Kim Kardashian West briefly dropped "West" from her Twitter/Instagram handles

Kim Kardashian West briefly dropped "West" from her Twitter/Instagram handles
Source: AP
Source: AP

New year, new Kim?

That seemed to be the case for a brief moment on Tuesday, when Kim Kardashian West temporarily dropped the "West" from her name on Twitter and Instagram, sending the internet into a frenzy amid rumors she is planning to divorce her husband, rapper Kanye West.

A screen shot of Kim Kardashian-West's Twitter account.
Source: 
Mic/Twitter

Kardashian West, who has not been active on social media since she was robbed in Paris in October, quickly re-added West to her name on her accounts.

But in making her name simply "Kim," the reality TV star added fuel to the fire of rumors she's planning on leaving Yeezy, who was hospitalized in November following an apparent 5150 psychiatric hold.

According to TMZ, though, the move was unrelated to her rumored marital troubles. She is trying to rebrand herself as a one-name celebrity, à la Oprah, TMZ reported.

In her first tweet since October, Kardashian West posted a photograph of herself with West and their children, North and Saint, with the caption "family."

How much do you trust the information in this article?

Eric Lutz

Eric Lutz is a staff writer at Mic. He lives in Chicago and can be reached at ericlutz@mic.com.

MORE FROM

Senate bill would make it a federal crime to boycott Israeli settlements

The Israel Anti-Boycott Act (S. 720) would make it a felony to support international efforts to boycott Israeli occupation.

3 takeaways from Jon Huntsman’s nomination as ambassador to Russia

Huntsman may be a steady hand on the wheel — but with little direction and Russia expertise, Trump's nominee has a challenging road ahead.

Hundreds expect to be arrested during D.C. health care protests

One organizer said "600 people or so" had signed up to be arrested.

The truth about what cycling in the Tour de France does to your body

Is that normal? Let some experts explain.

Who is Jon Huntsman? Here’s what to know about Trump’s pick for ambassador to Russia.

The former Utah governor comes to the position with ambassadorial experience — and a fraught history with Trump.

Senate bill would make it a federal crime to boycott Israeli settlements

The Israel Anti-Boycott Act (S. 720) would make it a felony to support international efforts to boycott Israeli occupation.

3 takeaways from Jon Huntsman’s nomination as ambassador to Russia

Huntsman may be a steady hand on the wheel — but with little direction and Russia expertise, Trump's nominee has a challenging road ahead.

Hundreds expect to be arrested during D.C. health care protests

One organizer said "600 people or so" had signed up to be arrested.

The truth about what cycling in the Tour de France does to your body

Is that normal? Let some experts explain.

Who is Jon Huntsman? Here’s what to know about Trump’s pick for ambassador to Russia.

The former Utah governor comes to the position with ambassadorial experience — and a fraught history with Trump.