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Everyone’s got to start somewhere. The sidekick or sidepiece role is the celebrity equivalent to being somebody’s plus one at an event, but that doesn’t mean it has to be the final destination.

Kanye West and Jay-Z

photo: WENN

These 12 famous sidekicks turned A-listers used tagging along with a friend as a way into their respective industries before creating their own lane and the checks that came along with it.


Photo: New Line Cinema/Priority Films screen capture

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