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Santigold: The artist formally known as Santogold
February 18, 2009, 4:16 am
Filed under: M.I.A., Santigold

American songstress formally known as Santogold has changed her name to Santigold for reasons she’d rather not talk about. But no matter how hard she or her people try to withhold the information, we’ll get to it. In a statement released a press release, Santigold’s people refused to go into the details of the name change.

“She’s not telling you why, that’s just how it is. No unpronounceable symbol, no numbers where they shouldn’t be … just plain … Santigold.” (LA Times)

Some thought that the name change was to correlate to her real legal name, Santi White. But looks like more evidence is mounting to legal differences between the artist and an 80’s infomercial host, Santo Gold.
Santo Gold (the 80’s host) first went through legal procedures in June and since the win, he’s pretty proud of himself. He posted the following on his website:

“THERE CAN ONLY BE ONLY 1 ELVIS PRESLEY, 1 WALT DISNEY, 1 EINSTIEN, 1 HOUDINI, AND JUST 1 SANTO GOLD!”

Funny that by fighting to keep the originality to his name, he robbed the name Santogold from the most original artist in mainstream music right now.

If you have the time to waste, check out a video of the host. If not, don’t worry about it. You’re not missing out on any kind of original talent. Nothing close to Elvis quality.

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