Kanye West Petitions to Legally Change Name

Kanye West Petitions to Legally Change His Name to ‘Ye’

Kanye West has gone by Ye for years, but now he wants to make it official.   

The eccentric rapper, 44, formally filed a petition to change his name from his moniker Kanye Omari West to just Ye, with no middle name or last name, according to Los Angeles Superior Court documents obtained by The Associated Press.

West cited ​”personal reasons” for the change. The docs were dated Aug. 11 but not sent into the court system until Tuesday. A judge must approve before the petition before it becomes official. 

In the court documents, West wrote that the name change was for “personal reasons” but gave no other explanation.

On Aug. 26, West will host the third stadium-sized listening party for his upcoming album “Donda” at Soldier Field in his hometown of Chicago. According to a report in the New York Post, West is rebuilding his Chicago childhood home in the middle of the football stadium. The article includes photos of the house, or a facsimile, being constructed on the center of the field.

West named his highly anticipated tenth studio album “Donda” after his beloved late mother Donda West, who died in 2007 at age 58 following complications from cosmetic surgery.


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