Notorious B.I.G. was referenced by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, who is also serving as one of the House impeachment managers.
The line — “And if you don’t know, now you know” — was used by Rep. Hakeem Jeffries in response to a question Trump attorney Jay Sekulow asked Jeffries.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 22, 2020
“Why are we here?” Sekulow asked Jeffries, to which he replied:
“We are here, sir, because President Trump corruptly abused his power and then he tried to cover it up. That is why we are here Mr. Sekulow. And if you don’t know, now you know.”
The line is taken from the Biggie classic “Juicy.” Jeffries was born in Brooklyn just like the late rap icon. Upon footage of the exchange between Sekulow and Jeffries surfacing online, a number of people have reacted to the Biggie reference.
— AWORKINGWARDROBE℠ (@awrkngwardrobe) January 22, 2020
Hakeem Jeffries verbally TKO’d pathological & complicit trump attorney Jay Sukelow with TRUTH then he invited Biggie Smalls ghost into the impeachment trial & finished Sukelow off with the famous lyrics:
”And If You Don’t Know Now You Know”pic.twitter.com/7ChVyo5QXr
— Puppy🐶Resists (@PuppyResists) January 22, 2020
YOoooooooooooooooo, Hakeem Jeffries quoted BIGGIE?!?!!!?!?
— 🗳🇺🇸 Bart King 4 Shamalama Kamala Harris 👴🏾💙 (@BartNLutherKing) January 22, 2020
In related news, Biggie will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year. In a recent interview with Billboard, Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace spoke about the monumental moment for her late son:
“As a mother, I’m extremely proud of his accomplishments. You know, I still see such a young man at a young age, and sadly, he’s not here to witness all this. But it’s an astute honor, and as a mother, I’m just elated for that.”
“Many of [his songs] speak truth. It might be gritty, and maybe the language is so out there, but he was honest,” she added. “This legacy was trusted to me, and I have to respect it, I couldn’t walk away from his legacy, so I have to care for it, I have to love it, and I have to respect it.”