Kanye Omari West, the US rapper, has officially changed his name to his long-time two-lettered nickname, ‘Ye’.


According to TMZ, Michelle Williams, Los Angeles Superior Court judge, approved the rapper’s earlier request for a change of name on Monday.

With the development, the ‘Donda’ singer will simply be known as Ye without a middle or last name henceforth.

The ‘Jesus Is King’ crooner also took to his Instagram page to flaunt his new hairstyle — in what seemed to be a celebration of his name change.


The 44-year-old musician first hinted at the name change via a Twitter post in September 2018.

“The being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE,” he had written at the time.

In August — about three years later — West filed to legally change his name, citing “personal reasons” for the move.


The development comes about two months after it was revealed that Kim Kardashian, his estranged wife, would retain West despite their divorce proceedings.

Kanye had separated from Kim after she filed for divorce in February — about seven years after they tied the knot.

The pair later agreed to have joint custody of their four children — North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2 — with neither of them needing spousal support.


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