Judge Michelle Williams granted the change on Monday in a California courthouse, after the rapper filed a petition to change his name in August, documents seen by CNN confirm.
The musician hinted at the change as far back as
2018, when he released his studio album
,” and then several months later 发推文:
“the being formally known as Kanye West
. I am YE.
早在 2019, West suggested he might legally change his name to “Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West” for a little bit.
The rapper’s name change is just one of several recent big shifts in his life
: 他的老婆, Kim Kardashian West
, filed for divorce back in February after the pair
, who share four young children
, had reportedly been living apart for some time
The musician also released his highly anticipated album
” 在八月. It debuted at the top of Billboard’s Top
200 albums chart
, making him only the seventh artist to have
10 数字 1 专辑, according to Billboard