Tyler Perry Had a Christening For His Son and It Was Perfect
Lemme tell you something. Flashy is in my blood. It is in my veins. I come from a family that thinks every occasion is a giant party. And not just 1 party, weekend-long ones. Don’t let us be getting married. NOBODY is sleeping for a whole week as we celebrate. I’m Nigerian and this is how we roll. We invented making it rain, dagnabbit.
When my Grandmother turned 60 in 1991, we had a 3-day party where we shut down the 2 blocks around our family house and hired Nigeria’s PREMIER musician Ebenezer Obey to croon til 6am. We legit turned our neighborhood into a concert venue. For three days. Three parties. SO MANY COWS KILLED. Granny had 4 cakes, including one that was in the shape of a Bible (because she was the holiest) and 1 cake (well 2), that said 60 in giant letters. She also had 6 outfit changes. You couldn’t tell her a doggone thing (sigh, I miss her).
THIS IS HOW WE ROLL, DOE.
So. People are talmbout Tyler Perry having a christening for his son and folks said he was being too extra. I think he was being perfect, dambit. SHOW OUT in the name of jubilation, Tyler! I’m here for it.
Below is the #PROGUM from Aman Tyler Bekele-Perry’s christening. Get your entire LIFE.
I. LIVE. I live. This is the dopest gospel concert you’ve never been to. There’s a Qwa (choir), Passa Smokie Norful anointed the place with a couple of selections and Jennifer Hudson came through and hollered in the name of holiness. Then Sister Yolanda Adams blessed everyone with a good squall while Brother Bill Withers dropped a righteous song.
But my favorite part? The fact that Cicely Tyson and Oprah Winfrey are that boy’s Godmothers. I thought Godparents were those who would raise your chilrun in case the worst happens to you but people made the good point that oftentimes, those are your spiritual guides. They are the ones who can ring the bell at the reunion so everyone will come running. These two are amazing choices. That child is gonna be 2 years old, helping Iyanla fix lives, because he’s going to be so wise. Just by association.
I wish Oprah and Cicely were my Godmothers. I know they got His private line so you know those are some heavy prayers coming from them. Everyone needs praying people around them. You know your christening is blessed when the program makes someone somewhere catch the holy ghost. This boy is wrapped up in love and God and I’m super here for it.
If this was any more awesome, Mother Maya Angelou’s ghost would have given a benediction. LAWD.
Listen. If I had Tyler’s money, my children would be welcome into the world with all types of pomp and circumstance. I wouldn’t know HOW to behave so the fact that all he did was this is actually really impressive.
I’d have a marching band serenade my uterus at my baby shower. And John Legend would write a custom song about love and new life. Nigerians have carnivals and say they doing a naming ceremony. So nope, Tyler didn’t do too much. This Christening was perfect.
I just want them to drop a mixtape of the selections so I can buy it on iTunes. I wouldn’t mind accompanying music videos either. I mean, share the wealth of that day’s awesome.That baby is blessed.
Edit: I just heard that the christening happened in a church built in Tyler’s backyard. The church was a replica of the one his mother grew up attending. This is CLEARLY the best christening EVER. Because YESSSS! I love it.
I’m lowkey disappointed that angels playing harps weren’t hanging from the ceiling.