American rapper Kanye West officially changes his name to Ye

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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.”