Kanye West was once known as Rapper. Now he is just Ye

Kanye is now Ye.

Kanye West was once known as Rapper. Now he is just Ye

On Monday, a Los Angeles judge approved the rapper, producer, and fashion designer's request to legally change his name to Kanye Omari West. He will now be called Ye without any middle or last names.

"There being no objections to the petition for name change is granted," Judge Michelle Williams Court stated in court documents.

The Aug. 24 petition cited "personal motives."

For years, he has used the name Ye on social media. In 2018, he tweeted that he wanted to see the name change, calling himself "the being officially known as Kanye West." I am YE."

His 2018 album title was also named after his moniker. In interviews, he stated that the moniker is not only a shorter form of his first name, but also a word that is used throughout the Bible.

Kim Kardashian West is currently going through a divorce. Kardashian did not request that Kardashian's last name be changed to Kardashian. His former last name is also used by the couple's four children.