IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Tyler Perry LAYED HANDS On T.D. Jakes & Donated $1 Million Dollars + Sheryl Underwood Responds To Backlash Over BLACK HAIR HATE Comment
Tyler Perry was at MegaFest recently where he layed hands on Bishop T.D. Jakes and donated $1 million to The Potter's House. Watch the clip inside and see why Sheryl Underwood has upset Black Twitter with her comments about Black hair and peep her response.
Film producer Tyler Perry gave an impromptu speech about "giving" and the anointing of GOD during Bishop T.D. Jake's Mega Fest in Dallas, TX this weekend. The clip, which has gone viral, begins with Tyler speaking about the voice of GOD moving in him and directing him to donate $1 million dollars to The Potter's House.
"My intention was to just leave the check and bless God. See, I love to give. I've been a giver all my life. You see, when people have given to you and sown into you and God has touched them and given you favor. When you have favor with..."
While speaking about his donation, Tyler began to pray in tongues and walked towards Bishop Jakes. He then layed hands on him as the men of the church gathered around him. Yeah, that happened....
Comments about the viral clip have ranged from positive to skeptical. We guess it depends on where you are in your life and your relationship with King Jesus. We'll reserve comment.
Watch Tyler Perry get into his prayer language above....
And on television....
Sheryl Underwood is in hot water with Black America over comments she made about black hair. During Friday's episode of "The Talk" (which actually was to be a rerun), Sheryl responded to a story about model Heidi Klum's practice of saving her biracial children's hair after a haircut. Sheryl said,
“OK, I'm sorry but why would you save Afro hair. You can't weave in Afro hair, you'll never see us at the hair place going 'look here, what I need is this nappy, curly, beady hair.' That just seems nasty."
Well...........the folks on Black Twitter have uninvited Sheryl from ALL future bar-b-ques, family reunions, Bayou Classics, Essence Fests, and Beyonce's remaining concert dates. She's not welcome. And honestly, the comment reeked of self hate, regardless of the "comedy" in it.
As you can guess, Sheryl's Twitter timeline is now full of nasty tweets about her skin tone, weight and wigs. It ain't pretty.
In response to the backlash, Sheryl talked to the natural hair blog Curly Nikki where she explained her comments and how she meant for the "joke" to be perceived.
"The discussion was about cutting and saving hair. I didn’t speak about Heidi Klum or her children’s hair. I stated that the act of saving hair was ‘nasty’. Cutting and saving what I consider as dead… it’s like saving fingernails. People are accusing me of calling natural hair ‘nasty’. I did not say that.
That was a bad choice of words. A bad juxtaposition of words to imply that our hair is not good. I made a mistake. I will own up to that mistake. I’m going to talk to God and change the way I articulate things and be more cognizant. I’m not perfect and I bet if you put a camera on someone all day, they’d eventually say something they’d regret too. I am asking you to forgive me for the statement I made, which to me, is a power only God has, really."
But you did say nobody wants nappy, curly, beady hair, so....
Read Sheryl's full interview here.