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D.L. Hughley took to Instagram to fire back at Mo’Nique after she spent time onstage over the weekend taking several digs at him over an alleged contract dispute. 

Mo’Nique told the crowd during her set at The Comedy Explosion in Detroit that her contract stipulated she would be the headliner. “That’s what the motherfucking contract says… Mo’Nique is to be the last motherfucking person on the got damn stage. She is the headliner. That’s what I signed the contract for,” she said, per HNHH. 

Mo’Nique claimed Hughley attacked her when he said something negative about her on a previous tour. She made some remarks about his family life, and implied his initials were in regards to him being secretly gay. Check out a recording of her remarks below. 

In his response, Hughley claimed the order on the ticket stub proves he was always supposed to be the headliner. “Against my better judgment, over the objections of my team and 4 other occasions where I said NO, I decided to take a chance and work with Monique,” he wrote. 

Hughley later brought up prior instances where Mo’Nique claimed she was done wrong by others, such as Oprah, Netflix, and Tyler Perry, and wondered if she has been the problem all along. “At some point it can’t be everyone else, IT’S YOU!! Lesson learned,” he wrote. 

In April, 50 Cent announced Mo’Nique was joining the cast of his Starz series as part of his efforts to “put her back on.” The comedian has also been tapped to replace Octavia Spencer in the upcoming Lee Daniels film Demon House, apparently squashing their once contentious relationship.

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