Tyler Perryâ€™s movies have been hits at the box office for the past several years, but apparently they have not been a hit with one of Tylerâ€™s childhood idols, Diana Ross.
Tyler would love to work on a film project with Ms. Ross, but she seems to be ducking his phone calls.
â€œSheâ€™s been ignoring me for years,â€ Tyler told Essence in an interview. â€œSheâ€™s the only person that I have dreamed of working with that will not return my phone calls.â€
Diana did speak with Tyler once, but the outcome wasnâ€™t what he hoped for.
â€œThat was it, she never called me again,â€ he said. â€œShe said, ‘No!’ And that was it.â€
Diana wonâ€™t work with Tyler because his work is too lowbrow, according to insiders.
â€œDiana feels Tylerâ€™s movies, TV shows and especially his main character â€˜Madeaâ€™ have no substance,â€ an insider told The National Enquirer.