Popular writer Tyler Perry is on a search to find his real father after discovering the man he thought was his father wasn’t.
Perry revealed his anger and disappointment that his mother had lied to him for most of his life while speaking at a Women Empowerment conference in North Carolina.
The 44-year-old star went on to confess that believed that violent Emmitt Perry Snr was his biological father until he took a DNA test with his brother and found out the truth.
“His only answer to everything was to beat it out of you,” Perry once said.
Perry, who is now searching for his true father, concluded his talk by encouraging event-goers to be honest with their children.
“Some of you have secrets that your kids need to know,” he said. “Let the chips fall where they may. For the peace of that person, let them know.”