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American media mogul, and comic actor, Tyler Perry has been honoured with the BET Ultimate Icon Award.
Taraji P. Henson who was on ground to handover the honour to her close friend Tyler Perry was dressed in a sparkling, black dress as she hit the stage to present the 49-year-old director and producer with the Ultimate Icon Award.
“In a time where my counterparts were making way more than I was…Tyler Perry was the first to pay me my worth,” Taraji said about Tyler. “A black man did that and that means the world to me.
Tyler added: “When I started hiring Taraji, Viola Davis and Idris Elba, they couldn’t get jobs in this town but God blessed me to be in a position to be able to hire them. I was trying to help somebody cross.”