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Kanye changes name in wake of fashion ad

Kanye West has changed his name, according to femalefirst.co.uk.

Kanye West has changed his name, according to femalefirst.co.uk. The Stronger singer wants to be known as Martin Louis The King Jr. in future after being “forced” to adopt a new pseudonym following the launch of his new footwear range for Louis Vuitton, which was unveiled during Paris Fashion Week last week.

In a posting on his blog, the rapper said in a video message “to the world” that, “Due to what has happened — what has happened so severely when the red shoes hit the runway, I was forced to change my name to Martin Louis the King Jr. Address me as such.”

Referencing T.I.’s Swagger Like Us, West ended the video by saying: “And until then I will be in the building, swagger on a hundred-thousand trillion.”

Meanwhile, a blog post supposedly by Westsaying he wants to try his hand at adult film is apparently the result of hackers, says the singer. The post, which got a lot of attention over the weekend, had West purportedly writing, “I’m open to doing porn. Hell, I’ll even do bisexual scenes.”

But the rapper insists the phony feature is the result of hackers taking over his MySpace and e-mail accounts. “I just gave the performance of my lifetime for our new president,” West said in response to the breach. “Please, I beg you, give me a break! Just let me be great!”

 
 
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