Wednesday, April 06, 2005

C-Murder: Miller's Tale

According to Yahoo!, C-Murder is changing his name to C-Miller:

Rapper C-Murder, in jail after a murder conviction in the 2002 killing of a teenager, has changed his stage name because he thinks he's been misunderstood. "I am not a murderer," the rapper, whose real name is Corey Miller, said in a statement released Tuesday.

He will now go by C Miller, said his publicist, Giovanni Melchiorre of New York-based Koch Records. Miller's statement said people had misinterpreted the C-Murder name, which he intended as a reflection of his upbringing in one of New Orleans' most violent housing projects.

"From the beginning, I have been a target because of who I am, my stage name and for my success as an entertainer and the success of my siblings," said Miller, whose brothers Percy and Vyshonn are also rappers. "People hear the name C-Murder and they don't realize that the name simply means that I have seen many murders in my native Calliope projects neighborhood."
Doesn't he realize that now people are going to keep asking him to grind grain into flour?


Jim Donahue said...

In related news, R&B singer CeCe Peniston will be changing her name to CeCe Vaginaton.

Advanced Genius Theory said...

Hey, I've got some relatives in Peniston.