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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  • Chi qc
    Chi qc Hour ago


  • ornella ferrere
    ornella ferrere 8 hours ago

    Sooo proud of him. He is a true example for all of us, including the so called Hollywood VIP like oprah, Gayle, Kevin hart,... Keep on fighting for a seat at the table while people like Tyler Perry owns a table. Let's own businesses, let's uplift each other.

  • Matthew Barnable
    Matthew Barnable 10 hours ago

    Tyler Perry is no hero. He’s selling pure, uncut capitalism. He isn’t telling them organize your workplace, organize your community, demand more, assemble, like MLK did. You do not get 600 million dollars without exploiting workers. Capitalism will not create equality. He’s out here sellin wolf tickets.

  • World Peace
    World Peace Day ago


  • Reine Koulia
    Reine Koulia Day ago

    Hoo yes true impiration

  • David Yanick
    David Yanick Day ago +1

    Could someone help me how to cut and share the video from.."once a confederation based army"...?

  • Michael Ntho
    Michael Ntho Day ago

    Shows you how far Black people can go when united. Why do you think the west wouldn't want AFRICA to unite and have it's own economy without the western interference?

  • Latrice Longstreet
    Latrice Longstreet Day ago +2

    When he said “that land is owned by 1 negro” I got chills 🥰

    • Jay Monaro
      Jay Monaro Day ago

      Very true, i don't come from the US and even that gave me chills to my bone, such a great speech and a great thing he has done there.

  • Richy Kaweesa
    Richy Kaweesa 2 days ago +2

    This man has started a fire thats gone beyond his country to every black man and woman in the world

  • polo team
    polo team 2 days ago +1

    "People's lives are tied to your dreams" 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
    Wow so deep

  • King Vice Vurze Entertainment

    "While ya'll was fighting for a seat the table talkin' about Oscar So White, I was down in Atlanta building my own."-- This made me think of the time Sway had Kanye on his show, ya'll know the infamous " How Sway!??" Interview. I don't think he understood that this is what Sway was trying to tell him the whole time since all he seemed concerned about was a "seat at the table" within the high end fashion industry-- I think he even used those exact words! At the end of the day, OWNERSHIP is truly the best way to go and Tyler and many others are a prime example of that....as well as what we can do when we put OUR dollars back into our own people/businesses!

  • Alex Carl
    Alex Carl 3 days ago

    This man wore a Dress 👗 for us. 😢😢😢😢 so he could make us a way

  • Pearl Rodgers
    Pearl Rodgers 3 days ago


    GJU GJU DARLING 3 days ago +1


  • j twinny
    j twinny 3 days ago

    0:25 he walked up there like 'these hoes ain't ready for what im bout to say lol'

  • Níni
    Níni 3 days ago

    Monique, Monique, Monique... next reincarnation, learn to be humble and solve your beefs in private.

  • Shiddy -
    Shiddy - 3 days ago +2

    Mr. Tyler just made a grand opening of his studio... " own you stuff " he is doing what he preaches.👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿🙏🏿🖤

  • Valerie Naylor
    Valerie Naylor 3 days ago

    Amen yass lord amen 😥😥

  • Gerrita Martin
    Gerrita Martin 4 days ago

    Protect him at All cost!!!
    He Is the defenition of brilliance!!

  • Stay Unknown
    Stay Unknown 4 days ago +2

    I wonder how much he actually paid for that award

  • C Perkins
    C Perkins 4 days ago

    Own your stuff. !!!!!! That is so key 🔑.... listen to what he is saying

  • Jomo Martin
    Jomo Martin 4 days ago

    U have made so many black people actually realise they can and they will..u have done so much u r what we need in this time of chaos and pain..

  • Kindall Moore
    Kindall Moore 4 days ago +1

    Aspire to inspire before you expire.

  • melissa smith
    melissa smith 4 days ago

    Amazing speech...

  • VictoryVarma
    VictoryVarma 4 days ago

    I love the black nation. But its a music award not the oscars

  • Katrina
    Katrina 4 days ago

    Amazing! 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

  • lisa mac
    lisa mac 4 days ago

    I love this man

  • deano9110
    deano9110 4 days ago +1

    To tell the truth i Love movies and I'm not a Tyler Perry fan, but damn i respect his struggle and what he's about.

  • Debra Thompson
    Debra Thompson 5 days ago

    Hard work will pay off 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 now tell me you can not overcome. Jesus JESUS JESUS. 🙏🙏🙏 I love it

  • oh well 24
    oh well 24 5 days ago +5

    We need to protect this brother, because if there's one thing I know for certain it's that America doesn't like powerful black men.

  • West10 Tv
    West10 Tv 5 days ago +4

    Let this sink in...Tyler Perry Studios is larger than Paramount,Warner Brothers, and Walt Disney's Burbank studios combined!

    • SARA
      SARA 5 days ago +1

      West10 Tv damn

  • Starchildfrom 90s
    Starchildfrom 90s 5 days ago +1

    He better talk that talk

  • Jonathan Bush
    Jonathan Bush 5 days ago +12

    Who disliked this? Ah probably confederates.

  • Memeup Weathersby
    Memeup Weathersby 5 days ago

    It's too early to be Crying... damn you Tyler Perry

  • presidential impire
    presidential impire 5 days ago

    Tyler Perry for president that speech sent shock threw my body if we come together it can last forever hope

  • Carmon Catheryn
    Carmon Catheryn 6 days ago

    Speak my brother!

  • Deion the Don
    Deion the Don 6 days ago +4

    Damn that was a powerful speech especially to someone whose ambitious. You feel it in your soul

  • K Queen
    K Queen 6 days ago +3

    If this doesn’t inspire you NOTHING WILL!!!

  • Edward Luster
    Edward Luster 6 days ago +3

    That’s how you stunt 💯

  • IamProfessorO
    IamProfessorO 6 days ago

    Can someone elaborate on what he meant by “peoples lives are tied into your dream”. I obviously knew what I meant during the next part about ownership, but what did he mean by that initial line? I feel like i have an idea, but just curious to hear some responses

    • Ama Griggs
      Ama Griggs 5 days ago

      He was saying when you succeed, there are others who will have an opportunity to follow their dreams and have success as well, there are others who will be inspired by you following your dream...your success does not only benefit you but your family, your coummunity, the world..our successes and our failures are not ours alone.

  • Kiama Hillary
    Kiama Hillary 7 days ago +170

    Who is watching this in October 2019??

    • David Yanick
      David Yanick Day ago

      Could someone help me how to cut and share the video from.."once a confederation based army"...?

    • Michael Ntho
      Michael Ntho Day ago

      Peace from South Africa.

    • Jr Williams
      Jr Williams 2 days ago

      He did jus that 👍

    • Phly Yungin
      Phly Yungin 6 days ago +3


  • MS. ILBB
    MS. ILBB 7 days ago +2

    Beautiful speech. 100% accurate.

  • Realfactchecker
    Realfactchecker 7 days ago

    And Democrats talk like slavery is still an issue. Yes, it is. Its an issue for them to win your votes. Don't fall for it. Congrats to yu Tyler!

    • marskeins
      marskeins 4 days ago

      Shut up!! Clearly you're confused!! We all know it's a issue. Too bad Republicans don't.

  • Onyi Ononye
    Onyi Ononye 8 days ago

    By ANY MEANS Necessary I Will Meet Tyler Perry I MUST!!!!

  • Eroni Rokolekutu
    Eroni Rokolekutu 9 days ago +3

    Banquet in the presence of your enemies....Own it...!

  • thelighted passage
    thelighted passage 9 days ago +1

    This made me cry. Beyond empowering.

  • Sonie Wanyoike
    Sonie Wanyoike 17 days ago +1

    Taraji you are wearing that dress girl. Tyler you so fine my friend.

  • Theresa Hayes
    Theresa Hayes 19 days ago

    We need help in benton harbot michigan we sre being violated in ever way by hud housing please help us or send someone please

  • Fredd Phill
    Fredd Phill 21 day ago +2

    Tyler Perry spoke the truth

  • Britt D
    Britt D 25 days ago +1

    That speech!!!!🙌🏾❤️😩 WAS EVERYTHING

  • Dominate Academy
    Dominate Academy 26 days ago

    This gave me tears I felt every word strike a cord in my heart...chills I always had love and respect for black African American they as a foreigner from Somalia, they always made me feel like I was their own ❤️❤️❤️❤️ And one day I’ll give back to let all the under privileged black community cross together and become legendaries TOGETHER!

  • Kierston Richardson
    Kierston Richardson 27 days ago +4

    “I was trying to help somebody cross” God will bless you so much that you have to call your friends over so they could get some of that blessing

  • jc6594
    jc6594 Month ago +1

    Happy 50th Birthday Tyler Perry

    MrAUFANATIC Month ago

    Here because I just passed the exit to his studio off of Cleveland ave

  • SID J
    SID J Month ago +1

    I would love for Tyler Perry to get Genevieve nnaji, top Nigerian actress, and put her in a leading role in a film....by the way best speech ever!

  • Corneille Towendo
    Corneille Towendo Month ago

    That Was Powerful

  • Dallas Dyson
    Dallas Dyson Month ago

    Big General!

  • Jennifer Stubbington
    Jennifer Stubbington Month ago +2

    I had to pause and truly take it in after he helped the gentleman cross and the analogy of helping his mother and black people cross. Very very deep.

  • Lisa Jones
    Lisa Jones Month ago +1

    I was working on my script but stopped working to go listen to Mr. Perry. I needed that! Thank you Mr. Perry!

  • Carlos Spears
    Carlos Spears Month ago

    And then he went on too hurt master p’s feelings