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Mr. World Peace: I Didn't Tell Wife About Name Swap

6/24/2011 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ron Artest -- AKA Mr. Metta World Peace -- just went on "TMZ Live" ... and said he kept his name-change plans so secretive ... his OWN WIFE HAD NO IDEA ... until TMZ broke the story.

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Metta claims he's been toying with the idea of changing his name for a while ... and was thiiiiiiiis close to settling on Mr. One Love ... but ultimately went with Metta World Peace because it would have a bigger global impact. 

We'll post the full interview shortly. Stay tuned.

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1.

Carl    

Ron, I hate to break it to you, but your name change will have no global impact whatsoever.

1155 days ago
2.

Ryan    

Sounds absolutely RIDICULOUS!!!!!!

1155 days ago
3.

Cujeaux    

Maybe his wife will give Peace a chance.... bahahaahahaha!

1155 days ago
4.

jr70895    

What a ******* idiot star power, positive image, inspiration? If he thinks changing his name is going to make an impact on the world he is dumber than he looks.
He should have changed it to "I am one dumb mother ******"

1155 days ago
5.

makeitstop    

his tee shirt says it all

1155 days ago
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CT    

Get a life...this is another example of someone who's looking for more attention...why not be more productive with your life instead of this nonsense, show us world peace with your actions, not this silliness....and Harvey, if this was someone you weren't so enamored with, you too would think this is stupid....

1155 days ago
7.

bruce    

KEPT his name change....not KEP his name change :-)

1155 days ago
8.

writenow    

Medication?

1155 days ago
9.

Tanya    

Should have just changed it to ATTENTION WHORE

1155 days ago
10.

Sloane    

he's a bit full of himself as my mother used to say
thinking his name or anything about him will have "global impact"

and if I were his wife I'd be ticked that I wasn't included in his thought process
does this mean she has to now change her name to Mrs World Peace?????
wouldn't be too thrilled aobut that
do they have children that this will impact??

VERY selfish thing for him to do-not to mention a VERY stupid thing in my opinion!

1155 days ago
11.

mary    

Idiotic Jerk!!!!!!!!

1155 days ago
12.

Bob    

Ya, it will have an impact. Just more proof Dr. Shockley was correct.

1155 days ago
13.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

I'm sure there's a lot he doesn't tell his wife...like most everything I'd bet. I'm sure it goes something like this:

Iz didn't be tellin my ho what Iz waz gonna do...she don't be diggin' it but I'z da breadwinner beech....I do an O J on yo azzz woman....back in da bedroom ho...."

1155 days ago
14.

David    

I wish you had asked him why he was such a punk during the Dallas series in which the Lakers got swept.

1155 days ago
15.

DirtyMiner    

Should have changed his name to Imma Dumbass!!!

1155 days ago
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