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Tyler Perry is tired of driving home from a long day of work only to see giant billboards looming over the roadway featuring messages from desperate actors trying to get his attention.

The famed director was unimpressed after an aspiring actress paid $2,000 for a giant billboard pleading with him to give her a job.

Racquel Bailey spent thousands of dollars for the billboard advertisements around Tyler's sprawling movie and television studios at the site of the former Fort McPherson military base in East Point, near Atlanta, Georgia.

One billboard featured the actress's headshot alongside the words: "Attention Mr. Perry, Racquel Bailey is your next leading lady." She included her website and Twitter handle.

But the billboard didn't get the desired response from the Madea star who took to Instagram to warn others not to follow Racquel's lead.

Sharing a photo of the billboard, Tyler wrote: "Auhhh... soooooo... here's the deal. This is not the way to get my attention if you're looking for a role in one of my shows. Please DON'T DO THIS, SAVE YOUR MONEY!! This is the third time that someone has done this. PLEASE STOP! To audition is FREE!! I'm sure you can use that money for a better purpose."

He added Racquel specifically, writing: "I love that you want to work with me, and I love that you invest in yourself. But when you do things like this it puts my team on high alert and makes me look at you sideways. I know the message that you want to send is a positive one, but this comes across as the opposite."

Tyler stressed that anyone who wants to work with him can take part in a free audition. He concluded: "God bless you dreamer. I have no doubt you will make it one day!!"

Racquel has received positive responses to her billboard on social media. She explained her motivation in a pinned post on her Twitter page, which read: "My #LeapOfFaith. I'm just a mother wanting to show my children that I went for it all, that I chased my dreams. So one day, they'll be able to do the same."

On Wednesday, as news of the billboard went viral, Racquel posted a smiling selfie on Instagram and wrote: "Today is a day I'll never forget. All this love and support I'm getting is definitely something I wasn't expecting. So overwhelming and exciting at the same time. I hope I'm making my mommy proud up in heaven. #RacquelBailey #FaithJumper #LeapOfFaith."


 

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Auhhh.... soooooo...... here’s the deal. This is not the way to get my attention if you’re looking for a role in one of my shows. Please DON’T DO THIS, SAVE YOUR MONEY!! This is the third time that someone has done this. PLEASE STOP! To audition is FREE!! I’m sure you can use that money for a better purpose. I love that you want to work with me, and I love that you invest in yourself. But when you do things like this it puts my team on high alert and makes me look at you sideways. I know the message that you want to send is a positive one, but this comes across as the opposite. Again, the best way to work for me is to AUDITION and it’s FREE! We post breakdowns all the time for actors. JUST COME AND AUDITION. And by the way, you were great in THE NIGHT OF! It was my favorite show a couple years ago. I ALREADY SAW YOU!! So just audition and keep your money!! Again, I appreciate your effort, but that’s not the way to work for me. God bless you dreamer. I have no doubt you will make it one day!!

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  • Trey

    Clout chaser.....

  • Maxx

    I think she accomplished what she set out to do which is get her name out there. Not a bad way to follow your dreams and show your children sometimes you have to think outside the box!

  • Gloria

    Tyler know damn well that to make it in the industry, it will take more than just auditioning. You really have to market yourself, network, etc. He didn't have to shade homegirl like that!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    You a mother and you blew 2gs on a billboard only to pretty much be called a stalker.... i can understand auditioning first and then launching a hire me campaign but... idk i dont have kids but i wouldnt have spent that money....

  • KcoolMuziq

    Tyler(whom I turned down an opportunity to work for) even though it did catch his attention. It doesn't send a good message to other aspiring actors who have auditioned for his tv shows,movies and stage plays.

  • Russiancreme

    It comes across kinda desperate. Wanting to be his next leading lady would make her famous. Being desperate for fame is not a good look.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Should've just gone to the free audition instead of being extra!

  • Trey

    Actually he did....She isnt the only actor out there...but she appears to be the only that is taking up a billboard to boost her social media profile..personally I hope she gets blackballed

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I’m right by his studios and didnt notice it hmm

  • chan chan

    That was tacky and creepy.

  • Society has changed

    $2000 to be told hell to the naw, naw, naw by the man she wants to work with and she has babies to care for.... Ok, it’s guess fame over priorities.

  • Shamwow

    I don’t think she purchased the billboard. Someone did but not her. ??

  • Karen Brady

    Her boo?

  • The Art

    The billboard was a bad move. It only cheapened her persona and reduced her to the likes of a groupie. It will be hard for anyone to take her seriously as a professional. Good old fashioned schmoozing and rubbing elbows is still the best way to advance a career in entertainment. You either have to know the right people and be well liked or just be in the right place at the right time. Save that money and hire an agent.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Narc !!!!!!! I tell ya the sense of entitlement with folks is insane at this point ...... audition just like anyone else ........ plastering a billboard around (woe look at me ) is not a damn audition ..... da hell is wrong with folks???? https://media3.giphy.com/media/pPhyAv5t9V8djyRFJH/giphy-downsized-medium.gif

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Tyler knew she was taking an expensive shortcut rather than work for what she wants.

    True story: Back in the day, I attended a house party where Tyler was a guest. The homeowner introduced us, and Tyler looked right through me like I was not someone worthy of his respect. Tyler is a very wise man. He has intuition and good instincts. I would later go on to launch a blog that exposed his secret lifestyle. So he was right to be wary of me that night. ?

  • Karen Brady

    *giggles*

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    and Shout out to Tyler for not falling for da BS!!!!!!

  • chan chan

    U didn’t notice it because she’s no leading lady ?

  • jazmine

    Imagine thinking you can buy your way to a LEADING role

  • chan chan

    Damn ? not blackballed

  • Karen Brady

    Shiiddd.. I try to keep my eyes on the road as much as possible here in the A. I miss many billboards..lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    His studio his rules .... moving on ..... she should try that with Hollywood .... Tyler is a fair man across da board .... she shaded her damn self by being a damn Narc !!!!!

  • Kanyade

    that 2K needs to go to your chirren.

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  • Yoni7

    I hope that she receives everything that her heart desires! One closed door, may be the opening of another. Many blessings to you Ms. Bailey on your pursuit.
    Is Mona Love hiring? What about any of the Housewives franchises? You can start somewhere.

  • Karen Brady

    Exactly. He strikes me as a man who is fair to folk and she was trying to cut the damn line. I can't stand a line jumper. Never could.

  • Kanyade
  • Wreckognize Game

    Yes Ma’am. He’s from NOLA. Game recognizes all game.

  • LeeSeeCee

    Why blackballed?

  • Ni Ni

    Tyler knows she's a nut. If she did something like this to get his attention, she probably been calling his office, all in his social media dms. She's blown her chance with shenanigans.

  • Gloria

    I don't agree with her calling him out, specifically. Now that part was tacky. She should've just said "ATTENTION: All directors" and if she has a agent, to just pass on her info.

  • Gloria

    Being blackballed seems extreme

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lol 2K for a billboard, instead of just auditioning...Ok. Well I hope someone calls her for a role.

  • tia

    wow, that's pretty excessive... being blackballed

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    and basically told Tyler how to do his job on a billboard... (I'm your leading lady) ???? Really Btych ....... wtf is wrong with folks ....... it's an insult to be honest ........ https://media2.giphy.com/media/CE5LPDMZP73l6/giphy.gif

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Idiot !!!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "I love that you want to work with me, and I love that you invest in yourself. But when you do things like this it puts my team on high alert and makes me look at you sideways."
    ----
    Why would you look at somebody sideways who's willing to go all out to chase their dreams? That's a positive attribute in a person, not negative. Personally, I admire this woman's hustle.

  • Evillene

    If she were a young, buff, light-skinned dude it would have definitely got his attention and a different response. Tyler would have been like "I'm very impressed and delighted he took the leap of faith! In Jesus' name, of course. I am happy to look at him every which way, including sideways. We will have many opportunities and pathways to explore...together."

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Lmmfao???

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Omg auntie ?????? i love you! She said yup you were right to worry bish ??? i agree with you though, she was trying to skip ahead of the competition smfh

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This is straight up Narcissism ...... big time ..... bytch needs to take it down a notch and seek therapy ......

  • Yoni7
  • Evillene

    lol!!!! chile...we're all God's children. But that was a huge f*cking waste of $2000.

  • chan chan

    He said 3 people have done it already, it’s creepy to be driving down the street and see that. I would be alarmed as well. Auditioning and casting couch is the only way to go in hollyweird.

  • Wreckognize Game

    She covered all bases by playing the empathy card with her kids and making her deceased mother proud. If she just follows up with a great audition and earns a role then that’s showing work ethic. I hope it works out for her.

  • Ni Ni

    It only cheapened her persona and reduced her to the likes of a groupie.
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    ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    He is very fair ... very ..... gives so many opportunities to people ..... This a damn entitled Narc .... and he handled it extremely well ... apparently line jumpers (cheaters, dyck ryders, need a leg up) are on the prowl ........ try to force themselves in someone's foundation (business etc) by any means necessary .,.... a mess

  • Gloria

    Same. I don't think she should have called out Perry directly, though. But people are in here calling her desperate as if its a bad thing. You gotta be determined, hungry, and committed if you want your dreams to come true. I ain't knocking the girl but hopefully she learns for the next time she wants to promote herself. Stick with more cost effective measures and don't focus on one specific director.

  • Ni Ni

    Shame on you Sandra, smh.

  • SayWhatNow?

    OT....Do y'all see Juvenile on the Wendy Williams show looking good, clean and health?!

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    What was wrong with the billboard? I don't get Tyler's response at all. I actually find it narcissistic. Auditions are free if you can GET IN to audition. It puts his team on high alert? Alerting them to what? a person with innovation. I feel like his response was to temper her boldness and her confidence in herself. Guess he prefers for his actors to have just left their park bench they were sleeping on to be considered worthy

  • KLove

    LMAO... Tyler Perry basically said: "Its above me" LOLOLOL

  • GAPeach

    It probably gives him a little bit of a stalker vibe. Remember when those girls broke into his house that time? I don't even think they stole anything.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Just asking for clarity. Which part is not a good message?
    Him not being impressed by the billboard? Him telling her to audition? Her getting a billboard when others auditioned?

  • GrambosTheHealer
  • Yoni7

    he prefers for his actors to have just left their park bench they were sleeping on to be considered worthy
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    Aww damn! Don't do that! #shadeshadeshade https://media2.giphy.com/media/t9ctG5MZhyyU8/giphy.gif

  • Li-Wright

    Pathetic.

  • Yoni7

    "There's a Best Western next door..." LMAOOOO

  • Yardgirl

    Just this weekend I saw something where a director said the best approach is to send an e-mail directly to the director and leave it at that. Do not post yourself begging on social media as it will backfire. Make sense to me and it's taking your shot for free.

  • Li-Wright

    Billboard is annoying. If she was a real actress she would go to auditions, she would do stage work, she would get a publicist. She's not short of money obviously.

  • free

    YOU BEAT ME TO IT!

  • Ni Ni

    Tyler has had several stalkers. I member back in the play days when we thought he was straight, women would be following him show to show and post their crazy messages on his message boards. I don't blame him to be careful.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I understand what you are saying. If she gets in with this trick, she will be looked at like Kendall Jenner is seen in the modeling world.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Cause this is a staight up scam and ..... and used even put her children in da mix to generate sympathy ... I am real hip to these Narcs ........ real hip ..... FOH!!!!!

  • grenadiadrian

    This is right up there with YouTube/IG "comedians" looking to get famous quick without the work. That $2000 could have been used for vocal/acting coaching lessons. And if she were REALLY serious, she would have had her acting résumé plastered on that board too! https://media1.giphy.com/media/13bdZafj52a5qM/giphy.gif

  • Yoni7

    When I say I LOVE THAT video and how he handled her! Man, Lissen. Those YT salty ass tears hopefully surfed her ass "next door".

    When the daughter was all mad like "My gran-maw just died..." I most likely woulda been like "So b!tch! AND?" LOL

  • Ni Ni

    No, but i did like Juvenile. I don't know what happened to his career though.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ..... exactly ..... people are sleep round here chile ... but my azz is woke !!!!! He handled very well IMO

  • chan chan

    ???

  • Dr. P

    He looks so gooood....whew!

  • GAPeach

    I member back in the play days when we thought he was straight,

    This just made me weak. I don't even know why, but I giggled like crazy.

  • Gloria

    She needs an agent more so than a publicist.

  • TriniHarlem

    Seek my attention in public and I will respond publicly. Class and tact takes you far.

  • Coy little wink

    I'm with Tyler. People do the complete most. It's so annoying ?

    Just audition and show your skills.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That's completely uncalled for ..... no one has to cast your azz in anything ..... anything ..... especially if it's his show ..... folks be big mad bout Tyler ......... Aye Tyler if ya reading this ....... Keep giving .... and keep doing your thang which you will!!!

  • Ni Ni

    Lol

  • Yoni7

    Everybody's telling her that her $2000 coulda been used differently/on her children. Does anyone for sure know that she didn't already have her priorities in place? Her kid's were already straight? Bills paid? Maybe she saved up HER money to invest in HERSELF! I don't see the prollem.

    *storms off to the strip club to pick up about $2000 that has been unwisely scattered about*

  • TriniHarlem

    My guilty pleasure daily lately ?? let me go watch it again

  • smartchickfl

    The innuendos ?????...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    and this wasn't begging she basically told him what she will be on his show ....... a damn Narc ..... entitled ..... it's an insult ..

  • SayWhatNow?

    Yes he does!

  • SayWhatNow?

    He's rapping some new song on Wendy right now so maybe he's coming back.

  • Yoni7

    GIRL! She was even fake crying...."He won't let me in." Like the daughter was supposed to handle him. Again, like HE sed......"It's above me." LOL

    Thing is, I tell folks this ALL THE TIME...."That's above AND below my pay grade. Find you another dummy."

  • Yoni7

    I'm guessing he's saying Tyler is forgetting where he came from? :shrug:

  • Renee26

    Attention seeking

    I bet her kids would appreciate the security of having a roof over their heads too... Hope that wasn't actually her rent money as stated.

  • Gloria

    Lol. Yes. $2,000 is not that big of a deal to many people. People forget that there are levels to tax brackets

  • Carrington

    I don't like his response. To me, he pretty much embarrassed her for going to great lengths to realize her dream. Just like he "claims" to have lived in his car and ate every other day to get to where he eventually got - she rented a billboard. Extreme? Possibly, but to put your team on "alert" is a bit overboard. You did everything you felt you had to do in order to realize your dreams because you believed in yourself and wanted to put yourself into position to stand out amongst the crowd... so did she.

    First off, she DID waste time appealing to Tyler Perry considering the fact that he recasts the same BAD actors and actresses over and over and over again so, even if she auditions, if she's GOOD, he don't want her and, if she's not a pretty light skinned dude with muscles and good hair, he don't want her. He thinks "good acting" is a 35 year old pretending to be 60 anyway.

    *Brown, young man pretending to be old
    *Madea, young man pretending to be an old woman
    *Cora, young woman pretending to be old
    *Ella, young woman pretending to be old
    *Curtis, young man pretending to be old
    *Hattie, young woman pretending to be old
    *That barber dude from all of his shows, young man pretending to be old

    Hopefully, this publicity will help get her some work afterall.

  • TriniHarlem

    "And I had a horrible time hearing that" ??????
    Come to find out he actually also has a part time gig at the best western next door ?????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ..... google is anybody friend at this point ......... shrug ...... his track record speaks for itself

  • Yoni7

    You're saying it was more of an announcement, rather than a bid for a chance?

  • Gloria

    Where is everyone getting this “it’s above me” reference from? I’m so out the loop ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ugh yeah ... isn't that what Billboards are for .... to annouce something ..... man listen .... folks can swing this shyt how they like .... but the obvious is there ..... moving on

  • Ni Ni

    ?

  • tintin

    LOL. HAHAHHAHAHAHA

  • TriniHarlem

    Classless and most won't understand that. I overstand so I'm with his write up.

  • KcoolMuziq

    "To other aspiring actors who have auditioned for his TV shows,movies and stage plays."

  • Gloria

    Is this the one with birdman on it too? He messed up Juvenile’s performance for me

  • Wreckognize Game

    ?I’ve found my cynical Soul mate. Makidada ??????

  • Yardgirl

    Exactly!! SMH

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. And if you're an aspiring singer looking to make a demo take to promote yourself, you're gonna spend more than that for producers, studio time etc. People spend that kind of money every day and it's not a big deal. It's just part of the cost of investing in yourself & your career.

  • Yoni7

    $2000 is a big deal to me. Hell, ONE penny is a big deal to me. When you go into the store and your change is a penny, NOPE you CAN'T keep it. I needs ALL my coins. WHY? Because............"You can't have the million without the penny."

    Gimme my money! ~Smokey - Friday.

  • Blak

    How incredibly desperate and pathetic. Sorry lady but you would be blocked from auditioning for me and I would have you blacklisted. If you had an ounce of talent you wouldn't be pleading to jump the queue. Poor example for those kids who probably went hungry for months because "mama wanna sang" smdh

  • Topic Influencer

    I keep seeing numerous media headlines that this 2k is her rent money.

    ‘Hire me, Tyler Perry’: Woman spends rent money on billboard
    The Edision, NJ native says she spent a little over $2,000 on the large signs that read 'Attention Mr. Perry, Racquel Bailey is your next leading lady.'

  • Renee26

    This is why:

    "Thirty-two-year-old Racquel Bailey used her rent money on two billboards. She hopes Perry will see them and offer her an acting role in one of his projects."

    USED HER RENT MONEY????

  • Mr.LeBrickJames
  • Yoni7

    Hope that wasn't actually her rent money as stated.
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    SHE said it was rent money? Did I misread it?

  • Topic Influencer

    Racquel Bailey, 32, tells The A-Scene that she spent her rent money on two billboards in Atlanta. Her goal – getting the attention of Perry for an acting role. << yep. and it was straight from HER own mouth.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    ? ? ? That's a shame.

  • Yoni7

    OH, I missed that part. Now the game has changed.

  • Christopher Gibson

    Word on the street is he prefers the male actors to get on the casting couch to be considered worthy.

    There- corrected it for you.

  • Yoni7

    Oh, now see, was that in the right up? *scrolls back up*

  • Renee26

    The articles say that... Ion know if she was their direct source

  • Soon2BWife

    Billboard aside she said she was his next leading lady.....

  • Yoni7

    See, I need to scroll back and really read read. LOL

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    who's to say she isn't doing any of the above. Innovation can be a beautiful thing.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ROFL <3

  • free

    "nooooooooooooooooo, you weren't sorry when you said it on the phone." when he hits that noooooooo, that part is my shit!

  • Kanyade

    as i'm reading everybody's comments, i'm seeing more sides to this.

    its her money. she can do with it what she will. okay.

    its a new day and age for the acting hustle, i reckon. i mean what do i really know? i don't work in the 'biz. okay.

    its justified the side-eye mr. perry might give to this type of campaign, since he's been stalked and broken into, etc. okay.

    great discussion all around, roses.

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  • Renee26

    Chile.... I'm all for investing in self but we must handle our business first so I hope that wasn't the case.

  • free

    "please sir!" lolololol yea, lemme go watch it again too.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    why do you find it to be insulting? i just don't get what's wrong with the billboard.

  • Yoni7

    See, I only read what Sandra wrote. It made no mention of it being her rent money. Now THAT'S different.

  • free

    i could tell that daughter was something else tho. didn't even flinch at the n word.

  • tintin

    what do these actors or actresses really get paid on the Tyler Perry shows though?

  • Renee26

    ? same

  • Wreckognize Game

    When they thought he was straight.

    Clay Aiken had a crazy fan club too. 2 years ago I was behind an SUV with Clay??Aiken bumper stickers all on the trunk part. I passed them to see who was driving it. I laughed at her so hard. I wish that I still had that picture.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Tasteless as hell .... and hell naw folks don't get that ...... you should never force yourself (woe look at me) on anyone ...... Periodt .....

  • Gloria

    Wow! ?

  • free

    smdh ok, now i get hte response.

  • Yoni7

    See, I didn't read that she used RENT money in Sandra's write up. Her doing that, changes the game. My bills gone be paid FIRST!

  • Trey

    That billboard really irked me

  • Renee26

    She got more IG followers I suppose. Maybe it will lead to some endorsements... Cause Tyler isn't fuggin with her

  • Gloria

    Thank you! Lol I loved that he did that!

  • Wreckognize Game

    Ok, gotcha. I agree

  • Yoni7

    Right. Me too. Sandra left that lil divvy out.

  • Trey

    This billboard shows narcissistic tendencies and low moral character

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Amen!!!!!

  • Wreckognize Game

    Great summary??????

  • Yoni7

    what do these actors or actresses really get paid
    __________________
    D!ck and dreams.

  • Renee26

    Coo Coo

  • grenadiadrian

    She used her rent money...sorry, my cape's at the cleaners. NO defending this and you're a fool if you try.

  • Trey

    If she is willing to go this far for a job...she prolly is willing to get on her knees

  • Topic Influencer

    This was everything yesterday. Told her save her money and the answer is still no. The level of rich, possibly gay, pettiness. https://media2.giphy.com/media/RX7N03MEUafW8/giphy.gif

  • free

    when he said he already saw her in something lololol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Whatever happened to Clay Aiken ????

  • Topic Influencer

    Probably not lol. You know I read more than one source.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    Well if she don't have something hanging between her legs we all know it's nothing she can do for Tyler. lmao

  • EMILY POST

    Somebody told them wrong that desperation ls becoming. They been looking at too many of those BS aspirational tv show publicity lies of how people entered in the industry.

  • Trey

    damn

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    I don't agree with the words: Pathetic, desperate, poor morals, stalking and so forth describing this woman's motives with the billboard. This is the era of shoot your shot and closed mouths don't get fed. I actually find Tyler's public response to her mean-spirited and unnecessary.

  • T Willis

    That headshot doesn’t do her justice, she’s a beautiful woman (selfie).

    Yeah, uh, I agree with TP. To audition is free hunty ?

  • Wreckognize Game

    This is the equivalent to getting your hair and nails done and buying an outfit and a VIP ticket to a Future concert. You get back there hoping he will pick you. WTF?

  • TriniHarlem

    Yoooo they got a remix. I'm jamming to it and crying tears ??

  • Renee26

    He doesn't want that... Her jaws aren't strong enough

  • Renee26

    Champion of cliff notes!

  • Jordan’s Memory

    I said the same thing. I was like the billboard got her looking all rough and androgynous looking but that selfie is soft and beautiful. She should have used that instead.

  • Coy little wink

    I think I read recently about a young guy fresh out of college who wanted to get into Silicon Valley tech sector...he stood on a busy street with a sign that said hire me basically (not sure exact wording) but it worked...he got noticed and got job offers. It was a more humble act...

    I think the Billboard is way over the top..there is no reference to her qualifications and the fact she is only appealing to Tyler. If you really want to work with Tyler this is not how you go about it. Why involve the public?

  • T Willis

    ?

  • Fire & Ice

    Tyler said he's stopping this foolishness right now before the rest of these pickaninies get any ideas ?

  • jayhawkpride

    You are right Tyler Perry, she has "children," so she definitely has better things to do with her money!!

  • TriniHarlem

    Please watch the remix ?????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It's insulting because you never tell someone how to do their job .... now that's number 1 !!! Number 2 it also devalues anyone else if he excepts this offer ....... it devalues other people's auditions ...... which is not how he is ..... when you are trying to run a business with integrity ..... everyone gets a fair shot and posting a billboard ain't fair to him or potential employees ...... smh

  • Kanyade

    lol

    i was really just trying to sum up what i'm getting from this post. 'coz, you know, i'm trying to grow, as a rose, in this here rose garden. ;)

  • T Willis

    The audacity of those racist rednecks ? and I love how ole boy handled it ? “it’s above me..”

  • Renee26

    Chiiiiiiile... Swear ?

  • Wreckognize Game

    He ran for a political office and has a baby. He and Ruben performs together during the holidays. I actually like Clay and wish they would have chosen him to judge on American Idol.

  • Renee26

    Damn

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It want stop but I'm glad he sets boundaries ...... but it want ...... healthy boundaries should always be there with him being that he is a giver ....... people prey on folks like him ....and he saw this one clear

  • Renee26

    She might start a go fund me for her rent since this backfired ?

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    WOW! I bet he wishes he had moved differently.

  • Renee26

    Hilarious!!

  • Yoni7

    He said that???? LOL Oh my!

  • Wreckognize Game

    This was a better idea????

  • Renee26

    Me too... Boot scoot on to da Best Western maaa'aaam!

  • T Willis

    Lmao ikr

  • Yoni7

    I hope not. Then she should be ridiculed....but not really. But it'll happen if she does that. The internet has no chill.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    He would be a good judge ...... I never thought about that but that's a good idea ......

  • Yoni7

    I GOTTA FIND IT! Is it on IG! Drop that link. LMAOOOOOOOOO

  • DallasRosebud

    The billboard was tacky. It's like someone camping outside the building of a company they want to work for until a position opens. Sometimes we have to just wait our turn. I like his response, I think it was classy and he also gave her some good advice. Also many blacks like Tyler Perry's work because he's providing jobs for many of our favorite actors and actresses. Idk where this light skint controversy comes from because before Meet the Browns I hadn't seen Angela Basset in a min and now she's on shows and in other projects. Nia Long starred in his movie Single Mom's Club and she is not light skinned. You all have got to quit spreading this false narrative about this man. Besides him and John Singleton (May he Rest in Peace) no one else is giving black actors and actresses jobs. Where is Will and Jada Pinkett Smith? They have their own studios too.

  • Fire & Ice

    The red flags are all over the place with this one.

  • Renee26

    Baby happened... He brought all the hot boyz down except Wayne...he fought back in the end.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Jenie you are one of my favs...but im just not seeing it as a negative and i actually take more issue with his "Auuhhhhhhhh..." response.

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Yoni7

    Right. And why y'all keep letting me write 'right', instead of 'write' up. LOL Y'all ain't sh!t. I swear. LOL This is a whole "ain't sh!t" post. I promise. LOL

  • WutizstillHERE!

    My guy gets roles alot with him. He is in a new production that hasn't been announced yet but yeah its free to show your skills.. I do recommend you have an reputable agent that is known for hiring quality to do the leg work.

  • Renee26

    Hopefully he's performing on cruise ships

  • Yoni7

    Did you expect anything less. The mama hollin' "I was having a bad day. People were hollerin' and screamin'....." And because of YOUR day, you call ME a N-? How does that even factor together? The Best Western awaits you. LOL

  • Yoni7

    I thought she was just putting it out in the atmosphere. LOL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile .... all over this shyt here ...... chile!!!!!!

  • Yoni7

    Yeah see, I didn't read the articles. Just Sandra's write up.

  • Yoni7

    Well, they say that's relative. LOL

  • Yoni7

    WINNING! LMAOOOOOOOOOOO

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It's all good you don't have to agree ...... I get that ...... No love lost .... you know I still loves ya bewskie ....... But I call a spade a damn spade ..... I know how to spot leeches ..... and many want agree with me (until later) ..... lolol

  • Guest

    O.T-So T.I's sister was intoxicated with cocaine when she crashed with her grandbaby. smh. Say no to drugs. Especially at 66 with a list of other ailments.

  • Yoni7

    Now had I read that she used rent money vs. just money money, I probably would've shet up. However, I do still wish her the best.

  • MsPam

    Maybe she contact Kcool Musiq since he/she/ whatever has worked with Martin Luther King to Gary Coleman and everyone else.????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    damn .... how da .. shyt

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Topic Influencer

    Yep in his message above. Its right where I died at. He aint have to capitalize it. *snorts*

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I get his point, but I also understand why she would think this would be a good idea.

    Damned if you do; damned if you don't. People often say, "you have to spend money to make money". She invested in her career with a billboard and people are still calling her foolish. No one knows what other ways she has invested in her career.

    Anyway, hopefully she can capitalize off of this exposure.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Chile...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    It's not cool to say, but I immediately think drug use whenever I hear "arrhythmia" or heart attack/stroke when it comes to celebrities and celebrity adjacent folks.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    exactly!!!!!!!!!

  • Yoni7

    Funniest sh!t on the net right now.

  • Yoni7

    And dash the bish in her face with her same salty tears. LOL

  • Guest

    Yup.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    That coke is what did her in...If taken over a period of time it causes heart problems which would trigger an asthma attack...I had an uncle who was setting up a tent in the backyard after doing a few lines and he had a heart attack...my dad tried to say it was heat exhaustion...Chile please not with that white powder up in his nostrils after they stabilized him...

  • Yoni7

    My mouth just hit the flo'. Why don't I read these things more closely? LMAO!

  • Fire & Ice

    Right ???

  • Guest

    That's what I said. The fact that she put her grandbbaby's life at risk and had her in the front seat. smh.

  • Yoni7

    I stood corrected.......she used her rent money to do this. Priorities should be in order when you have children in tow.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Yeah...she was in "The Night Of" and Tyler said he saw her in that show...

  • MsPam

    T.I and family are going to denial that she had cocaine in her system.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol...my slow azz was like why would she contact Musiq (Soulchild)? Had to read it again...

  • Guest

    The coroner's report says different according to T. M. Z

  • Navybeans95

    Umm..this is flattering...but he's annoyed by it..?.smh...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Had an uncle pass in his living room after moving some light furniture pieces around. Known coke head as well.

  • Calikush

    ?Agreed! Tyler’s comment was mean spirited! He forgot when he was homeless and struggling someone gave him a chance. Smh.....

  • Soon2BWife

    She probably sends Le Fleur bouquets to casting directors after her auditions..... https://media2.giphy.com/media/ZaF4Vl1NQxwaVsStQU/giphy.gif

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I don't disagree.

  • Soon2BWife

    I guess! lol

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    ***Kekekeke***

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    chile folks is on dat shyt out here ... but my Gawd wasn't expecting that .... wow

  • Renee26

    Waiting to see if he responds to the shade

    Giggles

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Chile, ya'll know Perry ain't trying to see a WOMAN going home on his daily drive...

  • Renee26

    I member that... I think he said unemployed IT guy or something

  • dru and neil

    I don’t understand why he had to embarrass her by saying they are on “high alert” like she’s a terrorist. They’re giving her the side eye because she took a chance?

  • Yardgirl

    Mila is a whole mood!!! She cracks me up with the things that she say lol

  • dru and neil

    He ain’t have to do her like that.

  • Trace da Ace

    waste of money...and time.....and a billboard.....go on the audition like everybody else...this is not impressive at all....

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    As another Rose noted, she probably stalks his timeline, sends him private DMs. The billboard is probably just the latest in her manipulative tactics to get attention from Tyler. Atlanta is a city of narcissists.

  • Fire & Ice

    LMAO

  • Jordan’s Memory

    This may have been her plan all along. although she may have taken a job with his company since he has been know give jobs on the spot, but maybe she figured if I make up an outrageous story that will go viral she will get the attention of EVERYONE all the big headers at once.

  • Fire & Ice

    I'm hollering!! I can't believe she said this LOL

  • dru and neil

    I understand him setting boundaries but it could have been short and to the point. “Please audition for roles, it’s free. We want to see you, just in a more professional setting.” Something along those lines instead of taking a couple embarrassing digs.

  • Renee26

    Ok... Irresponsible crisis alert over... I went to her page

    It's just for attention... She has a whole husband who's working. They fine

  • Jordan’s Memory

    WHATTT Or hell no! Did the baby get hurt? That is one dysfunctional family. They all on drugs! I hope Zonnique stays clean. She seems like the most normal one of the bunch.

  • Jordan’s Memory

    How old was the grand baby?

  • Renee Bee

    Wake up, Blaque. Lol.

  • dru and neil

    I can’t believe I’m the only person who felt a little bad for her! I know she was just mortified! Now if she’s being a nuisance that changes things, but we don’t know that.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Lol. I was like, I can't believe Tyler shaded me to my face. ?

  • StoneColdLady

    His team is probably on high alert because IF I recall correctly, his studio has been broken into and he has been stalked. The advice he gave her in my opinion was sound: use your money wisely and auditions for my shows are free

  • SunRiseBlossom

    LMBO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Solstice

    ???

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Not really. You need good intuition in this business. Atlanta is full of lazy people looking for an easy come up. You need discernment to know who you can trust and who to avoid.

  • Li-Wright

    Where does Tyler eat? What's his fave restaurant? How about this -- get a job as a waitress at the restaurant and when he dines, drop a business card in his lap.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I agree!!!

  • Coy little wink

    Yes...its supercompetitive in Silicon Valley as pay is ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hey Dru done with this topic ..... she embarrassed herself by putting herself out there like that .... she got the reflection that she projected ...... I'm upstairs now in the shyt show post ....

  • Solstice

    ????? Please Log out!!! ??????

  • therealashland

    So,.... you his does come off as desperate and creepy as heck I’m glad he shot this down, not sure if it was even worth it, hire a photographer and videographer and create content .

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Her parents probably doted on her and told her how pretty she was. She probably got everything she asked for. She apparently never learned how to work for anything she wants in life.

  • Navybeans95

    This type shyt is why I don't ask anyone for nothing...

  • grenadiadrian
  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Yeah.. She is a stay at home mom and has been for YEARS

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Perfect Gif ????

    RIP Biggie??

  • dru and neil

    It’s all good, I’m definitely in the minority here. Bleeding heart.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Or hire a publicist and an acting coach.

  • OvertheMississippi

    ????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    People have different opinions .... long as you stand firm in your truth .... that's all that matters bew ...... A hey I'm in minority a lot with things ..... but I stand by what I say ...... don't let anyone sway you including myself ... just stay true to you <3 <3

  • Anji

    Wow. I feel sad for her and her dream. I've had my SAG card and worked since the age of 5. I've seen desperate measures and these individuals never make it doing extra.

  • Solstice

    ?_______________?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Its amazing how old heads still be doing coke knowing damn well its gonna mess up their heart. My sisters godfather had a coke overdose too...once they got him stabilized in the hospital his mistress came in with more and he died later that afternoon...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Ion know but this is certainly a Narc big time ....

  • Carrington

    First off, Angela Bassett had FIVE films the same year that Meet the Browns came out so, if you hadn't seen her, maybe it's because you were wasting your time watching embarrassing Tyler Perry flicks.

    Two, there is NOTHING classy about putting her on blast and, if you look at MANY actors stories, many of them have gone to extremes to get the attention of directors. Plenty of rappers and singers sat outside of studios and apartment buildings waiting for their favorite actor or producer to come out so, what's the difference if you realize that there is a good chance that waiting on the day that you end up in the room with a producer or director and can have a regular conversation with them will NEVER happen.

    Point me to where I said he wouldn't hire a Nia Long... point me to where I said he doesn't hire dark skinned PEOPLE. Of the SEVEN instances I used, FIVE of them are dark or brown...

    Point me to the lie about Tyler Perry having a "thing" for light skinned pretty boys who can't act. POINT ME TO THE LIE... and as far as Will Smith having a studio, the only person painting false narratives and lies is YOU. Tell me the name of the studio... I'll be here when you get back with that lie... tick tock...

    As far as the LIE that only Tyler and Spike are hiring black actors, what about Ava, Will Packer, Lee, Antione, F Gary Gray, Ice Cube, Issa, David Talbert?

    If you're going to refute something I say, come to me with facts, and in truth... and then point to the lies that I tell. I'm fair to EVERYBODY.

    I've always had the same criticism about Spike. He hires the same actresses over and over. You can't tell me Tyler is trying to put black folk on when he's had at LEAST 15 films and Tamala Mann has been in at least 11 of them!

    If you truly want to help black actresses and actors, hire some GOOD ones, not your friends who can't act their way out of a paper bag, put them on, let them get their shine, and then position them to get out there in Hollywood and do work. Send them out there into the world to fly on their own after you give them a platform and for the next flick, find some new talent and do the EXACT same thing. THAT's how you help black actors and actresses. Do you know how many NEW black actors and actresses Hollywood could've seen by now if he hadn't decided to put Cassie, Tamela, David, etc in every single film AND television show?
    Bye.

  • Soon2BWife

    She is too much. She keeps me smiling.

  • Renee26

    IJS... Narcissistic behavior has been detected ?

  • Tammie Reed

    Hmm that was a bit much, lawd!

  • Guest

    It didn't say in the write up.

  • Carrington

    You use your time wisely... when was the last time you were riding slow enough on the freeway to read a resume. She got her point across and put information where the rest can be researched.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I'm sure Tyler Perry peep out her page too before he responded. Lol...

  • stav

    If it were caramel to yellow complexioned attractive men, this story would be so much different.

  • Carrington

    You don't just walk into a Tyler Perry audition. The audition process is as hard, for some, as it is for me to submit my resume and get HIRED... much less INTERVIEW. Tyler Perry has SEASONED actors and actresses who can't get work trying to get an audition - do y'all REALLY think it's as simple as, "I'm going to drive to this Tyler Perry audition"? You CAN'T think that. You have to have agents, managers, etc... and some of THEM eat ass just to get their client an audition.

  • T Willis

    Overbrook Entertainment is an American film studio and record label based in Culver City, California. It was founded by partners Will Smith and James Lassiter in 1997, around the same time production for Wild Wild West (1999) was underway.

  • Yoni7

    Now THIS is why he would put his team on high alert. #tooclose #stalking

  • Yoni7

    So why she hollin' rent money?

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Welp... somebody had to be made an example out of ... I don't blame Tyler Perry for rebuking this type of approach/behavior. She calling that man out in a tacky way trying to force employment. Tyler said... "No ma'am... NOT TODAY, the devil is a liar" LMBO!!!

  • Carrington

    Agents and publicists don't just take anybody. ESPECIALLY unknowns. Why do y'all think this is so simple. You think she would go to this extreme if "all she had to do is get a publicist and an agent"? SMH

  • Carrington

    I hate the assumption that she didn't believe she's used her money wisely or, that she didn't something that she couldn't AFFORD to do. Tyler Perry, who drives a Bentley telling someone to use their money wisely is rich. Pun Intended. Who says this woman used her taxes to do this? Who?!?

  • Yoni7

    I went back and read the IG post.

    Disclaimer: I don't usually read what's posted under the IG pics.....because this $2 company issued computer doesn't allow IG pics to be shown. I just read what Sandra writes in her write ups. Which I'm now realizing, she leaves some tidbits out. LOL

  • Yoni7

    I love watching her videos. LOL

  • Carrington

    Overbook is an entertainment company and, DESPITE what this says, is NOT a film studio. Will Smith's entertainment company produces projects for WILL SMITH. Check your fact sheet.

  • Sweet Cookie

    Last night she was on the TV show Access and said they called her for work.......smh!

  • Yoni7

    because reading truly is fundamental--and i didn't read.
    _______________
    You probably read the same thing I read.....which that rent part was left out. So WE'RE good. LOL

  • Renee Bee

    Pffffft! Sometimes I hatechu, Twin. ?

  • Yoni7

    I know after that you were like...."Aiight, BET!" https://media3.giphy.com/media/JDKxRN0Bvmm2c/giphy.gif

  • Carrington

    Can't hurt to try to stand out from the pack though. When everybody does what you do, it's not always going to work out for you so, you have to do what you have to do sometimes. Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out. Some folk been in the business for their entire lives and no one knows who they are. I'm all for people throwing caution to the wind and taking a chance. Eff it!

  • Carrington

    You think THAT doesn't happen on a daily basis? Why would she stand out doing what every other desperate actor does?

  • Carrington

    You're not the only one. I love her for saying, "f*ck it!" and taking that chance! Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out. I can't stress that enough around these parts.

  • Solstice

    Both my Rosè Renee’s are hilarious ???

  • Prince Jarmajesty II

    IDC IDC, "HOW RUDE *in the voice of that annoying Full house girl* LOL. Tyler must have been on his period yesterday, ALSO, those celebrities like Mamma Knowles that applauded him for this comment says a lot about them smh

  • Carrington

    That's what acting is. Attention seeking. Who pays attention to the actress whose hiding in the corner. Entertainment is for attention. I love black folk who take chances. Y'all wouldn't know most of your favorite actors or singers if they hadn't been sitting outside studios day after day waiting to hand their demo to a producer.
    Take chances black folk. Take chances!

  • kboogie

    Can u say weirdo.... Or thirst McGurt.... This is definitely not the way to get his attention...as a matter of fact this is no way to get the average everyday Joe Shmoes attention..... She could have taken that $2000.00 and started a college fund for her ???????....and if she wants to be in movies so bad, she can make a full length movie on YOUTUBE......then she can be the leading actress, the producer, the director, and the extras in the film.... She can be the whole damn movie... ?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • T Willis

    According to Angela’s IMBD page, she had 4-films, (including Meet the Browns) come out in 2008. 2 of those films went straight to DVD (black cinema), the 3rd one was a small role, and the 4th was Meet the Browns. So, the aggression in your response to Angela’s “credits” was a bit unnecessary and messy asf, but... it’s whatever lol ?????.

    You’re right, TP isn’t the only black producer hiring, however, he produces the *most* predominately black films and television series. Ava, Spike, Malcolm Lee etc., only have like 1-2 projects every 3-5 years, and those projects aren’t always predominately black like TP’s. So, it’s a fair assertion that Tyler not only casts more “unknown” black actors, but he puts out twice as many projects as his contemporaries.

    Also, TP has spoken about this before, aspiring actors taking out billboards for his attention, and I believe the first time it happened he hired the guy(?)... but, the point is, it’s his production company and his casting process, if you or this young lady have a problem with it, or think it should be handled differently, then open your own production company and you can hire as many “good” actors as you like.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • T Willis

    How is it not a film studio? They’ve produced 24 projects within the last 20 years, including Jadas tv show Hawthorne, Queen Latifahs short lived talk show, ATL, and Annie reboot? You sound ridiculous lmao smh

  • Karen Brady

    And probably people who haven't even been born yet :-)

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    “Atlanta is a city of narcissists” https://media1.giphy.com/media/iMQG2Xn7K5ovRXvEZS/giphy.gif

  • Applebootay

    ION know bout this....I kinda feel like he could've posted his message w/o referencing her. AND I kinda agree with him on stopping the madness before it becomes a real trend. Can you imagine him actually putting someone on that did this and how that would roll out. So yes he's right but its almost as if since you did all that, at least personally contact her for an personal invite to an audition...I dunno...people do be cray cray tho....

  • Soon2BWife

    All this aside, can someone tell me how she achieved that style she has on the billboard and in her IG photo...I love the look and need a protective style that works for the summer and swimming. Please and thanks, Roses!

  • Carrington

    The entertainment/PRODUCTION company does. It is not a "STUDIO" like Fox, or the Tyler Perry Studios!

  • Applebootay

    lol

  • Applebootay

    Yeah, I was saying I get his reasoning but he should've just made a post about it and not reference her specifically....

  • Blaque Mahogany

    his mistress came in with more and he died later that afternoon...
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Jesus...

  • Applebootay

    he should've said that then...if it were true...I need ALL the receipts before I pass judgement...

  • Applebootay

    "probably" but we'll never know...

  • Applebootay

    We on the same page today.....

  • Applebootay

    BWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    When I tell you it went from sugar to shit in less than one day...Chile...

  • Applebootay

    DEAD AZZ

  • Applebootay

    I'm a Empath too...I was reading it like oooooo sorry tink tink.....LOL

  • Applebootay

    Yeah I was split on this....like he was also doing TOO MURCH...he should've just generalized it...

  • Applebootay

    LOL

  • Applebootay

    I hope you took a time out after this comment....LOL

  • Yardgirl

    Me too!!?

  • T Willis

    So Overbrook Production company is misrepresenting itself, according to *you*? And despite producing over 20 films, with a black actor/actress, it shouldn’t be included in a discussion about black production companies hiring black actors? Ok. Lol

  • Yardgirl

    I love them too!! She is an old soul!!?

  • suganspice68

    Lol

  • suganspice68

    Lmao!!!

  • Shamwow

    Maybe some dude in the acting industry. I saw some of her ig. Some of her videos give me the I might do something strange for change as long as it’s close to home. I got kids at home.

  • KLove

    LOL look up the hotel clerk that got called the N-word by a prospective guest

  • suganspice68

    Exactly! Tyler Perry is mean. I hope that the right producer will discover her.

  • Wreckognize Game

    See people are going to far. Look at how this guy approached 50?
    https://www.instagram.com/p/ByYEl8xBzNp/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

  • Minkie Babie

    I’m so tired of black women getting shut down. It’s like damn if we do damn it we don’t. I know it not usual and unwanted to see a black woman assert herself but it happens and it’s gonna start happening a lot more.

  • chan chan

    Same here

  • Nita Pie

    This was the dumbest thing ever she and she did it twice. Just cause you put a picture up and say im a actress dont mean you can act. GO AUDITION fool. He was really professional and courteous with his honest response.

  • BythegraceofGodIcanexplain

    If you speed up Tyler perry's movies at 1.5 , it's actually funny then to watch, especially the family funeral.

  • Parent

    Tyler Perry didn't have to air her out like that though.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    He still could have sent a DM I get what he was trying to say but STILL it came across as rude

  • Dollface

    I think she's beautiful! And she delivered up to expectations when I went and checked out her page. I just love her.

  • Logan Roberts

    Spending $2,000 on a billboard, her kids better not be eating Chef Boyardee either. Leave Tyler Perry alone, if it's meant to be it will be.

  • BythegraceofGodIcanexplain

    Go to yah00 and support Ava Devernay since whyte commentators feeling wronged. Talking like you got one mo gain to make one mo movie like this.

  • MsVAllDay

    She's beautiful and if she worked hard and saved that money maybe he should give her a shot. IJS

  • Look@m3

    Wow she is pretty! I may have to follow her. Don't see nothing wrong here...

  • MrsSpice1

    I dont blame Tyler Perry!!! Its one to thing to chase after your goals and dreams but dont try force your way through a door that may not want to open for you!! Respect ppl and their rights because nobody owe u anything!! And it will make him look bad if he rebuked u and thats how its comes off as if u want some pity party and bs..thats weird and stalkerish i wouldnt want to work with anybody like that!! Earn ur way through and audition just like everybody else! She wanted to out herself so TYLER gave her what she needed not what she tried to DEMAND!

  • Look@m3

    Are you serious? They feeling wrong about what exactly don't get me started. I have cried got angry and mad at my husband and cried again....got sad depressed watching this movie and they feel how again? TF

  • Look@m3

    Baby She probably a better actor than TIki and half the cast on if loving you were wrong so please miss me Mr. perry with the BS....

    Let me go follow here...and up her followers!

  • Seldomseen

    Well hell! I ain’t know any ol body could audition. When is the next casting call? I just might show up

  • Wreckognize Game

    I just watched and posted the clip of a guy running up on 50 cent. The guy wants to get on and is demanding that 50 watch his IG. 50 is asking what is the IG gonna do for him right at that moment. Most of the producers tell these guys to have a flash drive with music on it or perform on the spot. They let his IG fool them, 50 is a businessman.

  • BythegraceofGodIcanexplain

    Yes! They like to feel right alllllllll the time and they'll bring up Chicago crimes to feel some what better. They think it's a propaganda against them. Saying if you don't like it here in United Snakes of Amerikkka, you can go some where else. They want us to be folded and idol their moral high ground to be fed into feeling accepted, especially financially.. Once you do that you'll turn on one another by selling yourself to work in their favor. Narcissism is at an all time high right now . I remember being in the car with my dad who listen to the am station. It was a whyte guy confessing mentioning he's worked with senate bragging on his prestige and accolades with the government . He bragged on how they used 0prah to confuse our people, to be upset with her fortune. Mini quote "you really think 0prah is worth millions of dollars being a talk show host?" Mind you this was over 15t years ago. He said, "even though she has a degree , this was the only reason they're using her" for false narrative of hope for the less fortunate. He seemed upset that it didn't work in that favor cause people supported her. He acted like how was this possible in a shreil rant. Since 0prah just realized this after MJ neverland shebegin to become behind the scenes supporting this for Ava, backfiring for them like it should.

  • StoneColdLady

    I guess you’re correct because according to her Ig she actually purchased THREE billboards so she had the money or someone did; but I can see why his team was on “high alert”. She’s obviously auditioned before since she was on something on HBO. She achieved her goal of getting attention and to get people talking so it’s a win for her. She’ll be interviewed on some show shortly

  • StoneColdLady

    She had THREE

  • Anji

    True. And more than folks would think avoid fame and it's entrapments.

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Renee26

    LMAO this is too cute!

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    lol. I actually did not catch that

  • Renee26

    Yeah.... Gotta be "Joe" to get noticed. Hopefully this will open up some kinda door for her even though Tyler isn't for it... She got more followers that's for sure

  • Renee26

    ??

  • Renee26

    Fakin it... Tryna make it seem like it was a bigger sacrifice than it was. She didn't mention her husband either, only her kids and deceased mother... She pullin at heart strings chile ?

  • free

    unless you are male, SR posted you on morning wood, and you got an A+ from the roses, you ain't getting hired. TP got a type.

  • free
  • free

    yall brutal asf lolol

  • free

    i'm jamming!!!!! yall negroes taint no good! lolol

  • the guest

    I'm surprised at Tyler's response. He should provide audition info because most people don't know.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LOL I like her tenacity. Clever.

    She clearly got the attention she wanted. Sometimes it takes a rule breaker to make shít shake ?????

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Fuck the billboard , the fact that she’s begging to be a lead on a Tyler perry production is telling that her aim ain’t high , when you know better you do better . A Tyler perry slot should not be the penncale or achievement for an actor or actress.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Agree, another prime example of this era of clout chasing.

    How about investing in your craft ,
    Take that $2000 and go write and shoot a short film on a sensitive or important topic .
    Putting a billboard up of yourself is narcissistic and is just backwards . Sadly like Ayesha curry , you got a flock of people congratulating her for this dumb ass shit .

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    She is

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Sending her a DM wouldn’t send the public shock to stop others from doing the same .
    He wanted to send a message . We do not need to see billboards every week of different people auditioning for parts.

    Tyler perry gets joked about enough for his productions and barely gets respect. The last thing he needs is a flock of actors and actresses that were hired on the part of begging via billaboards.
    This is not the answer, it’s axtually disrespectful to the art and she should feel ashamed if anything.

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    What would have been a better way to address it then ? Keep in mind that this has happened before and he wants it to stop ? What would have been a better way ?

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Lol , Tyler perry has practically 95% black actors and actresses in his productions . Ain’t nobody getting shut down , she just made herself look needy. There a right and wrong way to do things , she wanted attention and got .

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Well said, $2k could have been used for a small short film.

  • MistaO

    Damn, using her dead mother and that she's a mother (single?) for sympathy points?!? Smdh

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    You invest money in your art form , shooting a short and buying ads for that short . Doing YouTube dramas , doing plays etc. Tyler funded his own plays at the start , there’s a difference between investing in yourself versus begging.

    Also it’s very narcissistic of her because she ain’t ask for just a modest role , she asked for a lead role of all things.
    So for all the people that are working 2 jobs , traveling and waiting in line for auditions to only be letdown due to someone who paid $2k for an ad is an insult to the art itself and she Should be a shame as a fellow artist of the craft , but then again the fact that she begging for a Tyler production says a lot .

    This is the same problem with the whole paying for college scandals. You should not be afforded opportunities based on $$

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    I feel sorry for the people axtually waiting in Lin traveling miles to auctions just to get a shot , those who moved to Atlanta for a better shot etc . She had $2k to throw away for a billboard , cry me a river , this is the problem with this era , always using short cuts versus actual grunt work .

    She should have used that money to shoot a short film or to create new content , I peeped her grainyv audition parts and they are low fi. It’s 2019 , people are getting deals off YouTube for original content . You could write for people , Tyler is always in need of writers . All I’m saying is that it was very narcissistic of her to approach the art in this manner .

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Lol

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Seriously , he literally ain’t with the shits . He gets mocked enough in Hollywood and anyone that knows about film or acting aspire to be respected and you so this by your art , not begging, favorism, nepotism

  • onelove

    don't give her nothing!! smh!

  • Guess Who

    GIRL BYE

  • Lisa Left Eye

    Right! Tyler wud have loved that billboard with his fruity a$$

  • Seldomseen

    Lol

  • R Smith

    LOL...hahahahahahahahahaaha

  • justlooking

    I can see what she was trying to do.....2000 thousand dollars.
    On the other hand, that a masters class, lookbook if you are model.Everybody is not a stalker.

  • grenadiadrian

    How about asserting yourself with a commanding and head turning audition? There's a difference in being assertive in going to his auditions and not giving up until he casts you for a role, and being obnoxious and over the top (the billboard "CAST ME" approach). It's really unnecessary to make this a race issue when last I checked, TP's productions are loaded with black actresses in top roles. She tried to "Mario Bros Warp Zone" herself into a role without proving her craft like any other aspiring actress and TP, having seen this done more than once, felt the need to make a PSA to prevent anybody else from thinking they can do the same to get on.

  • Renee Bee

    Lol. Hope all is well, Sol. ??

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The Instagram filters are her friends.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The Instagram filters are her friends.

  • Parent

    His people could have reached out to her personally instead of embarrassing her efforts.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I didn't see a husband. She's a single mother with brothers who are strong role models for her two children.

  • Renee26

    Go to her IG page. There's a pic of her daughter standing in front of a Dove's men display. The post says my daughter is taking after her mother and was in an ad with her father, and she tagged the father. If you go to his page there is a photo of the actress. He says in that post, this is the mother of his two children and he is lucky enough to have her as his wife. Mystery solved

  • T Willis

    ??

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Great detective work! ?

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Whoa. This woman pullin up from behind half court. ?

  • Renee26

    Thank you ?

  • CookieMobster

    I thought the same damn thang.... Hell I can act.... At work I act like a mild mannered professional business woman who keeps to herself with little to no turn up or hood in me..... WELL THAT SHOULD RECEIVE A DAMN OSCAR IN AND OF IT'S SELF!!!

  • The Last Word

    If fools want to spend money on billboards let them.

    Ignore them -- addressing the issue just gives it air.

  • Chapter29Chick

    Honey do that thang is my opinion. When it comes to your dreams creativity will Dawn on you and you will end up doing things like this. I commend this 100%, but this post did make me laugh at Tyler's response.

  • Sweetness

    Baby you could've bought a nice camera...wrote a short... had your friends play a part in the short, uploaded it to YT, and took everybody to Chic-fil-a with that 2 grand.

    But everybody's talking about you now...so..sum worked.

  • lilli lilian

    LOL, I'm looking forward to hearing the news that "after Tyler Perry posted that auditions were free and to just show up, a bunch of any ol body's started showing up out the woodwork with confidence levels out of this world. Lines half a mile long down the block American Idol style. When they were told they had to go home because this isn't the way Tyler Perry operates and they are embarrassing themselves, a riot started." Tyler Perry done messed up telling people to come on down.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Even though TP response was tactful...yew can still tell he was pissedT ?

  • Karen Brady

    "were wasting your time watching embarrassing Tyler Perry flicks." You said a mouthful right there.

  • Solstice

    Hey lady! ?? All is well this way. I decided to take a break from the Phoenix heat and am in the Chi for a few days. How have you been? ?

  • Let them eat cake

    i like how creative she was...

  • Renee Bee

    I'm okay. Have fun on your vacay! (I made a rhyme. Maybe I should ask 50 Cent to put me on.) ??

  • Solstice

    LOLOLOL!!! I think it’s above him now ???

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Like I said, Idk what she has or has not done. Paying for exposure, or "begging" as you call it, would show initiative and dedication to some. Tyler didn't see it that way and that's fine. The world didn't end...

  • January Jones

    I admire her boldness however Tyler Perry doesn't appear to me as person who would find that impressive considering the fact that he is a very private person and a billboard is a very public thing.

  • doriday

    If you can afford to do that then you don't need Tyler Perry. I mean that. Make your own path because Tyler certainly did.

  • doriday

    She should have left his name off the bill board. This reminds of the guy that challenged 50 cent to a fight recently became he wanted 50 to hear his music.

  • Lorna

    He looked out for her by doing that! Literally a shout out from the person you wanted to work for WITH compliments and references to her prior work. Better than working for him if she's got the juice to see it through.

  • Patricia

    yes, she should do what you said next. keep building from it.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I guess lol