Kanye West Legally Changes His Name to Just Ye, Fans React: "He's Still Kanye to Me"

Kanye West Legally Changes His Name to Just Ye, Fans React: "He's Still Kanye to Me"

  • A US judge has granted Kanye West his wish to change his name to just Ye, according to reports
  • The US superstar applied to change his name towards the end of last year and Judge Michelle Williams Court has finally approved his petition
  • Social media users shared mixed reactions to Kanye West's decision, with some saying change is good while others shared that they'll continue to call him Kanye

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Kanye West has legally changed his name to just Ye. A US judge has approved a petition by the superstar to officially change his name. He now has no middle name or last name.

Kanye West, legally changes name, Ye
Kanye West has officially changed his name to just Ye. Image: @photosofkanyewest
Source: Instagram

Sky News reports that Judge Michelle Williams Court ruled in favour of the rapper's petition. Kanye had told the court that he was changing his name for personal reasons.

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Deadline reports that the award-winning musician told radio host Big Boy that Ye means 'you' in the Bible. During the interview, the Donda hitmaker shared that he believed that "ye" was the most commonly used word in the Bible.

Social media users have shared mixed reactions on Kanye's decision to change his name. They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the news. Check out some of their comment below:

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@DonsSZN said:

"This is why he’s better than Drake."

@BlakAce604 wrote:

"Legally, that's a good move Ye."

@Maxwell72364572 commented:

"Ye is still the greatest artist to ever live!!!!"

@ThaBigChris wrote:

"I still call him Kanye West."

@signonthe1 said:

"That's dope!"

@ogswave commented:

"He's still Kanye to me."

@DominicDarko17 added:

"That's nice."

Kanye West claims 'Donda' was released without his approval

In other entertainment news, Briefly News reported that Kanye West recently claimed that his new album Donda was released without his approval. The superstar's name trended high on social media when Universal allegedly dropped the project without Ye's permission.

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The US rapper took to social media on Sunday, 29 August and claimed that the record label dropped Donda without authorisation, according to Complex. Social media users have shared mixed reactions to the award-winning musician's claim.

While some fans believed Kanye, some people shared that the artist's claim is a publicity stunt aimed at getting more people to stream his album. @mixologistcl2 said:

"Kanye West is riding the publicity wave hard."

Source: Briefly.co.za

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