With the release of your new album, Donda, Constantly replaced, American rapper Connie West He found time to formally apply formally to change his name in a courtroom in Los Angeles. The artist now wants to call ye (yes, no last name). Desire has been with him since he released an album in 2018 Yes A kind of Christian crusade began with increasing religious lines. In an interview with a radio station that year, he tried to justify his decision to change his name: “It’s a reflection of our good, evil, and confusion.”
Although unusual, Connie West’s request to legally change his name is not uncommon among celebrities. The most common justifications, as in Synod O’Connor, Cassius Clay, and Cat Stevens, are religious. But just as the singer chose an unintelligible symbol, such as the name Prince, they may also have protests against record companies. Read some examples below.
Synod O’Connor – Magda DeWitt, Shuhada Sadaqat
It became popular through music in the 1990s Nothing compares 2U, Originally written by Prince, 54-year-old Irish singer Sinhad faced a period of boycott in the 2000s. In 2017 she changed her name to Magda David and the next year she converted to Islam. As a result, she changed her name to Shuhada Sadaqat once again.
Cat Stevens – Yusuf Islam
Author of rock classics such as It was early in the morning, Wild World E Father and sonWhen the 73-year-old British singer Cat Stevens converted to Islam in 1978, he abandoned his secular music career and converted to Islam. Since then, he has released 17 devotional albums and has dedicated himself to singing only religious songs. He established three Muslim schools in London.
Prince – (Astro)
One of the most popular pop artists of all time, singer Prince, who died in 2016 at the age of 57, decided to change his name in the 1990s, believing that the label was misusing his baptismal moniker to make money. He later gave himself an unpronounceable symbol, and newspapers began to call him a “star.” In 2000, after the end of his record contract, he returned to use the name Prince.
Cassius Clay – Muhammad Ali
Undefeated in the ring, American boxer Cassius Clay, who died in 2016 at the age of 74, died in 2016 at the age of 74 in the wake of the fight against racism influenced by his friend and spiritual advisor Malcolm X. In the late 1960s, after converting to Islam, he decided to change his name to Muhammad Ali, with whom he became known around the world.
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