Justin Bieber Has an Alter Ego! Which Other Stars Could Use One?

With the teen pop star's invention of rapper Shawty Mane, we suggest new alternate identities for some music hitmakers

On Wednesday evening, Justin Bieber introduced the world to a new young rapper named Shawty Mane (see video below). Shawty Mane is the Clark Kent to Bieber's Superman: a version of the pop star with wide-rimmed glasses and a whole different attitude. Yes, like many music superstars before him, Justin Bieber has created an alter ego.

Why do so many high-profile stars create alter egos for themselves? Maybe it's a safe way to change your image without isolating your hardcore fans. Beyonce became Sasha Fierce to get in touch with her sexy side; country star Garth Brooks released a rock n' roll album as Chris Gaines; Christina Aguilera shed her teenybopper image when she became Xtina.

Now that Bieber has his rapper alter-ego, we wonder if he'll inspire a new wave of secret identities among his fellow chart-toppers. Here are our alter-ego recommendations for a few of music's hottest stars!

Kanye West
Real Identity: Egomaniac hip-hop star, still trying to win back fans after that whole Taylor Swift thing.
Alter Ego: Reggie East, a Marvin Gaye-esque soul singer who croons ballads about how we should all just get along.

Lady Gaga
Real Identity: Pop music megastar who may one day run out of shocking costumes and dance hits.
Alter Ego: Dutchess Rahrah, a piano-playing singer-songwriter who dresses in black and sings about her feelings.

Amy Winehouse
Real Identity: R&B singer with a lot of Grammys -- and a lot of personal issues.
Alter Ego: Janet Beercastle, a sultry chanteuse who wears ballgowns, sings jazz standards, and never has a hair out of place.

Which celebrities could use an image makeover? Chime in below!


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