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Sorry Blue Ivy, don't try to outbid Tyler Perry

Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter went toe-to-toe with Perry for an acrylic painting of a young Sidney Poitier. Perry would win the painting, with a story to tell after it.


Kahron Spearman


Living in absolute peak pettiness, director/actor Tyler Perry said he "could not be outdone by a 6-year-old" when the Madea series star was briefly outbid by Blue Ivy Carter for a painting, per E! News.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z brought their daughter to Tina Knowles' 2018 Wearable Art Gala, and she ended up bidding on art at her grandmother's event. In particular, she lost out on an acrylic painting of a young Sidney Poitier. With her bid up to $19,000, her father appeared to prevent his precocious child for raising the bid.

Perry ended up winning, for $20,000.

Somebody else was bidding against me. I didn't know who it was. I look over and it's her. She's taking the paddle out of Jay's hand and Beyoncé's hand and she's bidding. I'm like, this kid's not outbidding me today. You gonna learn today, little girl, I'm getting this painting. But Jay-Z actually pretended to pull it out of her hand and stop her bidding. But it was for charity so it was for a great cause.

"I got the painting," he said on NBC's the Today Show. "I could not be outdone by a 6-year-old."

Perry was on with Golden Globe award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson, doing press for his latest film, Acrimony. He also recounted the story on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Blue Ivy, however, would another art piece at the auction, for $10,000. Her mother also won a set of Lorraine Schwartz panther earrings, for $17,000.

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