Kanye West recently told a reporter that Kanye West was his slave name and that his new moniker, Yeezus, was his God name.
As a fan of Kanye('s music), a few thoughts immediately came to mind.
1) Kanye is already a distinct name; is a new name really essential?
2) He goes out of his way to explicitly remind us that he has a big ego- and we believe him. Is a new deity-themed nickname really necessary to remind us he has a high opinion of himself?
3) How long until he rhymes, "monicker", with, " my ni**a", as in, "All these haters ask, 'Yeezus, why the new monicker?'/Cuz when I fake-dated a reality star who got peed on by Ray J, I became a God, my ni**a."
4) How many musicians have changed names-mid career, and didn't they all jump the shark shortly thereafter (or before)?
This list deals with last point. Let's a take a look and see.
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