Kanye West is Legally Changing His Name to ‘Ye’


Popular rapper Kanye West has filed court documents to formally change his name to Ye. As per the filing with Los Angeles Superior Court, he aims to shorten his full name Kanye Omari West to just Ye.

The 44 year old rapper wants to use Ye with no other first name or surname. He called the changes for “personal reasons”. A judge will now need to approve the filing.

Kanye earlier also expressed his desire of changing his name to Ye on social media. He wrote on Twitter that he was “the being formally [sic] known as Kanye West. I am Ye”.

Explaining his reason for changing name, he said on radio interview that year, “I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means you. So I’m you, I’m us, it’s us.” He said his name “went from Kanye, which means the only one, to just Ye – just being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused, everything.” Ye was the title of the studio album he released that year.

Amid middle of divore with Kim Kardashian West, Kanye filed for name change. Whereas, Kim still carries West surname along with the couple’s four children.

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