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Kanye West is Now ‘Ye’, US Judge Approves his Request to Change Name

Kanye West who has been creating a lot of buzz on the internet regarding the change of his name has officially changed his name to “Ye”.

The famous rapper’s petition to change his change has been officially approved by the judge at the Los Angeles Superior court recently. The court said that it has no objection for the songwriter to change his name.

A statement has been released by the court on Monday in this regard which allows the singer to change his name legally from Kanye Omari West to just “Ye”. In the new name, there won’t be any middle or last name.

Kanye West’s name has been officially changed to ‘Ye’

According to the court documents, Judge Michelle Williams Court said, “There being no objections, the petition for change of name is granted.”

Well, there have been a lot of speculations about the fashion designer going with a change in his name.

The rapper filed his petition for a change of name on August 24 by citing “personal reasons.”

The 44-year old American rapper has been calling himself “Ye” on his social media handles for years now.

Back in 2018, he took to his Twitter handle and shared a tweet where he mentioned that he wanted to go with a change in his name by writing, “the being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.”

Well, fans would not be surprised with this update of the singer’s name as he had spoken about it earlier also in an interview with Big Boy. He even revealed the meaning of Ye.

Back then, he said that Ye was the most common word that is used in the Bible. He even said that Ye meant ‘You’ in the holy book.

During the release of the eighth studio album by the rapper in 2018, he put forward his views about the name Ye by sharing the true meaning of it.

He said, “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. The album is more of a reflection of who we are.”

The rapper’s tenth studio album – Donda was released on August 29, 2021. The album which happened to be a huge hit made its number one debut on a number of charts including the U.S. Billboard 200.

Even Spotify and Apple Music have recorded the biggest opening-day streaming of the “Donda” album on their platforms. The singer dedicated the album to his late mother Donda West.

Kanye West’s estranged wife Kim Kardashian still has the singer’s last name in her name amid their divorce talks. Well, need to see if the 40-year old media personality will also drop the singer’s last name in her name post Kanye West changed his name to Ye officially.

Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda


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