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Kanye West legally changes his name to Ye

Kanye legally changes name

Rapper Kanye West has made Ye his official new name.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams signed off on the name change for the Gold Digger rapper on Monday (18Oct21), almost two months after the rap star first filed paperwork to adopt his nickname, citing "personal reasons".

In 2018, the Stronger hitmaker released an album named Ye. At the time, he told Los Angeles radio host Big Boy that he believes 'ye' - which means 'you' - is "the most commonly used word in the Bible".

Ye is also West's Twitter and Instagram handle.

The rapper also filed legal documents to trademark "Ye" for use on "sanitary masks for protection against viral infection", TMZ reported on Monday.



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