January 17th, 2010
10:09 PM ET

Backstage with best supporting actress Mo'Nique

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Fresh off her high as this year's best supporting actress in a motion picture, Mo'Nique expertly avoided a few minefields laid by a reporter backstage.

When asked what she thought of the Rihanna/Chris Brown situation, Mo'Nique said she didn't have an opinion, and however Rihanna wanted to handle it, it was up to her.

The reporter followed up, asking Mo'Nique if she thinks Rihanna should've spoken out, and Mo'Nique's comedic instincts kicked in.

Her only response: "Quit trying to trip me up baby!"

Filed under: Golden Globes

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  1. Tia M.

    @ Dave....Allow me to re-phrase....STOP HATING!!!

    January 19, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tia M.

    Dave...what the h*LL are you talking about? "Nasty Looking"?? Please expound...because anyone with a pair of eyes would see that she looked beautiful... dress and all... go get that cataract surgery that was recommended and stopy HATING!!!!

    January 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Andrea

    I'm not so sure it's racial bias. She had weighed in on the Chris Brown and Rihanna SEVERAL times in the past. Granted, this was a tacky question to ask when someone has just won a well-desereved Golden Globe (were they just TRYING to spoil her night?) but as for whether it's racially motivated? As outspoken as she has been about it, I'd imagine that it was done in hopes of getting a good soundbite rather than making a racial generalization.

    Congrats Mo'nique!

    January 19, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dave

    Was it just me or did anyone notice how nasty looking Mo'nique was?

    January 19, 2010 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. Debra R

    The racial bias is interesting....so Mo'nique is now an authority on black on black crime? I had no idea. I thought she wa there because she acted against type and put in a heck of a performance.

    Re: deborah Moses-Sanks: Chris Brown made his choice it wouldn't matter if he was white, black or puple with plaid polka-dots. If he is "destroyed" that is his own fault. My question is why black women feel the need to protect an abuser if he is black?

    January 18, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jazz

    And this was asked in Mo'nique capacity as personal adivsor for the abused everywhere? Abuse may be common but it personal to everyone,so she was dead on when she said "however Rihanna wanted to handle it...". Shame on that reporter...a good – no GREAT for Mo'nique. Now go get that Oscar girl :))

    January 18, 2010 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  7. deborah Moses-Sanks

    the white media takes every opportunity or creates opportunities to report Black on Black crime. Black people are seldom if ever asked questions about the inappropriate behaviors of whites. Obviously the bases of the question was to get a Black woman, to destroy Black man.

    January 18, 2010 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
  8. tom

    Have always loved monique's work. Phat Girls was wonderful. and her talk show is refreshing. In Precious she was the true epitomy of fine acting. Out of her element she hit it out of the theatre. You Go Girl, the OSCAR IS YOURS

    January 18, 2010 at 4:26 am | Report abuse |
  9. Kay

    I'm so happy for you, Mo'nique!!! I hope you win the Oscar. You deserve it!!

    January 17, 2010 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. WTF?!?

    Obviously the reporter on the scene was not a professional. Why in the hell are they going to ask Mo'nique about something that is so yesterday's news?

    Go'head! Mo'Nique! Good for you and congrats on your win!

    January 17, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Donna

    I'm thinking there were an awful lot of Hollywood "stars" showing up at the awards show blathering about how everyone else should get involved–why aren't they working down in Haiti?

    January 17, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Lynn

    Stupid question.

    January 17, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jazzy

    Did the reporter ask Merle Streep the same questions? Get my point?

    January 17, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |

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