As the sale of BET Media Group turns into the latest season of Succession, one of the interested parties is very publicly staking his claim. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, filmmaker Tyler Perry made it abundantly clear that he plans to acquire the company that includes BET and VH-1.
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“Rumor? No, it’s not a rumor,” Perry said. “I’ve been there for four years now and have tremendous success. I wasn’t expecting this to happen, so, yes—if that is possible—I’m very, very interested in taking as much of it as I can.”
In addition to Perry, media moguls Byron Allen and Sean “Diddy” Combs have also revealed their interest in purchasing BET. Though he sounds incredibly confident in his chances, the Madea actor is also excited to see Black entrepreneurs at the negotiating table.