Earlier today, a Los Angeles judge granted a petition brought by Yeezy. Kanye West filed a petition asking for his legal name to be changed to Ye.
This has been the rapper’s nickname for a while but now that Judge Michelle Williams Court’s approved the petition it’s the real deal.
Kanye Omari West filed a petition with a judge to legally change his name to Ye on August 24. He did not list a middle name or a last name, which many people found interesting due to the fact that he has four children that all have the surname West.
The 44-year-old rapper has had the Ye moniker as his Twitter handle for a few years, and he also titled his eighth studio album from 2018 Ye.
According to Deadline, in 2018 during an interview with the radio host Big Boy, Kanye explained that he was interested in the name Ye because it is: “the most commonly used word in the Bible, and said in the Bible it means ‘you.’”
People are also surprised that the Donda rapper changed his name, because even though the pair are reportedly heading for a divorce, his wife Kim Kardashian West still has his former last name. The Keeping Up with The Kardashians star even used the last name West when introduced as the host of Saturday Night Live on October 9.
Also, even though Kanye West’s new name is officially Ye, that doesn’t mean he is safe from the potential scandal unfolding in connection to his preparatory school the Donda Academy in California.