Celebrities and their crappy jobs before fame

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kanye-west-gapBefore fame, baby North West’s daddy Kanye was struggling just like the next man. He worked at The Gap, folding clothes. The rapper details his harrowing job experience on his 2004 debut album ‘The College Dropout’.



Rapper Nicki Minaj worked at a Red Lobster in New York, where she admits due to her attitude she stuck her middle finger up at customers. Nicki also notes that during her wonder years she held many



Before fame, Kid Cudi worked at clothing store in New York City, along with a bundle of other random gigs.


Rick Ross

Officer Ricky – oops, rapper Rick Ross, your favorite heavy weight artist worked as a Corrections Officer in Florida. In the beginning of his career, he denied being on the force – until his graduation pictures surfaced.


Did you know that Madonna, the Queen of Pop Culture used to work at Dunkin’ Donuts? Yes our favorite material girl used to get up early in the mornings to serve customers their ‘Joe’ before hitting it big.



Millionaire producer Diddy cleaned bathrooms while working at a Mexican restaurant. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the marketing guru notes that he was not embarrassed about his previous job. He says it was a job! Period!


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Wu-Tang founder and leader The RZA sold water on The Verrazano Bridge in New York City.



Advertiser friendly rapper B.O.B worked at Subway, before making real bread.



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