Before They Were Famous: Early Jobs Of Today’s Biggest Stars

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Attention Slores, Entertainment, For Discussion

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Before the riches and fame, most celebs worked dead-end jobs and scraped together pennies to make ends meet like millions of Americans in job-scarce America. Mostly lucky, celebs often get their big break while working jobs they absolutely hate.

Here are fifteen celebs and their jobs before fame. Take a look.

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Notorious B.I.G.

Biggie’s classic line “Don’t be mad, UPS is hiring” was inspired by him quitting UPS to chase his rap dreams. Yes, Biggie really rocked the poo-brown jumpsuit and delivered packages for UPS. Hilarious.

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Beyonce

Bey Bey worked at Mama Tina’s hair salon in Houston and swept up hair.

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Kanye

Yeezy was a sales assistant at the Gap who definitely dressed the mannequins.

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Kim Kardashian

Kimmy…work? Never.

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Rick Ross

The greatest liar in rap history made $25,794.34/year as a corrections officer ($12,897 per ashy boob) before stealing another man’s identity and waddling to stardom.

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Channing Tatum

The panty-melting actor was a real-life “Magic Mike” before being discovered, polished and dangled in movies to millions of women.

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Eve

E-V-E popped it for cash before joining the Ruff Ryders and boarding Stevie J’s megabus.

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Jennifer Hudson

Imagine J-Hud singing while salting fries and flipping burgers at Burger King? Well, she did, before quitting to chase her dreams.

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Plies

Quite possibly the biggest fraud in rap history, Plies earned a nursing degree while attending U. of Central Florida/Miami (OH) on scholarship and spent time at Mayfield hospital.

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J. Cole

Young Jermaine was a bill collector who probably stalked and harassed future fans before signing to Roc Nation.

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Diddy

The filthy rich mogul scrubbed toilets at Mexican restaurant El Torito before fetching coffee (and hopefully cheesecake) as an Uptown Records intern.

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Nicki Minaj

The insanely-annoying rap muppet worked at Red Lobster, a telemarketing company and several other random jobs that she was fired from before her big break.

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Trick Daddy

T-Double D pulled hood pigeons out of fitteds as a magician at kids’ birthday parties before his rap stardom. He really does love the kids.

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Mariah Carey

Mimi was everything from a waitress, club coat check girl to beauty salon hair sweeper who shared a one bedroom studio in Manhattan with four roommates. 36 Grammy nominations later, she’s a music icon.

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Oprah

Mother O broke into the industry at 17 when a local Tennessee radio station hired her to do the news part-time.

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