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19th Oct 2021

Kanye West legally changes his name to Ye

Ellen Fitzpatrick

We all saw it coming.

It was only a matter of time before Kanye West bit the bullet and actually went through with calling himself Ye.

But now he’s made it official by legally change his name, with a court giving him full permission to do so.

Unlike when Snoop Dogg changed his stage name countless times, Ye’s is more than just that, now being his legal full name.

And it is just that, going from Kanye Omari West to just Ye, he now has no first, middle or last name, just the one.

Filing documents to the courts to have it changed, the rapper cited “personal reasons” for the big move, but it’s not surprising as he constantly calls himself this on a regular basis.

The 44-year-old first alluded to his plans to change his name to Ye when he tweeted: “Formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.”

The application for the name change was officially approved by LA Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams on Monday.

In 2018, the rapper told radio host Big Boy: “I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible. In the Bible it means you.

“So, I’m you. And I’m us. It’s us. It went from being Kanye, which means the only one, to just Ye, just being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused – everything. It’s more of a reflection of who we are [as] beings.”

As well as this, his eighth studio album is called Ye as well as it being visible on his Twitter for years.

And when it comes to name changes in his family, Ye allegedly told his now ex-wife Kim Kardashian West that she could keep his former last name after the divorce.

Maybe it was because he was planning this all along.