From the publicist’s email: “Change the graffiti on the bathroom wall, get your tattoo fixed, get your t-shirt airbrushed and change the name on your year end list — Santogold is now Santigold. She’s not telling you why, that’s just how it is. No unpronounceable symbol, no numbers where they shouldn’t be, no random capitalization, just plain ass Santigold so remember that.”
The list of other musicians who have “changed” their names after making a name for themselves: Prince. Sean “Diddy” Combs. John Cougar Mellencamp. Miley Ray Cyrus. Oy. Translation: This could really go either way.