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Keke Palmer Gets Real About How Hard It Is Working In The Entertainment Industry

Being famous isn't easy.

Fame isn't all it's cracked up to be. Keke Palmer got candid on Instagram yesterday about what it's really like to be famous — the sacrifices and what really goes on behind closed doors.

The actress/singer posted a throwback video of Beyonce during her appearance on Smart Guy back in the '90s, where she talks about the stress of fame. Keke echoed Bey's sentiments, writing, "There is a false perception about the entertainment business because the point of the job is to make you believe it's so much fun when in reality there are many sacrifices being made aka it looks effortless because that person is doing their job well, not because there's no effort put in."

"I didn't understand this growing up and I thankfully always had a great support system and sense of faith. As I grew and realized I wasn't there for most of my siblings birthdays, or their graduations and plays," she continued. "I realized I was missing out on a lot of stuff with my family and friends and personal things for myself. Stuff that many times we take for granted but those are the things life is ultimately made of. Family functions, backyard bbq's, prom, high school, simply being AVAILABLE to the people that you love and that love you."

"However, it's in these times you are tested on the reasons why you are doing the things you are doing. Doing it for money, popularity, idolatry: one will find themselves empty. Valuable time being spent chasing a tail as opposed to building the dream," she added later.

As usual, Keke is speaking the truth on Instagram. Check out her full post below.

There is a false perception about the entertainment business because the point of the job is to make you believe its so much fun when in reality there are many sacrifices being made aka it looks effortless because that person is doing their job well, not because there's no effort put in 😂. I didn't understand this growing up and I thankfully always had a great support system and sense of faith. As I grew and realized I wasn't there for most of my siblings birthdays, or their graduations and plays .. I realized I was missing out on a lot of stuff with my family and friends and personal things for myself. Stuff that many times we take for granted but those are the things life is ultimately made of. Family functions, backyard bbq's, prom, high school, simply being AVAILABLE to the people that you love and that love you. I've been in Berlin working for three months now and I'm still not done 😅 I miss my family and friends so much. I miss my niece and my nephew 😓. However, it's in these times you are tested on the reasons why you are doing the things you are doing. Doing it for money, popularity, idolatry: one will find themselves empty. Valuable time being spent chasing a tail as opposed to building the dream. Love, God, Passion, those are the only things that keep me going because I believe in the gifts God gave me. You keep going because you know what you are doing it for is bigger than you, you believe in what you are doing and those that love you support you when they believe too. This is not just with entertainment, but being good at ANYTHING in life takes DISCIPLINE and that takes TIME. TIME is valuable but we learn how to balance it when we do it for the right reasons! So let's stay busy and wind up on these mfs ya heardddddd! #WindUp #Happy4th 💥

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