Kanye West officially changes name to ‘Ye’ The artist formerly known as Kanye West will now be officially known as simply Ye. A Los Angeles judge granted the rapper’s name change request, a communications officer at the Los Angeles Superior Court confirmed.
The 44-year-old star filed the request in August, citing “personal reasons.” The rapper, best known for hits such as Gold Digger and Stronger, already used Ye as a nickname and in 2 018 used it as an album title. Shortly after the album’s release, he tweeted: “The being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.”
the being formally known as Kanye West
I am YE
— ye (@kanyewest) September 29, 2018