Idris Elba has been fastly becoming that leading male actor in Black Hollywood as of late. Elba recently made the news for some comments he made about Tyler Perry! After the BET Awards 11, Cheri Saunders of Black Press radio asked Elba to chime in on the recent Spike Lee v Tyler Perry feud. Well, apparently Elba must have been feeling 'some sort of way' and had this colorful statement :
“Can I be candid? I don’t like all of Tyler Perry’s films. Yes, I did work with Tyler for ‘Daddy’s Little Girls’ because it portrayed a positive image of a black father. I am happy for Tyler’s success…we need Tyler Perry…by going to support his movies, we need to show economic strength. But we are also responsible for elevating film. I’m not with buffoonish characters like Madea or Big Momma.”
Wow! Seems like Elba had some things on his chest he needed to release? Well, in essence, he is pretty much siding with Spike Lee, wouldn't you say?
Well, I guess he needs not even THINK about auditioning for "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Day at the bank as she deposits all the money she's made from all her movies, plays, and dvds" Movie. LOL.