A top star of the 1990s traded musical success and millions in record sales for a life of service to God.
rapper MC HammerThe 61-year-old shot to fame this decade with his hits “2 Legit 2 Quit” and “U Can’t Touch This.”
But the California-born star, real name Stanley Kirk Burrell, rose to fame after experiencing a spiritual awakening.
With tracks like “Pray,” he always kept religion closely linked to his music career and even told fans that his stage name “MC” stood for “Man Of Christ.”
But after the bankruptcy in the mid-1990s, life changed.
He rededicated his life to God and was ordained into the Church of God in Christ after the death of his buddy Tupac.
That’s when he told him Los Angeles Times: “Whether the bankruptcy played a role in my realignment is great.”
“Hallelujah, I hope so.
“But the most important part of what came to mind was love, I missed the love of God in the way I had known it.”
He then used his new position to help his celebrity friends.
The star officiated the wedding of Motley Crue star Vince Neil and Lost Boys frontman Corey Feldman.
Meanwhile, MC Hammer recently praised his career groundbreaking research on Alzheimer’s disease.
We recently revealed how Damage singer Jade Jones, 44, a Nineties star, swapped his musical success for a new career as a chef.
He is married to Spice Girl Emma Bunton, 47.
The R&B group sold more than 2.6 million records worldwide with singles such as “Wonderful Tonight”, which reached number three on the UK charts.
But he swapped the stage for the kitchen, became a chef and worked at the five-star hotel Claridge’s.
Meanwhile, a British rocker changed his job completely to become a psychologist.
Simon Rowbottom rose to fame in the 1990s alongside Steve Hewitt, Tim Brown, Martin Carr, Rob Harrison and Rob Cieka in top alternative rock band The Boo Radleys.
What’s more, Simon isn’t the only member of the Wallasey-based group to return to a normal career.
Bassist Tim Brown gave up fame to become an IT teacher in Northern Ireland.