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Guess What These Artists’ Real Names Are?

Submitted by on December 16, 2009 – 4:21 pm8 Comments


Nicki Minaj (sure isn’t her given name)

Just for fun, we compiled a list of Hip Hop/R&B artists who go by alias names, and included the names their mamas gave them.

Check after the jump for some potentially surprising given names of stars like Nelly, Gucci Mane, Foxy Brown, and more:


David Banner was born Levell Crump


T-Pain was born Faheem Najm


Fabolous was born John Jackson

FoxyBrown-01-bigFoxy Brown was born Inga Marchand


Ginuwine was born Elgin Lumpkin


Nelly was born Cornell Haynes Jr.

gucci-maneGucci Mane was born Radrick Davis


Snoop Dogg was born Cordazar Calvin Broadus


Nicki Minaj was born Onika Maraj

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