The artist previously generally known as Kanye West is now formally Ye.
A Los Angeles decide granted the 44-year-old’s title change request, a communications officer on the Los Angeles Superior Court docket instructed AFP on Monday.
The mercurial performer had filed the request in August, citing “personal reasons.”
The title change now means the Grammy-winning rapper and producer now not has a final or center title. His earlier full title was Kanye Omari West.
In 2018 Ye launched an album by the identical title, a moniker he is lengthy used as a nickname.
“I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means you. So it’s I’m you, I’m us, it’s us,” he stated that yr in a radio interview.
“It went from being Kanye, which means the only one, to just Ye being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused, our everything.”
Additionally in August, Ye launched a two-hour, 27-track album “Donda,” which dropped after weeks of delay and several other stadium-filled public listening periods.
The highlight lately has shone on Ye extra for his private life than his artwork, after his companion of practically a decade, Kim Kardashian, filed for divorce earlier this yr.
Earlier than the information broke, their union had been dogged for months by stories of marital difficulties. Final yr Ye launched an unbelievable and in the end failed presidential bid.