50 Cent is a man of his word. The Power creator has fulfilled his promise of letting Mo’Nique “back on” after the actress was allegedly blackballed from film and television roles for several years 50 announced on his personal Instagram that Mo’Nique will be starring in next season’s BMF which runs on Starz.
“Guess who i got in BMF this season [fire emoji] GOLDIE!,” the TV executive wrote alongside a video of Mo’Nique introducing her character. “GLG [traffic light emoji] GreenLightGang [bullseye emoji] I don’t miss, THE UNDER DOG’s BACK ON TOP @therealmoworldwide.”
In the video, Mo’Nique says, “My name is Goldie. You know who the f— I am.”
Mo’Nique is most notably known for her role in Precious, which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She’s also well known for her work on the small screen as Nikki Parker in The Parkers. She was allegedly blackballed by Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey.
Over a decade ago the Madea star asked Mo’Nique to promote Precious at festivals. The actress declined, saying that it wasn’t a part of her contract and did not want to work for free. Once she refused to promote the film, Perry allegedly went around saying she was hard to work with and blackballed the actress from getting any more roles. The actress alleges that Winfrey kept quiet after having a conversation with her and her husband but eventually sided with Perry.
“I don’t care who it is, it’s not fair for you to want me to work for free just because it’s you… so now, here comes the blackball.” Mo’Nique previously explained in an interview. “Here comes ‘she’s difficult to work with’ her and her husband ‘they are difficult people’ so now no one is going to touch Mo’Nique.”
50 has been an advocate for the actress getting back to work and said he even spoke to Perry directly to discuss Mo’Nique.
“I talk to Tyler today he told me he never told anyone not to hire @therealmoworldwide and he is happy i decided to work with her,” 50 Cent wrote on Instagram. “He said he couldn’t speak for Oprah but he is sure she is fine with monique and has even brought her up for things monique has no idea about. I’m so happy for Mo right now ! GLG [stoplight emoji]GreenLightGang [bullseye emoji] She Back.”