Kanye West changes name to ‘Ye’ - here’s what people think

Kanye West changes name to ‘Ye’ - here’s what people think

Kanye West has officially changed his name to “Ye” (pronounced “yay”) after a Los Angeles judge approved his request.

Born Kanye Omari West, the musician’s application to change his name was lodged in August, citing “personal reasons”.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams has now given the fashion mogul the stamp of approval.

He will now no longer have a middle or last name — he is just “Ye”.

He has wanted to change his name for quite some time. Back in 2018, he tweeted: “The being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.”

In 2018 he released the self-titled album “Ye” and the moniker has been his Twitter handle for some time.

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:

Some Twitter users commenting on a French article imagined how he’d respond to being asked what his name is:

The musician’s name change isn’t the only reason he’s been in the headlines this week.

This week he has been spotted in Berlin and Venice sporting bizarre masks. 

You do you. Or, ye do ye.

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