Taraji P Henson says Tyler Perry was the first to pay her $500K. Taraji always outspoken says black actresses are not paid what they are worth. Even though she is at the top of her game, says the industry knew she was talented, but was she bankable? (of course she is bankable) even though her white counterparts are paid more. She says it was Tyler Perry who stepped up and paid her $500,000 for a movie role.