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Rapper Kanye West legally changes name to ‘Ye’

Kanye West has officially changed his name to “Ye.” The Los Angeles Superior Court confirmed the change to Rolling Stone, after Judge Michelle Williams Court signed off on his petition.

He filed the papers for the name change in August and cited “personal reasons” for wanting the new name. The 44-year-old rapper first discussed changing his name with a tweet in September 2018. He said: “The being formally known as Kanye West I am YE.” Ye, who has no middle or last name, cited personal reasons behind his decision to change his name in his petition.

The rapper has been using YE as a nickname for several years now. He also named his eighth album after the nickname in 2018 and goes by this title on Twitter.

The same year, in a radio interview, YE said, “I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means you. So it’s I’m you, I’m us, it’s us. It went from being Kanye, which means the only one, to just Ye being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused, our everything.” The news comes as YE is in the middle of a divorce from his ex-wife Kim Kardashian.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: DEADLINE

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