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In light of NBA star Ron Artest’s recent decision to change his name to “Metta World Peace,” The Daily Beast compiled a gallery/list of the craziest celebrity name changes.

The list includes some notable celebrities involved in name switch a roos, such as Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, who changed his last name in 2008 and later back to Johnson, Sean “Diddy” Combs, who frequently changes his stage name, and Prince who infamously changed his name to the “symbol of love,” causing the world to refer to him as “the artist formerly known as Prince.”

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Ron Artest Changing Name To “Metta World Peace”