Steve Harvey’s Tears for Bernie Mac Called "Fake" They didn’t like each other…

by Kevin Ross - Posted Tuesday, August 12th, 2008. Category: URBAN

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… Here’s a quote from a story written in 2003 about Bernie.. in it he mentions the riff between he and Steve Harvey…[source] Oh and Steve is now doing Sat morning in some markets? Now taking gigs from poor part time announcers too… I’m sorry, I’m starting to not like this sh……

… And work out they did. Having performed stand up at grungy comedy clubs for decades, Mac got his first big break when he became somewhat of a regular on HBO’S Def Comedy Jam in the ’80s. That led to small roles in numerous small-budget movies like Friday, House Party 3, Players Club and Booty Call, as well as a co-starring role in The Kings of Comedy, which grossed nearly $40 million. But perhaps his biggest break came when he was offered the part as a blackjack-dealing ex-con in the movie Ocean’s Eleven. With a cast that included Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Julia Roberts, Mac, by far the novice of the group, became a household name to a whole new set of people. The movie was a huge success, but caused a riff in his relationship with his Kings of Comedy co-star Steve Harvey. As the story goes, someone representing Harvey called Ocean’s Eleven director Steven Soderbergh to push for Harvey to get the part over Mac. “The Hollywood game that we are in, it’s a cold game,” he says of the person who tried to convince Soderbergh that Harvey was more popular and a better actor. “And the sad thing about it is all of us are doing well, so I don’t really see the problem. It didn’t bother me because I see the big picture. When they told me about it, what could I do? I’m not going to sling mud. I’m not a rapper. I tell jokes. I try to make people laugh. I’m not going to sling mud. Steve and anybody else can say whatever they want to say. Ain’t nobody got no control over me. I have the control.”