Kanye West: Rapper adjustments his name to Ye
Rapper Kanye West is altering his name – to Ye.
Announcing the modify on Twitter on Saturday, he wrote: “The getting formally [sic] known as Kanye West. I am YE.”
West, 41, has been nicknamed Ye for some time and employed the moniker as the title for his eighth album, which was released in June.
The alter comes ahead of his look on Saturday Night Reside, where he is anticipated to launch his new album Yandhi.
He replaces singer Ariana Grande on the show who cancelled for “emotional motives”, the show’s creator said.
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As properly as getting an abbreviation of his existing expert name, West has previously mentioned the word has religious significance for him.
“I believe ‘ye’ is the most typically utilised word in the Bible, and in the Bible it signifies ‘you,'” West stated earlier this year, discussing his album title with radio host Massive Boy.
“So I am you, I am us, it’s us. It went from Kanye, which indicates the only one, to just Ye – just being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused, every thing. The album is far more of a reflection of who we are.”
He is one particular of a number of popular rappers to modify their name.
Sean Combs has been variously known as Puff Daddy, P. Diddy or Diddy, but this year announced his preference for the names Love and Brother Really like.
A former West collaborator, JAY-Z, has also made do with or without a hyphen and capitals.
Published at Sat, 29 Sep 2018 23:28:45 +0000