DIANA ROSS hates Tyler Perry – she considers his “Madea” money making machine “lowbrow” and  WORSE!

The 68-year-old Mo­town icon has flatly refused repeated requests to co-star with the “House of Payne” creator because she regards his body of work as too low­brow, say insiders.

“Diana feels Tyler’s mov­ies, TV shows and especially his main character ‘Madea’ have no substance,” an insider told The ENQUIRER.

The acclaimed actor/director/ producer has been trying to work with his idol Diana for years, “but she refuses to even discuss the prospect with him,” according to the insider.

The 42-year-old creative ge­nius is devastated by Diana’s slap in the face and told a reporter: “She’s the only person that I have dreamed of working with that will not return my phone calls.”

Tyler found out that the for­mer lead singer of The Supremes thinks his plays, movies and TV shows exploit African-American stereotypes, said the source.

“Diana is all about her enter­tainment legacy,” the insider ex­plained.

“The last thing she wants is to co-star in a cheesy comedy starring a black man in a fat suit playing a half-cocked, angry old woman waving a gun.