New Book Alleges Tyler Perry’s Success Has Ties To Drug Money

In his new memoir, Never Would Have Made It: The Rise of Tyler Perry, the Most Powerful Entertainer in Black America (And What It Really Took to Get Him There), Melvin Childs, a self-described former radio executive, claims Perry’s growth was significantly dependent on his early investment in him.

How Perry became Hollywood’s highest paid man

Childs also makes the shocking charge that Perry used “risky deals with drug dealers, couriers carrying large bags of cash across the country; backstabbing and double-dealing with corrupt promoters,” plus other illicit means to fund his early work according to the book’s press release.

Childs, who says he has an eye for writing talent, alleges that he helped discover a then unknown Perry. Childs invested in Perry by putting up the money for his production of I Know I’ve Been Changed atAtlanta’s House of Blues — a turning point in the star’s career. Those sold-out shows led to Tyler Perry’s first successful national tour, which were allegedly also made possible through Childs’ money and connections. Childs says he supported the then-struggling star by providing for Perry’s basic living expenses at that time.




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4 thoughts on “New Book Alleges Tyler Perry’s Success Has Ties To Drug Money”

  1. No plans to buy the book but I am sure God had a plan to raise HIS child to inspire others to never give up and WORK for a living to provide shelter. Who really knows how business deals will turn out when you try to work for a reason to inspire and uplift and RISE ABOVE IT ALL while getting out of your own way!!! Best Wishes to All

  2. So basically you are saying its okay to use drug dealer money. And that is part of god’s plan?

    So WE CAN RISE ABOVE IT ALL by selling crack to our neighbors kids. And here I was a fool obeying the laws of my god. No wonder I’ve work hard on the same job for 25 years and don’t have a mansion.


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