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Kanye West’s name change is official

He’s legally changed his name to Ye.

October 18, 2021
Kanye West’s name change is official Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images  

Kanye Omari West has changed his legal name to his longtime moniker of Ye, according to a TMZ report. West first filed the paperwork with a Los Angeles judge in August, and today his request was approved.

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And, as Stereogum points out, Kanye had a fairly full weekend. He was the musical guest at the wedding of Alexandre Arnault and Geralde Guyot in Venice, where he performed "Flashing Lights" and "Runaway" through a cumbersome-looking Venetian mask. It kinda reminds me of Eyes Wide Shut, and I'm hoping that whole look doesn't become a trend for the rich and famous.

Prior to the wedding, Kanye was spotted at an airport in Venice wearing a white mannequin-looking mask. Big weekend for Kanye and masks, overall! Hopefully, this isn't leading to one of his underbaked political statements. See it all below.

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Kanye West’s name change is official