Kanye West Officially Changes Name to Ye

He's legally dropped his middle name, last name and most of his first

BY Kaelen BellPublished Oct 18, 2021

Kanye West has officially become Ye, so it's time to let that information replace the multiplication tables in your brain. 

As reported by TMZ, the man formerly known as Kanye Omari West had his name-change petition officially approved by a judge, changing his legal name to the Cher-esque Ye, no middle or last name included. 

It's been a big, archetypically messy year for our biggest and messiest superstar, but maybe this represents a sort of slate-cleaning? 

Most recently, it looked like Ye was in the studio with Post Malone and Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold, which would seem weirder had Bon Iver not already paved the way for bearded folk-dudes to become rap hype-men. 

Nothing's come of that yet, so we'll just have to wait and see what the mononymous Ye has in store. 

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