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Idris Elba covers the October issue of GQ and offers some revealing glimpses into his. In it, he talks about his drug dealer past and raising a son that he later found wasn’t his.

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Idris Elba on his drug selling past:

Yeah, it was, because I was running with cats. I mean, I was DJ’ing, but I was also pushing bags of weed; I was doing my work. I had to. I know that sounds corny, but this is the truth.” He says he’d sell drugs at Carolines, and meanwhile all these successful guys would come through: D. L. Hughley, Dave Chappelle. “All those black comedians, they knew me as a doorman.

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Check out the GQ behind-the-scenes video below.

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