MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – While staying at a Minneapolis hotel, the actor, director and playwright Tyler Perry got “mad as hell” when he saw the bottled water priced at $9 in his hotel room, and he took his frustration to Instagram.

“They can’t be serious right!?” he wrote in a caption to a photo of Fiji Water with a $9 price tag. “What the hell this water do, cure cancer? Make hair grow? Did Jesus bottle it when he met the woman at the well? Y’all got to be kidding me.”

Perry’s post received more than 145,000 likes and 14,000 comments. He wrote it last week while staying in Minneapolis as his “Madea’s Farewell Play Tour” had a two-night run at the Orpheum Theatre.

While Perry has been listed as one of the highest paid men in entertainment, he says he’d die before paying nearly 10 bucks for Fiji Water.

In his own words: “I will swallow spit and die of dehydration before I pay 9 dollars for a bottle of water.”

Comments (3)
  1. Stan Lister says:

    Well I don’t think I would die if my only choice was to buy water that would save my life for 9 dollars. BUT if I was in a hotel room and I did not want to pay 9 dollars for bottled water and I was thirsty I would go to one of the sinks and drink some water for free. Dumba$$.

  2. I would go to one of the many local establishments that sell water and buy a cheaper one.

  3. That’s what I like about the sheeple of Minnesota . . . Everything is solveable or sanctimoniously blamed on the person complaining, until THEIR cow is gored . . . .🤣🤣🤣