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On the March 29 episode of TV One’s Uncensored, the actress opened up about being a teenage single mother in Camden, NJ and being sucked into a life of drugs after dealing with a lifetime of abuse.
“As beautiful as Camden was, it was a place where I dealt with sexual, physical abuse, a place where I did all kinds of drugs,” she said. “I was doing cocaine at the age of 14. I really could have been a crackhead today.”
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While she faced a lot of adversity, the 48-year-old said even back then as a 15-year-old she recognized that the city gave her a sense of resilience as she hustled her way out.
“[Camden] was also a place that gave me a lot of resilience, perseverance and hustle.”
Eventually she moved to Los Angeles and began working as a comedian and actress, getting tapped by Tyler Perry to play in films such as Why Did I Get Married.
“We all have situations to overcome, but you don’t quit,” she said. “You keep trying.”
Celebs Who Lost Or Almost Lost It All To Drugs
1. Chris BrownSource: 1 of 3
2. Columbus ShortSource: 2 of 3
3. Lindsay LohanSource: 3 of 3
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