Perry's challenge sees celebs singing "He's Got The Who World In His Hands," in hopes that it will become a "prayer for our whole world."
Perry's nephew, Gavin Porter, was found dead in his cell on Tuesday. He'd been serving a 20-year sentence for killing his father, Gary Wayne Porter.
"We want to believe that there was no foul play, just as the sheriff has stated publicly,” wrote Perry in a statement.
Episode two of "Inside ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood" shows viewers what it takes to create one of awards season's biggest celebrations of Black women.
It's safe to say the accomplished actor hasn't skipped a single trip to the gym.
"You pray for forgiveness," Rashad tells ESSENCE.
"It's a lot to be grateful for because as an actor, you could do any number of things that have no meaning to anyone," Phylicia Rashad told ESSENCE last week.
Some of our favorite celebrities were spotted at the 2020 Winter TCA Press Tour and other hot spots around the country.
Tyler Perry Explains Why He Doesn't Have A Writer's Room: 'I Had A Writer's Room And It Was A Nightmare'
"Not only that, they were turning in scripts that didn't speak to my audience and my ratings took a dip," Perry tells ESSENCE.
Perry makes his Netflix debut with the film, which stars Crystal Fox, Phylicia Rashad, Bresha Webb, Cicely Tyson and Mehcad Brooks.
Tyler Perry, Janelle Monáe and "The Original Kings of Comedy" kick off the new year on Netflix.
The filmmaker will also fly the couple home to Georgia, when they're cleared by the local hospital.
The film includes a stacked cast, featuring Cicely Tyson, Phylicia Rashad, Bresha Webb, Crystal Fox, and Mehcad Brooks.
The debate is scheduled to take place on Nov. 20 at the expansive complex.
"If Madea helped him get here, I don't see the harm," Michael Ealy told ESSENCE.
The acclaimed director, who just celebrated the opening of his 330-acre studio in Atlanta, said he can't just up and leave Georgia over the bill.
The actress refuses to work in the state after it passed the fetal abortion law.