Kanye West officially changes his name to 'Ye'


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Kanye West has officially changed his name to Ye (Image: GETTY)

Kanye West's name has been officially changed to Ye.

Judge Michelle Williams Court of the Los Angeles Superior Court granted the rapper's motion.

Ye will not have a middle or last name, according to Deadline.

The rapper confirmed the revelation on Twitter, writing: "The being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE."

He also used Instagram to show off his new haircut, which he captioned with the Yen sign.

He first applied to legally alter his name in August, just before the release of his Donda album.

According to legal records obtained by TMZ, he changed his name for "personal" reasons, but no further information was provided.

For years, Kanye has gone by the alias Ye, even calling his eighth studio album Ye and using the nickname on Twitter.

The star had already stated in 2018 that he wished to be known as Ye, writing in a tweet: "The being formally known as Kanye West. "My name is YE."

Kanye confessed that he was inspired by the Bible in the same year while naming his album Ye.

"I believe the most commonly used word in the Bible is 'ye,' and it means 'you,'" he told Big Boy on the radio.

"So I'm you, I'm us, it's us," says the narrator. It evolved from Kanye, which means "only one," to just Ye, reflecting our good, bad, confusion, and everything. "It's more of a reflection of who we are on the album."

It comes after his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, paid $20 million for the rapper to leave their property.

According to TMZ, Kanye "signed over his rights to the property" two weeks ago, making him the sole owner of the property they bought together seven years ago.

Since filing for divorce in February, Kim has lived with their four children, North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and two-year-old Psalm.

According to Kim's mother, Kris Jenner, they purchased the mansion in 2014 for $20 million before remodeling it and increasing its value to an estimated $60 million.

Publish : 2021-10-19 13:32:00

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