Flo Rida knows a little something about getting low -- and it's not just a hit song.

The hip-hop artist used to work the graveyard shift at the MGM Grand Casino Hotel in Las Vegas. While customers gambled away their life savings and indulged in extravagance, Flo Rida was busy digging through people's leftovers.

He says in an interview, "I worked the graveyard shift… I had to go through [the] trash to find silverware that someone might've thrown in [away]." From rags to riches, right?