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West, 44, filed his petition in August, stating he was making the change due to personal reasons.
West, who ran for president in 2020, will now be known simply as “Ye,” without having a middle or last name, according to Deadline
The “Gold Digger” singer, released his eighth studio album in 2018 titled with his new legal name and has used the term as his handle on Twitter.
the being formally known as Kanye West— ye (@kanyewest) September 29, 2018
I am YE
In an interview with Hip-Hop personality Big Boy in 2018, West shared his belief that “Ye” is the most commonly used word in the Bible, saying that the word means “you.”
"I believe 'ye' is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means 'you,'" West told Big Boy.
"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."