Comedian Chris Rock has revealed he was badly bullied at school.
The US funny-man said he had water balloons filled with urine thrown at him during his early years.
The 47-year-old - who has been married to Malaak Compton-Rock for 15 years - admits life was not easy for him as he was bullied constantly in the early 1970s for being the only black person at his school.
"I was bussed to a school in Gerristen Beach in Brooklyn in 1972. I was one of the first black kids in the history of the school," he said.
"There were parents with signs, 'n****r go home'.
"For all intents and purposes the United States had been practicing apartheid until 1968.
"I was spit on every day. I had water balloons with p**s thrown at me. I was f**king Carrie."
Bullying was not his only problem as a youngster, he also came close to a career in crack cocaine dealing.
"I never did crack, but my friends did. It was the craziest s**t," he told Details magazine.
"One summer, me and a friend had a plan to sell crack. It was no different than getting a paper route or my aunt who sold Avon."