Did Justice Ginsburg Kill Tupac? Stephen Colbert Thinks So

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared on Stephen Colbert’s CBS evening program Wednesday night, where the late-night host raised the prospect of her involvement in the 1996 murder of rapper Tupac Shakur.

Ginsburg, he noted, is often styled “The Notorious R.B.G.” by her admirers, a derivation from rapper Christopher George Latore Wallace’s stage name “The Notorious B.I.G.” As Biggie is sometimes implicated in the events surrounding Shakur’s unsolved killing, Colbert wondered if her nickname, vaunted cunning, longevity, and physical strength betray the justice’s involvement in his death.

“We were both born and bred in Brooklyn, New York,” she told Colbert of her connection to Biggie, who was himself slain just six months after Shakur.


The late night host visited the justice’s gym, where she meets twice a week with a trainer, Bryant Johnson, who recently published a book on fitness called “The RBG Workout.”

Her regimen includes a stint on the elliptical, stretches, machine bench presses, one-legged squats, planks, push-ups, and the music of Antonio Vivaldi.

She remains in full form during oral arguments, energetic, incisive and discerning in her questioning of the advocates before the Court. Still, her health is a constant fixture of the news universe inside the beltway, as Democrats fear her condition could deteriorate at any time, affording President Donald Trump a second appointment to the Supreme Court.

Colbert had no such concerns after finishing his section with Johnson and the justice.

“Not only can the justice last another five years on the bench, I believe she could have killed Tupac,” he said.

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