Kanye West performs at wedding in Italy; legally changes name to Ye

Written by on October 18, 2021

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Kanye West gave a rare performance Saturday in Italy, and his audience included Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

Kanye’s mini-concert in Venice was at the wedding of D’Estree founder Geraldine Guiotte and Tiffany & Co EVP Alexander Arnault, according to TMZ. West performed “Runaway,” “Flashing Lights,” “Come to Life,” and “Believe What I Say.” He was wearing a mask as he did previously during his Donda listening events in the United States, and his voice was muffled during his songs.

One of Kanye’s nicknames is Yeezy, of course, and he’s now legally shortened his name, Deadline reports. After filing on August 24 to change his name, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams Court approved his petition to switch his name to, simply, Ye, with no middle or last name.

His eighth studio album, released in 2018, was titled, Ye.

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