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The being formally known as Kanye West is now simply Ye, he announced on Twitter over the weekend.

Cutting the first three letters from his name, and presumably his surname too, the 41-year-old will now go by his nickname and the title of his eighth album, Ye.

The name change announcement came ahead of his appearance on Saturday Night Live, where he and Lil Pump dressed up like giant beverage mascots to perform their recent collab, “I Love It.”

Per the BBC‘s report, Ye told radio host Big Boy earlier this year that “I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means ‘you.'” He continued, explaining the deeper meaning behind the moniker, “So I’m you, I’m us, it’s us. It went from Kanye, which means the only one, to just Ye – just being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused, everything.”

What do you make of the name change? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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