Tyler Perry is working now to overcome the stigma of being Mr. Madea year round. He’s made a few hundred million by putting on a dress and he’s now working to create a more respectable acting career. In a message to his fans, Perry says that he is going to take some time away from the stage and won’t be putting on the Madea dress for a while.
“I don’t know if you remember this or not, but around 2005 I took off from touring my Madea plays for about 5 years. During that time, I was working mostly on movies and TV shows. Well, as much as I love to be out on stage and doing a live Madea show, the time has come again for me to take a long break from the stage. I have some major projects that I’m working on that will require a lot of my time and effort. Just know that I did not want to stop this tour until I had hit as many cities as possible. So I’m going to finish out this Fall leg of the tour and then take a long break.”
Perry then reminds his fans to keep coming out to his show. He reiterates that he is going to keep the price low so that everyone can enjoy his plays and says that the show is one of the best out there.
“It was also very important to me that the ticket price start at $25. If you have never seen me live, you have never seen me at all. I’m telling you, ask anyone who has and they will tell you. Come out and see me and bring your family. This show will have you rocking and rolling and laughing and crying and singing all the way back home. You’ll see!”
Just this week, Spike Lee announced publicly that he is done competing and fighting with Tyler Perry in public. During an interview in Atlanta, Lee said that he has no interest in answering anymore Tyler Perry questions and wants to focus on what matters to both he and Perry: Making money.