Grammys 2021: Kanye West wins Best Contemporary Christian Album
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American rapper Kanye has reportedly filed to officially change his name to a two-letter word from the Bible. The rapper, who is best known for releasing such hits as Good Morning, Gold Digger and Follow God, filed to change his name due to “personal reasons”.
Kanye has filed to change his name from Kanye Omari West to “Ye”. (Via E!)
The star has been using this name for some time after he declared he was no longer Kanye West in 2018.
He spoke out about the name at the time on Twitter, where he announced: “The being formally known as Kanye West… I am YE.”
The 44-year-old has since been going by Ye on his Twitter account.
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After this announcement, Kanye was questioned about the name in a 2018 interview.
He said at the time: “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 confusion, everything.”
Going on to discuss his album at the time, Ye, he said: “The album is more of a reflection of who we are.”
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Kanye’s name change filing comes just two months after it was announced he had split up with his wife of 13-years, Kim.
The news was confirmed on an episode of Kim’s reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
During the episode which aired on June 3, the reality star was shown crying over her marriage.
She said: “I can’t do this anymore. I can’t. How am I still in this place where I’m stuck for years? Like he goes and moves to a different state every year.”
Kim continued: “And I have to be in a place where I’m together for the kids. And he’s an amazing dad. And he’s done an amazing job.
“I think he deserves someone that can support his every move and go to Wyoming to be with him and follow him everywhere. He deserves a wife who travels with him and is there for everything. I feel like a f*****g failure.”
She added: “Yeah I feel like a f*****g loser it’s the end of a 13-year-marriage.
“But I can’t even think about that. I want to be happy.”
Since Kanye’s split with Kim, he has been promoting his upcoming album DONDA.
The record, which was due for release on August 6, has yet to be released but has been heard by a number of Kanye fans.
The star has been holding listening parties around America, with the next one taking place on August 26.
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