Rumor Control: Mo’Nique Didn’t Boycott the Oscars

Published by Dior Noir on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm.

No, she wasn’t on a high horse—Mo’Nique was just busy, OK?

Y’all better stop lying on Mo’Nique!

Rumor has it that the BET host was asked several times to present the Best Supporting Actor award. Usually, the previous year’s winner presents the following year in that category, but she allegedly “refused” and was boycotting the Oscars.

However, her manager and husband, Sidney Hicks, says she did not boycott the Academy Awards. Instead, Hicks said that Mo’ was booked up shooting two episodes of her talk show in Atlanta. (We’re flattered that she chose us over the iconic event!) He also noted that Mo’Nique made a point of being available to announce the nominations. “This was her way of giving respect to the Academy and to her show. Either way her position is you can’t please everyone all of the time, and whatever scrutiny she receives, she accepts it humbly.”


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