Tyler Perry appeared on TI’s ExpediTIously podcast and addressed his criticism over him wearing a dress in comedy.
“Nobody owned that dress but me,” Perry continued. “Nobody told me—a two-billion-dollar franchise. Nobody told me to put it on. Nobody makes me put it on. On stage, black man owned the whole show. It was my choice. So, when I got to Hollywood and wanted to do Diary of a Mad Black Woman, it was my choice. Nineteen movies since then, it’s been my choice,” Perry stated.
Many other comedians like Dave Chapelle were very hard on people who decide to wear a dress for laughs. Perry addressed Chapelle in a very respectful way.
“Listen, Chappelle is one of the most brilliant people I have ever seen in my life,” Perry said. “Not just in comedy but the man is smart. A heavy, brilliant thinker. So, if that’s the case in Hollywood, then, okay, that’s the case. But you gotta understand, that’s not my case.”
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