tyler perry & arsenio*Tyler Perry got his start playing to only African American crowds on the modern-day chitlin circuit, and tonight on “The Arsenio Hall Show,” the “Madea” creator says why he’s proud of his urban theater roots.

Check out an advance clip below and watch Tyler’s full interview on Arsenio tonight!

Perry talks about his awkward first time meeting Oprah, addressing criticism on his masculinity for playing his signature “Madea” character, and why he never plans to get married.

Tyler Perry Defends His Start on The Chitlin Circuit

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