After news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday of complications with metastatic pancreatic cancer, social media users shared #NotoriousRBG tributes.
The moniker is a play on Biggie Smalls, the rapper known as Notorious B.I.G. In 2013, Shana Knizhnik, a then NYU school of law school student, saw a friend use the nickname and decided to use to for her Tumblr blog on Ginsburg.
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You can’t have the truth without Ruth. Long live the glorious and notorious RBG. I am so incredibly sad to hear of her passing and I am quite honestly, terrified by her absence 🧡 We ALL need to pick up the torch and make sure that light never goes out. . . . #rbg #moderndayhero #notoriousrbg
My heart aches. I still can’t believe it. No no no💔 thank you, Notorious RBG for fighting for gender equality rights and very much more. You will ALWAYS dearly be missed and remembered. Rest In Power 🕊✨🤍 #NotoriousRBG #RBGForever pic.twitter.com/i21IPbWWd1— •𝐁𝐋𝐌• (@purplesweetener) September 19, 2020