In this day and age, it’s rare that folks stay in the same lane. Whether it’s a side hustle or a whole new career, folks are out here making money moves. And now you can add Lil Mo to that list!
The “Superwoman” singer announced on Instagram that she wants to switch it up and become someone’s “lit-ass attorney”! That’s right, Lil Mo is going to law school.
By the looks of it, Mo has a bit more music to drop, then her transition back to Cynthia Dargan (government name) will commence.
Of course we’re thrilled for the R&B star, but it got us thinking about other stars who have left the spotlight for completely different gigs.
MAKIN’ MILKSHAKE MOVES
At one point, Kelis was making us move on the dance floor with hits like “Milkshake” and “Bossy.” Now the singer is literally making milkshakes and more in the kitchen — and everybody is coming to the yard! In 2010, Kelis graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Kelis and went on to debut her sauce line, “Feast,” at the Beverly Hills Food & Wine Festival. In 2014, Kelis went on to star in her own cooking TV series called Saucy and Sweet, and the same year she set up a food truck to cook for attendees at SXSW. The next year she released her first cookbook, My Life on a Plate. Plus, she always cooks for her famous friends. She’s a legit chef!
In 2005, Chamillionaire was ridin’ high with his smash hit “Ridin.” He had a few more popular songs over the years, but by 2015 the rapper had moved on. After a decade in music, Chamillionaire, real name Hakeem Seriki, crossed over to business as the entrepreneur in residence for Upfront Ventures, the largest early-stage fund raised in L.A since 2000. He was also one of the earliest co-investors in Maker Studios, now a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Not to mention the handful of businesses he opened on his own!
THE HAMMER MAN TO BUSINESSMAN
In the early ’90s, M.C.Hammer was arguably one of the biggest rap stars in the world! Unfortunately, we all know of his fall from grace … but, not many know of how he rebounded. In a serendipitous moment, when his music career seemed to be ending, the tech world began booming, and Hammer hopped in at the right time. The running man aficionado, became a Silicon Valley investor and even created an online community called DanceJam.com. The lucrative site was dedicated to dancing video competitions, techniques and styles which Hammer sometimes judged or rated.
BEL-AIR BOOK CLUB?
She may have played the ditzy sister on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but in real life, Karyn Parsons is no Hilary Banks. Following her role of the popular ’90s sitcom, Karyn went on to land a variety of roles around Hollywood. But soon, she found her calling behind the camera, not in front of it. Parsons is the creator of Sweet Blackberry, a line of animated films about unsung black heroes. The 52-year-old also just announced her debut novel, How High The Moon, will be available in 2019.
FROM ACTRESS TO DUCHESS
Meghan Markle used to be an actress on the USA Network show “Suits.” Then she ditched her [email protected] suit to hop across the pond, marry a Prince and is set to deliver their first child next spring. How’s that for a career switch?! The Duchess of Sussex’s main duties now are traveling, charitable efforts and waving — a far cry from studying lines and reshooting scenes, right?!
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