Kanye West Legally Changed His Name – And It’s Much Shorter Now

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Kanye West Legally Changed His Name – And It’s Much Shorter Now


Kanye West legally changed his name to Ye after a Los Angeles court approved his claim.

In August, the rapper officially requested to change his name to Yes (pronounced “yay”) after filing legal documents – citing “personal reasons” for the name change.

He has now successfully ditched his full name – Kanye Omari West – in favor of that long-standing two-letter nickname.

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The rapper released his 10th studio album, Donda, in August

The 44-year-old first hinted at his plans to change his name to Ye when he tweeted: “Formerly known as Kanye West. I am YE. “

His request has been formally approved by Los Angeles Superior Court judge Michelle Williams, and he will no longer have a middle name or last name.

In 2018, the rapper told Big Boy radio host, “I believe ‘you’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible. In the Bible it means you.

“So I am you. And I am us. It’s us. It’s gone from Kanye, which means the only one, to just Ye, just a reflection of our good, our bad, our confusion – everything. It’s more a reflection of who we are [as] beings. “

His eighth studio album in 2018 was called Ye and the name has been on his Twitter account for some time.

In August, his long-awaited 10th studio album Donda was finally released after several delays.

The 27-track album is 108 minutes long and is named after his late mother.

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The rapper is in the midst of a divorce from the reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, whom he married in 2014. They share four children: North, seven, Saint, five, Chicago, three, and Psalm, two.

West didn’t ask for his ex-wife’s name to be just Kardashian again when she asked to separate from him in February.

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