Kanye West Officially “YE” After Approval To Change Name

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Kanye West’s request to legally change his name to “Ye” has been approved by a Los Angeles judge on October 18th, 2021 which going forward will be used for album releases most likely.

During an interview with Big Boy, the rapper explained the reason why he called his album ye which contextualizes his decision to move forward with dropping a middle and last name. “I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means ‘you.’ So I’m you, I’m us, it’s us. It went from Kanye, which means ‘the only one,’ to just Ye – just being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused, everything,” he said during the interview.

The artist formerly known as Kanye West has officially changed his name to ‘Ye. According to Deadline, the rapper/producer has received a judge’s approval to change his name to ‘Ye after filing the request this past summer. The rapper filed a petition to change his name legally on Aug. 24th, citing personal reasons behind his decision. The name change means that Ye will no longer have a middle or last name, either.

His new name (which has practically been his nickname over the course of his career) also shares the title of his eighth studio album which he released in June 2018. Months later, the rapper announced that he would be changing his name to ‘Ye, though he didn’t go through with any sort of legal procedure until this past August.