Tyler Perry Says “They Are Trying To Kill Madea” And Tells Spike Lee “Go Straight To Hell”

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Spike, why are you taking up all that real estate in Tyler Perry’s mind? Madea just went the HELL off!

It sounds like Tyler Perry is already on the defensive about his new movie “Madea’s Big Happy Family.” At a press conference yesterday Tyler Perry expressed his frustration about the criticism he’s received from fellow black director Spike Lee, saying:

“I’m so sick of hearing about damn Spike Lee,” Perry said Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif. “Spike can go straight to hell! You can print that. I am sick of him talking about me, I am sick of him saying, ‘this is a coon, this is a buffoon.’ I am sick of him talking about black people going to see movies. This is what he said: ‘you vote by what you see,’ as if black people don’t know what they want to see.”

“I am sick of him – he talked about Whoopi, he talked about Oprah, he talked about me, he talked about Clint Eastwood. Spike needs to shut the hell up!”

Well damn… WTF did you do Spike Lee?

Apparently Perry’s comments were in response to a question posed about a cryptic message to fans he posted on his website Monday under the heading THEY ARE TRYING TO KILL MADEA! (view screenshots in gallery)

Perry said :

“I was writing about just people and how hard people work to discourage people from seeing my work,” he said. “I don’t even understand it [but] this is where the whole Spike Lee [comment] comes from – the negativity, this is Stepin Fetchit, this is coonery, this is buffoonery, and they try to get people to get on this bandwagon with them, to get this mob mentality to come against what I’m doing.”

Perry also seems to think that it’s only the black community where people are criticized by their own:

“I’ve never seen Jewish people attack Seinfeld and say “this is a stereotype,” I’ve never seen Italian people attack The Sopranos, I’ve never seen Jewish people complaining about Mrs. Doubtfire or Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie. I never saw it. It’s always black people, and this is something that I cannot undo. Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois went through the exact same thing; Langston Hughes said that Zora Neale Hurston, the woman who wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God, was a new version of the ‘darkie’ because she spoke in a southern dialect and a Southern tone. And I’m sick of it from us; we don’t have to worry about anybody else trying to destroy us and take shots because we do it to ourselves.”

“So me being frustrated with it, and then they go on to say that people of other ethnic groups or white people don’t go see my movies, and that’s all a lie. I’m standing on stage looking at thousands of people, thousands of faces, with every race represented, and I’m tired of it. I’m tired of just laying down, tired of just being nice and letting them say whatever they want to say however they want to say it without people knowing what the intent really is.”

It sounds like Perry is still on the defense about comments Lee made back in 2009:

“Each artist should be allowed to pursue their artistic endeavors, but I still think there is a lot of stuff out today that is coonery and buffoonery,” he said in ’09. “I know it’s making a lot of money and breaking records, but we can do better. … I am a huge basketball fan, and when I watch the games on TNT, I see these two ads for these two shows (Tyler Perry’s ‘Meet the Browns’ and ‘House of Payne’), and I am scratching my head. We got a black president, and we going back to Mantan Moreland and Sleep ‘n’ Eat?”

Spike did kinda dig in that a$$ but we thought that isht was deaded.

Is Tyler Perry trying to drum up the drama to help promote his film or does he have a point? Personally we’re of the opinion Spike Lee could probably give less than a fawk about a Tyler Perry movie right now, being that he has more pressing isht on his mind.


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  • cotton124

    Spike don’t be mad.

    • tommykimon

      He sounds jealous to me, Tyler keep your head up. Let the haters hate.

    • TriniGlamazon

      Spike is jealous because Tyler has had more commercial success than he has!

    • me1

      Let’s just keep it ALL the way real, Tyler didn’t grow up in a healthy home environment. The poor man was abused as a child, and in some ways you can see that he had his masculinity tampered with. Take this rant for instance, Spike Lee called you out YEARS ago, and said some ish that most of us Black folks really felt.

      Why in the Heck is he acting like his puppy got kicked? Dude come on, you’re rich. Made tons of money off a bad stereotype, you should be able to deal with a dissenting opinion.

    • TT

      Yeam Tyler

  • Soul Touch

    Can’t stand Madea and all that shuckin’ and jivin’.

  • mika

    its like d@mn man, i know you got to do what you gotta do in the beginning to get your name out there, but…once you have peoples ears SAY SOMETHING…same for these lame @ss rappers.

    I agree w/SPike

  • http://www.bossip.com 5150

    Look @tp queening out….lol truth hurts

    • sunshine

      exactly what i was thinking. it’s bothering him so much because he recognizes there’s some truth to what spike is saying.

  • Deebo

    The principal remains the same. Black folks tear black folks down more than all others and Spike, rather than offer support, inserts himself into a role of judge and jury. I’d rather lift my brother constructively than tear him down. Jank is ridiculous at this point. Allow that man room to grow before throwing your two cents in. If you, in the middle of a trial, have to deal with judgemental attitudes, it will affect your growth too. Spike, do us all a favor and get back to representing your people. “If I love you, I love you. But if I hate you…” Take your own advice, hypocrite!!

    • Student

      Well said DEEBO….


      Since when is it a crime to have an opinion? Not everyone is going to embrace what you do in this world. Black folks need to stop thinking that every move we make is going to be endorsed by all of us. Nobody gets 100% from their race,NOBODY! Folks either Love you,Hate you or just don’t care. That’s it! All you can do is YOU! Crying because someone isn’t feeling you or what you’re doing is counter productive. We as a people,don’t have to be behind every single thing that one of us does. We are ALLOWED to have an opinion.

  • Nini

    It’s sad to see each one these comments were negative. Tyler is right we put each other down more then anything.

    • Ann

      Omg, that is not true. All groups tend to put down entertainers who do nothing promote a stereotype. Italians and Italian Americans are have not been happy with the Sopranos or Jersey Shore.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/atyourbest redcora

    they sleep when they wake and they wake when they sleep..

  • ladyC

    Hell I should have cut and past what Deebo had to say because he said it the best!!!

  • Meu

    TYLER pfft please. Don’t give me that black people always put each other down ish because black people were the ones that blindly gave you millions and went to your theaters before most white people even knew what a Tyler Perry was. Stop the bull shyt. Who cares about what white people can do and get away with? White people have a range of actors and are showed in various situations compared to us. Don’t even. No that’s fake bull f**ckrey…

  • TheTruth

    I agree with you all the way, TP. Blacks HATE to see other blacks getting ahead. I LOVE “House of Payne” and “Meet the Browns”.

  • Michael

    LMAO @ TP telling spike ‘to go to hell’

    • Boondock Saint

      Yeah, the irony is astounding.

  • From Fl to Va Chick

    I agree with Tyler..I dont recall him talking about “Big Momma” part 1,2 & now 3 or “Wanda” from “In Living Color”. It think his attacks is all about salt & jealousy. Stay on your grind Tyler!

    • tommykimon

      Oh yeah and what the Wayans? They made White chicks come on. Why pick on just TP?

  • Mememe

    Spike is mad jealous, plain and simple

  • Boondock Saint

    Fox News also has black employees and helps keep food on their tables too. Thanks Fox. You’re a real friend to black people. Same with the GOP. Now lemme check this Obama email that’s in my inbox.

  • ReallyNotINterested


    My comments about black Americans being stupid is within reason. I can give you a hundred issues facing the world today that will ultimately influence black America that Negroes are not interested in. As long as “Meet The Browns” and “The Game” remain on television, the vasts majority of blacks in America are happy. Blacks people (outside of a few) suffer from learned helplessness. We are happy with the bare minimum. It’s what I like to call “Beastly Pleasures Syndrome”. As long as the hog has a constant food supply and can lay in the mud he is happy!

    • Boondock Saint

      Worse yet, It’s all good because it keeps black people “employed.” Sometimes I long for the days when we didn’t have $*!+ for civil rights, but we had a whole lotta damn PRIDE.

    • Deebo

      Perhaps you’re confusing happiness with complacency. And even then, the judgement isn’t needed. What are you personally doing within your 100 issues to ensure that black people are being informed, given hope or the initiative to improve? To even imply that the majority are ‘happy’ shows your own ignorance. If you named five blacks that you personally know who are happy in their situations, hell 5 people of any race, then they are disillusioned as are you. It’s not all clubs, bottle-poppin’ and make it rain mentalities. Those people are in the minority within the minority. And to be clear, your hog metaphor can be kept to yourself. All the black people I know want better: jobs, oppurtunities, neighborhoods, relationships, child-rearing, educations. Don’t lump everyone under your crooked image. It only shows your own poor thoughts.

    • ReallyNotINterested


      I have previously outlined what I am doing to improve my community in previous posts. I’m not interested in typing my credentials out once more on this website. You can come with insults all you want but I can guarantee our backgrounds are not similar. You make excuses for black people failing while I make solutions. Don’t let the screen name fool you. My educational background is far superior to yours. You don’t even have the pedigree to ask me what am I doing for blacks. I did more for poor blacks in undergrad volunteering for the PA office than you have done your entire life.

  • The Baddest Bitch

    Maybe if Spike wasnt always at basketball games snifing balls he would be on his game like MS.Perry Spike hast the crab in the bucket mentally

  • missthang84

    character spell wrong my bad

  • southernone

    I think he broke it down once and for all

  • SMH

    The same people who support Madea’s nonsense are the same people who are typically homophobic, church going, hypocrites, who love ghetto azz drama. I am not surprised.

    • severine

      ITA. I’m absolutely disgusted at the number of TP defenders here. Wow, MLK is just about doing somersaults in his grave now, seeing how absolutely complacent we’ve become as African Americans.

      You TP defenders are basically saying “just make me laugh and it’s all good!!”. Simple mindedness at its worst…:(

  • let's talk about real BS

    So a known little trash talking bish and a known big trash talking tranny bish are talking trash to other….aint that what bishes do please stop boring us with the details.

    Ok I parked my truck last month. This morning gas cost me $60 to fill up my Toyota Camary ! Food is up 10% my property taxes up 25%, insurance up 15% and the vet wants $400 to pull my dog’s tooth!

  • yo mama

    What ever. What’s the latest on the Black employees at Tyler’s Georgia film studio not getting paid? Weren’t they on strike not long ago?

  • 80's baby

    And about that
    “Why do black people always put each other down” bullcrap.

    Why do black people get so defensive when someone critiques and opposes someone’s work? Its called an opinion or constructive criticism.

    This whole “if you’re not jumping on the bandwagon, you’re a hater” crap has got to go. The word hater is one of the most overused & used out of context words ever.


      AGREED! That entire”hater”crap is a result of us pushing self esteem over achievement. Somehow,we developed this looking good and losing over looking bad and winning mentality.Its not enough to be successful any more,but everyone has to love you and what you’re doing. GROW UP! People have a right to their thoughts and their opinions and SURPRISE! Sometimes,they are not going to be favorable towards you! Get over it!

  • Africanking

    Madea will never die because that’s how a lot of African American women look like. TP knows his audience very well. Fat, wig wearing, Jesus loving and loud. So he hit his target audience very well. Sadly now all blacks look like that and don’t find these old run put dry jokes that funny. Eddie Murphy was the only fat suit person I really found to be funny. I mean Norbit was funny at that time and it died🙂 but Madea looks like it will last forever.

    • SMH

      I sure as hell don’t look like that, and neither does anyone in my family…as a matter of fact, I don’t know ANYONE who looks like Madea, and my family is from Arkansas/Louisiana.

  • Dcgal

    It is cookery. He needs to grow as a writer.

    • voiceofreason

      cookery? really? is that wut it is?

  • TheMagicalNegro

    How come he went in on Spike, but not Aaron Magruder?? To me, Aaron Magruder actually took criticism of his shtick, one step further, when he made that Boondocks Season 3 episode titled, “Pause”….

    • me1

      THIS! I was wondering why spike Lee’s comment seemed to be hurting him so much, yet he let Aaron Mcgruder’s personal DISRESPECT go unchecked? Spike said he didn’t like his art, but Aaron went wwaaay left and made it so personal, I felt sorry for ol’ tyler.

      TP chose to respond to SPike because he knows Spike is a more polarizing figure. Hollywood already hates Spike, so TP can attack him without much recrimination.

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