The artist formerly known as Kanye West shall now only be known by the name of, YE.
For what could be a million reasons that we will never know or understand, the Yeezy honcho just made the announcement that he is apparently giving up his government name.
Earlier in the day, YE posted a completely non-self-serving video of an alleged homeless kid, named Nino Blu, praising the rapper for bringing him into the studio after hearing him drop some lyrics on the street. He also looks like he’s got himself a fresh pair of Yeezys.
It’s possible YE feels he has transcended into a higher power, which also may have to do with the Yandhi /Gandhi symbolism. His highly anticipated album is expected to drop Saturday night, and YE appears to be making a hard push to distance himself from his manic behavior during the promotion of last album, when he famously declared that slavery “was a choice.”
Of course, he could revert back to the OG name by Saturday afternoon.
Via: The Blast