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Kanye West Tells Fans He's Changed His Name To 'Ye'

Claire Reid

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Kanye West Tells Fans He's Changed His Name To 'Ye'

Kanye West has decided he no longer wants to be known as Kanye West and has opted to officially go for Ye.

The rapper nicknamed himself Ye a while back, but now he's taken to Twitter to let everyone know that, going forward, he will be Ye. Fair enough, pal.

Referring to himself as 'the being formally known as Kanye West', the rapper told fans of his updated moniker last night:


Although Ye is an abbreviation of his name, Kanye, sorry Ye - it's going to take me a while to get used to this - has previously said the word has religious connotations for him.

Speaking to radio host Big Boy about his last album also called 'Ye', he said: "I believe 'ye' is the most commonly used word in the bible, and in the bible it means 'you,',

"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."

The name change comes as Ye gets ready launch his latest album Yhandi, and his announcement was made just before an appearance on Saturday Night Live yesterday.


Of course, he's not the first rapper to change his name - Sean Combs has had about 16 by now and Snoop Dogg (or is Snoop Lion these days?) isn't far behind.

However, fans weren't too concerned about the name change, because most of them were still too busy fuming over the fact that Yhandi, hadn't dropped last night. Although nothing official was mentioned, it was heavily speculated Ye would be releasing his new album last night, after his performance on Saturday Night Live, but midnight came and went in the US and still no album.

Taking to Twitter fans vented:



Come on, mate, stop practising your new signature and get that album out, eh?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Kanye West, Music, Social Media

Claire Reid
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