American billionaire and rap artist, Kanye West has changed his name. West who was formerly known as Kanye is now officially “Ye.” A Los Angeles judge Michelle Williams granted the rapper’s name change request on Monday. The 44-year-old star filed the request in August, citing “personal reasons” The rapper hinted at the change as far back as 2018, when he released his studio album “ye,” and then several months later tweeted: “the being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.”
Back in 2019, West suggested he might legally change his name to “Christian Genuis Billionaire Kanye West” for a little bit.
Ye hit the headlines earlier this year after his wife, Kim Kardashian West, filed for divorce back in February after the couple had reportedly been living apart for some time.
The pair, who have four children together, are among the most recognizable stars in the world. Their marriage was one of the most closely followed celebrity partnerships of recent decades.