• MUSIC STARS WHO CHANGED THEIR NAMES

MUSIC STARS WHO CHANGED THEIR NAMES

Ron Artest

While the basketball player is an athlete, let's not forget he is a rapper as well! One of the wackier name changes, Artest now goes by Metta World Peace, a decision he made last year. His publicist said "metta" was a Buddhist term for "loving kindness and friendliness toward others" and that the strange choice was made for "personal reasons."

Photo by Getty Images Aug 3, 2012

MUSIC STARS WHO CHANGED THEIR NAMES

With stage names vs. birth names, musicians certainly have the most fun coming up with strange titles and confusing spelling. Here's the latest on those artists who have made the switch - and back again!

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