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Ron Artest

World Peace Runs in the Family

9/13/2011 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0912_ron_diamond_artest_getty_exRon Artest just recruited another ardent follower in his ongoing quest for World Peace -- his daughter.

Ron's rep tells TMZ, 8-year-old Diamond Artest has told her dad she wants to take on the World Peace name -- and with a name like Diamond, the resulting moniker might even be awesomer than her dad's.

Diamond hasn't decided when she wants to begin the legal process -- but we're told Ron's ready and willing to sign on the dotted line whenever she's ready.

Ron's name change to Metta World Peace was supposed to become official last month -- but the judge delayed the request ... over Ron's outstanding traffic tickets.

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Leader of the ignorant masses    

Any name change is better than being named Diamond. I do not know why some people think it is cute to give kids stripper names. She seems like a nice kid i am going to call her Lisa from now on.

1073 days ago
2.

heleziah    

Responsibility of family is first deeds for every elder of family.Eye Secrets

1073 days ago
3.

Andre    

The kid doesn't even no or understand what she's asking at that age. I totally disagree with this move.

1073 days ago
4.

freaksloan    

Well her Dad is an idiot, so what should we expect from his offspring?

1073 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

She is MUCH too young to change her name. Anyone remember Peek-a-boo Street, the ice skater? That is what happens when you let a child name themselves.

1073 days ago
6.

Blondie    

That is one seriously ugly kid.

1072 days ago
7.

Mikey    

World Peace? Come on, who you fooling.

Artest punched a fan in the stands who was verbally taunting him.


Yao Ming jokingly said "hopefully he's not fighting anymore and going after a guy in the stands." In response, Artest said, I understand what Yao said, but I'm still ghetto. That's not going to change. I'm never going to change my culture. Yao has played with a lot of black players, but I don't think he's ever played with a black player that really represents his culture as much as I represent my culture.

1072 days ago
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tony gee    

Don't you think that his name should be Beta World Peace?

1072 days ago
9.

Mikey    

Artest calling himself World Peace is like Chastity Bono calling herself a man.

1072 days ago
10.

HMMMM    

Get over yourself. Just another narcissistic idiot spouting off BS. Go away, nobody cares

1072 days ago
11.

RealityBites    

ONE WORD - STUPID!

1072 days ago
12.

Trist    

Awesomer?? Really? Please learn proper grammer! Awesomer is NOT a word! You would say "more awesome." Oh what...this is TMZ. Not the brightest people on the planet! Ugh.

1072 days ago
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Trist    

Awesomer?? Really? Please learn proper grammer! Awesomer is NOT a word! You would say "more awesome." Oh what...this is TMZ. Not the brightest people on the planet! Ugh.

1072 days ago
14.

Polly    

Another "has been" trying to keep himself relevant. What a shameless why to abuse your child.

1072 days ago
15.

Nikkcolle    

Silly and attention seeking.

1072 days ago
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