Kanye West files to legally change his name to Ye

Kanye West files to legally change his name to Ye… amid divorce from Kim Kardashian

Kanye West has filed to have his name legally changed to Ye.

A lawyer for the rapper filed a petition to change Kanye’s name from his birth name of Kanye Omari West to Ye, according to The Blast.

Kanye, 44, says in the legal documents that he decided to change his name due to ‘personal’ reasons, however did not provide any other details.

Ye is the name of Kanye’s eighth studio album, and the moniker he also goes by on Twitter. He also has used Ye as a nickname. 

Identity: Kanye West has filed to have his name legally changed to Ye

The legal filing may not come as a surprise to die hard Kanye fans, who will probably remember the rapper wanting to be referred to as Ye back in 2018.

In a tweet, the rapper declared at the time: ‘The being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.’

Kanye also revealed that same year he was inspired by the Bible when naming his eighth studio album Ye.   

‘I believe “ye” is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means “you,”‘ he told radio host Big Boy.

‘So I’m you, I’m us, it’s us. It went from Kanye, which means the only one, to just Ye – just being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused, everything. The album is more of a reflection of who we are.’

‘I am YE’: The legal filing may not come as a surprise to die hard Kanye fans, who will probably remember the rapper wanting to be referred to as Ye back in 2018

Meanwhile: West is also in the process of divorcing his wife Kim Kardashian after more than six years of marriage 

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