Tyler Perry Wants Badly to Work with Diana Ross But She’s Refusing to Call Him Back

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Tyer Perry wants to work with Diana Ross

Tyler Perry has both landed some of the top names in the entertainment and launched the careers of many more.

He’s worked with Cicely Tyson, Idris Elba, Kathy Bates, Thandie Newton and Kimberly Elise. And his movies helped land China McClain of “Daddy’s Little Girls” a role on a Disney show.

But one star Perry say’s he can’t seem to get in touch with is Diana Ross. In a recent Essence interview, Perry says he’s dreamed of working with the music icon, but she hasn’t returned his calls.

“She’s been ignoring me for years. She’s the only person that I have dreamed of working with that will not return my phone calls,” Perry said in the interview. He said there was a time when they had a brief conversation, however. “That was it, she never called me again,” he said.  “She said, ‘No!’ And that was it.”

Perry has worked with the star’s daughter, actress Tracee Ellis Ross who played a role in “Daddy’s Little Girls” alongside Gabrielle Union.

Perry said he’d also like the chance to work with the legendary Eddie Murphy.

Perry’s latest movie, “Madea’s Witness Protection” opens in theaters Friday.