“I don’t want to be owned by anyone…”–Mo’Nique
Mo’Nique Explains Her Open Marriage, Says Cheating Isn’t A Deal Breaker
In light of the controversy surrounding Toya Wright’s confession to giving her husband 8 hall passes a year to cheat (no questions asked), Mo’Nique is making a similar shocking statement.
The actress/comedienne who’s been honest about being in an open marriage, recently broke down exactly what that means.
According to Mo who was asked about “passes” by True Exclusives, the person your spouse might want to sleep with may be “willing to give them something you’re not” and she can’t fathom being upset about it.
“Often times people cheat because of something they’re not getting. But when you have open and honest dialogue and you say, ‘We’re just human beings’ and all these people on the face of the earth, do you think my eyes won’t ever say, ‘He’s fine’ or ‘She’s attractive’?
Now if you wanna go further with it, let’s be honest enough to have those conversations. ‘What is it about that person that you find that you wanna sleep with?’
Because they may give you something that I’m simply not willing to do. And if that’s the case, how could I be mad? Because I’m not gonna do it. Should I deprive you of not having it? That’s when the relationship is real real.”
She then seemed to liken monogamy to the “Western way to do it” and noted that African kings had multiple wives.
“See, we’ve been taught to have ownership. That’s the Western way to do it. I originate from this place called Africa and what I know of African kings, tell me about one of them that just had one wife. Do you know any of them? I don’t. That’s where I originate from.”
She then closed with a rant about ownership and added that “we’ve” been conditioned to think adultery is the ultimate sin.
“So, when we came here, we adopted other people’s ways and that’s called ownership. I don’t want to be owned anymore. I want to love you so much…I don’t want to have ownership over anyone. We’ve been there before. Because we’ve been taught and conditioned to believe that if you should sleep with somebody else, that’s the damnedest of sins, that’s adultery, that’s the [most] horrible thing ever. We’re human, guys, that’s all…do what works for you. What works for your mom and daddy might not work for you and your man.”
Mo is now responding to criticism from fans over the interview.
Hit the flip to see what she said…