On Saturday Perry celebrated the opening of his new Atlanta studio with much of Black Hollywood in attendance.
At one point during the night, those who worked with Tyler on his many projects, whether in front of the camera or behind, were presented with their own star on a Walk of Fame built outside of the new soundstages.
“They’re being presented by these stars, and they will be immortalized here forever,” said a voice during the presentation.
The stars were covered up at first, then they were revealed, which caused a big reaction.
For example, Tika Sumpter, who played in Perry’s “A Madea Christmas” and “The Haves and the Have Nots,” seemed shocked and stood with her mouth open.
And Patrice Lovely, who played in the “Madea” films and “Love Thy Neighbor” buckled over in disbelief. She also began to cry.
“WOW is all I can say about last night!!!!!!!” wrote Lovely on Monday. “GOD is soooooo awesome. SPEECHLESS IS WHAT I AM. Im just a Little girl from Alabama that had a dream, And ALLLLL of my dreams have come true. The Best part is, he’s not finish blowing my mind yet. My name is immortalized on a star at @tylerperrystudios FOREVER!!!!!”
Keshia Knight Pulliam, who worked on “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” also received a star and posted a photo of it to her Instagram page. “What a night!!! Thank you @tylerperry ❤️,” she wrote on Sunday.
And with the opening of the new film lot, Perry became the first and only African-American to own his own film studio without any partnerships or outside backing.