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Tyler Perry has always been open about going through a lot as a child.

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According to BET , Perry spoke about his father being abusive while growing up and now for Oprah’s Master Class he is giving full details.

He spoke about still taking care of the man that once physically and verbally abused him as a child.


Perry said, “Number one, my mother asked me to because she loved him. And secondly, as terrible as he was, and as horrible as he was, he never once left us. We were never hungry. And every time he’d go to work all week, he’d bring the money home. In return, I’m giving him what he gave to me. I had shelter. I had food. He has shelter — pretty nice shelter — and any food that he wants to eat.”

He also revealed that he found out that Emmitt Perry Sr. was not his real father, but his mother passed away before telling the story.

Perry said, “From a child, I’d always known that this man despised me, and I could not figure it out for the longest.”

Don’t forget to check out his interview with Oprah as he shares a message of forgiveness.

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