13. Tyler Perry
Obviously, Tyler Perry is a fan of his own work and by now, he’s used the criticism he’s received since Madea first walked onto the stage wearing her signature muumuu, but he doesn’t let that stop him.
Tyler said: "For every time I get one of those blows, I get up much stronger …Because see, Jamie [Foster Brown], this is the thing about the elitsists among us: What we don’t understand is that there is a whole group of Black people that have been forgotten … So for me to do Madea and make them laugh, and at the same time give them some sort of therapeutic message–that helped me get through what I was going through."
Get more from Tyler in the March 2012 issue of Sister 2 Sister.