[WATCH] Mo’Nique Tearfully Explains Why Whoopi Goldberg’s “Low” Salary On ‘The View’ Makes It Harder For Women

by Krystal Franklin

July 30, 2019

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In a new interview, Mo’Nique continues her push for equal pay for black women in the industry, revealing another part of her infamous backstage conversation with Whoopi Goldberg on The View earlier this year. Mo, told Comedy Hype, although Goldberg has been on the show for a decade, she was being lowballed.

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“When I get Whoopi Goldberg on the flip saying f*** them little ones coming behind you. You better give a damn about you. That crushed me that day in her dressing room. Because Whoopi Goldberg told me the salary she makes from ‘The View.’ And that hurt my feelings. You’ve been there for 10 years and you accept them paying you that? And you’re telling me, ‘Don’t worry about the little one coming up? Damn if I ain’t gotta be worried about you too. Because you accept that salary, it makes it hard for me. And how hard do you think it’s gonna make for the one who ain’t here yet, because you accept that salary?” 

Whoopi reportedly brings home about $5 million a year on the daily talk show. Watch Mo’s tearful remarks below.

And if you’re interested here’s what she’d say to Oprah today, if given the chance, take a look.

Mo also discussed Lee Daniels and Steve Harvey‘s shows getting canceled, following her and Harvey’s heated interview earlier this year, including his comments on The DL Hughley Show that alleged he edited their interview to “protect” her.

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