That’s My Government: 40 VH1 Stars’ Real Names

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  • yungjoc

  • Sassy from VH1’s “Black Ink Crew”

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  • MimiCustody-1400075992

  • Saigon-1391614634-1391723136

  • Malaysia-Blonde-Bob-1398197595

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  • TheGame-1398800081

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  • draya

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  • Bi-Polar

  • lala

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  • MamaJones

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  • Peter BTS

  • Nicole Hoopz Alexander

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  • Rich_FashionMain

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  • Flex

  • skyshouts

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  • Amina

  • nikko

  • TIAndTinyKingGetsALoveLetterSneakPeek-1367247993

  • jimjones

  • mama_dollaz-1387388420

  • waka-flocka-flame

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  • Laura

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You may know them as Nya Lee, Malaysia Pargo, and Lil’ Scrappy but long before fame those weren’t necessarily the names that their mommas gave them.

Many of our VH1 stars have changed or altered the names that appeared on their birth certificates to be known by a catchier moniker, or associated with a more clever pseudonym.

We’re putting the full government names of 40 stars who you know better by their stage name, just so you can see why Mimi Faust rolls off the tongue much better than Oluremi James.