By Sandra Rose  | 

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They say you haven't hit the big time until they name a street after you while you're still alive. Tyler Perry's Studios is already a landmark in Southwest Atlanta. So much so, that the city of East Point has a highway sign leading to it.

According to, the highway sign originally read "Fort McPherson", which is the historic army base that Perry purchased in 2016.

An emotional Tyler shared his accomplishment with a post on Facebook on Wednesday.

"Driving into work today I saw these signs on the highways being changed. My eyes filled with water knowing what God has allowed to happen in my life. Atlanta has truly been the promised land for me. I came here with nothing, lived off Sylvan Road, ended up homeless and starving, but I was always praying and believing."