“What’s Yo’ Real Name & Not Yo’ Skripper Name” : Find Out The Government Names Of Your Favorite VH1 Stars

We know ya momma ain't name you that!

Long before the fame, Soulja Boy wasn’t called Soulja in 2nd grade, he was just lil’ DeAndre Cortez Way. Fellow classmates didn’t shout out “Pass me the ball, Waka Flocka Flame!” in elementary school. Some of your favorite VH1 stars spiced up their name a bit or ditched it all together to better fit their persona or brand. You know we got you though. Find out the government names of some of your faves now!

  • 1 Remy Ma

    Reminisce Smith

  • 2 Lovely Mimi
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    Myha Luong

  • 3 Amber Rose
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    Amber Levonchuck

  • 4 Shaunie O’Neal
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    Va’Shaundya Karlette Nelson O’Neal

  • 5 Tami Roman
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    Tamisha Akbar

  • 6 Tommie

    Atasha Jefferson

  • 7 Kat Tat
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    Katrina Jackson

  • 8 Van

    Van Johnson

  • 9 SAS

    Lyndon Ahlik Smith

  • 10 Papoose

    Shamele Mackie

  • 11 Rich Dollaz

    Richard Trowers

  • 12 Don

    Don Brumfield

  • 13 Tara Wallace

    Taranasha Wallace

  • 14 Amina Buddafly

    Aminata Schmahl (a.k.a. Amina Pankey)

  • 15 Cardi B

    Belcalis Almanzar

  • 16 Peter Gunz

    Peter Pankey

  • 17 Sassy

    Ashley Bermudez

  • 18 Puma

    Paul Robinson

  • 19 Ceaser

    David Emmanuel

  • 20 Dutchess

    Dutchess Christiana Lattimore

  • 21 O’Sh*t

    Richard Duncan

  • 22 Teddy Rucks

    Sharif Homer

  • 23 Sky
    VH1

    Jakeita Days

  • 24 Sexxy Lexxy & Mo Money of BBOD

    Alexis Walker & Monisha Brown

  • 25 Waka Flocka Flame

    Juaquin James Malphurs

  • 26 K.Michelle

    Kimberly Michelle Pate

  • 27 Jim Jones

    Joseph Guillermo Jones II

  • 28 T.I & Tiny

    Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. and Tameka Cottle-Harris

  • 29 Nikko London
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    Londell Smith

  • 30 Flavor Flav
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    William Drayton

  • 31 Benzino

    Raymond Scott

  • 32 Hoopz
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    Nicole Alexander

  • 33 Lil Scrappy

    Darryl Kevin Richardson II

  • 34 Bambi

    Adi Benson

  • 35 Draya Michele

    Andraya M Howard

  • 36 Karlie Redd

    Keisha Karlie Lewis

  • 37 The Game
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    Jayceon Terrell Taylor

  • 38 Malaysia Pargo

    Laquisha Pargo

  • 39 Mimi Faust
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    Oluremi James

  • 40 Momma Dee

    Deborah Gaither

  • 41 Yung Joc

    Jasiel Robinson

  • 42 Nya Lee

    Toley Ingram

  • 43 New York

    Tiffany Pollard

  • 44 Yandy Smith

    Yandielle Unique Smith

  • 45 Lil Fizz

    Dreux Pierre Frédéric

  • 46 Soulja Boy

    DeAndre Cortez Way

  • 47 Teairra Mari

    Teairra Maria Thomas

  • 48 Masika Kalysha

    Masika Kalysha Tucker

  • 49 Ray J

    William Ray Norwood, Jr.

  • 50 Scrapp DeLeon

    Will Cortez Robinson

  • 51 Jhonni Blaze
    VH1/Lauren Weissler

    Jzapal Jackson

  • 52 Karen King

    Karen Lynn King

  • 53 Jessica Dime

    Jessica Chatman

  • 54 Donna
    Lauren Weissler for VH1

    Taylor Monet Pinkney

  • 55 Quani

    Shaquana Robinson

  • 56 MariahLynn

    Mariahlynn Jacoby

  • 57 Brandi Maxiell
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    Brandi Duncan Maxiell

  • 58 Tiarra

    Tiarra Rebecca Gwynne

  • 59 Miss Nikki Baby
    Eric Liebowitz for VH1

    Nicole Mudarris

  • 60 Omarion

    Omari Ishmael Grandberry

  • 61 Hazel E

    Arica Adams

  • 62 Pumkin
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    Brooke Thompson

  • 63 Diamond Strawberry

    Yea…that’s really her real name.

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