Iconic American movie star, Tyler Perry has gotten his deserving share of the Hollywood Walk of Fame honors. Tyler Perry got his star on Thursday, 1st October, 2019 at a ceremony meant to mark this major achievement. His ceremony was graced by a host of stars including Idris Elba, Kerry Washington and Crystal Fox whom he has previously directed.
The blissful event also had a touching moment, when Tyler Perry had to deliver his speech. He dedicated the honor to the underdogs, stating that, this major feat of his should be inspiration to those who’s dreams are encountering the toughest adversities, thus those “whose dreams may be on life support”. Other speeches were also read by Idris Elba, Kerry Washington and Crystal Fox which were all, including Tyler’s so powerful.
Meanwhile, the actor further stated in his speech:
“I want you to walk past this star in particular and know that I’ve been there,” he said. “I’ve been struggling, I’ve been out, broke, homeless. I’ve been through all of those things, but there was a perseverance, a tremendous faith in God, and this hope that allowed me to keep going.”
“So, if you’re looking at all of these stars,” he added. “I’m sure everybody has a story here who’s been immortalized here, but this one in particular is for the underdogs. This one in particular is for the ones who want to do it their way. This one in particular is for those who want to bring as many people through the door with them as they can.” He added.
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Ok, let me explain this photo. So I got a star today on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Thank you chamber!! I’m so grateful, but onto this photo. @only1crystalfox spoke and moved me. @kerrywashington spoke, and we both were in tears. Then @idriselba came up to speak, and they all were so powerful. I was so moved. To look out and see all the cast from all the shows that I have created made my heart so full. To be able to give opportunities to so many was just so humbling to me. Anyway, the photogs were asking for photos so at that moment the BEAUTIFUL KERRY WASHINGTON was leaving, and they all started snapping pictures of her!! Look at my face. We had such a good laugh about this. Thank you everyone for your support and love all these years. My Mamma would be so proud.