What is Kanye West's new name? Fans wonder what to call rapper after name change

The 44-year-old rapper has been referred to as Ye by his fans for decades and even released an album with the same title


                            What is Kanye West's new name? Fans wonder what to call rapper after name change
Kanye West also debuted a new haircut in his latest Instagram post (Instagram/Kanye West)

Kanye West has now officially adopted a new name, after his request for name change was approved by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams Court. The former husband of Kim Kardashian is now officially 'Ye', sans any middle name or surname. The 44-year-old rapper has been unofficially referred to as Ye by his fans for decades and even released an album with the same title. In fact, he has also been using the nickname in his social media handles for quite a while. 

The 'Donda' hitmaker first revealed his wish for the name change with a tweet in 2018, "The being formally known as Kanye West I am YE." Along with the name change, Ye also debuted his brand new haircut in a photo where his back faced the camera. He also wore a silver chain necklace with the name of his son Saint engraved on it. 

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In an earlier interview with radio host Big Boy, Kanye had explained that the name Ye was inspired by the Bible. "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," West had said at the time. 

The name change and the haircut signified major steps by Kanye West to turn over a new leaf in his life, especially after his estranged wife Kim Kardashian deprived the rapper of their palatial marital home. She went to the extent of spending $20 million to get the sole ownership of the place as Kanye signed over his rights to the property. The former couple resided at the house for nearly seven years with their four children before filing for divorce in February.

"Kanye West. Changes name to Ye. Pronounced as Yay. Kookoo would work too," a fan joked. A second fan wrote, "Kanye West officially changes his name to 'Ye' . Hopefully I’m the First to say Yo Ye."

"Does anybody know if Ye will continue to use kanye as like an artistic name," a third fan wondered. Another fan reminded, "Kanye West? Yup, he can also East, North and South. Ye can do anything he wants."



 



 



 



 

Meanwhile, Kanye fans are also baffled to decipher the significance of his latest haircut, as some even called it a really poor job by the hairdresser. The rapper, who had been infamous for donning creepy masks in public every now and then, repeated the stance during his latest outing as well.