Tyler Perry Reflects On How An Invite From Oprah Changed His Life: In That Very Moment I Decided To UP MY DREAMING!

Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey

Tyler Perry Reflects On How An Invite From Oprah Changed His Life: In That Very Moment I Decided To UP MY DREAMING!

Multi-talented entertainer Tyler Perry is offering a word in inspiration!

Earlier today, the 52-year-old producer shared with his 6.8million followers a clip from a huge moment in his life. In a lengthy post, the Madea creator detailed the effect of experiencing Oprah Winfrey’s celebrity studded “Legends Ball”, in his early 30’s.

Beginning the post, Tyler Perry wrote:

“When I was in my early 30s I didn’t know Oprah very well, but she gave me an experience that changed my life and set me on a path that has allowed me to try and do the same for many others.”

Tyler Perry

He continued:

“She invited me to her Legends Ball, and I have to tell you, I was sitting in that room just looking at all of those legends, from a future President named Barack Obama to Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Maya Angelou, Coretta Scott King, and Sidney Poitier. I mean, all my icons. Everywhere I turned there was someone else who blew my mind.”

Accompanied with the post, the Sistas writer shared a clip from 2006 event. Various influential Black celebrities make an appearance in the clip, including Tyra Banks, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, and Chaka Khan. In the post, Tyler Perry noted notable celebs that took his breath away including future President Barack Obama.

On the instagram post he continued:

“Being there in that moment, something happened that changed my life’s path….At that age I struggled with feeling worthy of good things. I often felt small, like I didn’t belong. But what I now know, looking back from my 52 years of living in this body, is that that feeling comes from the abuse I endured, the things that were said and done to me as a child.”


“But hear me clearly, I had to do away with that feeling because that is a dangerous mindset. Feeling unworthy can cause you to miss your greatest blessing. And trust me, I know how hard it is to feel worthy, especially when you grow up in an abusive household. Thank God I got past it.”

The NAACP image award winner goes on to discuss how his reality at the time left him stunned. Tyler says that at some point, he outwardly questioned how he managed such a feat. In that moment, the actor stated that Gospel singer Yolanda Adams, immediately gave him assurance that he deserved to be at such a surreal event.

Tyler continues, rapping up the post with:

“In that very moment I decided to UP MY DREAMING!! And God met me at the level that I started to dream on…..I really did start to dream bigger and by doing that, God has blown my mind.”


“I said all that to say this, the people in your life who make you dream bigger are the points on your soul’s compass….Follow that dream!! Follow that faith!! God bless you.”

Since overcoming days living in his car, Tyler Perry has become a staple influence in the Black community. By bringing jobs to underserved communities and sharing stories that aren’t normally highlighted, he’s continued forging a great path of success, grossing over $670million dollars with his just beloved Madea franchise. His latest Madea flic, A Madea Homecoming, premiered on Netflix earlier this year.

Did you receive a boost of motivation by Tyler Perry’s post? Let us know your thoughts in the comments! 

Authored by: Kay Johnson