Mo’Nique lands new gig on Starz’ ‘BMF,’ fans defend Kehlani after singer posts about “cringey” interview

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— 50 Cent is keeping his promise on employing Mo’Nique, after he announced a new TV gig that the 54-year-old actress just landed. Taking to Instagram to share the news of Mo’Nique’s role on the hit Starz show BMF, 50 shared a video of the award-winning actress, who introduced the world to her character, Goldie. 

“Guess who i got in BMF this season GOLDIE !,” the rapper wrote. “I don’t miss, THE UNDER DOG’s BACK ON TOP.”

Fans on social media expressed excitement over the comedian, who is said to have been blackballed from the entertainment industry following her fallout with Precious director Lee Daniels in 2009. 

“[Q]ueen of comedy back like she never left,” one user said. Power star Joseph Sikora wrote, “Ooooooo weeeee! I’m here for this.”

Kehlani started trending on Twitter on Tuesday after the Blue Water Road singer shared her thoughts on a recent radio interview that she felt was “cringey” and “invasive.” Fans weren’t too happy with Kehlani’s treatment on The Morning Hustle, citing the hosts’ emphasis on the singer’s pronouns and unnecessary questions related to her romantic life. 

“See, there’s an actual music journalist out there that would have LIVED for a chance to interview Kehlani. But instead it was you,” one Twitter user wrote, addressing the hosts. “Sorry to that journalist. Sorry to Kehlani…”

Another tweeted, “Kehlani wasn’t wrong. If anything she was a good sport during this interview on The Morning Hustle because she was dealing with two fools that cared more about a salacious soundbite to go viral than talking about her album.”

As a result of the interview, Kehlani says she will only speak to a select number of people whom she feels care about her deeply. 

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