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Perry Wishes Spike Had Come To Him ‘Man To Man’
By Jason Lewis (Sports Editor)
Published April 30, 2011


Moments after ripping Spike Lee during a press conference for “Madea’s Big Happy Family,” Tyler Perry was asked if he at least had a conversation with the filmmaker to discuss their issues.

“You know what’s unfortunate about that is what I wish he had done was come to me,” said Perry.  “If he had an issue with what I was doing call me.  Man to man let’s have a conversation.  Don’t go public talking to people so that every time I’m asked a question, I’m asked ‘Spike Lee said.’  Every time somebody asks me anything about what I do ‘Spike Lee said’. You know it’s getting pretty annoying to me.

“So, no I haven’t had a conversation with him.  I only called him once to congratulate him on ‘Inside Man’ when it opened and tell him what a huge fan I was of his.”

Meanwhile, Madea was beaten at the box office this weekend by a bunch of birds.

For the second weekend in a row, the animated film “Rio,” featuring  the voices of Tracy Morgan and Jesse Eisenberg, held on to the top spot, earning $26.5 million.

“Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family” took in $26.1 million to place second, beating out Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson’s 1930s circus-drama “Water for Elephants” at $17.6 million.

Russell Brand’s holiday-themed “Hop” came in fourth ($12 million), while “Scream 4” came in a distant fifth with $7.1.

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