Brian McKnight

Brian McKnight is trending in the streets of social media after announcing he has legally changed his name to match his 10-month-old son.

The 54-year-old R&B crooner and his wife, Leilani, welcomed their rainbow baby, Brian Kainoa Makoa McKnight, in January. 

Brian McKnight and wife Leilani Mendoza welcome baby boy (1)

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The “Back At One” singer took to his Instagram account on Saturday to proudly announce he has changed his name from Brian Kelly McKnight Sr. to Brian Kainoa Makoa McKnight Sr. to officially make his baby boy his junior. 

The singer wrote: 

So proud to introduce our son


to the world with the release of my new album lovingly created for him.

JR. because I am also proud to officially announce that I have legally changed my name to exactly match my legacy’s.

My legal name is now


“MCKNIGHTtime LULLABIES” the songs of a father to his namesake available now!

See the original post below.

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Brian’s name change was nothing more than another public stunt to further separate himself from his firstborn son, Brian McKnight Jr., who was already his namesake.

Brian McKnight Jr. Says His Father Is Mentally Ill

When someone suggested Brian Jr. change his name, he took to social media writing: 

I’m not ashamed of the name my ancestors had. I’ll never change the name my own son now has. We are witnessing an obscene level of self-hate, that has reached mental illness status at this point.

All we can do is pray for that man, and my new little brother, who we will all welcome with open arms one day, once he realizes who his real family is.

Legacy isn’t in the name. It’s in the character of the people. It will all be quite clear soon, just who’s on the right side of all this, because there’s no escaping what’s coming. 

See Brian Jr.’s original comment below. 

Brian McKnight Jr. says his father is mentally ill

Twitter Weighs In

Brian is trending in the streets of Twitter as people react to his shenanigans and tomfoolery in an effort to disassociate himself with his biological children.

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