By Abimbola Emmanuel
American rap artiste, Kanye West, has officially gotten a brand new name.
The music star, formally known as Kanye, is now officially known as ‘Ye’, the Los Angeles Superior Court has confirmed to Rolling Stone.
The petition for the rapper’s name change was signed by Judge Michelle Williams.
In the petition, which was filed on August 24, 2021, the musician cited personal reasons for wanting to change his identity.
Recall that Ye released an album with the same name in 2018 but it was used as a shortening of his stage name.
In an interview with radio host, Big Boy that same year, Ye explained the meaning of the title of song album.
“I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means you. So it’s I’m you, I’m us, it’s us,”
“It went from being Kanye, which means the only one, to just Ye being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused, our everything.”
With the petition approved, the musician yields a middle or last name. It’s just Ye.