Kanye simply wants to be himself.
Kanye West filed court papers to legally alter his name on Tuesday.
The 44-year-old wants to drop his entire name — Kanye Omari West — in favour of his longtime two-letter moniker, Ye, with no middle or surname name, according to a Los Angeles Superior Court application.
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The records, which date from August 11 but were not filed until Tuesday, explain “personal reasons” for the change. The attorney who submitted the paperwork did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
Before the modification becomes official, it must be approved by a judge.
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West, who has gone by the moniker Ye on social media for years, tweeted in 2018 that he desired the change, stating, “the entity formally known as Kanye West.” “My initials are YE.”
His 2018 album was similarly titled with the nickname. He’s claimed in interviews that it’s a term found throughout the Bible, as well as an abbreviation of his first name, which he enjoys.
West is currently divorcing Kim Kardashian West, who did not request that her last name be changed back to Kardashian when she filed for divorce in February. His surname is also used by the couple’s four children.
He’s been organising a series of stadium listening parties in anticipation of his upcoming 10th studio album, “Donda,” which will be released before the end of August.