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Is Packers WR Jadakis Bonds Named After Rapper Jadakiss?

Jadakis Bonds is a rookie wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers who signed with the team as an undrafted free agent in March 2023. He played college football at Hampton University, where he set school records for receptions and touchdowns. He is also one of the most talked-about players on social media right now, but not for his on-field performance. Rather, it is his first name that has caught the attention of many fans and celebrities alike.

Is Jadakis Bonds Named After Rapper Jadakiss?

Many people have noticed that Jadakis Bonds’ first name seems remarkably similar to that of Jadakiss, the famous rapper from Yonkers, New York. Jadakiss, whose real name is Jason Terrance Phillips, is a veteran hip hop artist who began his career in the 1990s as a member of the rap trio The Lox. He has since released five solo albums, most recently Ignatius in 2020, and collaborated with many other stars such as Mariah Carey, Rick Ross, and Fabolous.

This has led many people to wonder if Jadakis Bonds’ parents actually named him after the rapper. A rumor circulating online alleges that Jadakis Bonds’ aunt convinced his mother to name him after Jadakiss, who was her favorite artist at the time. To make sure people did not confuse his name with the rapper’s, they gave his version of the name only one S, instead of two, based on the viral rumor.

The rumored story behind his name has sparked a lot of interest and amusement among fans and celebrities. Some have even suggested that Jadakis Bonds should collaborate with Jadakiss on a song, or a commercial. It seems evident that someone in Bonds’ family that he grew up listening to Jadakiss and The Lox. Packers fans are hoping that Jadakis’ football career has the same longevity and consistency that Jadakiss had in the rap game.

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