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Cardi B. Happier Before Fame:  6 Famous People Who Hate Being Famous

Cardi B. Happier Before Fame: 6 Famous People Who Hate Being Famous


by G. Brown

Cardi B. is a true rags to riches story.  The “Bodak Yellow” rapper went from stripping to superstar.    In 2016, few knew her name, now she’s an international sensation.  Cardi says fame means she and have family can afford whatever they want, but the money can’t buy everything. Cardi says  “Even though I’m happy, I feel like I was a little bit happier two or three years ago when I had less money. I had less people who had opinions about my life. I felt like my life was mine. Now I feel like I don’t even own my life. I feel like the world owns me.”

Some may think Cardi sounds like a whining ingrate, but fame has rubbed a few famous people raw.  Cardi is only one of TRN’s Six Famous People Who Hate Being Famous

#5 Idris Elba  We’ll fess up right away… including the “Dark Tower” star is a bit of a stretch since it’s not so much fame Elba hates, but the paranoia it breeds.   The English actor is know for his stellar work in hit films like Marvel’s “Thor” franchise, “Beasts of No Nation” and roles like “Stringer Bell” in “The Wire”.  He’s an A-Lister who’s grown a little leary of fame. A VH1.com article say  “Fame has made the British actor more paranoid according to his interview with Loaded Magazine. “You know The Truman Show? Sometimes you’re not sure what’s real or not, especially when it comes to relationships. If you’re adored by millions, sometimes even on your own front doorstep you can become paranoid and constantly question, ’Who is he? Who is she?’ I know I’ve been guilty of it in the past.”

#4 Zoe Saldana  Block buster hits like “Star Trek”, “Avatar” and ” Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” solidified Saldana’s stardom.  While Saldana may want fans to clamor to see her movies, but once the cameras are off she wants to fade into a normal life and lots of privacy. Saldana says,  “I’m an American, I’m a citizen, I vote, I pay taxes, therefore I have right to my own privacy as much as anybody. What I do as an artist and as a professional has nothing to do with who I am personally.”

#3-Dave Chappelle  We all remember how Chappelle walked away from his insanely famous hit Comedy Central Show and a $55 million offer to do a third season. Chappelle walked out in the middle of production on the sketch comedy show to get away from the glare of fame.   Chappelle took a long break (about five years) to get a handle on life.  He says of fame-[it’s]addictive, being a famous person… I don’t want that to be the driving portion of my life. It was an enjoyable part of my life. It was good when it was good, probably much like drugs, but there are parts of it you don’t want.”


#2 Willow Smith  Yeah, we know we’re walking a fine line with this one because Willow is only famous because her parents are famous.  But fame is fame and she still has to deal with it no mater how it came to her. In this case inherited from their parents Will and Jada.  Willow told VH1. com , ” Growing up and trying to figure out your life… while people feel like they have some sort of entitlement to know what’s going on, is absolutely, excruciatingly terrible..  I feel like most kids like me end up going down a spiral of depression, and the world is sitting there looking at them through their phones; laughing and making jokes and making memes at the crippling effect that this lifestyle has on the psyche.”


#1- Bruno Mars  This one is a shocker. The only person you see on TV and in headlines more than Cardi B. right now is Bruno Mars.  He dominated the awards and stage at the Grammys this year, songs like “Uptown Funk”and “24K Magic” have kept him at the top of the charts for the last few years and Forbes magazine listed Bruno as number one on their 30 under 30 list. On stage, he seems to enjoy his performances more than the audiences, but once the music fades Bruno says,  Becoming famous was never what I wanted to do… There’s a lot of things that come with fame — it’s what people in the limelight have to do. I’m like, ‘Can’t I just write and sing?'”