When Calesha was born, her grandmother nicknamed her Bre Z. The Empire star grew up in Wilmington, Delaware. Bre-Z's mom is friends with former Roc-A-Fella Records rapper, Freeway. When she was 15 she reached out to Free and eventually began working on music with him.
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In 2008 Bre Z moved to Atlanta, Georgia. She moved there to pursue her dreams to become a famous rapper but she had bills to pay. To earn cash, she landed a job as a barber. Bre Z made connections fast, eventually building an impressive collection of celebrity clients. One of Bre Z's most popular clients, Ludacris, also appeared on Empire.
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