It’s no secret that many celebrities often undergo an extreme personality rebranding in order to go after their dreams and have a career in their chosen field.
Eminem, AKA Slim Shady, is a different person than Marshall Mathers. The “Lady Gaga” character developed by Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is a powerhouse that I’m sure took a heck of a lot of work to develop, and I’m pretty sure that it doesn’t say “Childish Gambino” on Donald Glover’s birth certificate, even if that would’ve been a totally boss move from his parents.
It’s a little unnerving sometimes when you discover the real names of your favorite artists, too, which is probably why there are so many pieces that crop up online to tap you on the shoulder and say, “Hey, did you know that so and so’s real name is actually…” and of course you’re going to click on them. Because if you didn’t, you wouldn’t know that Rick Ross’ real name is actually William Leonard Roberts II.