The Queen Of Pop Madonna Was Fired From Her Dunkin Donuts Job For Playing With The Jelly

The Queen Of Pop Madonna Was Fired From Her Dunkin Donuts Job For Playing With The Jelly

While she danced along with modern dance troupes she tried to make ends meet with a job at Dunkin Donuts.

Madonna is a cultural icon and the Queen of Pop. She gave us hits like Like a Virgin, Like a Prayer, Vogue, Hung Up, and 4 Minutes. She is also an actress, a businesswoman, and a philanthropist. But before she was the star she is today, the 63-year-old was just like any of us. She came to New York from Detroit with a goal to pursue a career in dance, with only $35 dollars. She went through the same struggles as the rest of us before she got her big break.

In fact, while studying dance, she got a job for herself at Dunkin Donuts. While she danced along with modern dance troupes, taking classes at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater she tried to make ends with a job at the donut restaurant. But she didn't last long. While she is known for being smart and working hard, she was fired from her job in about a week. During an interview with Howard Stern in 2015, she revealed what came to pass at the job. 


“Were you fired because you squirted jelly over everyone?” Stern asked. Madonna responded, “I was playing with the jelly squirter machine, yeah.” She went on to say that the people at Dunkin’ Donuts were “pissed off” at her because she wasn’t “taking the job seriously.” She confirmed this series of events on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon as well. She had to go through several low-paying jobs as she made her way into the world of entertainment. Madonna has also worked at other fast-food chains, has waitressed, and even briefly worked as a coat-check girl at the Russian Tea Room.

Before she became the iconic soloist that she is today, she was in a band called Breakfast Club and played the drums and guitar. She only then started promoting herself as a solo artist and was soon signed to Gotham Records. The rest as they say is history. 


Recently, Madonna made news after her appearance on the late-night talk show with Jimmy Fallon to promote her new album, Madame X. "Artists are here to disturb the peace. And so I hope that I have disturbed, not only your peace this afternoon, but people's peace while they watch the show. I mean that in the best way," she said quoting James Baldwin. Her onstage presence and artistic expression have always pushed boundaries. 


More than three decades ago when asked what her goals were she had proclaimed, “To rule the world.” Recently she confessed that she was making up for the insecurity she felt using a larger-than-life persona. "I may have been insecure, I may have felt like a nobody, but I knew I had to do something," she told The Guardian. "If I was going to make something out of my life, I had to, you know, hurl myself into the dark space, go down the road less traveled. Otherwise, why live?"


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