US rapper Kanye West will always look for possible ways of being in the news which has greatly helped him stay relevant even without having hit songs.
Some months ago, he was heavily criticized after he said that slave trade was a choice and he is in the news again for changing his stage name from Kanye West to ‘Ye’
The rapper who is also Kim Kardashians husband made this announcement on his Twitter handle writing “The being formally [sic] known as Kanye West. I am YE.”
He however explained that the name has a religious significance to him.
“I believe ‘Ye’ is the most commonly used word in the bible, and in the Bible it means ‘you,” West said earlier this year while he was discussing his album title with renowned radio host Big Boy.
“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. The album is more of a reflection of who we are.” Kanye West said
The change came ahead of his appearance on Saturday Night Live, where he was expected to launch his new album ‘Yandhi’.
Kanye West who is 41 years old has been nicknamed Ye for some time and used the moniker as the title for his eighth album, which was released in June 2018
Kanye West is one of a number of famous rappers who have change their names. 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 Love. In June 2016, Kanye’s friend Jay Z also made changes on his name and started wrting his name with a hyphen (Jay-Z)
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