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    To Ye or not to ye, that is one of many questions for Kanye West

    Kanye West wants everyone to refer to him by a new name: Ye.
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    Kanye West wants everyone to refer to him by a new name: Ye.

    Ye called with big news.

    Kanye West says it’s big news, anyway.

    On Saturday, the performer said he no longer wanted to be known as Kanye.

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    Ye will do.

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    West made the pronouncement hours before he performed on the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” (more on that in a bit).

    If Ye sounds familiar . . . well, it is. It’s the title of the album West released earlier this year. Is this a ploy to move product?

    On “SNL,” West performed a pair of songs: “I Love It” and “We Got Love.”

    Watch: Kanye West performs ‘I Love It’

    “I Love It” — West came out on stage dressed as a poorly disguised Perrier bottle — didn’t seem to get much love from the audience.

    Watch: Kanye West performs ‘We Got Love’

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    The crowd reacted a bit more positively to “We Got Love.”

    A pretty full day, right?

    But wait — there’s more.

    According to Variety, West went off on a political tirade after his performance, discussing his support for President Trump and his vow to run for president (presumably challenging Trump) in 2020.

    Sean Smyth can be reached at sean.smyth@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @smythsays.