Kanye West’s Team Announces Name Change

A Los Angeles judge approved the rapper’s request to change his name in October 2021.

By Rashad Grove

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Kanye West, also known as Ye is taking action to ensure that he is only referred to by his new moniker after legally changing his name in October 2021, TMZ reports.

In a letter issued by Milo Yiannopoulos, Ye’s Chief of Staff and former Breitbart News editor, the rapper is demanding that streamers, publishers, lyric websites, and other entities call him by his new name from now on.

“Ye is one of the most recognizable people in the world, on par with presidents and popes,” the letter read. “He didn’t take the decision to change his name, potentially sacrificing some of the immense value captured by the brand of ‘Kanye West,’ lightly. The change was made fully, legally, and permanently. This is who he is now. His name is Ye.”

Yiannopoulos also noted in the  letter that Kanye is “a Black man in America who wants the right to full self-determination just like everyone else.”

While he’s still referred to as Kanye, he first shared the name change on X (formerly Twitter) coinciding with the release of his eighth studio album, “Ye,” in 2018.

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Footage Films 2023 Recap

What an amazing 2023 we had here with our family/partner at @tubi 

Thank you to all the fans, actors and actresses, crew, make up artist, staging, wardrobe, food caterers, styliest and everyone else who helped us make all 11 movies this year. We are very humbled and grateful for having 11 number 1 movies on @tubi. We look forward to continuing to entertain you all 2024! We have an amazing and exciting line up of movies dropping all year 2024! Stay tuned🍿 All movies available now for free streaming on @tubi

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I Hate You To Death – Now Steaming

We had a goal of aiming for the number 1 & 2 spot simultaneously on @tubi . Mission accomplished! 🚀 Thank you so much to all the movie supporters, crew & actors/actress that made this possible! Such a big accomplishment for us!! #grateful #AnotherFootageFilmsHit

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Lizzo To Receive the 2023 Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award

August 11 marked a momentous occasion in music history as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of hip hop. On August 11, 1973, DJ Kool Herc‘s mixing at his baby sister’s back-to-school party ignited a cultural revolution that would reshape music as we know it. As we commemorate this milestone, we honor the pioneers, artists, and communities that have propelled hip-hop into a global phenomenon. Happy 50th birthday to hip hop!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 09: Lizzo performs during Governors Ball Music Festival 2023 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on June 09, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Astrida Valigorsky/Getty Images)

Most recently, she pledged a $1 million donation to Planned Parenthood and the National Network of Abortion Funds in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, thereby ending women’s right to access abortion.

“The Black Music Action Coalition is proud to honor Lizzo and Sylvia Rhone at this year’s gala as they join a group of trailblazers who have made immense impact within the music industry and beyond,” said BMAC co-founder Willie “Prophet” Stiggers. “We applaud their dedication to pushing boundaries, amplifying Black voices, and crashing through those glass ceilings, creating space for Black women.”

Lizzo joins Epic Records CEO Sylvia Rhone, who is also set to be honored at the event with the BMAC Clarence Avant Trailblazer Award.

The “About Damn Time” singer’s recognition arrives amidst ongoing legal battles. Alongside her production company, Big Grrrl Big Touring Inc., and dance team captain Shirlene Quigley, the Grammy Award-winner faces allegations from several former dancers who claim that she fostered a toxic work environment.

The former employees maintain that they were subjected to religious and racial harassment, disability discrimination, assault, and false imprisonment.

Lizzo has denied the accusations, and lawyers for the singer have since announced that “Lizzo intends to sue for malicious prosecution after she prevails and these specious claims are dismissed.”

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Hip Hop Is Officially 50

August 11 marked a momentous occasion in music history as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of hip hop. On August 11, 1973, DJ Kool Herc‘s mixing at his baby sister’s back-to-school party ignited a cultural revolution that would reshape music as we know it. As we commemorate this milestone, we honor the pioneers, artists, and communities that have propelled hip-hop into a global phenomenon. Happy 50th birthday to hip hop!

What a week it has been! From honoring the memory of O’Shae Sibley to endless attacks on democracy in states like Florida, it’s crucial to shine a spotlight on the events that are moving our community towards positive results. This week, we are celebrating hip hop, Black women making power moves, the legacy of Whitney Houston, and babies, babies, and more babies! Whether it’s arts, culture, justice, or beyond, we’ve got you covered in “This Week in Good Black News.”

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Erica Mena Receives Praise For Role In Tubi’s Thriller Film ‘The Stepmother 3’

Reality TV star turned actress Erica Mena is garnering praise for her riveting portrayal of Elizabeth Carter in The Stepmother 3. 

In the third installment of the Tubi thriller, Mena steps up Carter’s craziness to a whole new level.  The deranged killer takes on a slew of different identities as she desperately searches for the “perfect family,” according to Cassius. But Carter’s dangerous past catches up to her when she tries to plot revenge on her first true love, Eddie, played by singer and actor Marques Houston.

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