Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'nique

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Gabourey Sidibe is finally sounding off on all the drama surrounding her Precious co-star Mo'nique.

Last month, the Oscar winner penned an essay in which she claimed she was shunned by Hollywood following her Academy Award win in 2010. "But I got a phone call from Lee Daniels...And he said to me, 'Mo'Nique, you've been blackballed.' I said, 'Why?' And he said, 'Because you didn't play the game,'" Mo'Nique wrote.

Now the 47-year-old's Precious co-star is sharing her thoughts on the controversy.

"It's sad to see a project like Precious, that was made with such love, be dragged through the mud by selfishness and lies," Sidibe tweeted earlier this week. Yikes!

But that's not all. Mo'Nique swiftly responded to the 31-year-old's apparent Twitter diss with a kind message. "@GabbySidibe Hey my sweet sister. Your right that movie was made in love, and we were a part of changing folks heart and mind. Proud of it," Mo'Nique replied.

After making headlines for the "blackballed" essay, Mo'Nique backtracked when asked if the industry had shunned her.

"I had no idea because I don't think that Hollywood has turned its nose up to me," she said. "I think that those are feelings that Mr. Daniels is having and then he said there were things that Monique, she didn't thank the producers and the studio. And that's just not things that you do. Well, it had nothing to do with the producers nor the studio. Mr. Daniels had a problem that I didn't say his name the night of the Oscar awards."

Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'nique, Precious


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