[NEW READ] “Words Never Spoken” – Tyler Perry Called His Work BRILLIANT But Wouldn’t Help Him Because He Was GAY

Posted on Jul 29 2012 - 7:27pm by Funky Dineva

“Words Never Spoken” details his journey as a songwriter, entrepreneur, playwright and self-discovery as a gay Black man living in Atlanta.


In it, Stewart writes candidly about his private conversations with media mogul Tyler Perry, and why Perry dubbed Stewart’s work brilliant, but opted not to help him.  Stewart also pulls us through the rise and fall of his musical relationship with Grammy award-winning recording artistBrandy Norwood.


Stewart’s story is as clean and crisp as the early works of the late E. Lynn Harris, but destined for a lane of its own because of its nuanced richness.  “Words Never Spoken” reads like a diary that was never intended for the eyes of anyone other than its author.  Stewart opens up about his struggles with love, friendships and a two-year bout with depression that led to an internet sex addiction.

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Twitter: @wordsneverspokn @therealcstewart

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19 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. darrell cole March 19, 2014 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Chile boo!!! its a book about himself, I wrote one, its just his testimony to himself..If he believes in his story. He should do it all himself without a second or third party. IJS

  2. mugwort November 18, 2012 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    I think, generally speaking its possible not to help a man or woman who happens to be gay and not because they are homosexual. One’s sexuality is one part of who one is. In this case it very well could of been the explicit sex. Tyler Perry is known for family oriented film. That is they are most liked by African Americans. Perhaps Mr. Perry was concerned to help this man would damage his rep

  3. america's opinion November 15, 2012 at 6:26 am - Reply

    Nobody wants to damage their career being linked to a book about porn.His book is all about a wild promiscuous lifestyle. TP caters to a christian and elderly audience.Do this guy think Mr. Perry would risk losing his audience for him to get noticed.Selfish on his part.He need to be real and think about what he is trying to get the world to do.People barely accept straight porn so why would they want to be open to gay porn.Porn is porn but the people don’t want that attached to a career.I wish he wouldn’t compare or say a woman finding out she’s pregnant is equivalent to a gay man having sex with a man;then finding out he is HIV positive.Getting pregnant isn’t a death sentence.Also like he said he wasn’t self fulfilled so that’s why he moved to L.A.But to me he seems self absorbed,vain and all about himself.Willing to use anybody to get himself out there to sell his book ,even tying his nephew birthday date as a memory to event that happened to him.He wants to use Tyler Perry to promote himself.There is nothing different or special about this guy.Everybody has self issues and life experiences that hasn’t been told.Not many people want to express it for the world to hear.This guy is looking for a free pass with no hard work to promote himself at the cost of others.He needs to write several books first and work his way up before someone just out the blue accept his credibility.Besides that not focus on one topic which is only appealing to one audience.

  4. Drew November 10, 2012 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Tyler Perry owes this kid nothing… Just because I like something does not mean I’m going to bring them into my job with a big seal of approval.

    This is a mistake on his part and will work against his future career. This was nothing more than a low blow that will result in 15 minuets or most likely about 5.. Who wants to work with someone that will turn on your ass at the drop of a hat…

  5. Rosie October 18, 2012 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    How interesting that this article would appear right before the release of Perry’s new movie.

  6. eshowoman October 7, 2012 at 2:14 am - Reply

    Tyler can give the sex tape queen Kim Kashdashian a second chance, but not a gay black man. Typical.

  7. TrappedInTheCloset October 5, 2012 at 3:08 am - Reply

    Anyone who has eyes knows that Tyler Perry is gay. If the lisping, the gestures and the overall gay demeanor wasn’t enough then the fact that he’s gal pals with Oprah Winfrey (for Christ’s sake!) should be.

    As Oprah herself said on one of her shows a lot of black men are on the DL because they mama and they gramas (the mother and “father” unit that raises 99% of all black men) be church goin folk.

    But it’s okay Tyler say in the closet, the gay community doesn’t want you, they already have enough Drag Queens.

  8. P Chamberlain October 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Tyler Perry is not obligated to help this man. Nor is anyone else. The reading sounds like porn. Most people will not like it. Perhaps gay men will appreciate it. Explicit sex is a private affair. Keep it that way. It’s not homophobic and it’s not romantic. It’s just racy and extremely uncomfortable. You can only hope that gay me your target audience will like it. I think it’s unresonable to expect that others will. I’m sure you wouldn’t want to envision an explicit sexual scene betewwn a man and a woman. Get it? This simply sounds like your diary. Diaries are private and for noone else to read.

  9. Mr. Bone't September 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    People saying he was slick dissing Ms. Perry, he only said he didn’t opt to help him out. Without Tyler Perry’s name in the title, half of you wouldn’t have clicked on the link. Sounds like an interesting book though.

    • darrell cole March 19, 2014 at 5:48 pm - Reply


  10. Sandy K September 5, 2012 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Tyler Perry presents himself as a Christian man (on Christian TV such as Trinity Broadcasting Network). And he simply may not want to be associated with promoting gay oriented entertainment. And that should be his perogative!
    Also Tyler Perry has claimed he was molested as a child. Many men who’ve been molested by someone of the same sex, have a hard time dis-associating those events, from gay individuals in general, and a kind of homophobia developes. I’m saying, we should understand the possible source of these feelings, (though not condone the homophobic attitude itself).

  11. Trey August 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    At first, i was into to the reading and could identify with universal feeling, but once the explicit sex came in, could not go on. Being so detailed in that part was not necessary if you wanted to draw in readers, that is of a private matter and the truth is, most people don’t want to know. Imagine a family member wanting to know more about their gay relative and they read this book, they would be disgusted, some thing are better left unsaid. but, i guess it is the audience that you are writing to, it is definitely not mainstream, I concur with Tyler, not appropriate, but yes, could be considered brilliant

  12. Lee July 30, 2012 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    I will have to say that this man needs a round of applause because he took a step that others would not in the LGBT community. I will have to say that Tyler Perry needs to be more open to the LGBT community, IF these statements are TRUE. I mean a lot of people who watch his movies and plays are women and gay men, plus I think Tyler wants to be online for the LGBT community (noshade & my opinion). I really don’t understand why all the negativity in the comments. Personally, I am loving the book so far and you should give the man a chance before jumping down his throat. You can’t even give the man a inch I see. Anywho, shoutout to Dineva for giving him this free promo!

    Much Love to the Doll,


  13. Kiah July 30, 2012 at 9:32 am - Reply

    I’m questioning whether or not this was even said by Tyler, there is no in depth details about what happened or what was said. It seems like he’s choosing to lash out by any means necessary. This guy should watch out because Tyler has the fans that he’s trying so hard to get. He’s according to this article he’s already achieved some great things, but if he’s still struggling to make it, he should probably take a look in the mirror not blame others for declining to work with him.

  14. D. July 30, 2012 at 12:16 am - Reply

    Y’know, I agree that it can close some doors to “name names.” However, it’s also a true statement that blatant homophobia is not the move in Hollywood. I mean, come on. It’s 2012. I find it interesting that Tyler Perry made such statements, seeing how he’s trying to go “mainstream” now. He’s put himself in a precarious situation… he’s going to alienate his Christian, churchgoing black audience if he even looks like he’s embracing or supporting an openly gay person, but he’s going to shoot himself in the foot in “mainstream Hollywood” if he openly disavows them. We’ll see how he walks that line.

  15. Anonymous July 29, 2012 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    I agree totally with what dani says! There is no need to put Tyler Perry on your work. Be proud that it is something that you accomplished by yourself. Of course, people will be quick to judge on what and why was Tyler Perry’s reasons for not helping this young man, but obviously this book had a purpose on it’s own and the statement about Tyler was unnecessary. Book seems interesting, but I will probably not purchase it, just because the author took an awful approach when putting Tyler’s name out there. #unfortunate

  16. dani July 29, 2012 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Although, I do sympathize with this guy, a few things are troubling here. 1. Obligating Tyler Perry to help him simply because he liked his work. 2. Thinking that anyone owes you anything because you are talented and then putting them on front street because they decide not to help you. Keep working hard and one day hopefully you will reap the benefits of your labor, but I think its irresponsible to name drop, and take a dig at someine because he didn’t want to back your venture. This is totally unprofessional but risks other not wanting to work with said ‘unprofessional’. Success is not guranteed in life. No one owns the rights to it. Talented or otherwise.

    • darrell cole March 19, 2014 at 5:45 pm - Reply


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