Back in August, just days before the release of his tenth studio album Donda, Kanye Omari West filed documents to have his name legally changed to “Ye.”
Fast forward two months later, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams Court signed the petition to have his official name changed to “Ye” and only Ye — no middle or last name.
This shouldn’t come as a jarring surprise, as Kanye’s nickname throughout most of his career has already been “Ye.” A further inkling to this dates back to 2018, when Kanye titled his eighth studio album Ye — taking to Twitter stating that he is YE from that point on.
At the listening party for Ye, Kanye was interviewed by legendary radio host Big Boy where he explained the meaning behind “Ye” and why the name is special to him.
“Well, 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.”Kanye West to Big Boy TV
Not only has Kanye changed his name, but has also changed his look as well. He was spotted at a McDonald’s in Sweden with a fascinating new haircut. He also took to Instagram this afternoon to show off his new look.
It’s no question that Ye is one of the most influential and gifted artists of our generation. No matter what he does, there is always depth and meaning to his work and the decisions he makes.
Being the brilliant individual he is, his actions come as no surprise. Whether it’s developing his DONDA tech company, spearheading his own Netflix docuseries, orchestrating a YZY-GAP collab or promoting his latest LP, when you are a genius like Ye, you have no boundaries.
Stream his latest album Donda Below!