Rapper formerly known as Kanye West is now just Ye

Rapper formerly known as Kanye West is now just Ye

The petition filed on August 24 cited 'personal reasons' for the name change.
19 Oct, 2021

Kanye is now Ye.

A Los Angeles judge on Monday approved the request of the rapper, producer and fashion designer to legally change his name from Kanye Omari West to just Ye, with no middle or last name.

“There being no objections, the petition for change of name is granted,” Judge Michelle Williams Court said in court documents.

The petition filed August 24 cited “personal reasons”.

He has called himself Ye on his social media pages for years. He tweeted in 2018 that he wanted the change saying, “the being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.”

The moniker was also the title of his 2018 album. He has said in interviews that, along with being a shortening of his first name he likes, that it’s a word used throughout the Bible.

The 44-year-old is in the middle of a divorce with Kim Kardashian West, who did not ask that her last name be changed back to just Kardashian when she filed to split from him in February. The couple’s four children also have his former last name.


Chrís Dăn Oct 19, 2021 12:58pm
An obnoxiously funny man. Never liked him.
Changez Khan Oct 19, 2021 02:34pm
Who cares what he names himself. He is always looking for cheap publicity.
ramana Oct 19, 2021 03:37pm
Good name.
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Oct 19, 2021 03:49pm
Joke of the century.
Jigen Oct 19, 2021 04:54pm
Apparently he is worth $500 million