Kanye West's been pretty vocal about wanting to change his name for a while now, and it's now legally official - the artist formerly known as Kanye Omari West is simply called Ye.
He filed the paperwork for the change back in August, and it's now been approved by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams Court, according to Deadline, who says he was making the change for personal reasons.
Back in 2018, Ye tweeted, “The being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE," so he's been thinking about this for a while now. The same year he released his album Ye, so it's clearly a name that means a lot to him.
the being formally known as Kanye West
I am YE
— ye (@kanyewest) September 29, 2018
Speaking in a 2018 radio interview with host Big Boy, Ye explained the meaning behind the album's name. “I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible. In the Bible it means you. So, I’m you. And I’m us. It’s us.
"It went from being Kanye, which means the only one to just Ye, just being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused—everything. It’s more of a reflection of who we are [as] beings.”
If you're ever sick of your middle/last name, then follow in Ye's footsteps. Sometimes you only need two letters to let people know who you really are.