It’s time to officially say goodbye to the man now formerly known as Kanye Omari West, and say hello to the newest member of the mononymously-named entertainers club, Ye. Madonna. Cher. Beyoncé. Snoopy. Ye. Not short for Yeezy, or Yeezus, just Ye. Kanye filed papers back in August to legally change his name to just Ye, and unlike his other harebrained schemes like becoming President or living in Wyoming or building low-income housing, Ye successfully completed this one!
When TMZ originally reported that Ye was filing to change his name, they noted that in California, unless there’s suspicion that a person is trying to commit fraud or something, that pretty much every application gets approved. The only major red flag would be if Ye requested his name be changed to “Not A Genius Billionaire Who Can’t Design Shit West,” and so Ye’s application was approved. via TMZ:
Kanye’s name change is official, a judge just signed off on the mogul’s petition to officially change his legal name to “Ye”…according to new legal docs obtained by TMZ. Ye won’t have a middle or last name either, just straight to the point.
He’s gone by “Ye” as a nickname for years and years now…but now the shortened version of the name that’s on his birth certificate is what Uncle Sam, and apparently everyone else, will be calling him going forward.
A source previously told TMZ that Kim Kardashian West will keep the West on her last name, as will their four children, North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm. Although you know at least one of those kids will hear this story about their dad changing his first name, and go, “Wait, you can just do that? I think I know what I want for Christmas.”
But along with a new name, Ye also has a new face, and it looks like it was manufactured in the same high-density plastics plant where his former sisters-in-law get theirs. On Sunday, Ye was spotted in Venice, Italy wearing a stark-white latex mask that made him look like Karl Havoc after a bird stole his wig. It made me feel so bad for the tragic Balenciaga x CROCS rubber boots he was wearing, because they should have been the ugliest thing on his body, and the spotlight was absolutely ripped away from them by his horrible mask. Ye was also spotted wearing the mask yesterday.
More photos of Kanye at the Venice airport yesterday (10.17.21) pic.twitter.com/q1CkHio0Bh
— Ye Media (@KanyeMedia_) October 18, 2021
More photos of Kanye at the airport in New York today (10.18.21) pic.twitter.com/zT8miWwAV5
— Ye Media (@KanyeMedia_) October 19, 2021
Ye did drop the mask bit while visiting McDonald’s. And with the full-head mask off, everyone could see Ye’s new haircut.
KANYE AT MCDONALDS TODAY pic.twitter.com/YxrtsAfsIq
— 𝗬𝗘 𝗦𝗘𝗘 𝗚𝗛𝗢𝗦𝗧𝗦 (@YESEEGHOSTS) October 18, 2021
That hair situation was intentional. Ye posted a pic of his haircut on Instagram and captioned the picture with “¥“, the symbol for the Japanese yen.
Some people on Twitter believe the pattern all over his head is supposed to be an interpretation of “Ye.” I’m starting to understand why Ye was wearing those weird masks. If a stylist did that to my head, I’d be reaching for the nearest head covering too. Halloween mask, lampshade, 4-foot long CVS receipt wrapped around like a balaclava. Nobody is seeing that mistake on my head.