Chi-Town native Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian revealed the name of their newborn daughter — Chicago West — earlier this week, sparking an onslaught of 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 of 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 of Pablo visionary has consistently contributed to Chicago’s greater good. West has donated hundreds of thousands of 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 of the most hilarious reactions below.
So Kanye West and Kim K. named their youngest daughter Chicago West….
— ? (@EUniversee) January 19, 2018
Kim and Kanye named their baby Chicago West. She's 7 lbs, 6 oz and -14° with wind chill.
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) January 19, 2018
Chicago Bears est. 1920
Chicago West est. 2018
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 19, 2018
*white parent voice* I can't believe Kim and Kanye named their baby girl Chicago West, that's ridiculous! Oh no, it's almost 4:30, I need to pick up my kids Lakynn and Nayvie. pic.twitter.com/NfToiowbfh
— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) January 19, 2018
kim and kanye named their new child chicago west and not wild west and that really saddens me
— RyansAverageLife (@RyanAbe) January 19, 2018
White people making fun of Kim and Kanye for naming their kid Chicago while they have 2 kids named Braxlee and Banjo
— James (@CaucasianJames) January 19, 2018
Now that Kanye and Kim's kid is named Chicago, I'm allowed to say I'm mad they didn't choose Philadelphia instead.
How great would it be for every time someone writes your name "Last, First" someone said "West, Philadelphia" and you could say BORN AND RAISED.
— Steph Haberman (@StephLauren) January 19, 2018
One half of Twitter is talking about Kanye and Kim's new baby, Chicago West, and the other half of Twitter is hyperventilating over the looming government shutdown.
What a time to be alive.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) January 19, 2018
"What did Kim and Kanye name their baby?"
"No, not the name of the hospital, the name of the baby."
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) January 19, 2018
Bro who cares about Kanye n Kim nem baby being named Chicago when it’s 3 million white girls out here named Virginia who gives a fuck y’all weird
— ? (@ALSTON2008) January 20, 2018
If you google North Saint Chicago, the names of Kanye Wests’ kids, it will lead you to 675 N Saint Clair St. This is where Kanye took Kim on their first date. It’s a small snackbar.
If this sounds weird, it’s because i made it up. This is a snackbar in Antwerp, Belgium pic.twitter.com/ieaOkqCMN3
— ?? (@2020Gwoww) January 20, 2018