Last summer, there was a big fuss made about IHOP choosing to change their name. Instead of embracing their pancake roots, the restaurant decided to confuse us all by switching up their focus to burgers. The chain announced that they would officially be changing their name to IHOb, which did not sit well with customers and the majority of the internet. About a month later, they reverted back to the original name and everybody forgot that the name change was even a thing. Until now. Today, the pancake gods decided to try us again because IHOP is teasing yet another name change.
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Inviting everybody to stay tuned for an announcement on June 3, the official Twitter account for IHOP warned us that the "P" in their name would soon be changing again. The International House of Pancakes works so well so what could the chain be hinting at here? Are they becoming a pizza joint? A report by Mashable suggests that the P may stand for "Pancizza," a bizarre pancake-pizza mix that IHOP concocted back in February. Nevertheless, we've got to admit that we're pretty tired of all the funny business going down at the IHOP headquarters. First, you change your name, then you change it back. Now, you wanna change it again... Make up your mind, guys.
Lil Nas X Considers Name Change Out Of Respect To Nas, Michael Rapaport Chimes In
Michael Rapaport delivers old head energy when a Lil Nas X shows love to a legend.
Lil Nas X has the hottest song in the world right now but he's also received a fair share of criticism. At first, he was removed from the Billboard Country charts because it did "not embrace enough elements of today's country music." However, he's also dealt with some criticism in the hip-hop world, not only for his hit single but also because of his stage name. When most people hear the name Nas, they typically think of the Illmatic rapper. Although that wasn't the inspiration behind the name, Lil Nas X said that he might change his name out of respect.
Earlier this week, the "Old Town Road" artist took to Twitter to explain that he meant no disrespect towards Nas when he chose his stage name before saying that he might change his name in the future. He was hit with suggestions while others told him that he should name his next album, Illmatic 2.
Michael Rapaport chimed in with his own suggestions for a new name, albeit, sarcastically. "How about Kareem Abdul Jabbar X? Or maybe Robert DeNiro X? Those are original right?" He replied on Twitter.
Following the success of "Old Town Road," the rapper explained that he used the alias on the Internet before his music began to get any sort of success.
"It's been my internet alias for a minute," he said. "The X wasn't included at first. It was just Lil Nas. It was Lil Nas because when I first started rapping I wasn't as serious so it was like, 'Okay, every rapper's name is starting with Lil lately.' So I kind of got stuck with it. I added the X later on after I was more serious. It would stand for the amount of years, I felt, until I'm at the status where I'm considered legendary."
Playstation Users Can Officially Change Their PSN Handles
The days of "P00bUtTaZz6969___" have come to a glorious end.
While the OG PlayStation gamers have long secured the coveted "name without symbols" or otherwise alternate characters, many younger gamers have been forced to get creative over the years. Not to mention, names created during the early-adolescent years can ultimately come to haunt a wizened adult, especially if they were created during a spontaneous bout of creativity. For some, a PSN handle can become somewhat of an alter-ego, depending on the level of dedication to online gaming. The idea that there's only one chance to get it right seems silly, to say the least.
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Luckily, PlayStation is finally implementing a feature that will allow PlayStation gamers to change their username. The first name change is free, and each subsequent change will cost an additional $9.99 USD, though the price is halved for PS+ members. Should you get cold feet upon taking the plunge, the option to rollback will remain, though it's unclear how long that will remain in effect.
Should you be interested in learning more about this long-awaited process, check out PlayStation's announcement Tweet below for further details. Luckily, I managed to snag one without any annoying underscores, unsightly capital letters, or numbers. What about you? Will you be opting for the do-over? After all, a shiny new handle might work wonders on the upcoming PS5.
Section Boyz Return As "Smoke Boys" On Their Comeback Project "Don't Panic II"
After a short hiatus, Section Boyz have returned beneath a brand new identify. Tired of coping with an on-going authorized battle with a person who owns the trademark to their identify — the group merely opted to rename themselves “Smoke Boys” to keep away from any additional tumult or confusion.
“Smoke Boys” are the group that many credit score with championing the present UK drill dynamic are displaying a willingness to maneuver previous their guiding rules, on the threat of sounding “model new.” On Don’t Panic II, the Smoke Boys make up the bottom they might have misplaced. What about lock arff?
Don’t Panic II
2. Section 6ixty (feat. 67)
three. Hurry n Buy
four. F1 (feat. Stylo G)
5 Have You Seen Her
6. Outside (feat. Belly Squad)
7. Important Men
eight. Ugly Faces (feat. Headie One & RV) [Remix]
9. Let That Go
11. Leave the Hood (feat. AJ Tracey)
12. How Many Times (feat. D-Block Europe)
13. Can’t Breath
14. Ye Mon
15. Alone (feat. 6IXVI)
This Talented Upcoming Artist Just Had To Change His Name Cause of Disney
It’s hard as an artist when you’ve found a name you identify with and create music under for years, only to have to change it because some silly reason. In the case Pluko, fka Pluto, the reason would have kept him from creating his own merchandise or putting his name on any ficial flyers.
You see, in order to put your name on merchandise, you have to have a trademark to your name – at least as an artist. In the case Pluto, that trademark continues to be held by the media behemoth known as Disney. And for an up-and-coming artist, that isn’t a legal battle you want to find yourself in.
And so, Pluto has rebranded as Pluko. Still, he has plenty announcements to make. First f, he’ll be joining Odesza on tour for the latest leg their “A Moment Apart” tour, dates below. Second, he’s announced he has an ficial remix coming for Hayden James coming soon.
So check out the new below and give Pluko a like!
Young Thug Says He’s Changing His Name To "Sex”
It looks like Young Thug is taking a page from Brother LoveDiddy’s book. According to the ATL rapper, he wants to be called simply “Sex” for now on. Thugger hopped on Twitter Monday night and tweeted out, “I’m changing my name to SEX….,” before adding “For now on call me SEX!!!”
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Now something tells me this isn't real and a joke/ troll job sorts, but who knows? Anything is possible these day just see who's President. Thugger didn’t clarify why he wants to be called “Sex,” but maybe it has something to do with him needing it? Just last month, the ATL rapper had a similar incident with the word "sex," when he tweeted out "I need sex, it's been too long."
However, the irony behind all this is that Thugger once said he wasn’t about the sex life like that actually. In fact, it was back in August 2016 when Thugger said he didn't even care for sex, and waited six months until him and his ex-fiance Jerrika Karlae finally did.
"We wasn't doing it on like no it's too early to have sex shit," says Thug his initial abstinence with Karlae. "We really wasn't. I don't care for sex that much. I never ask to have sex with her, never, ever."
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So why Thugger now wants to be called “Sex” really comes out nowhere, and doesn't make much sense, but I don't think it’s going to last, or even if he's serious for that matter. This is probably just a joke, but see the tweet for yourself (below) and let us know what you think.
Lil Xan Officially Changes Name To Diego On Big Boy's Neighborhood
It only took a few hours for Lil Xan's projected name change to become ficial. After he initally told TMZ that he was thikning taking his controversial namesake and replacing it with his given name Diego, the Northern California rapper has made it the real deal after an appearance on the Big Boy's Neghborhood radio show.
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"It's crazy because I just did TRL in New York," he said while addressing the topic. "I left the building and they were calling me Diego. Not one person called me Lil Xan. All my fans were calling me Diego." Soon enough, he would turn to look directly at a camera and say, "Yo, it's ficial, my name is now Diego."
It's a particularly significant step for the rapper whose long displayed a visible growth since first appearing on the scene, going from glorifying the abuse Xanax in his songs to rapping against the drug and publicly swearing it f.
"The whole thing is like a journey. It’s not like, ‘Oh, Xan made a song a long time ago embracing Xanax, he’s a fucking liar.’ They can see my journey unfold," Diego noted in an interview a while back. "That many months ago I was going through that and that’s how things were up until “Betrayed.’ Now they can see where it started, what happened, and where I am now. I thought maybe I should delete those tracks, but then I was like, 'I should leave them up for that purpose solely.' It’s perfect. People can change. Look at my old stuff, I was embracing all it, and look at how far I came."
Diddy Confirms He's Still Going By "Love"
Back in November, Diddy surprised his fans when he announced his would be changing his name to "Brother Love," which he later retracted. And while Diddy is no stranger to name changes, it would appear that he wants to give Love a second chance. In fact, as he tells it, he never intended to retract in the first place - it was simply at the request his PR team. Diddy/Love recently hit up Jimmy Kimmel to discuss his new show "The Four," and ultimately ended up talking about his decision to go by Love from this point forward.
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"I never went back to Diddy, and I made an edit from Brother Love to just Love," clarifies Diddy/Love. "Who doesnt't love Love?" And while it might be a little late for his longtime followers to make the transition, he did, however, clarify that it's okay to still call him Diddy. "See the thing is, you can me the others names, this is just an evolution my spirit and my vibration, and I'm Diddy, but then during the days when it's really really good I'm Love...which is all the time."
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There you have it. The man formerly known as Puff Daddy is currently going by Love. It may seem a little silly, but it's hard to hate on the man's infectious positivity. Whatever he's doing, it's clearly working for him. You can check out Diddy/Love's appearance on Kimmel below, and stay tuned for big things from Love throughout 2018. He recently signed Joe Budden to the Revolt team, and is currently starring on the singing competition reality show The Four.