fergie.JPGHip-hop star and known recovering drug addict Stacey “Fergie” Ferguson blames drug abuse on childhood stardom, including “Kids Incorporated.”

34 year-old Fergie was on Disney Channel program “Kids Incorporated” from 1984 to 1990 and by all accounts was a vivacious young girl. Privately, her life was a mess of substance abuse, including crystal meth and ecstasy.

Fergie told US Weekly, “What happens when you’re a child professional is that you have to be,
well, professional. You’re taught not to have tantrums, to always
people-please. That’s part of how I got into (drugs) later.”

We suppose that’s true but there are several “Kids Incorporated” alums who have had successful careers and not turned to drugs, including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Mario Lopez and Martika (Toy Soldiers represent).

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