Tyler Perry says sound check 'turned into church' during ‘Madea's Farewell Play Tour’

Tyler Perry Fast Facts The inspiration behind Tyler Perry's famous character, Madea, is his mother. Her name was Willie Maxine Perry. Perry had a long-running feud with Spike Lee. They've since squashed it and Perry named a sound stage at Tyler Perry Studios after the legendary filmmaker. Perry has a streaming partnership with BET. At 330 acres, Tyler Perry Studios is the largest film studio owned by a person of African descent Perry's studios hosted the Georgia Democratic debate and the 2019 Miss Univer

As Tyler Perry continues to make the rounds in his final days portraying Madea, the Atlanta-based media mogul had an unexpected moment during a recent sound check.

At the “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour” stop in Memphis, Tenn., the actors, including stars David Mann, Tamela Mann and Cassi Davis Patton, burst into a rendition of “How Excellent” on stage.

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“The @fedexforum sound check last night in Memphis turned into church!! Thank you Memphis. Now I’m home in New Orleans today and tomorrow. Ending the tour next weekend in Nashville and Augusta!! Final shows in Madea’s Farewell Tour! And we thank you!!” Perry wrote in the caption.

Several social media users enthusiastically responded to the video including Jill Scott, who starred in Perry’s 2007 film, “Why Did I Get Married?”

“THAT WAS AMAZING,” she said.

Instagram star Kwaylon "Blameitonkway" Rogers, who opened the Atlanta seafood eatery Krab Queenz, also responded with several praying hands emoji.

More enthusiasm followed on Twitter.

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Perry is currently on his third leg of "Madea's Farewell" tour. The mogul announced it last year after he told SiriusXM he planned to stop playing the matriarch.

“I just don’t want to be her age [still] playing her,” he said.

The final Madea movie, "A Madea Family Funeral," bowed in March 2019 and grossed $27 million opening weekend. By the end of last year, Perry announced he'd be taking Madea on the road to allow audiences to bid the beloved character adieu.

The tour will stop in Augusta on Feb. 15 and 16 come to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre in May.

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