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Tags: Hollywood | kanye west | ye | name change | rapper | musician | performer

Rapper Formerly Known as Kanye West Is Now Just Ye

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Ye (AP)

Monday, 18 October 2021 10:07 PM

Kanye is now Ye.

A Los Angeles judge Monday approved the request of the rapper, producer, and fashion designer to legally change his name from Kanye Omari West to just Ye, with no middle or last name.

"There being no objections, the petition for change of name is granted," Judge Michelle Williams Court said in court documents.

The petition filed Aug. 24 cited "personal reasons."

He has called himself Ye on his social media pages for years. He tweeted in 2018 he wanted the change saying, "the being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE."

The moniker was also the title of his 2018 album. He has said in interviews that, along with being a shortening of his first name he likes, that it is a word used throughout the Bible.

The 44-year-old is in the middle of a divorce with Kim Kardashian West, who did not ask that her last name be changed back to just Kardashian when she filed to split from him in February. The couple's four children also have his former last name.

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A Los Angeles judge Monday approved the request of the rapper, producer, and fashion designer to legally change his name from Kanye Omari West to just Ye, with no middle or last name.
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