On Saturday morning, ahead of the release of his new album Yahndi and a performance on SNL, the rapper tweeted, “The being formally known as Kanye West…I am YE.”
West, who has occasionally gone by “Ye” as a nickname and used it as the title of his previous album, released in June, did not clarify if he is actually changing his stage name. He is, however, “ye” on social media.
Later on Saturday, West is set to perform during the season 44 premiere of SNL, featuring host Adam Driver. The rapper is expected to drop his new album during that time.