Rapper Kanye West announces name change on Twitter ahead of album release: 'I am YE
Kanye West's last album Ye released in June.
Rapper Kanye West has announced that his new name is 'Ye'.
The 41-year-old musician shared the news of his name change on Twitter.
the being formally known as Kanye West
I am YE
— ye (@kanyewest) September 29, 2018
Ye was also the title of the rapper's 1 June album, which he spent months recording at his ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. According to BBC, the West had previously said in a statement that the name had a religious significance for him.
"I believe 'ye' is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means 'you'. So I’m you, I’m us, it’s us. It went from Kanye, which means the only one, to just Ye -- just being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused, everything," he told radio show host Big Boy in June.
(With inputs from Press Trust of India)
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