Kanye West changes name to Ye

American hip hop artist Kanye West has changed his name and he will now be simply known as Ye.

Reports say a Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted the hip hop artist’s name change request.

The 44-year-old filed the request in August, citing “personal reasons.”

The rapper, best known for hits such as Gold Digger and Stronger, already used Ye as a nickname.

Ye released his latest album Donda in August, featuring 27 tracks with a running time of two hours.

Other artists such as Prince, Snoop Dogg and Sean Love Combs have all changed their names over the years.

Ye hit the headlines earlier this year after he split up with wife of nearly seven years, Kim Kardashian.

The news comes after his ill-fated run for the US Presidency in 2020.

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