Superstar rapper, Kanye West whose album Yandhi will be dropping in few hours, took to Twitter to announce that he has changed his name to Ye.
Making the announcement on Twitter, Kanye West wrote;
“The being formally known as Kanye West,” he tweeted. “I am YE.”
Well, it should also be noted that YE has been Kanye’s longtime nickname and was even the title of his latest seven-track album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in June.
Kanye has other aliases including Yeezy, Yeezus, and now Yandhi, the name of his next album, which arrives tonight. The project is expected to include appearances from XXXTentacion, 6ix9ine, Ty Dolla $ign, and possibly Rihanna.
The rapper-turned-fashion-designer, who is slated to appear on the season premiere of “SNL” with host Adam Driver, is scheduled to release his new album “YANDHI” while on the variety program on Saturday night.
Kanye West stepped up to replace Ariana Grande on this week’s premiere of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, after the singer canceled for “emotional reasons,” according to show creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels in an interview this week on James Andrew Miller’s Origins podcast.
Michaels didn’t elaborate on why Grande dropped out of the show, but the singer’s ex-boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, died of a suspected overdose Sept. 7. Ariana Grande is now engaged to “SNL” cast member Pete Davidson. The couple’s whirlwind romance blossomed after they met on the show.