Mo’Nique and D.L. Hughley are trading shade in the streets of social media over a dispute about who was supposed to headline 105.9 KISS-FM’s Comedy Explosion at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on Saturday, May 28.

The dispute was made public when Mo’Nique took the stage and blasted D.L. for allegedly refusing to perform if he wasn’t the headliner.

The Oscar-winning actress and comedian told the audience:

Y’all don’t understand what the f**k I had to go through to stand in front of you beautiful muthaf**kas tonight!

Y’all don’t understand the fight a b**ch had to go through to stand in front of y’all tonight. 

Y’all don’t understand I was ready to walk the f**k up out of here, but I said I can’t let the people down of muthaf**kin Detroit. 

Mo’Nique went on to say: 

The muthaf**kin contract said that the b**ch is the headliner. 

The headliner. Let me say it again…the headliner. That’s what the muthaf**kin contract says. 

Mo’Nique is to be the last muthaf**kin person on the godd*mn stage. 

She is the headliner. That’s what I signed the f**k up for. 

I’m 30 plus years in this muthaf**kin business and I don’t open no godd*mn body.

The contract said: The Headliner.

But, a n***a named D.L. Hughley turned into a b**ch and said, ‘I won’t perform if she does that. I won’t go out if she does that.’ 

N***a, you opened for The Kings of Comedy – I closed for The Queens of Comedy, n***a!

And you think because I don’t have a d**k that ain’t my position. 

Mo wasn’t done. 

She also said: 

That b**ch n***a has crossed the muthaf**kin line!

After sharing how D.L. went on a tour disparaging her name after she opened her home to him, Mo’Nique said: 

You talking about Young Thug and because of their names…n***a, your name is D.L. 

What the f**k does it stand for? 

How far you bending over n***a on the D.L.?

You f**ked with the wrong one!

Watch the clip below.

The beef spilled over into the streets of social media when D.L. Hughley took to Instagram writing:

All you have to do is check the order of names on the ticket stub from last night and you’ll see who’s confused.

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.

Oprah was the problem, Tyler Perry was the problem, Charlamagne was the problem, Steve Harvey was the problem, Lee Daniels was the problem, Netflix was the problem… Now it’s MY turn.

At some point it can’t be everyone else, IT’S YOU!!

Lesson learned. I didn’t have anything personal against Monique…

People paid a lot of money to laugh, not hear about your contract.

Apparently, the role you played in PRECIOUS turned out to be an autobiography. I wonder who’s next…

– Darryl Lynn Hughley

And Mo’Nique promptly slid into the comment section with the following response:

THE FACT THAT YOU POINT THE PEOPLE TO THE TICKET STUBS FOR THE ORDER OF THE NAMES VERSUS TO YOUR CONTRACT IMPLIES THAT YOU DON’T HAVE A CONTRACT THAT SHOWS YOU ARE THE HEADLINER LIKE I DO.

EITHER SHOW YOUR CONTRACT OR SHUT UP! STOP MESSING WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER MESSED WITH YOU & CONSIDERED YOU A COMRADE IN COMEDY.

BUT I THANK YOU DL BECAUSE YOUR THE REASON WHY I FIGHT FOR MY PEOPLE LIKE I DO.

ANYTIME YOU OPENED FOR THE KINGS OF COMEDY, AND I WAS THE HEADLINER FOR THE QUEENS OF COMEDY & YOU THINK YOU SHOULD CLOSE THE SHOW OVER ME IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE BIAS THAT BLACK WOMEN HAVE TO DEAL WITH IN THIS BUSINESS.

I WON’T EVEN DISCUSS AWARDS👀.

See the original post below.

D.L. took it a step further by posting a promo for the comedy show, which had his name before Mo’Nique’s.

He captioned the post:

ANSWER ME THIS…. WHEN HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE “HEADLINER” AT THE BOTTOM AND MENTIONED LAST? 🤔💭

THE CONFUSION IS WITH WHOEVER GASSED HER UP ON PREMIUM OCTANE.

NOW BACK TO THIS STOGIE AND BOURBON. Y’ALL AIN’T F*N MY SUNDAY UP 🥃
#TeamDL #talktoyourpeople

To that, Mo’Nique offered the following response:

IF YOUR DOING THINGS LEGALLY THAN SHOW YOUR CONTRACT. NOT POSTERS, NOT TICKET STUBS….. YOUR CONTRACT SIR.

AND PLEASE KNOW THAT NO DIFFERENT THAN TYLER, OPRAH, STEVE, I STILL LOVE YOU BROTHER TOO, BUT I HAVE TO LOVE OUR COMMUNITY AND MYSELF ENOUGH TO TELL THE TRUTH.

ALSO ANYONE WHO COMES ON STAGE SLURRING BECAUSE THEY May HAVE HAD TO MUCH ALCOHOL TO DRINK AND NEED A SUPPORT DOG LIKE YOURSELF, IS A PERSON THAT HAS THE TYPE CONCERNS THAT SHOULD KEEP THEM FROM TALKING NEGATIVELY ABOUT ANYONE, BECAUSE YOU KNOW THE ISSUES YOUR DEALING WITH IN ORDER TO NEED A SUPPORT DOG.

SO I WILL ROAST YOUR ASS ON STAGE BUT I’M GOING TO LOVE YOU IN LIFE AS I’M FIGHTING FOR YOU TOO, DESPITE THE DISRESPECT YOU FREQUENTLY SHOW YOUR OWN PEOPLE.

BUT WHEN UR ALLIES WITH PEOPLE WHO PUT MONEY OVER INTEGRITY, THEN THAT SAYS EVERYTHING.

IN THE WORDS OF SPIKE LEE “WAKE UP”!

See that post below.

Jawn Murray jumped in D.L.’s comment section to add:

@realdlhughley Welcome to the club bro! It’s a list of us longer than a CVS receipt!

Get attacked by her, defend yourself and then uninformed social media trolls blame you for what she started.

You were a class act in your reply!

Update: They are still going at it!

Instead of grilling franks and burgers on Memorial Day, Mo’Nique and D.L. Hughley were still going at it in the streets of Instagram.

D.L. posted his deal memo, which has him listed as the “closer,” along with the caption:

AFTER THIS… I don’t want hear NO MO’ ABOUT THIS✌🏾HERE IT IS IN BLACK & WHITE!! THE ONLY THING BLACKED OUT IS PERSONAL AND BANK INFO. PAY ATTENTION TO:
🤴🏾HEADLINER
💰HIGHEST PAID ARTIST ON SHOW
🤴🏾ARTIST TO HAVE APPROVAL OF LINEUP
🤴🏾LINEUP OF THE SHOW – DL HUGHLEY (CLOSING)
RECEIPTS > OPINIONS. I GOT EVERYTHING THAT WAS STATED IN MY CONTRACT… EVERYTHING. BUT LET’S SAY I DIDN’T, MY BEEF WOULDN’T BE WITH ANYONE BUT THE PROMOTER AND/OR MY TEAM AND I DAMN SURE WOULDN’T MAKE IT PERSONAL. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM, TAKE IT UP WITH MANAGEMENT AND BY THAT I MEAN YOURS✌🏾
– Darryl Lynn Hughley
#TeamDK #KingSh!t

See the original post below.

Mo’Nique responded by posting a copy of her signed performance agreement which has her listed as the “closing talent.”

She captioned the post:

@realdlhughley There were some of you who were fooled by the smoke and mirrors of D.L. posting his Deal Memo” versus his “Performance Agreement .“

Here is my Performance Agreement and here are emails and texts confirming that as per usual I’m going to always keep it real and honest with my people.

If you notice mine has signatures and D.L. does not. What type of iron clad agreement doesn’t have the signatures of the participants involved? Apparently D.L.’s. Lol!

Now, you told me to check with my management and this is what I came up with, so how’d did I do?

Perhaps you should’ve taken your own advice, because I’m sure your team would have advised you against trying to pass a deal memo off as a contract.

To those out there who thought a deal memo was the same as a performance agreement (especially some of the comedians) this is how we’re constantly taken advantage of by the business.

And, just so you know the promoter already told my team before the show that you didn’t have a signed agreement, that’s why I’m not surprised you’re using a deal memo.

That said maybe they lied and you actually have a contract. If so the promoters have put themselves in a terrible position to have more legal action taken against them, beyond malicious concealment for breaking the contract at the last second. That said, D.L. we the people will be waiting for your signed agreement.

1. My contract- signed
2. Email with PDF of Run of Show
3. Run of Show
4. Additional email with ROS
5. What I walked into minutes after arriving to the theatre.

Can you say receipts? LOL

TO MY PEOPLE WHO REFUSE TO FALL FOR THE OKIE DOKE AND EVEN THOSE THAT DO, I LOVE Y’ALL TO LIFE!!!!

See her original post below.

D.L. returned to Instagram to clown Mo’Nique’s contract, writing:

🔎 MAAAAAN… HICK’S MEDIA INC??
HOLD UP!! THAT’S YOU!!! YOU REALLLY SHOWING EVERYONE A CONTRACT YOU SUBMITTED FROM YOUR OWN COMPANY🤣🤣🤣🤣 I SMELL BULLSHIT AND I WOULDN’T PICK IT UP WITH THE OLD ASS BIRTH CERTIFICATE PAPER IT WAS WRITTEN ON!!
STOP THE 🧢!!
AGAIN MY CONTRACT:

🤴🏾HEADLINER ✅
💰HIGHEST PAID ARTIST ON SHOW✅
🤴🏾ARTIST TO HAVE APPROVAL OF LINEUP✅
🤴🏾LINEUP OF THE SHOW – DL HUGHLEY (CLOSING) ✅

NOW EXPLAIN TO ME HOW MY SHIT WAS DELIVERED ON AND YOURS WASN’T?? SOUNDS TO ME LIKE YOUR PROBLEM IS WITH “HICKS MEDIA INC”.
CAN WE PLEASE IMPLEMENT THE 3 KNOCKDOWN RULE?? 💥🥊
– Darryl Lynn Hughley
#TeamDL#JankyPromoters#FunkyFingerProductions#TKO

See the original post below.

Yikes!

The saddest part about this is the promoter could have possibly hustled both of them as headliners to secure the bookings.

Instead of eating hot dogs and hamburgers, two legendary comedians spent the holiday by dragging out this beef.

I’m still waiting for D.L. to post his contract tho… 👀

Who do you believe in this unfortunate situation?