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I'm Still In The Fight!

One day I’m going to write a book and tell you about all the crap that goes on behind the scenes in my life. Good God almighty, you won't believe some of the things I have to deal with. You would think that by now I wouldn’t have to fight to release a movie... but I do. Everything is a fight. I mean everything. By the time the movie comes out I’m so exhausted from the fight that it’s hard to unwind and take it all in.

Hear me good when I say this to you, I never take for granted that you are going to come out and see my films. Never. I know that you have a lot of choices and a lot of other things you can do with your time and money, so all I can tell you is that I’m so glad that you do and that you have been with me from the beginning. This means the world to me. It really does. That is where I get my rewards, knowing that you are with me. I want you to know that I, and everybody that works at TPS and their families, appreciate it so much.

With that said, MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION opens Friday, June 29th. That’s tomorrow. Just to let you know where this idea came from... I was sitting at dinner with a friend and I said to them, “the punishment for Bernie Madoff should have been that he had to move in with Madea." Isn’t the thought of that funny? Light bulbs went off in my head, so I wrote THE FUNNIEST Madea movie I’ve ever written. You’ll see! This movie is hilarious. It’s nonstop laughter. I sure hope you have plans to go out and take your family, friends, social and church groups to see MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION this weekend. The first weekend is so important. That’s how you’re judged in Hollywood. And that is how you can help me fight, by showing up at the movie theater this weekend.

I sure hope you still have my back… I need your help to win this fight.

I’ll be on Facebook, Twitter and tylerperry.com’s message board reading your comments.

Talk soon,

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  • Christina Gilmore Greensboro, NC

    I can't wait for Madea's Witness Protection to come out and we appreciate you Tyler for making amazing movies you have an unlimited supply of creative genius that God has given you just keep thanking the Lord and stay ENCOURAGED! and when you need it take some time for you, love you, be blessed. -Christina

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  • tonya

    Thanks for all you do. You have given many people jobs. So bump what people say. Them same people gonna be at the movies tomorow. Keep up the good work. May god continue to bless you. The only person you owe any explanation to is the almighty.

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  • lisa

    I plan to be there and take my moma who love u and your movies too.

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  • desha chester pa 19013

    As long as I make it to be alive tomorrow I made plans to see this film after I seen the previews at madea gets a job in Philadelphia I support you all the way just remember when you have God you can conquer it all

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  • Daniel Brown Dallas,Texas

    Dont worry God will always be there when you need him. God even works through people for you to do what you need to do. My mom if you remember talking to her a lot on your message board and the entire family will see MADEA'S WITNESS PROTECTION thus weekend to support you in this fight because by working together as one, we can get the job done. May God continue to bless your works. Also I should be doing my video for the audition I pray that I'm in the top ten and I pray that you call us to Atlanta. When is Tyler Perry's the Floyd's show coming out Palmer Williams Jr is funny on house of Payne and I would love to co star on the show when it comes out because I have sings and jokes I want you to hear. I'm sorry mr perry my mind is in you calling me to ATL when my Mind should be on encouraging you and helping you in this fight. But everything I said is what I meant. you are my idol see you when you call us to TPS in ATL

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  • Vanessa Gilliard Summerville, SC

    Tyler, there is no doubt that there are a lot of crazy things that go on behind the scene of your life that we do not know about. You are not alone. You always know a person who reigns victorious, by the things that we do not see, because fruit is produced in their life living. I had the pleasure of going to see one of your plays, Madea Gets a Job. It was a gift from one of the married couples in my church. I pray that it will not be my last. So many times in our lives we worry about things, but that is only normal. Any one who say that they don't worry or become concern is not telling the truth. I find examples of how awesome God is by things that I have and still going through and continue to say "but God." I was thinking about writing a book about my life, but I decided to just let the way I live my life be an inspiration to others. So I say to you, continue to be the light that others may see and know that God is pleased in what he sees. We are not going to please everyone, so do not try. It is too much energy. As a child of God, I know that nothing comes easy to those who believe. May God continue to bless and keep you.

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  • Gail Howard Chicago

    Hi Tyler, I know you have to fight even though you've made it. Certain people will never except that we are God's children, blessed with intelligence, talent and spiritual determination. I just want you to know that I appreciate people like you, Oprah, President Obama and the like fighting the battles and paving the way for others yet to come. You know with God no weapon formed against shall ever prosper! Keep fighting ! I will be in the theater this weekend!!! Love you and Madea toooo!!!

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  • Erica Fianu McKinney, TX

    I am so excited!!!! My parents are coming into town for my daughter's birthday on Saturday! This means my mom will watch my daughter so my sister and I can go see Madea's Witness Protection! Keep up the fight, you are making a difference! Your movies bring joy and healing and so you must be doing something right! I always tell my students that their hard work will pay off in the end! My students look at me like I am crazy but by the end of the year they come and tell me I was right! (of corse I was). Thank you for ALL your hard work on the movies, tv shows, plays, charity work, and a ton of other things I probably don't know about! I pray blessings on you and your friends and family that support you personally! I can't wait to post how awesome the movie is!

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  • Kim T Louisville, Ky

    There will always be negative people. Continue to be the person you have always been, but take their negative comments and use them to grow. We cant have faith without being afraid. Being afraid helps me believe. And as long as I believe HE will continue to guide me on the path that he has placed before me. And HE is doing the same for you. This path has already been laid out for you so no one can change how you get there. The fight is just another obstacle on the course that leads to the winning end.

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  • LoveGod Powder Springs, GA

    Tyler, Where is your faith? You of all people should not be exhausted because you are a part of the Kingdom of God. People of God have already defeated the enemy why are you still trying to prove anything to Hollywood. You have already proved Hollywood wrong when they told you that you would never make it using all black casts. You have already proved all the critics wrong. You only have to prove it to yourself and God. When you are feeling defeated and feel as though you have to fight, then you need to go back to the word and know "the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by Force" Matt: 11:12. Everything you want and have is by your faith and what you believe. "Be not Afraid, Only Believe" Mark 5:36!!! Be Blessed and much success to you on your opening weekend..

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  • margie CA

    Hi Tyler:) just want to encourage you to seat back, take a deep and rest in God. Sometimes when were in a fight we forget he's in it with us. With you and God its a majority, no matter how many are against you. I encourage you to spend more time in his word and in his presence. Thats when the peace of God that passes all understanding, will flood your spirit,soul and body no matter what comes your way!..God Bless!

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  • Tishia Boyd TN

    U kno what hun? U got God on ur side! And if God is 4 u, who can stand against u? There is no way that ur film will fail, in the name of Jesus! Matter of fact, ALL WE GOTTA DO IS 2 COME N2 AGREEMENT THAT THIS FILM WILL BE #1 (ALL OVER THE US)THIS WEEKEND! SO LET'S ALL COME N2 AGREEMENT!!! Satan is just angry that u have ur own studio and don't have to depend on hollywood! He is mad that u are showing Jesus' love in ur plays and movies! He is mad that he cant shut u down. He knows his future and is angry that u are helping more and more people reconsider how we are to treat 1 another! So u just keep doing what ur doing cause u got God on ur side and NOBODY on this earth can destroy God's plan 4 u! God bless u and don't worry! I got all my family going! We love ALL ur work! So EVERY1 WHO READS THIS COME N2 AGREEMENT THAT WITNESS PROTECTION PLAN WILL BE #1 IN THE US THIS WEEKEND! Let's watch how God works!

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