Tyler Perry Boasts About Outbidding Blue Ivy at Charity Art Auction: 'I Could Not Be Outdone By a 6-Year-Old!'

Tyler Perry and Blue Ivy Carter (inset)
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When Tyler Perry wants to buy a piece of art, nothing is going to stand in his way -- not even an adorable 6-year-old celebrity.

Over the weekend, the movie mogul turned out to the 2018 Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles, where he was joined by numerous celebrities, most notably Beyonce, JAY-Z, and their precious daughter, Blue Ivy. 

During the star-studded charity art auction, an acrylic painting of actor Sidney Poitier as a young man came up for bidding. Blue Ivy stole the spotlight during the auction when she ended up bidding on the piece (without her parent's approval, apparently).

Before her dad could subtly wrestle the bidding paddle out of her hands, the young art aficionado had driven the bidding up to $19,000 -- but Perry had his sights set on the piece and wasn't going to let it go without a fight.

"Somebody else was bidding against me. I didn't know who it was," Perry said during an interview with the Today show on Thursday. "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. "

Perry ended up taking winning the lot (and likely saving the day for Blue Ivy and her parents) with his $20,000 bid.

"It was for charity so it was for a great cause," Perry said, adding. "[And] I got the painting. I could not be outdone by a 6-year-old."

While Perry walked away with the Poitier portrait, Beyonce's adorable daughter did manage to successfully win a different art piece during the auction with a $10,000 bid, which means there's an elementary school child out there with a better personal art collection than most of us will ever have.

This isn't the first time Perry has proudly shown his philanthropic side. The filmmaker also came forward in the wake of Hurricane Harvey with an impressive $1 million donation to the relief efforts. Check out the video below to hear more.


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