In light of the recent controversy in Libya regarding accused dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Queens rapper Tragedy Khadafi has revealed that he is considering a name change. In a recent interview with HipHopDX, the respected MC, who mentored artists like Capone-N-Noreaga, said that if his namesake is actually committing genocide in his own country, then he may have to drop the moniker.

"I would definitely consider it," Tragedy said of the name change. "That's a great atrocity to turn guns on your own people ... I would have to look into that further and really consider that, which I'm doing. I'm actually looking into that and trying to filter through all the information and find the facts and find what is to be truth."

Tragedy, who formerly went by Intelligent Hoodlum, continued to say that he takes the media's reports with a grain of salt, however.

"I never take things on face value," he explained. "I can't really expound on that at this point based on where that information comes from. Some of the same people who delivered that information have delivered misinformation to us in the past. Those same [media outlets] told us that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. And we've come to know that wasn't exactly true, or that wasn't exactly the basis of the war or his execution. Propaganda's always created."

Meanwhile Tragedy, who was released from prison last summer, after serving four years for selling narcotics, is preparing to release his third installment of his 'Thug Matrix' street series, a new solo album entitled 'Huster's Blueprint,' and a potential collaboration with Mobb Deep rapper/producer Havoc.

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