The Ballad Of Santogold's Name Change

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Aside from slow express way drivers, this Audio Diva gets a little miffed over people who feel the need to constantly change their names. I will forever call Sean "Diddy" Combs, Puff Daddy, because I grew up in the 90's and in the 90's we called him that. Now it seems that we have another name change offender, but this time it's not for vanity, it pertains to a legal matter. The dreaded name change has claimed yet another victim, and that is the prog-trip hop artist, Santogold. The vocalist has officially changed her name to Santigold (her real name is Santi White), in light of a infringement suit that quietly occurred last year. Santigold was sued by 80's cult artist Santo Gold for name infringement and this suit has requested that anything barring the Santogold name be recalled and/or destroyed. This seriously casts an ugly light on Santogold current celebdom, which had just taken flight last year with her 2008 self-titled debut album. While the name change may not affect Santigold's celeb status, it's still a low blow that right when her star was rising, she's already wrapped up in legal dealings that deal with her stage name. Santigold has been quite silent about the whole situation as litigation involving this matter is still being probed. We'll see if this name changing will be a brought up topic when the singer makes an appearance next week on Jimmy Fallon's debut week as host of the new Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, it sucks when things like this seem to spring from nowhere. There's always going to be a clash with names, etc.

    I hope things get sorted soon and she's able to be her awesome self.

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