Over the weekend, Tyler Perry hosted the grand opening of his new film studio in Atlanta, and Beyoncé was among the guests.
The superstar, who attended the extravagant event with her husband Jay-Z, took to Instagram to share her thoughts about the ceremony with her 133.6 million followers.
Happy Sunday. Congratulations to Tyler Perry on the opening of his studios. I could feel our ancestors’ presence. Surrounded by my heroes, I watched Denzel, Queen Oprah, Spike, Whoopi, Sir Poitier, Will, Halle , Dame Cicely and our angels John Singleton and Diahann Carroll honored. The Armand de Brignac crashed against each soundstage as fireworks lit up the sky. Generations of blood, sweat and tears, success, excellence and brilliance. It makes me so proud, so full, I could not stop crying. Thank you my Virgo brother for so much love and passion put into every detail. My prayer today is that you will take it all in. You inspire me to dream even bigger.
She uploaded a series of photos from the star-studded affair and expressed how honored she felt to be "surrounded by my heroes." She even said she was moved to tears.
“I watched Denzel, Queen Oprah, Spike, Whoopi, Sir Poitier, Will, Halle, Dame Cicely and our angels John Singleton and Diahann Carroll honored,” she wrote in the caption. “Generations of blood, sweat and tears, success, excellence and brilliance. It makes me so proud, so full, I could not stop crying.”
She ended the post by thanking Perry, who she called her "Virgo brother," for inspiring her "to dream even bigger."
On Saturday, the filmmaker held the opening gala for the 330-acre Tyler Perry Studios. It is the first black-owned studio lot and is one of the largest in the country. It features 12 sound stages, which are each named after an iconic black actor.
Before the event got underway Saturday, Perry told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he wanted his success to feel like “inspiration.”
Perry invited all of his celebrity friends to the opening of his 330-acre movie studio lot on the old Fort McPherson land in Atlanta. Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Whoopi Goldberg and more walked the red carpet for the star-studded event. (Video by Ryon Horne and Rodney Ho)
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