It is fair to say that both Tyler Perry and Spike Lee are two of Hollywood's top directors, with a number of hit movies between them. Unfortunately, the two men were locked in a war of words since 2009 following a difference of opinions. Now though, Tyler has spoken out to end the long running feud.
Perry told Oprah Winfrey, "We're very different in the sense that I'm a Southern boy. Grew up in Louisiana, spent most of my time in rural Louisiana. He grew up in New York. His father's a jazz musician, his mother's an educator. But of course our stories would be different. It doesn't mean that one is less important than the other. They're just different stories."
He added, "I've always been a fan of his. When [the Spike Lee film] 'Inside Man' came out, I called him to say what a great movie. I really enjoyed it. You know, whatever it was met with, it was met with. But for me, it's genuine and sincere."
Tyler Perry has two new television shows, The Haves and Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbour, which both premiered on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) last month. Meanwhile, Spike Lee's Oldboy remake will be released on October 25.