Tyler Perry is setting the record straight about a potential third installment in the Why Did I Get Married? franchise, saying there’s no truth to a report claiming Jill Scott and Janet Jackson are “holding up” the film.
Perry shared an Instagram story on Thursday and included a screenshot of a news article recently published by Atlanta Black Star.
The headline on the article read: “Tyler Perry Calls Out Janet Jackson and Jill Scott for Holding Up the Next Installment of Why Did I Get Married, Scott Responds.”
Perry included the caption: “I guess people write these kinds of headlines for click bait. It’s sad. I didn’t call out Janet and Jill and they’re not holding up another Why Did I Get Married.”
The media mogul added that he hasn’t written “a single word on a script,” but said he does have “a concept of where our lives and love would be after 15 years since the first one.”
He concluded, “But again, no one is holding up anything and I’m not calling anyone out. Stop the BS.”
The article was published after Perry told Entertainment Tonight at Byron Allen’s first annual TheGrio Awards, that he’s open to a third film, but it’s up to Scott and Jackson.
“If Janet [Jackson] and Jill Scott say ‘yes,’ there may be a Why Did I Get Married Again? So, waiting for them to say it. Waiting for the word.”
Scott shared ET‘s article on Twitter and tagged Perry and her co-stars from the film: “@tylerperry , @MichaelJaiWhite @LammanRucker @tashasmith4real @richjonesactor and Sharon Leal already said yes?? I just got a text message yesterday. Hey @JanetJackson did you get a text message?”
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Why Did I Get Married? was released in 2007 and starred Jackson, Scott, Perry, Tasha Smith, Michael Jai White, Sharon Leal, Richard T. Jones, and Malik Yoba.
The film was adapted from one of Perry’s stage plays, and centered on the challenges of marriage and what happens to one family when a sexy young temptress arrives on the scene. The sequel titled Why Did I Get Married Too? was released in 2010.
As for Atlanta Black Star, the website posted an update to its article on Friday and said Perry had offered an “explanation” to his earlier comments about the film.