When Kanye West reignited his beef with Drake earlier this week I knew we were all about to be treated to some good old-fashioned Yeezy fuckery in the days to come. And so far, he and Drake’s beef is still going on, which doesn’t shock me in the least because noted famewhores love to titillate the masses with trifling behavior. But I will say I didn’t see this next move coming since now it’s being reported that Kanye wants to throw away the name we’ve all come to associate with shenanigans and shorten it to the bite-sized nickname everyone’s been using for years: Ye.
TMZ reports that Kanye has recently filed papers with a California court to have his name legally changed from Kanye Omari West to simply Ye. This doesn’t surprise me because I can see him passing by cheering crowds screaming “Yayyy!” for a completely different reason and he’ll stop and curtsy thinking they’re giving him praise. And since he filed in California, there’s a huge chance we may all have to prepare for the upcoming era of Ye.
If a judge signs off, then Kanye as you know him is a goner. It’ll be all Ye… Fact is, in California, unless there’s evidence a name change is designed to commit fraud or other shenanigans … the judge will approve it. So, this will get a sign off by the judge.
Both the names Kanye and Ye bring on the eye-rolls so this isn’t that big of a change. But there may be more to Kanye’s decision to change his name than he’s letting on. According to AP News Kanye previously referenced changing his name to Ye on Twitter in 2018, but he probably got into a shouting match with one of his socks later that day and forgot to go forward with it. But now he’s finally fulfilling his destiny at single name fame like Cher and Snuffleupagus. And his divorce from his impending first ex-wife Kim Kardashian may have something to do with this as well.
West is in the middle of a divorce with Kim Kardashian West, who did not ask that her last name be changed back to just Kardashian when she filed to split from him in February. The couple’s four children also have his last name.
Another reason that Kanye wants to change his name to Ye is that the word appears all throughout the Bible. Kanye is right. I’m pretty sure there’s a Bible passage that predicts the future by saying: “Hear ye, Hear ye, that Kanye West is a mess.” But I don’t care if he’s Ye, or Yeezus, or Princess Consuela BananaHammock, he will always be known as the man who helped make the Kardashian Koven even bigger. And we will never forgive him for that.