Say My Name: Stars’ Real Names I was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

1. Raphael Saadiq was born Charlie Ray Wiggins

Raphael Saadiq was born Charlie Ray Wiggins

2. Flo Rida was born Tramar Dillard

Flo Rida was born Tramar Dillard

3. Macy Gray was born Natalie McIntyre

Macy Gray was born Natalie McIntyre

4. Wiz Khalifa was born Cameron Jibril Thomaz

Wiz Khalifa was born Cameron Jibril Thomaz

5. His lady, Amber Rose was born Amber Levonchuck

His lady, Amber Rose was born Amber Levonchuck

6. Cee Lo Green was born Thomas Callaway

Cee Lo Green was born Thomas Callaway

7. Fabolous was born John Jackson

Fabolous was born John Jackson

8. Alicia Keys was born Alicia Augello Cook

Alicia Keys was born Alicia Augello Cook

9. Meek Mill was born Robert Rahmeek Williams

Meek Mill was born Robert Rahmeek Williams

10. Akon was born Aliuane Badara Thiam

Akon was born Aliuane Badara Thiam

11. Chaka Khan was born Carole Yvette Marie Stevens

Chaka Khan was born Carole Yvette Marie Stevens

12. Erykah Badu was born Erica Abi Wright

Erykah Badu was born Erica Abi Wright

13. Pitbull was born Armand Christian Perez

Pitbull was born Armand Christian Perez

14. Ne-Yo was born Shaffer Smith

Ne-Yo was born Shaffer Smith

15. John Legend was born John Stephens

John Legend was born John Stephens

16. Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop

Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop

17. Da Brat was born Shawntae Harris

Da Brat was born Shawntae Harris

18. Ginuwine was born Elgin Lumpkin

Ginuwine was born Elgin Lumpkin

19. Bruno Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez

Bruno Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez

20. will.i.am was born William Adams and apl.de.ap was born Allan Pineda Lindo, Jr.

will.i.am was born William Adams and apl.de.ap was born Allan Pineda Lindo, Jr.

21. T-Pain was born Faheem Rashad Najm

T-Pain was born Faheem Rashad Najm

22. Nicki Minaj’s real name is Onika Tanya Maraj

Nicki Minaj’s real name is Onika Tanya Maraj

23. Tank’s real name is Durrell Babbs

Tank’s real name is Durrell Babbs

24. Snoop Dogg’s real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.

Snoop Dogg’s real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.
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