During a Beverly Hills press conference for the West Coast premiere of his new film Madea’s Big Happy Family, Tyler Perry voiced his frustration with fellow director Spike Lee, who called Perry’s work “coonery buffoonery” in an interview with Black Enterprise. When asked about Lee’s comment, he replied: “I’m so sick of hearing about damn Spike Lee. Spike can go straight to hell! You can print that. I am sick of him talking about me, I am sick of him saying, ‘this is a coon, this is a buffoon.’ I am sick of him talking about black people going to see movies. This is what he said: ‘you vote by what you see,’ as if black people don’t know what they want to see. I am sick of him — he talked about Whoopi, he talked about Oprah, he talked about me, he talked about Clint Eastwood. Spike needs to shut the hell up!” Perry’s newest film, Madea’s Big Happy Family, which he wrote, directed and stars in, opens Friday.
Tyler Perry tells Spike Lee: Shut the hell up
By Alexandra Heilbron on April 21, 2011 | 21 Comments