Los Angeles, CA – Chi-Town native Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian revealed the name their newborn daughter — Chicago West — earlier this week, sparking an onslaught mixed reactions. Fellow Chicagoan Common is down with it though, and thinks West “deserves” to name his daughter after the Windy City. TMZ caught the legendary MC at the Los Angeles International Airport where he chimed in on the topic.
“I love it, I love it,” he said. “That’s incredible. First all, that’s my family, Kanye and Kim. So, he deserves to be able to name his child Chicago for as much as he does for our city and as much as he loves our city. And that’s a fresh name for a kid. That’s fly.”
Over the years, The Life Pablo visionary has consistently contributed to Chicago’s greater good. West has donated hundreds thousands dollars to the Chicago-based youth program Donda’s House, which is named after his late mother Dr. Donda West, and helped establish Loop Dreams in 2005 alongside Dr. West under the Dr. Donda West Foundation umbrella. Together, they aimed to help challenged at-risk students.
When Common was asked if “you had to be a legend” to be able to name a child after a city, he said, “You gotta be that. Like I said, what Kanye has done for our city, he deserves to be able to do that, right?”
Not everybody felt that way. West and Kardashian’s third child’s name quickly became an easy target on social media.
Check out some the most hilarious reactions below.