Chris Rock recalls childhood bullying
Jul 29, 2012, 8:01 GMT
Chris Rock had 'water balloons with p**s' thrown at him when he went to school.
The 47-year-old comedian - who has been married to Malaak Compton-Rock for 15 years - admits his school life was not easy and he was bullied constantly in the early 1970s for being the only black person at his educational establishment.
He said: 'I was bussed to a school in Gerristen Beach in Brooklyn in 1972. I was one of the first black kids in the history of the school.
'There were parents with signs, 'N****r go home'. For all intents and purposes the United States had been practicing apartheid until 1968. I was spit on every day. I had water balloons with p**s thrown at me. I was f**king Carrie.'
Bullying was not his only problem as a youngster, he also came close to a career in crack cocaine dealing.
He added to Details magazine: 'I never did crack, but my friends did. It was the craziest s**t.
'One summer, me and a friend had a plan to sell crack. It was no different than getting a paper route or my aunt who sold Avon.'
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