Tyler Perry accepted the Ultimate Icon Award last night at the 2019 BET Awards and delivered an amazing speech that gave the world a Master Class on the importance of worth, the importance of while being blessed to bless others as well by helping them cross. The importance of building your own table, your own seat and owning yourself.
“When I built my studio, I built it in a neighborhood that is one of the poorest black neighborhoods in Atlanta so that young black kids could see that a black man did that, and they can do it too. I was trying to help somebody cross,” Perry told the audience. “The studio was once a Confederate Army base, which meant that there was Confederate soldiers on that base, plotting and planning on how to keep 3.9 million Negroes enslaved. Now that land is owned by one Negro.”
Take a listen to one of the most powerful acceptance speeches given by any man as of date, Mr. Tyler Perry below.