January 1,2013; Tampa, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) against the Michigan Wolverines during the second half of the 2013 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Michigan Wolverines 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jadeveon Clowney’s Mother nicknamed him after a her favorite 2 Live Crew song


A few weeks ago, we learned that South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney had a pretty unique nickname given to him by his mother. The nickname? None other than ‘Doo Doo’.

There were initial suggestions that Clowney received the moniker after an unfortunate incident in a swimming pool (I’ll let you figure that one out) but that’s not the case, according to the New York Times.

In fact, Clowney’s nickname didn’t come from a pool accident, it actually came from something far more sinister – Uncle Luke and 2 Live Crew.

The famed Miami Bass rap group (think Me So Horny) was one of Ms. Clowney’s favorites (I already like her more than I did five minutes ago) and she decided to give her son the nickname after her favorite song:

His father wanted to name the boy David, but tradition in his mother’s family dictated his name start with a J. She settled on Jadeveon but called him Doo Doo, after her favorite song, its hook, “Doo Doo Brown (Brown); the brand new brother in town; yeah, boy, dope sound.”

“He don’t like it now,” his mother, Josenna Clowney, said. “Back then, everybody just say, ‘Doo Doo, come here.’ He was a little boy. You never knew he was going to be, like, the best player in college football. How could anyone on Carolina Avenue know anything like that?”

And yes, before you rap historians yell at me, I know ‘Doo Doo Brown’ was actually an Uncle Luke song.

No need to send hate mail. It’s already overflowing.

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