Santogold is Now Santigold

February 11, 2009

Last summer, singer Santogold, aka Santi White, was sued by Santo Rigatuso, claiming she infringed on his image and stage name Santo Gold. Being the smart girl that she is, the artist formerly known as Santogold has found a quick fix by changing her name to Santigold.

The offical press release reads:

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,” her “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.

Rigatuso, the original Santo Gold, has also claimed that White had appropriated his image by having her backup dancers wear sunglasses on stage, which he is known to do as well. There’s no word yet from the Santigold camp if she’s going to make her dancers switch to eyeglasses now to further settle the suit.

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