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    Mar 22, 2020

    Famous Musicians Honestly Have The Wildest Lives, And Here Are 19 Facts That Prove It

    Jimi Hendrix never learned how to read music, and I am SHOCKED.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the most interesting fact about a famous musician, and they didn't disappoint. Here are the fascinating results.

    1. Before she was famous, Madonna got fired from her job at Dunkin' Donuts for squirting jelly on a customer.

    2. André 3000 wrote "Ms. Jackson" as an apology to Erykah Badu's mom for the break-up between the two hip-hop stars.

    Arista / RCA / Instagram: @erykahbadu

    3. Nicole Scherzinger sang 95% of the songs featured on The Pussycat Dolls' first album.

    4. Lady Gaga got her stage name from the 1984 Queen song "Radio Ga Ga."

    Cherrytree / Interscope / EMI / Capitol

    5. And Childish Gambino got his rap name from a Wu-Tang Clan name generator.

    mcDJ / RCA

    6. Dolly Parton is actually Miley Cyrus' godmother.

    Disney Channel

    7. Jimi Hendrix never learned how to read music.

    Warner Bros.

    8. Ed Sheeran slept on Jamie Foxx's couch for six weeks before he made it big in the music business.

    Kevin Winter / Getty Images / BBC

    9. Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and a few of their friends would masturbate together in a circle.

    Fox Photos / Getty Images

    10. Cher is the first artist to record a song using auto-tune for her 1998 hit, "Believe."

    Warner Bros.

    11. Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez used to be on Barney & Friends together before they became iconic pop singers.

    PBS

    12. Tina Turner insured her fabulous legs for $3.2 million.

    Capitol Records

    13. Prince loved the TV show New Girl so much, he asked Zooey Deschanel to be a guest star on it.

    Fox

    14. Freddie Mercury had four extra teeth in his mouth, causing him to have a major overbite.

    Facebook: freddiemercury / Via Facebook: freddiemercury

    15. Mel B and Geri Halliwell used to hook up during their Spice Girls days.

    Instagram: @therealgerihalliwell

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    16. Aretha Franklin allowed Kanye West to sample one of her songs for his 2004 hit "School Spirit" if he didn't drop any curse words.

    Def Jam / Roc-A-Fella / Hulton Archive / Getty Images

    17. After being nominated 13 times, Katy Perry still hasn't won a Grammy award.

    Christopher Polk / Getty Images

    18. Whitney Houston and Dionne Warwick are actually first cousins.

    Arista

    19. And Carly Simon wrote the second verse of the legendary hit "You're So Vain" about Warren Beatty.

    CBS / Via youtube.com

    Note: Not all submissions are from Community users