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.”READ MORE: Minnesota House Approves Recreational Marijuana Bill, The First-Ever Vote Of Its Kind In The State
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.”READ MORE: Why Is The Walleye Minnesota's Most Popular Fish?
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I’m in hotel in Minneapolis on Madea’s Farewell Tour!! I saw this and got mad as hell. They can’t be serious right?! NINE DOLLARS!! NINE DOLLARS!!! What the hell this water do, cure cancer? Make hair grow? Did Jesus bottle it when he met that woman at the well? Y’all got to be kidding me. I will swallow spit and die of dehydration before I pay 9 dollars for a bottle of water!! GTHOH!!MORE NEWS: Former Minneapolis Police Officer Talks About His Decision To Leave: 'I Did It Out Of Principle'