Tyler Perry almost met his match this weekend after Jay-Z and Beyonce’s first born bid a whopping $19K on a portrait of Sidney Poitier the filmmaker also had his eye on.
The director shared his experience on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, saying six-year-old Blue Ivy was his main competition during Tina and Richard Lawson’s WACO Wearable Art Gala and auction.
“I said, ‘Oh, I’m gonna teach you a lesson today,'” Perry joked. “She keeps going up and up and up with [the paddle].”
He continued, “But for me I’m thinking it’s charity, it’s a good cause and I’m not letting this kid take this painting from me. I’m gonna teach you now little girl! You’re not gonna get everything you want!’”
Jay-Z ultimately came to the rescue, jokingly wrestling the paddle away from Blue, allowing for Perry to take home the portrait.
Hear Perry break it down below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.