Kanye West Gets New Haircut, Changes His Name: The Week in Ye

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On Monday, “the becoming formally known” as Kanye West was spotted at a McDonald’s in the rural Swedish city of Trollhättan, a title that about interprets to suggest “troll’s hat.” This was only the beginning of a single of the extra noteworthy weeks in new Kanye Westory, which is declaring alternatively a great deal.

At the cafe, Ye was sporting his favorite Balenciaga Croc boots and a puzzling new haircut. He’d afterwards debut said haircut on Instagram with the caption “¥,” which is the forex image for Japanese yen and Chinese yuan. (For these curious, eagle-eyed Swedes mentioned that Ye’s buy incorporated, between other items, a caramel frappé, spicy chicken wings, and six packets of barbecue dipping sauce. The more you know!) This was a single of the number of moments in the past numerous times that West did not surface whilst sporting 1 of quite a few genuinely haunting rubber encounter masks, like a Michael Myers-y one particular in pale, ghoulish inexperienced and a person that seemed like a white woman’s experience.

You might also be wondering—but toddler we’re in Sweden, how did Ye get to Sweden? Initial off, this is not the initial time he’s found himself in a smallish Swedish town—in 2016, he brought about a scene when he produced a surprise stop by to the Ikea headquarters in Älmhult. (It’s been really a thirty day period for unforeseen superstar sightings in rural European locales.) This mainly tends to make feeling, supplied Ye’s appreciation for Nordic design and style. But now it seems he might even be undertaking a minimal Eurotour: enthusiasts noticed him in Berlin on Sunday, the working day after he performed in yet a different mask at Tiffany & Co. exec Alexandre Arnault and Geralde Guyot’s marriage ceremony in Venice. He may have to workshop the full mask-although-accomplishing bit, nevertheless, considering the fact that he experienced to fiddle around with the mask to maintain it on when he sang.

And this isn’t even remotely the only Kanye West information out in the ether appropriate now: just yesterday, a Los Angeles judge granted his August petition to lawfully improve his complete name to just “Ye,” and the Yeezy real estate shuffle continued with Ye’s ex-spouse Kim Kardashian West purchasing their family members household in the Hidden Hills for $23 million. All the though, he’s been sporting this freaky new uniform, which, sure, capabilities some new favorites—tons of Balenciaga, a face masking of some kind—but appears to be entirely even far more troll-y than typical. Then yet again, Ye’s debuted so lots of sartorial alterations this year, possibly we’re all just sensation some whiplash. Update: All of the higher than helps make it seem to be not thoroughly weird that a masked Ye expended Tuesday morning kibbitzing with Michael Cohen at Sant Ambroeus.