By Tessa Berenson
August 6, 2015

Ice Cube went on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show this week, but he couldn’t explain the meaning behind his former band N.W.A. because the first letter of the acronym stands for a word you can’t say on air.

Instead, he and Fallon got creative. The two came up with things that N.W.A definitely does not stand for. You may not know what the name actually means, but Ice Cube assures you that he was not part of a group called Nine White Accountants.

Write to Tessa Berenson at tessa.berenson@time.com.

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