It’s nearly impossible to imagine celebrities before they had the glitz and glamor of fame, right? We just assume Beyonce came out of the womb with her domineering fierceness, perhaps even doing the iconic “Single Ladies” dance while being delivered. And Lady Gaga must have obviously been born that way, donning her meat dresses before pre-K.
A viral video of never-before-seen footage of a 19-year-old Kanye West rapping in a basement gave us a taste of what the reality was like before the fame. It got us at NMR thinking, what were these celebs up to back in the day, before record deals and sold-out arenas? Don’t worry, because we’re here to enlighten you. Prepare for your surreal descent into the behind-the-curtain world of NMR’s BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS: 7 SUPERSTARS.
7.) Rihanna Sings ‘Hero’- 15 years old
6.) Taylor Swift Sings National Anthem- 11 years old
5.) Kristen Bell Sings & Dances at 2005 Emmys
4.) Lady Gaga Performance- 20 years old
3.) Beyonce Sings ‘Home’- 8 years old
2.) Katy Perry as a Christian Singer- 18 years old
1.) Kanye West Freestyle- 19 years old