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Kanye West reportedly legally changing his name to Ye

Kanye West reportedly legally changing his name to Ye

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Kanye West is said to be planning to make his moniker Ye official.

As stated in legal documents from Los Angeles Superior Court, the “Gold Digger” hitmaker requested to change his name due to “personal reasons.”

According to court documents obtained by the Associated Press, the 44-year-old rapper filed a request to change his name from Kanye Omari West to just Ye. The papers were dated August 11 but not sent into the court system until Tuesday, August 24. A judge must approve the petition before it becomes official.

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Kanye West on January 17, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Getty Images)

TMZ says there’s a good chance the name change will go through since California makes the process relatively easy unless there’s evidence someone is changing their name to commit fraud.

The musician, who is currently going through a divorce with Kim Kardashian, previously hinted at a moniker switch up in 2018. “The being formally known as Kanye West,” he tweeted in September of that year. “I am YE.”

Three months prior, West released his eighth studio album titled Ye. The record debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200.

The artist has been busy with his new album Donda, even hosting listening parties in Atlanta. According to Billboard, Kanye’s next event in Chicago will feature a replica of his childhood home, which he reportedly bought back.

A release date for “Donda” has not been announced.



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