Rumor Control: Tyler Perry Addresses Whether Or Not Orlando Jones Will Replace Him As Madea

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News, Random Ridiculousness


Tyler Perry Says Orlando Jones As Madea Not Happening

Earlier this month, actor Orlando Jones released a statement claiming that he would be replacing Tyler Perry as the infamous cross-dressing grandmother character Madea.

Well, Tyler Perry is now speaking out to address what was apparently an April fools’ joke that he says wasn’t funny and went too far.

via BET

Orlando Jones attempted to play a prank on Tyler Perry, but the multimillion dollar director isn’t laughing.

Jones put out a statement last week, complete with a video of himself in drag, claiming he is taking over Perry’s beloved Madea character so the filmmaker can focus on other projects.

The press release came complete with statements from execs at Perry’s distribution company, Lionsgate, and quotes from the famed director himself.

Now, Perry is saying the actor pushed the joke a bit too far. “That was an April Fool’s joke that HE did. Not true, and not funny,” Perry told S2S Magazine publisher Jamie Foster Brown in a text message. “When I’m done with Madea, she’s done.”

We, for one, are glad that this was a joke.

We Recommend

More on Bossip

No Trust: A Gallery Of Celebs Who Were Friends With The People Who Took Their Boos

A List Of Insane Things Scott Storch Blew His $70 Million On To Make Him Go Broke

Happy Birthday: Beyoncé Wishes Baby Sister Solange Well On Her 29th Born Day

Meet Yanet Garcia, The Most Popular Donked Out Weather Reporter Of All Time


blog comments powered by Disqus