Kanye West changes his name and hairstyle [PICS]

A Los Angeles judge on Monday approved the request of the rapper, producer and fashion designer to legally change his name from Kanye Omari West to just Ye, with no middle or last name.

“There being no objections, the petition for change of name is granted,” Judge Michelle Williams Court said in court documents.

The petition filed Aug. 24 cited “personal reasons.”

He has called himself Ye on his social media pages for years. He tweeted in 2018 that he wanted the change saying, “the being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.”

The moniker was also the title of his 2018 album. He has said in interviews that, along with being a shortening of his first name he likes, that it’s a word used throughout the Bible.

The 44-year-old 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 former last name.

Kanye West Debuts Bold Hair Transformation After Going Incognito in Halloween-Ready Mask

On Monday, Oct. 18, he was photographed arriving in New York City’s John F. Kennedy Airport yet another mask, this time a prosthetic one. He wore a black Balenciaga jacket and was seen getting into a cab.

Later that day, Kanye took to Instagram to debut a dramatic new hair transformation. His head appeared to have been partially shaved so that patches of hair still remained and were part of an apparent design.

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His Instagram pic only showed the back of his head, and the post was simply captioned with “¥,” the currency symbol for Japanese yen and Chinese yuan. Other photos of Kanye’s updated look have circulated on social media and show the hairstyle from other angles.

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