The son of the murdered rapper Notorious B.I.G. informed the 3rd hour of TODAY Thursday (September 24th) that it would have been an honor for his father to share the "infamous" title with his colleague Ruth Bader Ginsburg from Brooklyn.
The explanation came after Ginsburg died on September 18 at the age of 87 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
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"I think he would be honored to share the 'Notorious' title with her and it is up to us to honor her legacy by continuing to fight for equality and justice for all by doing vote and get in good trouble, "rapper son CJ Wallace said in a statement TODAY.
Ginsburg was affectionately known as The Notorious RBG because she used her voice and power to fight for women's rights and gender equality as a Supreme Court judge.
The Notorious B.I.G., The Notorious RBG, the parallels between the two outspoken public figures are easy to see. Both were from Brooklyn: Biggie Smalls was from Bedford-Stuyvesant, while Ginsburg was from Sheepshead Bay.
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"Brooklyn, New York represents no fear, no trust, and no truth, and my father and Justice Ginsburg lived those words," he told the news agency.
In 2017, Ginsburg herself spoke about the origins of her nickname and found that she liked the comparison. "I'm thinking about how this infamous RBG was created," she said. "People ask me, aren't you 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 raised in Brooklyn, New York.