open up the door.”

“I’m saying to you, if you had one like mine, you may not sit in these positions that you can’t explain the next day,” she said, to which Sharpe added, “She doesn’t even have a husband, let alone like yours.”

Mo’Nique’s remarks were made in regard to Haddish’s 2018 interview with GQ, where she spoke on the Almost Christmas star’s boycott against Netflix. She also referred to Haddish and Aries Spears’ child sexual abuse lawsuit from 2022.

“My business run different than her business. I don’t live her life,” Haddish said at the time. “I don’t have that husband of hers. I’m looking at how [Netflix has] opened up so many opportunities for black females and comedy. When my people are dying, that’s when you gonna catch me protesting. I’m not gonna protest because somebody got offered not the amount of money they wanted to get offered.”

“If you don’t like what they’re offering you, just no longer do business with them,” she continued. “If I protest Netflix—what about all the black shows that are on there? What about all the other actors that are working on there? All the Indians, the Hispanics, the Asians. My show, The Carmichael Show, airs on there right now. It ain’t on NBC.”

In regards to Haddish’s 2022 suit, she and Aries Spears were sued by the child of a former friend of Haddish’s, who claimed the comedians groomed her and her brother when they were young. The defendant claimed that the two comedians made her and her brother perform sexually suggestive acts for comedy skits on YouTube.

The case was dropped shortly after it made public news.

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