During an Instagram live that same day, Mo shared why she opted to compete under a new name.
She told fans: “The reason I changed my name [is] because I’m growing as an artist, right? And I believe that artists should always evolve and grow and I just felt like, I as an individual just want to give more heart, more love, more everything and just for branding, it just makes sense to be just ‘Mo’. I also feel that my artistry is evolving into more of a gender-fluid kind of non-binary, like I’ve been working out a lot, you know what I mean. For a long time I wanted to stay thin and petite and soft and frail because I wanted to give very, y’know, woman! Now, honey, you know, I’ve just, especially since the pandam girl and I got to go to the gym every damn day, girl. I’m getting body, girl. This body, girl. The shoulders, the chest, the abs, the chesticles, girl. Girl, I’m just trying to be rough trade, you know?”