As a musical artist, your stage name ranks high in importance. Not many people can successfully rebrand and keep the momentum going, especially within the competitive music scene. Still, the odds aren’t keeping Yung Bleu from taking the leap. He announced a pending name change on social media on Saturday night.
“New chapter,” Yung Bleu tweeted. “I’m taking the Yung off my name. I’m just BLEU now! All capital.”
The rapper did not offer any additional commentary on the name change. So, this means there’s no clear explanation or defined motive behind the sudden change.
When some fans expressed dislike for the new name, Bleu let them know that the decision is his, saying “y’all acting like I asked how y’all feel.”
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He continued on to address the critics in a seemingly frustrated tweet, given the words used.
“N***a just said I’m annoying cuz I said ima change my name lol,” Bleu wrote in a tweet. “I can’t even speak round this b**** I supposed to be programmed to do whatever y’all feel like I should do! Suckkk my d***kkI Everything I say y’all don’t like I supposed to be mute I guess.”
Despite the tweets addressing critics, Bleu seemed to remain in high spirits as he spoke on his successes in his career thus far.
“I got invited to the VMAs and nominated for 2 BET Hip-Hop Awards and a number 1 independent album,” Bleu tweeted. “A crazy year I surpassed every goal I made for myself the beginning of 2020 god really flexed on my lil plans.”
As previously mentioned, name changes with continued success aren’t part of the common cases. Latto, formally known as Mulatto, changed her stage name earlier this year, opting to drop the “Mu.” The female rapper faced intense backlash for the name’s historical connotation. Latto teased the change several times before her music streaming profiles officially changed to Latto.
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