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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.
    Randy Brooke/Getty Images/File 2018
    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.


    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’


    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 Follow him on Twitter @smythsays.