Like many rappers before him, Smokepurpp plans on switching up his moniker. In a new interview with Peter Rosenberg of Open Late, the Miami rapper shared that he wants to be known simply as Purpp. “I’m actually gonna change it to just ‘Purpp’ soon. I wanna drop the ‘Smoke’ out of my name,” he told Rosenberg. “People just called me ‘Smokepurpp’ or ‘Lil Purpp,’ but there’s too many lil’s, so I kind of just want to be ‘Purpp.’”
His decision may have been inspired by his friend and frequent collaborator Lil Pump, who in an Instagram story back in April decided he wanted to change his name to Jet Ski.
Smokepurpp’s segment starts around the 13:27 mark of the video above. Stay tuned to see if he’ll actually change his name, and revisit “Nephew” featuring Lil Pump below.
In other music news, Tyler, the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Hodgy, and Syd reunited for an Odd Future set last night in L.A. Get the full scoop right here.