Tyler Perry overcome with emotion discussing his late mother

Jeremy Belanger
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Tyler Perry was nearly overcome with emotion in an interview on The View. The actor, writer, and director is releasing a book, Higher Is Waiting, and was discussing a chapter that he has dedicated to his late mother.

When asked what he had learned from her, Perry said, “There are so many people in the world that don’t feel worthy. You don’t feel worthy of going higher, you don’t feel worthy of good things. For whatever reason, for what someone said to you as a kid, or however you grew up, or something your husband is saying to you, and my mother lived her whole life that way.”

Perry almost burst into tears as he expressed hope of inspiring a sense of worth in others. He said, “If one little boy in my shoes can look at his mother and see she got it, then I’ve done what I’m supposed to do.”

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