You reap what you sow. Mo’Nique was reportedly blackballed by Hollywood for being a brat after winning an Oscar.

Five years after TV and film actress Mo’Nique won an Academy Award for her tour-de-force performance in the drama Precious, she finally found out why she wasn’t being inundated with attractive offers like other Oscar winners.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, which appears in the magazine’s February 27 issue dedicated to Gone With The Wind actress Hattie McDaniel’s historic Oscar win in 1940, Mo’Nique revealed that it was director Lee Daniels who finally explained to her why her career went in the direction that it did.

The actress said she’s learned that she was being punished for refusing to lobby the members of the Academy for votes and for not playing by Hollywood’s rules.

‘I got a phone call from Lee Daniels maybe six or seven months ago. And he said to me, “Mo’Nique, you’ve been blackballed,”‘ the former star of the sitcom The Parkers recalled.

‘And I said, “I’ve been blackballed? Why have I been blackballed?” And he said, “Because you didn’t play the game.”‘

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