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Kanye West reclaims his 'real identity' in a bold statement

Kanye West pushed back against bullies to embrace his real identity

By Web Desk
February 29, 2024
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Kanye West is not willing to be bullied into back-pedaling into his decision to change his name.

The 46-year-old rapper recently went on a since-deleted rant on Instagram, where he called out internet users for not respecting his wishes about being called Ye.

In a screenshot posted by a fan on X, formerly Twitter, on Wednesday, the fashion mogul claimed in a text exchange with motivational speaker Justin LaBoy: "I'm closing my Kanye West Instagram account. My name is Ye. No brand or numbers gonna force me to call myself what they want me to still be."

He also addressed the issue in a screengrab of Instagram comments that read, “Somebody has Ye as an account.”

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"I would like to have my name so I can change my account to my legal name. Nobody finna bully nothing.

"My name is Ye now. You call me Kanye West you calling me out of my name. Name big changed to Ye on Insta shortly," he concluded.

The Donda rapper initially announced his name change following the release of his album titled, Ye, in 2018.

He changed his name to Ye legally in 2021. 

The entrepreneur took to X, formerly Twitter, wrote at the time: "The being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE."