Rags to Riches: Terry Crews overcame ‘destitution’ to achieve Hollywood fame

Terry Crews was once broke as a joke.

Terry Crews went through pure hell.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

LOS ANGELES — Here’s a rags to riches story for your ass. After a lackluster NFL career, muscle-bound thespian Terry Crews was reduced to sweeping floors in a factory just to make ends meet. No kidding. Crews, 49, was broke as a joke until receiving his first big acting gig in Ice Cube’s “Friday After Next” in 2002. Since then, Crews has become the face of Old Spice commercials, he starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in the action film “The Expendables” and he excelled in a comedic role in the hit TV series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” If you recall, Crews accused a male Hollywood executive of groping him at a party in 2016.

But his improbable rise to stardom is a narrative within itself. “It was a big shock to me,” Crews said about not achieving immediate fame in entertainment following a substandard pro football career. “I moved to Los Angeles thinking that because I was a football player, I was going to get a lot of big opportunities. They didn’t even have a football team then, nobody cared!”

Crews swept floors for roughly a year before finally breaking through in entertainment. “I realized I had to start all over again,” he said. “I gotta sweep these floors and make sure they are clean but I also felt like I was doing something about the situation. It was a gut check.”

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  1. whoooooooooooooooooo THE FUCK ! would ever think to harass terry crews ???????

  2. drcool ilovetits

    Idk why this sounds like bullshit? A monster like crews and you gonna touch him up? Was that dude on bath salts?

  3. wtf is wrong with the world? Terry could rip him in half. That’s how we deal with itchy faggots.

  4. firstname lastname

    I would’ve knocked that weird fucker out

  5. terry you are the man bro!

  6. Terry a hoe cause in Friday he sexually assaulted day day and Craig. They made a joke bout it y’all the public dumb stoopid

  7. As a fellow man…what a role model you are Terry Crews, keep leading the way man!

  8. If these guys will role up on a big muscular black dude, freely and aggressively with groping, just think how easy and often they violate women.

  9. FreshGang Swayze

    Everybody knows in Hollywood u gotta do some gay or embaraasing shit to break big surprised more people haven’t spoken out

  10. I’m so proud of him! ❤️

  11. Im sorry but as BIG as he is and to have had something like that happen right in FRONT of your wife and NOT KNOCK HIS ASS OUT SMH

  12. Brian Forehand

    Good for Terry that’s some bullshit

  13. Damn Terry overcame a lot…. first he was poor, now he’s dealing with a man grabbing his ass. Stay strong TC!

  14. Look how big Terry is how do you let someone touch you like that

  15. I always thought TC was gay

  16. White Privilege

    No surprise here….. most black people grow up poor

  17. I really wish Terry would have caved in that guy’s rib cage. I’m so sick of these sexual predators, running around all over the place, and hiding in plain sight.

  18. Big ups to Terry crews respect

  19. Glad TC overcame poverty but he is way to big and strong to let a little white man grab his booty

  20. Brice Campbell

    Terry Crews is a national treasure.

  21. this muscular nigga need his ass whupped for lettin a chubby white man grab his ass

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