Kanye West on Tuesday reportedly filed court documents to legally change his name. The Los Angeles Superior Court filing explains the 44-year-old wants to shed his full name — Kanye Omari West —to change it to his longtime two-letter nickname, Ye, with no middle name or last name.
But, this isn’t something that amazed the fans as the love of Kanye for his two-letter nickname is known to them for a long time. As per Variety, West has stated the name change is for “personal reasons” in his petition. For Kanye to become ‘Ye’, the rapper will need a California judge to sign off to make it official. Kanye’s the full name as per legal documents has been Kanye Omari West. Of course, fans of the singer will know, this isn’t the first time that West has tried to change his name.
Earlier, the rapper had conveyed his intent to call himself Ye. In 2018, he posted on Twitter about the same and wrote, “the being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.” The rapper is known as ‘Ye’ on both Twitter and Instagram handles. Not only this, but Ye has also been the name of his 2018 album during the promotion of which, he mentioned what it truly means.
Surprisingly, if name changed, Kanye West and his eighth studio album now have one thing in common: They will both be called ‘Ye.’ While talking about naming his album Ye, West had told TMZ, “I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and the Bible it means “you.'”
Kanye’s decision to change his name came at the moment when he is divorcing Kim Kardashian. The couple called it ends after six years of marriage and filed for divorce in February this year. Kim Kardashian West did not ask that her last name be changed back to just Kardashian when she filed to split from him in February. The couple has four children, who also have his last name. Kanye’s name change news also comes amid his plans of holding a series of stadium listening parties for his upcoming 10th studio album “Donda,” which is planned to be published before the end of August.