Will Smith is getting major love from his celebrity friends after receiving a major honor at Tyler Perry’s gala.
Over the weekend, Perry held the gala for the grand opening of his Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
Perry is the first African American to own a major film studio without any partners or corporate backing. The massive compound spans 330 acres with over 12 sound stages for production.
At the event, Will Smith had a sound stage dedicated to him. Jada Pinkett-Smith shared photos writing, “Congrats to you @willsmith on your sound stage dedication at @tylerperrystudios. You are building such a beautiful legacy around a deeply impactful career in so many ways. I’m very proud of you. Continue to shine light on … joy?✨”
Smith shared video from the event writing, “Me and @jadapinkettsmith clean up NICE! We flew down to ATL to be with @tylerperry as he opened the FIRST and largest Black-Owned studio. This moment is monumental in so many ways! And a sound stage in my name… ? I’m inspired and honored to be part of something of this magnitude. @tylerperrystudios ?: @westbrook @jas””
Jamie Foxx commented, “Bosses” and Michael B. Jordan wrote, “Huge!!!!!!!”
The power couple hung out with Oprah, Hillary and Bill Clinton, Spike Lee, Diddy and Chris Rock.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z were at the event and sat with Oprah, Gayle King and Stedman Graham.
Bey shared photos from the event writing, “The singer shared photos from the event writing, “Happy Sunday. Congratulations to Tyler Perry on the opening of his studios. I could feel our ancestors’ presence. Surrounded by my heroes, I watched Denzel, Queen Oprah, Spike, Whoopi, Sir Poitier, Will, Halle , Dame Cicely and our angels John Singleton and Diahann Carroll honored. The Armand de Brignac crashed against each soundstage as fireworks lit up the sky. Generations of blood, sweat and tears, success, excellence and brilliance.”