‘Ye’ it’s official! Judge approves Kanye West’s name change to his popular nickname “Ye”

On Monday, a judge in Los Angeles approved Kanye West’s name change to “Ye.” CBS News said that the news was confirmed by the Los Angeles Court. The 44-year old rapper was called by the nickname Ye from many years and now he has legally changed name, blurring the line between his name and nickname.

In August 2021, ET obtained documents that showed that the rapper wanted to change his name from Kanye Omari West to a simple Ye. In his petition to the court in LA in the section that asked “Reason for change of name (explain)”, there was a precise reply: “Personal reasons.” The outlet had reported that the request would most likely be approved.

The rapper has used the name “Ye” for the album he dropped in 2018. It was his eight studio album. The “Jesus is King” singer has also used a personal association in his latest album called “Donda.” The tenth album is dedicated to his late mother whose name is “Donda West.”

Ye had also thought about naming his son Ye. However, he and his ex-wife Kim Kardashian had chosen the name “Psalm.” The reality tv actress had mentioned it earlier, in an episode of her famous tv show “Keeping up with the Kardashians.”

The “Gold Digger” and “Stronger” rapper might emerge stronger in 2021, after getting his name changed. Last year was a difficult and controversial year for Ye as he had an ill-fated run for the 2020 presidential elections and his association with Donald Trump.

In 2018, when he was still officially called Kanye, according to a report in BBC News, in an interview with radio host Big Boy he said that he believed that “ye” was the most commonly used word in the Bible. He said that ye meant you in the Bible. He said, “So it’s I’m you, I’m us, it’s us.”

His Twitter handle is “Ye,” but his website and Instagram account showed his previous name up to the time when this article was written.

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