Kanye West has revealed that he will now go under the stage name of Ye.
The announcement arrived ahead of West’s appearance tonight (Sept. 29) on Saturday Night Live and the coinciding release of his new album, Yhandi.
“The being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE,” the rapper/fashion designer tweeted Saturday morning.
West will perform on the season premiere of SNL with host Adam Driver. Yhandi is expected to drop sometime during the episode.
West’s name change could be linked to his latest album release, Ye, which arrived June 1. The set debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200, earning West his eighth album atop the chart.
the being formally known as Kanye West
I am YE
— ye (@kanyewest) September 29, 2018