Free To Replace Mo'Nique?
Hip Hop Blog has learned from an unnamed source that Free could be replacing Mo'Nique as the host of a BET talk show. "The Mo'Nique Show" was canceled earlier this year, reportedly due to budgetary constraints, and according to the rumor mill, the sexy former host of "106 & Park" may be set to get her shot at hosting.
A person close to the contract negotiations revealed to Hip Hop Blog that talks reportedly became bogged down between Mo'Nique and the network after the Academy Award winner requested that her salary be doubled.
A similar situation occurred years ago when the Source was in talks to relaunch the Source Awards in a partnership with BET. The infamous hip hop brand also pushed for an increase in budget, but was rebuffed by BET when the network chose to focus its finances on launching the BET Hip Hop Awards.