Following a heated on-air argument with Mo’Nique on his speak present, Steve Harvey is strolling again a number of the extra abrasive feedback about integrity he directed on the 51-year-old actress.
As beforehand reported, issues between Harvey and Mo’Nique bought combative final week once they have been discussing the actress’ assertion that she was “blackballed” in present enterprise after being deemed “troublesome” for not campaigning for an Oscar for her function within the 2009 movie “Treasured.” Regardless of taking house the trophy for finest supporting actress, Mo’Nique claims she hasn’t been capable of finding actual work since.
“That is the cash sport. This ain’t the black man’s sport, this ain’t the white man’s sport. That is the cash sport,” Harvey rebuked in an announcement that he’s now strolling again.
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Talking to People at a latest occasion for “Celeb Household Feud,” Harvey famous that he could have let his mouth get a little bit forward of his mind.
“I’ve bought to decelerate once I’m speaking,” Harvey, 62, stated. “I can’t get into heated discussions, and I’ve bought to simply guard my phrases extra fastidiously.”
The host continued, noting that he solely meant to touch upon how Mo’Nique dealt with her scenario, not the precept she was advocating for.
“I take full accountability for it, it got here out my mouth, so I can’t say that I didn’t say it,” Harvey stated. “However to individuals that basically know me, I’ve lived my entire life as a person of integrity. So once I was referring to ‘integrity’ in that interview, I used to be speaking concerning the methodology wherein issues have been being carried out, and that’s all it was.”
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The star referred to as his characterization of Mo’Nique that aired one thing he regrets wanting again at it now, “as a result of that was a foul selection of phrases.”
It appears there’s some love misplaced between the 2 after their heated on-air trade, regardless of being all smiles after it was over. The actress took to Instagram over the weekend to share two movies lambasting Harvey as a “sellout.”
“I JUST HAD TO REPOST THIS. THIS IS FOR ANYBODY PUTTING MONEY FIRST AND NOT THE LOVE OF YOUR PEOPLE. I LOVE US FOR REAL!!!!!!” Mo’Nique wrote in the caption of a shared video wherein boxer Muhammad Ali discusses what cash means to him.
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“HIS GAVE ME CHILLS! WHAT HAS CHANGED!!! Y’all I LOVE US four REAL!!! WE DESERVE TO LOVE US BETTER!” Mo’Nique wrote within the caption of one other video that straight referred to as out Harvey as a “sellout.”