Exclusive: "If He Can Run A Risk W/ Me, I Really Don't Think He's Running A Risk W/ Kim Kardashian"
Friday, Jan 6, 2012 9:53AM
With Kim Kardashian now getting accused of being a home wrecker by model Amber Rose, SOHH recently hit up Tyler Perry's protege actress Cassi Davis to get her take on the renowned director taking a chance casting her in his upcoming The Marriage Counselor film.
Placing trust in her director, Davis said she has always stood by Perry's risk-taking moves because it is ultimately how he made her famous.
"Of course I do because he hired me," Davis told SOHH when asked if she has trust in Perry when casting non-traditional actors/actresses like rapper Bow Wow and reality star Kim Kardashian. "I don't have a whole lot of people knocking my door down. If he can run a risk with me, I really don't think he's running a risk with Kim Kardashian. I think I am the risk-factor. I think everyone else has an acclaim of some sort or have pursued this type of career. Mine is so, not the normal, so I think he runs a greater risk with me than with all of those people. If no one is giving him backlash about me, then I think whoever else he uses, it's his choice and I think it's a good choice. I do, I really do and I enjoy his work. I trust he knows who he wants to put in his features." (SOHH)
In November, Perry defended his decision to work with Kardashian in his Marriage Counselor flick.
"I think many of you know that this is a very difficult time of year for me, so what I try to do is make sure that I'm working during this time. All I wanted to do was shoot a great film and try to keep my mind off the holiday grief that I have been experiencing for the past two years. I could not have imagined I'd be getting all these emails about Kim Kardashian. I HAVE SEEN THEM!! YOU HAVE BEEN HEARD!! ...LOL. Now, may I say something? Can a brother get a word in?....LOL. Y'all gave me a new movie title, Tyler Perry's "Diary of a Mad Black Woman Cause You Hired Kim Kardashian, Don't Make Me Take Off My Earrings and Boycott Yo A**."...LOL. Some of my ladies are upset. Ok, all jokes aside, can I have my say? Will you at least hear me out?" (Tyler Perry Blog)
He also questioned critics' issues with the reality star appearing in his film.
"And lastly, because I believe that my films speak from the inside out, why wouldn't Kim Kardashian be invited into a film about Faith, Forgiveness and the healing power of God? What is wrong with that??" (Tyler Perry Blog)
This week, Kardashian made headlines after model Amber Rose blamed her for ruining a romance with rap star Kanye West.
"Kim is one of the main reasons why me and Kanye are not together," Amber exclusively told Star. "She's a homewrecker!" According to Amber, she was dating Kanye when he and Kim first hooked up -- and Kim was dating NFL star Reggie Bush! "They were both cheating," Amber, 28, said. "They were both cheating on me and Reggie with each other." Amber says it was Kim, 31, who instigated the whole affair by calling, texting and sending racy photos of herself to Kanye. "She was sending pictures, and I was like, 'Kim, just stop. Don't be that person,'" but apparently Kim didn't care enough to respond when Amber emailed her for an explanation. "I thought at least she'd be woman enough to respond to me. She never responded." Amber slammed Kim for her cheating ways. "It's very important that us women stick together and we don't f**k each other over like that." (Radar Online)
Check out some Cassi Davis footage below: