Tyler Perry Gives Powerful Speech Of Motivation As He Accepts Ultimate Icon Award | BET Awards 2019

  • Published on Jun 24, 2019
  • Tyler Perry accepts the Ultimate Icon Award and gives amazing speech on determination and reaching goals. #TylerPerry
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  • Cognitive Harmony!
    Cognitive Harmony! 7 hours ago

    Denzel Washington is tied with Robert De Niro as my favorite actor, but he made me feel ashamed to openly admit that when he made that asinine comment, telling Tyler Perry not to call him!

  • Cognitive Harmony!
    Cognitive Harmony! 7 hours ago

    Ask yourself why Tyler Perry has so many "HATERS?"

    Because when God flows through your veins, the devil is threatened!

  • Cognitive Harmony!
    Cognitive Harmony! 7 hours ago

    I'm with Tyler Perry, Spike Lee can go to hell!

  • Ken Bailey
    Ken Bailey 9 hours ago

    Yes Tyler perry love you

  • Charlene Pleas
    Charlene Pleas 17 hours ago

    Loved this

  • Darlene Bowers
    Darlene Bowers Day ago

    Mr. Perry could you do a movie called the Bible in Color, and Denzel Washington play Moses

  • Straight Talk
    Straight Talk Day ago

    I'm here from the Master P in interview and he say this dude is on BS

  • Sondy Ceran Tv
    Sondy Ceran Tv Day ago


  • Kindall Moore
    Kindall Moore Day ago +1

    Holy shit this dude is strong.

  • Howl 2k
    Howl 2k 2 days ago

    So thats what's made him gay

  • makda solomon
    makda solomon 2 days ago

    I cried watching the part when he said "their used to be confederate soldiers that would keep away 3 million negroes from entering. Now there's 1 negro who owns the whole building."

  • SilverBlackGorilla
    SilverBlackGorilla 2 days ago

    Black folks are always a sucker for a good speech or sermon. I'm not knocking Tyler Perry at all but if he's paying taxes on that land then technically the government owns it because if he stops paying taxes on it they with take it from him. Even when we win, we ultimately still lose in this country. Great speech though

  • Bruce Alexander
    Bruce Alexander 2 days ago

    Powerful speech

  • Valentino Elago
    Valentino Elago 2 days ago

    all i hear is madea "i was trying to help somebody cross"

  • choco dream
    choco dream 3 days ago

    I didnt know i was in a master class for my life...yasss👏👏👏👏mr.perry

  • Gotta Be Handmade
    Gotta Be Handmade 3 days ago

    I hope you will get this #TylerPerry During the failing economy we lost our corporation, our retirement, and our savings. We owned a small plumbing company as my husband is a Master Plumber, and planned to live in one of our vans while working out of another one. We got hit by a drunk driver and lost our paid off car and my husband was hurt on his left side by the air bags that saved his life. He was getting old and trying to go out alone ( had to lay off the technicians) to pay our mortgage. Paid late but never missed a payment. I watched him and it was destroying me ...I remember falling down on my sofa. I couldn't pray, I couldn't cry anymore. I remember hearing a song fill my living room "Lord, oh Lord I want you to help me..." When I came to myself it was on the tv. After hearing that song in your movie - I was able to cry. I was able to pray and seek God's amazing face again! These years later we are in the words of Langston Hughes "Still Here"! Thank you #TylerPerry

  • foxxies gym ug
    foxxies gym ug 3 days ago

    Am I the only only watching this twice

  • Tianna’s Vlogs
    Tianna’s Vlogs 3 days ago

    He’s speech wasn’t bad... I actually liked it..

  • Bay M
    Bay M 3 days ago

    Fake ass

  • OneBoanerges
    OneBoanerges 4 days ago

    There’s another feminized black man emasculating other black men in order to prop up the (black) female. Tyler love him some Tyler!

  • senamile dlamini
    senamile dlamini 4 days ago

    Kinda preaching we need!Thank you Tyler

  • Tony House
    Tony House 5 days ago

    Powerful speech💯💯💯

  • C Hawthorne
    C Hawthorne 5 days ago

    Wow, awesome motivation!

  • Samuel Wylie
    Samuel Wylie 6 days ago +1

    That's the man who got bet to where they are now

  • roa white
    roa white 6 days ago

    Tyler Perry

  • roa white
    roa white 6 days ago

    Flyer perry is he racist

  • Ke'Andra Evans
    Ke'Andra Evans 6 days ago

    Thank you BROTHER Perry !

  • T's a work n progress
    T's a work n progress 7 days ago +1

    Amen💯💕💕Is there one that will come? Doors to the church are open! Preach!!👏👏

  • Lani Hadden
    Lani Hadden 7 days ago


  • Lani Hadden
    Lani Hadden 7 days ago

    Amen. I'm always helping someone cross. I want to help you cross one day in some way because you help me cross everytime you appear on USclip or t.v. Thank you so much Tyler. You are such a humanitarian and I will never forget you and I hope to work with you someday or marry you, if only in my dreams. Lol but not funny

  • Cherylann Griffith
    Cherylann Griffith 8 days ago

    Hi sir Mr Tyler Perry my name is Cherylann iam from islands of Trinidad and Tobago. I love all your movie could you pl help me pay for a mummy makeover thanking you god blessing

  • aaron dickerson
    aaron dickerson 9 days ago

    Tyler should back a P- Funk movie its overdue.

  • Lucci Rivera Official Music Page

    Master P said great speech now how about showing your ppl some love when you see them. Also, come together with them to build real empires.

    SHANTEL JOHNSON 9 days ago


  • INZT
    INZT 9 days ago

    I sought out this place because I wanted to say something to Tyler Perry. Maybe he will see or hear this: Tyler Perry, I would like to thank you for creating such beautiful stories that show us humanity and grace and remind us that God loves us and is there for us. Thank you, sir, for doing it so well.

    EDEN ETIENNE 9 days ago


  • Dorothy Mays-Pitts
    Dorothy Mays-Pitts 10 days ago

    It came a bit late but there it is the thank U for all u have done U. R a savior. Thank U for your love and compassion plus your love and leadership. DPitts. The young folks needs to constantly hear your story. DP😀😀🙏🏿🙏🏿❤️🤚🏽🤙🏾

  • Pastork monyisi
    Pastork monyisi 10 days ago


  • Dorothy Mays-Pitts
    Dorothy Mays-Pitts 11 days ago +1

    The Lord has blessed U and U haven’t forgotten how good the Lord is U R greet and a blessing jobs and otherwise keep being a positive example for those whom needs Your moral support and help. Keep the Lord in your life and directing your path. DPitts

  • s h
    s h 11 days ago

    Man it sucks how these artists just lay out all their family business like he said his dad use to beat his mom. What if he gave his life to Christ and repented of what he did to his wife? Why you gonna go and say stuff like that. That's not Christ like. Bible said that God knew that Joseph was a Just man and when Joseph found out Mary was pregnant he wanted to put her away privately. Some things you do privately because you never know what the future holds for that person. Anyways Perry is on the broadway that leads to destruction. The world is suppose to hate true Christians not wanting to yoke up with them. There is no separation as their should be and the world loves you Mr Perry.

  • Latrice Marie
    Latrice Marie 11 days ago +1

    This is your year and your moment. Own your testimony. Our your stuff. Who else got chills off that last line? "Now the land is owned by 1 negro!" Can't keep us down. God is good.

  • Miesha Ogans
    Miesha Ogans 11 days ago

    HE IS FULL OF SHIT!!!!!!

  • G FK
    G FK 12 days ago +1

    It's always so good to hear people acknowledge the value, strength, and beauty of Black women (especially when it comes from Black men) because we go through a lot of shit in this world! Thank you Mr. Perry. Thank you so much.

  • frank harris
    frank harris 12 days ago

    There you putting black men down..

  • on blast
    on blast 13 days ago

    Tyler Perry!!! Much respect!!

  • Dennis Busolo
    Dennis Busolo 13 days ago +4

    "Rather than be an Icon, I wanna be an Inspiration"! WORD!!!

  • Susan Colon
    Susan Colon 13 days ago

    Thank you for your sincere work. God bless you

  • David kwame Amfo
    David kwame Amfo 13 days ago

    Black people should support ourselves and stop the hatred inspirational message

  • asala odom
    asala odom 13 days ago

    This right here is why he received that Icon award!! Took our asses to church!

  • Lamarcus Brown
    Lamarcus Brown 14 days ago

    Tyler is a powerful black man with a vision you are an inspiration sir thank you!!!!!!

  • K. Nicole
    K. Nicole 14 days ago

    Lizzo @4:05 is me 🙌🏽

  • mrsbrownsugarsweetz
    mrsbrownsugarsweetz 14 days ago

    Parents pay attention. A lot more is caught than taught! Selflessness in the flesh!!! Now that land is owned by one Negro!!! 💃🏽💃🏽did anyone else shout? God prepared a table in the presence of my enemies!!!! ✋🏾✋🏾✋🏾✋🏾🗣you better preach! Mic 🎤 drop! I wanna thumbs up a million times!

  • Desmond Christoper
    Desmond Christoper 14 days ago

    I'm woke so of course I had to shed a few tears...great speech but he still sus

  • April Underwood
    April Underwood 15 days ago

    I just understand how anyone could give this speech a 'thumbs down'. Really?

  • Shon Gee
    Shon Gee 15 days ago +1

    This speech would be even more empowering if BET wasn't own by Viacom and if this was hosted by an actual black company but none the less Tyler Perry is and should be an inspiration for blacks to put aside this black victim bs and go out and get it and not only in the entertainment business, venture into IT, Owning landing and farming industry, distribution centers, trucking companies, build your own railroad, etc, build sh*t that will help even the field by controlling your own resources for necessities

  • Shanelle D
    Shanelle D 15 days ago


  • alinjavwa mutambo
    alinjavwa mutambo 15 days ago

    One day, I’ll give a speech akin to this. For now, we celebrate you Tyler for being an inspiration to young black kids across the world. With love from Zambia

  • Jumond Norman
    Jumond Norman 15 days ago

    Let’s get it woke black folks

  • Tony Mullet
    Tony Mullet 16 days ago

    Real talk big brother

  • Rhonda Heggs
    Rhonda Heggs 16 days ago +1

    Building my own, own your business own your way!!!!!!! Will do!!!!!!

  • Sandi Dodreamm
    Sandi Dodreamm 16 days ago

    Tyler Perry gives this great speech but tells the deaf community we not worth it FOH. We been fighting this man to have an interpreter on stage and he continues to deny the deaf community. I guess this speech is for the hearing only smfh n lol

  • Jamz J
    Jamz J 16 days ago

    What a legend! Inspiration to all races.
    I’m somali in the UK and this touched me

  • Charles Caple III
    Charles Caple III 16 days ago

    Nick Cannon almost caught the holy ghost!!!!!!!😂😂😂😂

  • Ryan Johnson
    Ryan Johnson 17 days ago

    This Speech made me tear up I can’t lie that message she gave was so powerful God bless that man

  • Jerry A
    Jerry A 17 days ago

    When he mentioned that the land is now owned by 1 negro, chills went through my body. Powerful!

  • Dorothy Green
    Dorothy Green 17 days ago

    This is TRUE. Strong. Black. MAN.
    Own our own stuff. Lord help. I'll do it.

  • Dorothy Green
    Dorothy Green 17 days ago

    Tyler. I love you
    You have helped and changed
    A lot of people live's. SIMPLY THANK YOU. BLESS. U. 💘.

  • TotalX48
    TotalX48 17 days ago

    His movies are really bad, why is he getting an Icon award?... btw an icon award even means something? This is the first time i hear of this awards.

  • hanifahevans
    hanifahevans 17 days ago +1

    He’s not perfect, but......He is an inspiration. Thanks for letting Him use you.🙌🏾

  • Loyalty
    Loyalty 17 days ago +1

    One of the greatest speech I have ever heard thank you thank you Tyler Perry thx for a great childhood ❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏

    HARLEM HEFNER 17 days ago

    This inspires ownership

  • Ayesha Faines
    Ayesha Faines 17 days ago

    A WORD.

  • Tigist Muse
    Tigist Muse 18 days ago

    When is this guy getting married? :)

  • eimmotnotlim
    eimmotnotlim 18 days ago

    Can we just respect the fact that this speech was made 10x better because he knew the point he wanted to get across and didn’t have to pause or think of what to say. A true speaker will let the speech flow through him and that’s what this man here did!

  • Jen
    Jen 18 days ago +1

    Keep coming back to this video, I needed to hear this. Thank u tyler!!!!

  • Javier Gonzalez
    Javier Gonzalez 18 days ago

    Amazing!!! 💪🏽

  • Jay Johnson
    Jay Johnson 18 days ago

    Negative media images and stereotypes of African Americans have been a consistent theme historically in American mass media (Mastro and Tropp 2004). The media framing of race and class are dominant themes in American mass media, used to maintain the status quo of Anglo American hegemony and its economic and social hierarchy (Clark 1969; Shohat and Stam 1994). The concept of hegemony was developed by Antonio Gramsci. In broad terms it describes a system of suppression and domination through which both implicit and implied forces are used to manipulate the oppressed into accepting a subjugated status (Chaudhuri 1988; Lears 1985). In the American system of hegemony, mass
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    media became an explicit tool from the movie Birth of a Nation (Griffith 1915). The movie depicted the majority if not all African Americans as dumb, lazy, dishonest, and hyper sexual. These types of media depictions represent American cultural hegemony, as well as illustrate the psychological force of negative media stereotypes needed to construct the same American cultural hegemony (Pierre 1999). American cultural hegemony’s resulting mass media artifacts of the 20th century reflect a systematic creation and distribution of negative images and stereotypes of African Americans (Clark 1969; Jhally and Lewis 1992; Pierre 1999; Shohat and Stam 1994).
    Once fully constructed, the system of cultural hegemony no longer requires the presence of the dominant group and its implied force to function. The subjugated status of the oppressed minorities is internalized, accepted and embraced. The superior status of the dominant group is no longer questioned, it is deemed just and fair (Fitzgerald 2010). At full manifestation, members of the oppressed minority can be placed in positions of power within the hegemonic system and it will still function no differently. Critical scholars have begun to question whether Perry fits the profile of the oppressed minority in a position of power functioning as an agent of American cultural hegemony (Coleman 2006; Harris and Tassie 2011; Heartley 2011; Lyle 2011; Patterson 2011).
    The Black Crime Construct and Mass Incarceration
    Mass media and mass incarceration of African Americans are used to construct cultural hegemony (Alexander 2010; Dixon 2008). As noted by Alexander (2010) and Dixon (2008), black crime was a frequent theme in American nightly news media as it disproportionally portrayed African Americans engaged in criminal behavior contrary to the actual demographic. A review of American media and literature shows a pattern of specific cultural artifacts that normalize the mass incarceration of African Americans. The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world, which includes per capita
    and total incarcerated (Alexander 2010; Clear 2008; Roberts 2004; Walmsley 2011) Michele Alexander’s study of primary and secondary data detailed the disproportional rate at which African Americans and minorities in general are being incarcerated. The underlying disparity in rates of incarceration is a function of economic disparity rather than of genetic social behavior patterns (Alexander 2010; Roberts 2004). Alexander’s book noted that if controlled for socio- economic status, rates of incarceration between whites and non-whites are nearly identical. While the phenomenon of mass incarceration began as an answer to the crack epidemic and resulting drug war of the 1980s, the public acceptance and justification was largely achieved through mediated messages of “black crime” associated with 1980’s crack cocaine epidemic (Alexander 2010). Any discussion or depiction of incarceration of African Americans would certainly have to include reference to the drug war and their disproportional rates of incarceration.

  • Cameron Johnson
    Cameron Johnson 18 days ago

    All you people talking and being a follower of all the ones that didnt know what Tyler was doing in silence for black people. You better own them muthfukkin words right now. All u saw was a man in a dress and like alot of you black people do...you began to talk mountains of shit about him. But oh..it wasnt about being a black man that could look good and acceptable for the other races, or trying to make black people look good in the presence of other races it was about just being a decent black man...no scratch that, it was just a decent human being period. And as you can see he's the first black man to own a movie studio. Hell they even shot Marvel Films there. And in case yall didnt know, Hollywood is almost passe Atlanta, Georgia is becoming the place for movies now. He's ahead of us in that right.

  • Nkosana mayisela
    Nkosana mayisela 18 days ago

    South Africa is really inspired by such, I don't know about the USA however black ppl in south Africa where once going to school and being taught on how to become slaves for the minority (White's), now when we here such msgs even thou they aren't being spoken by a south African, we can seriously relate...

  • Keisha Murphy
    Keisha Murphy 18 days ago

    NOW THAT LAND IS OWNED BY “ONE NEGRO” sheeeeeeesh ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Ainomugisha Tracy
    Ainomugisha Tracy 18 days ago +1

    And the day I will meet u Tyler

  • Ang S
    Ang S 18 days ago


  • Benedicta Nkafane
    Benedicta Nkafane 18 days ago


  • larae colossio
    larae colossio 19 days ago


  • lerato mop
    lerato mop 19 days ago

    now we need a masterclass from him on how to start

  • thatoyaone mmono
    thatoyaone mmono 19 days ago

    Wow. Nice. I love tyler perry ❤❤💓 he deserves it!!

  • Aimee Danner
    Aimee Danner 19 days ago

    That was an excellent speech Tyler

  • Genet Eshete
    Genet Eshete 19 days ago

    Pirch! Subhaan Allah!

  • Vegan Vocalist
    Vegan Vocalist 19 days ago

    Yes EVERYTHING here is for sharing , there IS enough to go round , be it shelter, food / water or beautiful opportunities. Now wish HE was on the Extinction Rebellion Team if he is not already !

  • Cedric Septs
    Cedric Septs 19 days ago

    always been a fan of tyler. good ish.

  • Felicia Hlongwane
    Felicia Hlongwane 19 days ago

    This is the one of the most iconic speech for black people ✊❤️

  • iamAcacia
    iamAcacia 20 days ago

    preachin goooddddd

  • Flowerbirds
    Flowerbirds 20 days ago


  • Gerald Kiragu
    Gerald Kiragu 20 days ago

    Black women are amazing.....lovely💓💓💓💓💗💗💕💕

  • Denise Brown
    Denise Brown 20 days ago

    Do I see preaching in his future?

  • Wilnerd Hara
    Wilnerd Hara 20 days ago

    Needed this

  • Shawn Flanagan
    Shawn Flanagan 20 days ago +1

    Thank you Tyler Perry, for knowing the meaning of UNITY💜

  • Kejuan Lynette
    Kejuan Lynette 20 days ago

    PERIOD!! I have nothing but RESPECT for him and this speech🙌🏾

  • Mac man
    Mac man 21 day ago

    Let us all help someone CROSS!!!

  • Mac Ways
    Mac Ways 21 day ago