Kanye West’s name is now simply Ye, without a middle or surname. On Monday, a Los Angeles judge approved the petition to change his legal identity to just his longtime nickname. The decision by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams Court comes nearly two months after Kanye filed a petition on Aug. 24 to swap out his birth name of Kanye Omari West for Ye.
In 2018, Kanye spoke about the word “ye” as “the most commonly used word in the Bible” during an interview. He later described himself on Twitter as the “being formally known as Kanye West,” writing “I am YE.” It’s still his display name on the platform.
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