Tituss Burgess Checks Andy Cohen After Question Regarding His 'Dolemite Is My Name' Co-Star Eddie Murphy
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Tituss Burgess Checks Andy Cohen After Question Regarding His 'Dolemite Is My Name' Co-Star Eddie Murphy

Sunday night's Watch What Happens Live gave viewers a showdown they weren't expecting: Tituss Burgess versus Andy Cohen.

What seemed like a casual conversation about Burgess being a part of Murphy's Dolemite is My Name turned into a line of questioning regarding Murphy's past regarding the LGBTQ+ community.

"Did you get to chat with him at all?" Cohen asked, to which Burgess said, "Of course I did, why wouldn't I?"

"I was just wondering if you got close at all because he was very problematic for the gays at one point."

"He wasn't problematic for Tituss," he said. "He was great. Any troubles he may have had with gay people, I guess, are gone because he loved me."

Laverne Cox, who was also a guest on the show, chimed in saying how it's been a long time since Murphy might have been problematic. "People can evolve," she said.

After answering Cohen's question, though, you can visibly see Burgess was over the interview.

The video caused a flurry of reaction online.

Burgess later took to his Instagram to explain why he was over Cohen trying to poke the bear.

"She can be a messy queen! Yes, I said it! Don't care [if] he knows either! He should remember his talk show isn't an episode of the real housewives of Atlanta! It's a place where artists come to talk about art and have a little fun. NOT a place to rehash old rumors or bring a star negative press," he wrote. "Sunday was a display of ratchet behavior by a well-connected man having blatant disregard for one of his guests." Burgess went on to write that Cohen "was lucky I had my wits and Christian values THAT day. Always keep it classy."

"Being friends with other talented celebrities doesn't make you talented it makes you friends with other famous celebrities!" he continued, clearly making a dig at Cohen. "He should rip a page from Anderson Cooper and learn how to do his job."

Burgess wasn't here for Cohen's tendencies to stir the pot, and as the tweets above show, many Twitter users were happy to see Cohen finally get told off.

Dolemite is My Name is scheduled for a 2019 release. It will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.



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