Getty ImagesEarl Sweatshirt is changing his rap name.The Cali rapper said so much last night via Twitter (July 29). Earl didn’t tell fans what his new moniker would be yet; he wants to wait until he has new material to go along with it. The I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside rapper, real name Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, said his current alias doesn’t make him laugh as much as the new one. Earl makes it clear that he doesn’t hate his past, possibly referencing the recent disbandment of Odd Future, but does say that the new name is necessary. The young rapper has been working on his solo career, recently saying he doesn’t want OFWGKTA to define him as an artist. He referred to his time with the group as his “teenage boy club that got famous.” Sweat goes on to say in his tweets that he doesn’t want to be a joke forever. Read his messages below.im finna change my rap name lol— EARL (@earlxsweat) July 30, 2015 dead ass — EARL (@earlxsweat) July 30, 2015 it’s not about hating my past I just found a flight name that makes me laugh more than earl sweatshirt does — EARL (@earlxsweat) July 30, 2015Fans did not take Earl’s tweets lightly, lighting up his mentions with comments on the switch. He didn’t give out any further details about the name, even when people probed.lmaoooo yall hot— EARL (@earlxsweat) July 30, 2015 I ain’t finna tell y’all till I got some music to drop with it. Just be on standby— EARL (@earlxsweat) July 30, 2015 I’m not tryna be kind of a joke forever — EARL (@earlxsweat) July 30, 2015y’all need to lighten up y’all mood man that shit not gon effect your life in any way — EARL (@earlxsweat) July 30, 2015 say my say my say my say my name— EARL (@earlxsweat) July 30, 2015Earl Sweatshirt just kicked off his Ready to Leave tour, hitting New Zealand and Australia before returning to the States and Canada. NxWorries and Remy Banks will join Earl on the road. The first show stateside is next Friday (Aug. 8) at the Low End Theory Festival in L.A. The tour wraps up in Austin Sep. 19 at Fool’s Gold Day Off.

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