Tyler Perry made some recent comments about Black women splitting the bills in relationships with men who make less money than them.

The actor and filmmaker appeared on the podcast Keep It Positive, Sweetie, where he talked about Black women surpassing Black men as top earners in society. He then said if a man treats his partner well and contributes in other ways, the relationship can flourish based on love and support, HotNewHipHop reported. 

“A lot of women, especially Black women, and I might get in trouble for saying this but I will,” he began. “In our society right now, Black women are making a lot more money, for the most part, than Black men.” 

He continued: “If you can find love, if that man works at whatever job and is a good man, and is good to you, and honors you, and honors the house, and honors his wife, and does what he can … because his gift might not be your gift, that is okay. That’s not somebody that’s beneath you. That’s somebody who came to love you at your worth.”

Perry continued his remarks by stating that it wasn’t a problem if a Black woman takes on more financial responsibilities in the relationship as long as she’s “comfortable” with it.

“As long as he’s secure in himself to know that ‘yeah, she makes most of the money, all I can pay is the light bill.’ As long as she’s comfortable enough to say ‘I’m gonna cover the mortgage and all the other stuff,'” he went on. “That is fine,” Perry said.

The 54-year-old said the love and support two people share in a relationship is more significant than their financial differences.

“I know people whose men can’t touch what they make,” Perry said. “But when you see them together? That love, that support, that ‘I got you, babe,’ it’s a beautiful thing.”

The conversations regarding Black men and women, finances and relationships have been a hot topic for some time. And Perry’s recent remarks have sparked a backlash from users on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Tyler Perry’s 30-year obsession with telling Black women what type of man they should want makes a lot more sense when you realize he’s selling his own fantasies and desires of his ideal dude, and Black women’s actual needs don’t factor in,” one user said.

“My thoughts on Tyler Perry have never wavered. He’s a mysogynoirist who lives to humble Black women. I loathe him & his buffoon alter ego Madea. That b***h made billions at our expense and has the audacity to want us to “live on love”. He can bite the deepest part of my groin,” another wrote.

“I don’t care what Tyler Perry say, ain’t no “I only got $50 on the light bill a**” man allowed in my house. I’m perfectly fine with being single forever,” a third user wrote.

“I’d expect that kind of advice from Tyler Perry tho. It’s very in line with his movies,” another user wrote. ‘Successful career woman has it all, but feels empty inside until she falls for a blue collar mechanic that helped fix her Mercedes.’ *applause*”