I Ain’t Kanye, Damn It. I’m Ye-Kanye West Declares


America’s mercurial rap star and fashion designer is set for a name change. The eccentric rapper, who recently released an album titled Ye, has filed legal papers to officially change his name from Kanye to simply Ye, a nick name he has used for years.
According to court documents, Kanye, 44, is said to have filed papers for the new identity without middle or last name. He cited ‘personal’ reasons behind his decision to change his name without providing any other details.
The name change is expected to be approved by a judge giving the nature of rules guiding name changes in the state of California. According to reports, judges usually approve name change requests as long as there is no evidence that the new moniker will be used to commit fraud.
Kanye is remembered for announcing a preference for the name way back in 2018. In a tweet to that effect, he once stated,
“The being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.”
Over the same period, Kanye is also known to have stated that he was inspired by the Bible when naming his eighth studio album Ye.
“I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means ‘you,” he told radio host Big Boy.
So I’m you, I’m us, it’s us. It went from Kanye, which means the only one, to just Ye – just being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused, everything. The album is more of a reflection of who we are,” he said.
Kanye’s highly anticipated new work is billed for release on Friday, August 27. With two listening events, streamed live on Apple Music, already bagged at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta with massive 3.3 million and 5.4 million attendance on both occasions, a third is being scheduled for Soldier Field in Chicago on Thursday. He is having a replica of his childhood home built on stage for the event.

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