Kanye West
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Kanye Files Court Docs To Legally Change His Name To ‘Ye’

Forever making headlines, Kanye West just filed paperwork to be legally called by his nickname “Ye”.

On Tuesday the 44-year-old superstar rapper submitted documents to a judge in Los Angeles to formally change his name from Kanye Omari West to the mononym Ye, a long-time nickname he also used for the title of his eighth studio album. 

According to California law “unless there’s evidence a name change is designed to commit fraud or other shenanigans… the judge will approve it.”

While the change has yet to be finalized, the controversial musician addressed his desire to switch to the alias in a 2018 tweet that read: “The being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.” 

Soon to be officially divorced from Kim Kardashian, the father of four told Yeezy designer Steven Smith of another name change idea in 2019, saying, “I might legally change my name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West for a year.” West is working through his separation from his ex-wife who filed for divorce in February.

The latest news comes as the Grammy winner continues to host star-studded listening parties for his tenth solo studio album, Donda, which has been delayed multiple times but is now due to be released on Friday (8.27.)

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Author: Brad LeBeau

Photo: Pieter-Jannick Dijkstra