Trevor Noah Spots The MAGA Reason Kanye West Changed His Name

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Trevor Noah said he understands why rapper Kanye West officially changed his name to Ye, and it involves former President Donald Trump.

“I get why he changed it,” the comedian teased on Tuesday’s episode of “The Daily Show.” “I mean, if I had gone super-MAGA like he did last year, I also would want to distance myself from myself.”

Ye drew fierce criticism for a wild, fawning Oval Office sit-down with the then-president in 2018, but has since sent mixed messages as to whether he’s dumped the ex-president or is still on the Trump train.

Noah accepted the musician’s “personal reasons” explanation for the switch.

“I think it’s safe to assume that anything Kanye does is for personal reasons,” said Noah. “I mean, this man has never uttered the words, ‘Let’s go with whatever’s easier for everyone.’ I don’t think he’s that kind of guy.”

Watch the video below. The Ye jokes start at the 7:15 mark:

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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