Tyler Perry revealed that even though he doesn’t talk to his father he still sends him a check every month in an interview on “Love & Respect with Killer Mike.”
When asked how he developed his work ethic, Tyler Perry responded:
One thing my father gave to me is the man had the most stupid work ethic I’ve ever seen in my life.
Rain, sleet, hurricanes, lightening, he was going… sun up to sun down.
And what I can say about him is… even though we don’t speak he gets a check every month.
I bought him a house, and he’s taken care of because I’m giving him exactly what he gave me.
Financially, we were never hungry and the lights were never off. So I give him that.
And I feel good about that because no matter what he did he still made sure I had food on the table.
So coming from that place watching his work ethic I definitely have that because I don’t know what kind of man I would’ve been had I seen a man that didn’t work, that was laying home on the couch all the time.
That is an amazing perspective from Tyler.
Killer Mike, whose real name is Michael Render, is a great interviewer and Tyler Perry drops many more gems throughout the interview:
Watch the interview below:
It takes a different level of respect and gratitude for a man to share his wealth with a father that he doesn’t even speak to.
In other Tyler Perry news, the media mogul has vowed that every available resource will be used to find the person(s) responsible for the death of Jacqueline Avant.