Kelly Cosby and her friend Elizabeth Gavin co-wrote a rap song that is a wonderful (and clever) tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Titled “Notorious RBG,” in the style of Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy," this performance went viral once it hit YouTube! Turn up the sound!
Cosby and Gavin co-wrote “Notorious RBG” in 2013 at a time when they were working at the Global Justice Center. Gavin told the New York Law Journal that Cosby was “one of the sweetest, kindest, gentlest people that I have ever met.” Cosby also worked with Amnesty International while attending the University of Kansas as an undergrad. What I love is how much Justice RBG likes this tribute. Ginsberg recently talked about Notorious RBG during a televised interview with Gloria Steinem.
As reported in the ABA Journal last week, Kelly Cosby died on Sunday at the age of 25 from an aggressive form of melanoma only days after learning that she'd passed the New York Bar examination. She was an amazing young woman and she will be missed!
See also: New York Times, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Gloria Steinem on the Unending Fight for Womens Rights, Gaines, Philip, November 15, 2015 (Video Interview)
Kelly Cosby's obituary, published in the Kansas City Star, may be read here.