Tyler Perry is a pillar in the community of Hollywood, and more specifically Black Hollywood. As a true pioneer in revolutionizing the visibility of a body of people who derive from such tribulation turned triumph, Perry received amongst the ultimate recognition, and very well deserved might be added.
Today the serial Entertainment Entrepreneur received his personalized Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California. He was honored by Elite Actor and Actress Idris Elba and Kerry Washington. The star rose to recognition with his authentic plays featuring legendary character, Mabel Simmons, better known as Madea. The comedic relief of bringing awareness too topics throughout the black household that can easily be related to and spark conversation of relatability, but most importantly, healing within families. Perry started out as most artist do, homeless and living in his car in attempts in making all of his dreams come true. Sacrificing everything he possessed within to see better days for himself and his family which he indeed lived to do successfully.
An Atlanta Native, Tyler is planting roots of his own in his hometown with a massive 330 acre studio, which is one of the largest in the Southeast. In his BET speech while accepting the Ultimate Icon Award this year, detailing the unfortunate past of the land in which he now owns. “The studio was once a Confederate Army base,” he said. “And, I want you to hear this, which meant that there was Confederate soldiers on that base, plotting and planning on how to keep 3.9 million negroes enslaved. Now that land is owned by one negro.” Perry is hosting a Grand Opening of the studio this coming weekend in the presentation of an exclusive GALA with A-list RSVP’s.
Congratulations to Mr. Tyler Perry on such a tremendous accomplishment and astounding recognition, inspiration, and non stop entertainment!