Actress Spends $2K To Say ‘HELLURRRR’ To Tyler Perry, Mogul Madealy Offers Some Advice

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Actress Racquel Bailey Spends $2,000 On Billboard For Tyler Perry

One actress tried to shoot her shot at Tyler Perry in the biggest most public way aaaand…it didn’t go all the way as planned.

Racquel Bailey told The A-Scene that she dished out rent money for TWO billboards in Atlanta. Her goal was to get Mr. Perry’s attention for an acting role. The 32-year-old’s total costs rounded out to a little over $2,000!

Her signs read, “Attention Mr. Perry, Racquel Bailey is your next leading lady.”

Well…you gotta have a vision right?

Mr. Perry appreciated the hustle but not the execution. He took to Instagram in response to Ms. Bailey, writing:

“Uhhh…. soooooo…… here’s the deal. This is not the way to get my attention if you’re looking for a role in one of my shows. Please DON’T DO THIS, SAVE YOUR MONEY!! This is the third time that someone has done this. PLEASE STOP! To audition is FREE!! I’m sure you can use that money for a better purpose.”

He continued:

“I love that you want to work with me, and I love that you invest in yourself. But when you do things like this it puts my team on high alert and makes me look at you sideways. I know the message that you want to send is a positive one, but this comes across as the opposite.

Perry then went on to say that he’s even ALREADY SEEN BAILEY IN A MOVIE:

“And by the way, you were great in THE NIGHT OF,” he wrote. “It was my favorite show a couple years ago. I ALREADY SAW YOU!! So just audition and keep your money!! Again, I appreciate your effort, but that’s not the way to work for me. God bless you dreamer. I have no doubt you will make it one day!!”

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Auhhh…. soooooo…… here’s the deal. This is not the way to get my attention if you’re looking for a role in one of my shows. Please DON’T DO THIS, SAVE YOUR MONEY!! This is the third time that someone has done this. PLEASE STOP! To audition is FREE!! I’m sure you can use that money for a better purpose. I love that you want to work with me, and I love that you invest in yourself. But when you do things like this it puts my team on high alert and makes me look at you sideways. I know the message that you want to send is a positive one, but this comes across as the opposite. Again, the best way to work for me is to AUDITION and it’s FREE! We post breakdowns all the time for actors. JUST COME AND AUDITION. And by the way, you were great in THE NIGHT OF! It was my favorite show a couple years ago. I ALREADY SAW YOU!! So just audition and keep your money!! Again, I appreciate your effort, but that’s not the way to work for me. God bless you dreamer. I have no doubt you will make it one day!!

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Get the rent paid Bailey!

It’s not like she’s not out here working, and she even tried this type of antic before with little success.

“Seven years ago, I put a billboard up in Atlanta,” Bailey said. “I never heard back from Mr. Perry, but I went back to the drawing board and continued to work on my craft, auditioned more and worked more.”

Bailey doesn’t seem to have any regrets though.

The wife and mother of two said she’s willing to make big moves if it means moving her career forward.

“I think any leap of faith is worth it. You never know how things are going to go until you do it,” she said. “I believe I’m part of an industry that’s extremely talented, but you have to set yourself apart. This is not for publicity, I just want Tyler Perry to see me. If this gets his attention, then every bit of it is worth it.”

Well she definitely got someone’s attention.

What do you think? You streaming Night Of on HBO or nah?

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