Tyler Perry’s hopes of having Diana Ross star in one of his upcoming films – just got deflated by the iconic singer who says she’s not interested in participating in Perry’s lowbrow productions.
According to The National Enquirer :
DIANA ROSS hates Tyler Perry – she considers his “Madea” money making machine “lowbrow” and WORSE!
The 68-year-old Motown icon has flatly refused repeated requests to co-star with the “House of Payne” creator because she regards his body of work as too lowbrow, say insiders.
“Diana feels Tyler’s movies, TV shows and especially his main character ‘Madea’ have no substance,” an insider told The ENQUIRER.
The acclaimed actor/director/ producer has been trying to work with his idol Diana for years, “but she refuses to even discuss the prospect with him,” according to the insider. The 42-year-old creative ge¬nius is devastated by Diana’s slap in the face and told a reporter: “She’s the only person that I have dreamed of working with that will not return my phone calls.”
Tyler found out that the former lead singer of The Supremes thinks his plays, movies and TV shows exploit African-American stereotypes, said the source.
“Diana is all about her entertainment legacy,” the insider explained.
“The last thing she wants is to co-star in a cheesy comedy starring a black man in a fat suit playing a half-cocked, angry old woman waving a gun.