Three years ago, during an interview with radio host Big Boy, he said there is also a religious element to the name change.
He said: “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.”
People took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the artist’s new name.
Some poked fun at the name change, whereas others seemed confused:
Kanye West after changing his entire name to "Ye" https://t.co/twOFcjE1vG