Donnie Trumpet, the longtime member of SaveMoney and frequent Chance The Rapper collaborator, took to Facebook on Friday to announce that he's changing his stage name. The multi-instrumentalist and producer will now be known by his given name, Nico Segal, in order to distance himself from Donald Trump.
"We just came off the release of Coloring Book and The Magnificent Coloring World Tour, both huge successes," Segal wrote in the statement. "But all during the tour, something heavy was looming over me -- Donald Trump -- and the connection people are drawing between his name and mine."
He continued: "From this point on, call me Nico. I am proud to be part of a multicultural family, from the great City of Chicago. I am grateful for the diversity of friends and family who have taught me and believed in me and encouraged me. I couldn’t stand to ever hurt them, or you."
Read the full statement on Facebook below.