Tyler Perry Talks Whitney Houston, Plays Good Samaritan

When mega producer, filmmaker Tyler Perry isn’t working on his next project he’s doing a good deed, pun intended. The “Alex Cross” actor covers the latest issue of Essence magazine and tells a brief heartbreaking story about his old friend Whitney Houston. Prior to her untimely death Perry revealed he was concerned for the singer but her desire to shield her daughter from the wrong perceptions blocked a possible intervention.

Perry contacted Houston in hopes of coming over to talk, she responded,

“I am a mother, I have a daughter and I want to be clear: Ain’t no man coming over in the middle of the night.”

The Essence issue hits newsstands on October 10th.

Meanwhile, a disabled Georgia received unexpected blessings from the filmmaker. On Monday evening the local Atlanta news reported that Alicia Day, a disabled woman with cerebral palsy who works as a greeter at a Home Depot store, van was stolen from her driveway the previous evening.

The family were of course concerned about getting to work and doctors appointment. Reportedly Perry called into the station requesting to replace the woman’s vehicle.

“My mouth just dropped to the floor when I heard his voice,” said Day to the local news station WSB-TV of her response to Perry’s call.

He can’t save everyone, but even one makes a difference. 🙂

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