Rapper Kanye West has decided to change his name and now only wants to be known by the nickname “Ye”, as announced by the singer himself on his Twitter account.
The artist had officially requested the name change several months ago and Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams has approved this request.
The winner of several Grammy awards, 44 years old and born in Atlanta, has also lost his middle name and his last name, Omari and West, respectively, and his works will be registered from now on with the new appellation.
Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband released last August his latest work titled “Donda” on streaming audio platforms.
A recording that was controversial since its inception since he himself accused, through social networks, his record label of doing it without his permission.
“Universal released my album without my approval,” he stressed in capital letters in one of the only two publications that the singer, producer and composer maintains on his official Instagram profile.
The artist already used the name “Ye” to title his eighth studio album.
With hundreds of millions of records sold worldwide, West is also one of the most awarded artists in the history of the Grammy Awards since the release of his first album, “The College Dropout” (2004), which was followed by other critically acclaimed works such as “808s & Heartbreak” (2008) or “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” (2010).