The Straight from the A web site nabbed a few minutes with Tyler Perry at the Essence Music Festival in Louisiana over the weekend, and posed questions about that recent “Boondocks” episode that satirized Perry and his “Madea” character.
Perry didn’t want to go into details but did tell Straight from the A, “there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I’m suing The Boondocks. Those are all lies. I’m not suing anybody over that.”
Perry also said he hasn’t fired anyone on his staff over the numerous rumors floating around since the episode aired.
” I don’t know where all that came from,” he told Straight from the A.
“Boondocks,” created by Aaron McGruder, airs on Adult Swim, while Perry projects “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” and “Meet the Browns” air on TBS.
Following the episode, titled “Pause,” Turner execs reportedly were busy trying to smooth things over with Perry.