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Kim Kardashian West’s husband Kanye West revealed that he has changed his name, in an announcement on his Twitter account.
The rapper wrote to his 28.5million followers: “The being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.”
The 41 year old has used Ye as a nickname for some time and it is also the name of his eight album, which was released in June.
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Kanye’s announcement comes as he is about to release his new album, Yandhi.
He is also set to appear on Saturday Night Live after Ariana Grande pulled out following the tragic death of her ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller.
Kanye has three children with wife Kim, North, five, Saint, two, and baby daughter Chicago.
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Kim recently took to social media to shut down rumours of a fling with Drake.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, 37, recently found herself at the centre of a bizarre fan theory suggesting that she had been involved with the God’s Plan hitmaker – however she made sure to quickly shut it down.
Replying to an Instagram account which shared an article detailing the theory, Kim simply wrote: “Never happened. End of story”.
Rumours started swirling after Drake released the song In My Feelings, in which he asks mystery woman ‘Kiki’ if she loves him, which prompted fans to dissect the lyrics to Scorpion in more detail.
Dedicated Kardashians fans know that Kiki is not only the name of one of Kim’s KKW lipstick shades, but also her family nickname.
“Drake’s been telling us for months now he slept with Kim K, we just haven’t been listening,” one fan wrote after listening to the song, in a post which soon went viral.