From the days when Brooklyn rapper, Christopher Wallace, also known as Biggie Smalls, had to legally change his stage name and became The Notorious B.I.G., the moniker fit him well, even after his untimely death back in 1997.
Now, in 2020, after the death of Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was also dubbed Notorious RBG, people are talking about the nickname given to her by authors Shana Knizhnik and Irin Camron.
The authors gave her that nickname and on the cover of the book, “Notorious RBG,” it featured an image of Ginsburg donning a gold crown, similar to the one B.I.G. wore.
“Brooklyn, New York, represents no fear, confidence, and speaking your truth, and my dad and Justice Ginsburg lived those words,” Wallace said in a statement. “I think he would be honored to share the ‘Notorious’ title with her, and it’s up to us to honor their legacies by continuing to fight for equality and justice for all by voting and getting into good trouble.”
“For it still to relate so much 20 plus years later, it’s just insane,” he said.
Back in 2017, Ginsburg had said, “I think about how this Notorious RBG was created. People ask me, ‘Don’t you feel uncomfortable with a name like the Notorious B.I.G.?’ Why should I feel uncomfortable? We have a lot in common. And first and foremost, we were both born and bred in Brooklyn, New York.”