Alfonso Ribeiro: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Star Says He Wants Nothing To Do With Tyler Perry

BY Dora Abena Dzaka June 1, 2024 10:53 AM EDT
Photo Credit: Facebook @ Alfonso Ribeiro and @Tyler Perry

Alfonso Ribeiro, best known as Carlton Banks in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air sitcom, took to X to respond to a tweet that appeared to have shaded Tyler Perry.

This was in response to a comment made by an X user stating that Alfonso’s career needed to be revamped by the TV Mogul.

The 52-year-old Ribeiro tweeted, “I don’t need or ever want that man to do anything for me.”

Although the account isn’t verified, it bears the actor’s name. 

Meanwhile, the true nature of their relationship is unknown, however, the two have previously collaborated.

Alfonso directed 12 episodes of Perry’s sitcom Meet the Browns, in 2009 and 2010. 

Confused fans responded to Alfonso’s tweet about how and why this alleged feud between the pair started.

“What does he know that we don’t?” one person tweeted.

“Explain further,” another follower wrote.

A different person wrote, “The savage level just went through the roof on this. I don’t know what happened, but something did. Speak your truth, Carlton.”

While some fans tried to shade him from discussing Tyler Perry, others speculated that Alfonso might have had a negative experience working on Meet the Browns.

Alfonso is reported to have once stated in an interview that his career suffered after six years of playing Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

He claimed that playing Carlton on turned into a sacrifice.

“The sacrifice was not having an acting career anymore. I used to think that my experience with Carlton was both the best and the worst thing that ever happened to me. It was one of the best parts I’ve ever had the good fortune to play, but it was also the part that prevented me from acting ever again as people did not see me as anything else.” 

Regarding whether he would go back into acting, Ribeiro also said,

“I’m having a great time hosting and couldn’t be happier. However, if the time was right, I would definitely return to acting”.

Alfonso has moved away from acting in recent years; however, he’s directed episodes of shows like Young & Hungry, “K.C. Undercover” and hosts “Dancing With the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”