Aunty Mo is back y’all and she’s ready to make the people laugh starting with her new #LasVegas residency.
Mo’Nique’s show will debut at the #SLSHotel in Vegas in January 2019. She announced it on Instagram in a video that was shot at a photoshoot where Mo was looking goodt!
“Ohhhhh baby. Let’s laugh out loud together. Love y’all 2 life,” she said in her caption.
It wasn’t that long ago when Mo’Nique had asked fans to boycott Netflix for alleged racial and gender bias. Sis made headlines when she said they offered her $500,000 for a standup special while her fellow male and white female comedians were inking multi-million dollar deals with the streaming service.
As we previously reported, Mo dropped receipts showing how bad the deal was for her including emails that showed the entire deal Netflix allegedly brought to the table.
For a year following the special’s premiere, the terms would have stopped Mo’Nique from taping or negotiating any comedy special with any third party. They could have taped it in March and not release it until December and she still wouldn’t be allowed to do other specials in the interim.
It doesn’t stop there though #Roommies. Netflix also would have retained rights of first negotiation once those 12 months were up and she would only be able to shoot another comedy special with another company if Netflix decided to pass on it!
According to Salon, this wasn’t a contract just for a one show because in reality the company would own her broadcast rights for up to two years or more.
Two years after the premiere of the special, Netflix asked that she not use the material in any recorded program! She would have to ask them first if she wanted to use it elsewhere.
“Netflix wouldn’t have just had possession of the produced show, but the content therein, forcing her to develop entirely new material for touring, which is the lifeblood of any working comedian.”
It looks like Mo’Nique finally took a deal she did deem worthy.
#Roommates, are you here for Mo’Nique’s Vegas residency? Let us know!