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These Celebrities Worked WHERE?!

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October 23, 2018

By Kenia Reyes

Once upon a time before fame, these A-list celebrities worked in normal jobs like the rest of us! From Nicki Minaj as a Red Lobster waitress to Kanye West as a sales assistant for the Gap. Take a look at these seven celebrities’ not so glamorous jobs.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

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Before this “Barbie Dreams” rapper was feuding with other female artists, she was clashing with Red Lobster costumers. As a teenager, Nicki Minaj was a waitress at Red Lobster. She was fired after chasing a customer out of the restaurant who she gave the middle finger to.

Cardi B

Cardi B

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Nicki Minaj’s nemesis, Cardi B went from the top of the pole to the top of the Billboard charts. She started her rise to fame by developing a huge Instagram following, which landed her a role on VH1’s “Love and Hip-Hop New York.” In her teenage years, this 25-year-old rapper and new mom worked as a cashier at Amish Market, a grocery store in NYC.

Beyoncé

Beyoncé

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It is hard to imagine this Queen Bee doing anything besides slaying the stage during her “On The Run II Tour.” Long before becoming the biggest entertainer in the music industry, Beyoncé’s first job was sweeping hair off the floor of her mom’s salon!

Madonna

Madonna

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This “Material Girl” songstress worked at Dunkin’ Donuts in Time Square. Madonna was reportedly fired when she when she squirted jelly filling on a customer.

Kanye West

Kanye West

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Guess, Kanye always had a love for fashion! Before starting his own clothing line, “Yeezy,” Kanye West worked as a sales associate for the Gap.

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

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This Washington D.C native was a secretary at the Pentagon. Taraji P. Henson worked to pay off her student loans from Howard University, where she studied theater. She also sang Tina Turner songs on a Potomac River cruise ship.

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt

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Now one Hollywood’s biggest leading men, Brad Pitt wasn’t always on the up and up. He struggled to break into the industry after leaving the University of Missouri, where he majored in journalism. After landing in Los Angeles, Brad delivered refrigerators, drove exotic dancers around in limousines, and twirled around in a chicken suit for the restaurant El Pollo Loco to make ends meet.

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