Is it Halloween? Kanye West dons creepy mask as his name change is made legal

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Kanye West recently emerged in New York wearing a bizarre prosthetic face mask, amid news he’s legally changed his name. (PHOTO: TheImageDirect.com / Magazine Features)
Kanye West recently emerged in New York wearing a bizarre prosthetic face mask, amid news he’s legally changed his name. (PHOTO: TheImageDirect.com / Magazine Features)

Perhaps fittingly, given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, masks have been the go-to accessory for rapper Kanye West in the past few months.

But rather than stick to the stock standard cloth facial covering like the rest of us the musician has been getting, uhm, creative with his masks.

The Power rapper first started donning face-obscuring disguises while recording and promoting his 10th album, Donda, in July.

Kanye continued his streak of eccentric facial wear during a recent trip to Europe.

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In Berlin, he was pictured wearing a creepy-looking pale mask that obscured his entire face. At a private wedding event in the German city he wore a dark grey face mask, along with an oversized jacket and Balenciaga Crocs boots.

But he might just have donned his freakiest facemask yet.

Earlier this week the Follow God crooner was pictured at JFK Airport in New York wearing a prosthetic mask bearing the resemblance of a Caucasian woman with eye make-up.

Kanye changed out of a standard-issue pandemic-com
Kanye changed out of a standard-issue pandemic-compliant cloth mask to put on the Halloween-ready look, which appeared to include eye shadow. (PHOTO: TheImageDirect.com / Magazine Features)

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Fans reacted in amusement to the stunt, with one person suggesting on Twitter that the rapper was “trolling the media”.

“Kanye walking around like a [Grand Theft Auto V] character with that mask,” joked someone else.

“That mask Kanye was wearing...is one of the most unsettling fire things I’ve seen in a while,” wrote another fan.

The sighting marked the second time in as many day
The sighting marked the second time in as many days Ye has been spotted wearing a creepy prosthetic face covering. (PHOTO: TheImageDirect.com / Magazine Features)

Kanye’s taste for reinvention hasn’t stopped at his choice of facial accessories.

After filing paperwork to change his name, the rapper, born Kanye Omari West, finally got what he asked for, and will be legally known as "Ye."

Judge Michelle Williams granted the change on Monday in a California courthouse, after the rapper filed a petition to change his name in August.

The musician hinted at the change as far back as 2018, when he released his studio album Ye, and then several months later tweeted: "the being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE."

Sources: independent.co.uk, news.com.au, pagesix.com, cnn.com

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