Kanye West legally becomes 'Ye' after name change request is approved by LA judge


Kanye West is now legally ‘Ye’ after a judge approved his name change request on Monday. 

The 44-year-old, who filed a petition last month to officially go by his famous nickname, had his request approved by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams Court, according to Deadline.

Ye, who has no middle or last name, cited personal reasons behind his decision to change his name in his petition.  

Introducing Ye! Kanye West is now legally Ye after a judge approved his name change request on Monday (pictured 2019)

Introducing Ye! Kanye West is now legally Ye after a judge approved his name change request on Monday (pictured 2019)

The rapper, who has used the moniker as a nickname for years, named his eighth studio album Ye and even goes by the abbreviated title on Twitter. 

As news broke of the name change, Ye posted a photo of his new haircut onto Instagram.

The photo was captioned with the Yen symbol, however it is unclear if was in any way referencing his new name.

In the photo, Kanye faced with his back towards the camera while brandishing a silver chain necklace bearing the name of his son Saint.

'I am YE': The name change may not come as a surprise to die hard Kanye fans, who will probably remember the rapper wanting to be referred to as Ye back in 2018

‘I am YE’: The name change may not come as a surprise to die hard Kanye fans, who will probably remember the rapper wanting to be referred to as Ye back in 2018

New you, new do: As news broke of the name change, Ye posted a photo of his new haircut onto Instagram

New you, new do: As news broke of the name change, Ye posted a photo of his new haircut onto Instagram

The name change may not come as a surprise to die hard Kanye fans, who will probably remember the rapper wanting to be referred to as Ye back in 2018.

In a tweet, the rapper declared at the time: ‘The being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.’

Kanye also revealed that same year he was inspired by the Bible when naming his eighth studio album Ye.    

'In the Bible it means "you"': Kanye also revealed he was inspired by the Bible when naming his eighth studio album Ye

‘In the Bible it means “you”‘: Kanye also revealed he was inspired by the Bible when naming his eighth studio album Ye

Nickname: Not only has Kanye been using the moniker as a nickname, he also goes by the title on Twitter

Nickname: Not only has Kanye been using the moniker as a nickname, he also goes by the title on Twitter 

‘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.’ 

Kanye’s new name comes after his estranged wife Kim Kardashian shelled out $20 million in cash to buy the rapper out of their palatial marital home.  

Spooky: West attracted plenty of attention when he wore this mask in Venice, Italy on Sunday

Spooky: West attracted plenty of attention when he wore this mask in Venice, Italy on Sunday

Kanye officially ‘signed over his rights to the property’ two weeks ago, according to TMZ, making his ex, 40, the sole owner of the property they purchased together seven years ago.  

She has been living in their Hidden Hills abode with their four children North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and two-yea-old Psalm since filing for divorce in February.

The insider went on to tell the outlet that the negotiations between the two were ‘extremely cordial’ and she paid the Flashing Lights hitmaker in cash to smooth over the process.

The couple bought the mansion in 2014 for $20 million and Kanye led a complete redesign of home with the assistance of famed Belgian interior decorator Axel Vervoort. 

Meanwhile: West is also in the process of divorcing his wife Kim Kardashian after more than six years of marriage

Meanwhile: West is also in the process of divorcing his wife Kim Kardashian after more than six years of marriage 

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