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Kanye West Legally Turns ‘Ye’ After Name Change Request Approved by LA Judge

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Kanye West is now legally ‘Ye’ after a judge approved his name change request on Monday.

The 44-year-old, who filed a petition last month to officially bear his famous nickname, had his request approved by Los Angeles Superior Court judge Michelle Williams Court, according to Deadline.

Ye, who does not have a middle or last name, cited personal reasons behind his decision to change his name in his petition.

Introducing Ye! Kanye West is now legally Ye after a judge approved his name change request on Monday (2019 photo)

The rapper, who has used the moniker as a nickname for years, called his eighth studio album Ye and even carries the abbreviated title on Twitter.

When news of the name change broke, Ye posted a photo of his new haircut on Instagram.

The photo was captioned with the Yen symbol, but it’s unclear if it refers to his new name in any way.

In the photo, Kanye was facing the camera as he brandished a silver necklace bearing his son’s name Saint.

'I am YE': The name change may not come as a surprise to die hard Kanye fans, who will likely remember the rapper wanted to be called Ye in 2018

‘I am YE’: The name change may not come as a surprise to die hard Kanye fans, who will likely remember the rapper wanted to be called Ye in 2018

New you, new do: When news of the name change broke, Ye posted a photo of his new haircut on Instagram

New you, new do: When news of the name change broke, Ye posted a photo of his new haircut on Instagram

The name change may not come as a surprise to die hard Kanye fans, who will likely remember the rapper wanted to be called Ye in 2018.

In a tweet at the time, the rapper stated: “The creature formally known as Kanye West. I’m you.’

Kanye also revealed that same year that he was inspired by the Bible at the mention of his eighth studio album Ye.

'In the Bible it means'

‘In the Bible it means ‘you’: Kanye also revealed that he was inspired by the Bible when he named his eighth studio album Ye

Nickname: Kanye didn't just use the nickname as a nickname, he also uses the title on Twitter

Nickname: Kanye didn’t just use the nickname as a nickname, he also uses the title on Twitter

“I believe ‘you’ is the most used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means ‘you,'” he told radio host Big Boy.

“So I’m you, I’m us, it’s us. It went from Kanye, meaning the only one, to just Ye – just a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused, everything. The album is more of a reflection of who we are.’

Kanye’s new name comes after his estranged wife Kim Kardashian paid $20 million in cash to buy the rapper out of their palatial marital home.

Spooky: West drew a lot of attention when he wore this mask in Venice, Italy on Sunday

Spooky: West drew a lot of attention when he wore this mask in Venice, Italy on Sunday

According to TMZ, Kanye officially “transferred his rights to the property” two weeks ago, making his ex, 40, the sole owner of the property they bought together seven years ago.

She has lived in their Hidden Hills residence with their four children North, eight, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and two-year-old Psalm since she filed for divorce in February.

The insider went on to tell the outlet that negotiations between the two were “extremely cordial,” and she paid the Flashing Lights hitmaker in cash to help smooth the process.

The couple bought the mansion in 2014 for $20 million and Kanye led a complete redesign of the house with the help of renowned Belgian interior designer Axel Vervoort.

Meanwhile: West is also divorcing his wife Kim Kardashian after more than six years of marriage

Meanwhile: West is also divorcing his wife Kim Kardashian after more than six years of marriage

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