*Sheryl Underwood’s revelation about comediennes talking about her during a conference call are still being felt as she opened up about the situation Thursday during an appearance on Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club.”
Underwood touched on the reason why she shared the story on “The Talk” in addition to why she never addressed the other women involved personally as well as the aftermath of all the drama.
Highlights from the interview are below:
On the initial call
I did not know that people were not checking for me like that. I did not know that I was not on chandelier status. I did not know that. Am I mad? No I’m not because some of us get along and some of us don’t. But I’m not going to let nobody knock me out. I believe that the Lord was telling me ‘Get yourself right.’ Don’t look at nobody else. Look at you. You are the foundation of what’s happening to you.
Why she never addressed it with the ladies
I kind of thought maybe I wouldn’t be able to talk to them and as you can see, I may be right.
On Rickey Smiley saying Sheryl Underwood was not blameless
When you have comedians that say Sheryl Underwood is not pure, she would come in and change the lineup. That’s not what was happening. In my contract, it would say ‘Sheryl Underwood host.’ So I would enforce my agreement, like I saw the men enforcing their agreements. All I was doing was what I learned. I watched Bernie Mac when he was alive. I watched Stevie Harvey. I watched all the men walk in and say ‘That’s not going to happen.’ I’m a boss. I just happen to be a girl. But I’m a boss. I make my money for me. I don’t have people representing me and I’m not going to have no man that I’m sleeping with representing me. Now you make your bones off of me, now you’re mad at me now you take my money and give it to someone else. So how I get everything I got, it’s me.
Me being on CBS that was God opening a door, didn’t even know a job to be had. Now I’m on it. But it’s still me. It’s me orchestrating me.
On working with these women
If I had had an agent on that call and he would have dialed or she would have dialed in early, they may or may not have told me. But I’d still be, ‘La, la, la. I think we cool. Let’s make some movies together.’ I still believe even if you don’t like me, we can still make some movies together.
I thought that what I was doing was telling a greater story was how God corrected me through you all and the last thing I probably should have said was ‘And if I ever hurt you, I’m asking for forgiveness.’
I was being called a liar but you [The Breakfast Club] got the footage saying there was a call.
Has she spoken to them since then?
Not at all. I was not lying. There was a call and things were being said about me.
To see the Underwood’s entire “Breakfast Club” interview, where she talks about “The Talk as well as the Bill Cosby allegations and what she thinks Black Greek Letter Organizations should be doing about the protesting of police brutality across the country, check out the video below. The part where she talks about the comedienne drama starts at the 12-minute mark: