Yelawolf is no longer... meet "MWA," aka Michael Wayne Atha.
It looks like yesterday’s feature on DJ Paul’s “Get Away” single might be the last we hear from the artist known as Yelawolf. On Monday, the Alabama native took to Instagram to announce that he will no longer go by the stage name Yelawolf, but rather his real government name Michael Wayne Atha, aka “MWA” for short.
In the lengthy IG post, Yelawolf MWA opened up about his depression after years of alcoholism & issues with family & friends. He also blamed his manager for some of his more recent problems, and even shared a clip of him in the hospital. Thankfully however, he cleared things up and said the clip was from a few weeks ago, and that he’s doing just fine right now kicking it.
No word yet if he’s still signed under Eminem’s Shady Records, but he should still have a forthcoming album on the way called Trial By Fire, dropping next year.
Check out the PSA (below) and let us know how you feel about the name change?