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People admitted to being far too late to realizing why Flo Rida is called Flo Rida

People admitted to being far too late to realizing why Flo Rida is called Flo Rida

What's in a name?

People have admitted to being far too late to realizing why Flo Rida is called Flo Rida.

The 'Whistle' hit-maker has been creating bops for years now and while many of us could rap a handful of his tracks off by heart - it's clear a lot of use are none the wiser when it comes to his moniker.

Fans have been left 'mind blown' after finding out how Flo Rida, 44, whose real name is Tramar Lacel Dillard, got his catchy stage alias in the first place.

People have been left 'mind blown' after realizing why Flo Rida is called Flo Rida.
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Now, in case you haven't figured it out yet - the name Flo Rida is simply the same as the US state Florida but with a space in the middle.

Sounds obvious - I know - but it clearly left many of his fans baffled.

In one Reddit post, a person asked the platform: "How long did it take you to realize Flo Rida was just Florida?"

They continued to reveal: "I don’t want to admit it but I was a freshman in college in 2014 when I figured this out. I recall standing at a bus stop across from a 7/11 and blowing my own mind. So when did you find this out?"

Other Reddit users flocked to the comments to share their reactions to the big reveal with one writing: "Just now. MIND BLOWN."

A second admitted: "Took me a long, long time."

"Lived in FL all my life, so the realization was pretty much instant," declared a third, clearly more savvy fan.

A fourth really took their confusion to the next level, writing: "Didn't realize it until he had been popular for awhile and only bc my dad asked why his name was 'Flow Reeta'."

Now that's a new one.

So, you may be wondering, how did the famous rapper end up getting his name?

Well, as an aspiring young MC, Flo Rida knew he had to make a statement when he first stepped into the hip-hop scene.

Speaking on an episode of MTV's When I Was 17, the star reminisced about his teen years and shared exactly how he came up with his very distinctive stage name.

Flo Rida landed on the career-defining stage name when he was just 17.
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Before becoming the sell-out success he now is, Flo Rida was part of a rap collective, the Groundhoggz, and wanted to find a way to stand out from the crowd.

He told MTV: "When I was 17, to be a part of a group like the Groundhoggz, you definitely have to come up with a name."

The 'Good Feeling' music maker continued: "At first, I was going by the name of Ruckus Pimp.

"I just thought that was like a little bit out there, so I went to over to my boy's house. He's just like, 'Man, we got to come up with a name today.' "

After a while musing it over, along with the added time pressure to figure out a career-defining stage name in just a matter of hours, the rapper finally landed on one.

Taking inspiration from where he grew up, also known as the Sunshine State, the artist explained: "I sat up there for about an hour and finally, it hit me.

"Take Florida, break it in half and there you go: Flo Rida."

So, now you know.

Featured Image Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images/Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Topics: Celebrity, Music, Rap, Reddit