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Goodbye Kanye West, hello Ye: judge approves name change request

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New York (AFP) – The artist formerly known as Kanye West is now officially Ye.  Just Ye. A Los Angeles judge granted the 44-year-old’s name change request, a communications officer at the Los Angeles Superior Court told AFP on Monday.  The mercurial performer had filed the request in August, citing “personal reasons.” The name change now means the Grammy-winning rapper and producer no longer has a last or middle name. His previous full name was Kanye Omari West. In 2018 Ye released an album by the same name, a moniker he’s long used as a nickname.  “I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used wor…

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