The life and careers of celebrities usually become unstable as they make progress. The culture of celebrity status changes in an instant.
From selling out stadiums to packing movie theatres and trying to sell headshots at conventions, everything can change in a second.
For some who have a properly-outlined back-up plan for the future, it becomes easy to acclimatize themselves to a new environment that plays by a certain kind of rules.
For those, however, who are hit with the burden of leaving their extravagant lifestyle to move to other professions, it becomes an extremely bitter pill to swallow.
Year in, year out, many hear news of black celebrities who have relinquished the glamour of celebrity lifestyle – either by choice or by force. Some have become successful while others have not.
Below are 5 black celebrities who quit the celebrity lifestyle to do totally different jobs: