Kanye West, an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, businessman, and fashion designer, has gone by many names since becoming an artist, but has finally decided to be officially known as Ye.
According to court documents obtained by E! News, the rapper filed a request to change his name from Kanye Omari West to just “Ye”. He stated in the filing that he wants to make the change for “personal reasons.”
The Rapper first gave himself the nickname back in 2018, ahead of a show appearance. He tweeted, “The being formally known as Kanye West…I am YE.”
At the time, he said in an interview that the name held a deeper spiritual meaning. “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 confusion, everything. The album is more of a reflection of who we are.”
The album ‘Ye’ came out months before he was scheduled to share the Yahndi album. But the project was seemingly shelved, with Kanye putting out Jesus Is King in October 2019.
Despite the growing anticipation for the latest project, Donda, which was initially scheduled for release on July 23, Kanye has chosen to host listening parties across the United States. He’s put on two events in Atlanta, Georgia so far, and is slated to hold his latest gathering in his hometown of Chicago on Aug. 26.
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