Tyler Perry Vs.
Spike Lee

There is no love lost between Tyler Perry and Spike Lee, and now Tyler Perry has had enough.

Tyler PerryTyler Perry is sounding off about Spike Lee, who referred to Perry's hit movies as "coonery and buffoonery" and that it "harkens back to Amos n' Andy."

When asked about Lee's remarks at a press conference for the next Madea movie, Perry absolutely lost his mind.

"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! I've never seen Jewish people attack Seinfeld and say, 'This is a stereotype.'

"I've never seen Italian people attack The Sopranos [side note: Uh, actually they do], I've never seen Jewish people complaining about Mrs. Doubtfire or Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie. I never saw it.

"It's always black people, and this is something that I cannot undo. Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois went through the exact same thing; Langston Hughes said that Zora Neale Hurston, the woman who wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God, was a new version of the 'darkie' because she spoke in a Southern dialect and a Southern tone. And I'm sick of it from us; we don't have to worry about anybody else trying to destroy us and take shots because we do it to ourselves."

So they probably won't be sitting together at any Knicks games then?

Image courtesy Nikki Nelson / WENN.com

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Comments on "Tyler Perry goes off on Spike Lee"

Mychelle Bradley From NC February 08, 2013 | 8:33 AM

You Tell Him Tyler, Spike Lee Is A Hater . If He Sees Anyone Doing Good Thats Not Him He Dislikes It. He Is Just A Hater Who Wants Your Success. ! Brush It off Tyler !

EDNA AUSTIN June 27, 2012 | 9:34 AM

YOU TELL HIM! BLACK PEOPLE ALWAYS TRYING TO DOWN EACH OTHER DONT WANT TO SEE NOBODY MOVE UP .OH WELL YOU ARE UP SO HE HE NEED TO STOP HATEING,HE IS FULL OF BULL CRAP.YOU STAY STRONG AND KEEP DOING WAT YOU DO I LOVE IT AND SO DO A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE MUCH LOVE!!! MRS.EDNA AUSTIN

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