It was his nickname for a while, though Kanye West has officially changed its name to Ye.
According to USA Today, judge in Los Angeles Superior Court Michelle Williams Court gave the rapper approval stamp to formally change his name from Kanye Omari West to just Ye.
The “Donda” rapper first filed the petition to change his name in August, citing “personal reasons”. His new name will not have a middle name or a last name.
“There are no objections, the request for a name change is granted,” Judge Michelle Williams Court said in court documents.
In 2018, Ye first introduced his name to his fans with a tweet on Twitter.
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“The creature formally known as Kanye West,” he said wrote. “I’m YE.”
His eighth studio album, Ye, was also released the same year. And in an interview with Big Boy, Ye described the religious and historical context of “Ye.”
“I think ‘you’ is the most used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means ‘you,'” West said.
He continued: “So I am you, I am us, it is 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. ”