WHO’s your pimp daddy? Stud muffin James Lipton admits he was a flesh dealer for sex crazed G.I.s but WHO ELSE?!
STUFFY “Inside the Actors Studio” host James Lipton stunned fans by revealing he worked as a pimp in Paris – but he’s not the only celebrity to take a walk on the wild side.
In his memoir “Inside Inside,” 86-year-old Lipton disclosed that he did “a roaring business” in the sex trade in post-World War II France.
“I was able to live for a year,” bragged the bespectacled acting coach.
According to Lipton, a woman he met in France introduced him to the world of prostitution.
“When I ran out of money, I said, ‘I have to go home,’” he said.
“She said, ‘No, you don’t. I’ll arrange for you.’ So she arranged for me to do it. I had to be OK’d by the underworld, or they would’ve found me floating in the Seine.”
Here’s a look at several other celebs who worked as pimps.
Long before he played an NYPD Detective on NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU,” Ice-T – whose real name is Tracy Marrow – was a gangster, soldier and street pimp!
The future actor was a squad leader at Schofield Barracks near Honolulu when he met a real-life pimp named Mac.
Prostitution was not a heavily prosecuted crime in Hawaii at the time, and Mac taught Marrow the pimp trade.
Ice-T – now 55 and happily married to wife Coco – later produced the documentary “Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp,” about the pimp icon and author who was Ice-T’s namesake.
Many hip-hop stars rap about the woes of pimping, but Snoop’s got the experience!
The “P.I.M.P./Pimpin’ Ain’t EZ” singer kept a group of prostitutes at his disposal throughout the early and mid-2000s.
They followed him on tour and he even rented them out to pro athletes!
“If I’m in a city where the Denver Broncos or the Nuggets play, I get a couple of the players to come hang out, pick and choose,” he boasted.
Katy Perry’s ex-husband didn’t pimp, but claims he worked as a male prostitute!
“Arthur” star Brand says he once earned a paycheck working as a male escort, and guess-timates that he’s bedded approximately 2,000 babes.
The “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta” star has spoken candidly about her pimpin’ past, but says she’s not ashamed since it helped her raise her children.
The popular white rapper, who had a huge hit with “Gucci Gucci,” pimped online in her hometown of Oakland, Calif.
“These girls I met…brought me this new idea, it was safer than selling drugs,” she said. “I posted the links for them, took the anonymous pictures, and set up the dates and prices.”
But her Craigslist hustle ended when “more experienced” local pimps took over.