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By Damilola Faustino

Kanye West has announced he is changing his stage name to “Ye”. The 41-year-old recently revealed the change saying “the being formerly known as Kanye West — I am YE”.

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The announcement came on the eve of the expected release of his ninth album ‘Yandhi’. ‘Ye’ is also the name of his eighth album, which was released in June.

At his listening party for the record, West told radio host Big Boy that the name had religious significance to him.

“I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible, it means ‘you,'” he said. “So I’m you, I’m us, it’s us.”

The musician and fashion designer joins a roster of other artists who have changed their names after achieving career success. Rapper Sean Combs has famously changed his stage name five times, from Puff Daddy to P Diddy, Diddy, Swag and Brother Love.

Read also: Kanye West Postpones Yandhi Album Release To Record In Africa

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