Kanye West Legally Changes His Name To Ye

Kanye West Legally Changes His Name To Ye

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Kanye West Legally Changes His Name To Ye
Kanye West Legally Changes His Name To Ye

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has approved Kanye West’s request to legally change his name to Ye.

Kanye West has officially become Ye.

According to Deadline and TMZ, Kanye West has legally changed his name to Ye. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams Court approved his request on Monday.

The 44-year-old rapper filed a motion to change his name in August. He cited “personal reasons” for the switch.

The newly christened Ye is legally mononymous. No middle or last names are listed in the court documents.

Ye has been one of Kanye West’s nicknames for years, and it became one of his album titles in 2018. He flirted with the idea of changing his name to Ye a few months after that LP dropped.

“The being formally known as Kanye West,” he wrote on Twitter. “I am YE.”

That same year, the G.O.O.D. Music founder explained what “Ye” meant to him in an interview with veteran radio personality Big Boy.

Kanye West Legally Changes His Name To Ye
Kanye West Legally Changes His Name To Ye

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

Kanye West legally changing his name to Ye comes after he’s made a spree of real estate moves. He recently bought a Malibu home for $57.3 million and put his Wyoming ranch on the market for $11 million.

The 44-year-old, filed a petition last month to officially go by his famous nickname.

Today, the Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams, approved it.

Ye cited personal reasons behind his decision to change his name in his petition.

He used the name on Instagram on Monday by just writing ¥, which looks more like the sign for the Japanese currency, the Yen

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Kanye West has officially changed his name to ‘Ye’.

Back in August, the rapper formally requested to change his name to Ye, according to a report in TMZ.

Born Kanye Omari West, the rapper filed for the name change on Tuesday 24th August in Los Angeles, citing “personal reasons” for the name change.

Back in 2018, he also alluded to his plans to change his name formally to ‘Ye’ in a tweet. “Formally known as Kanye West. I am YE”, the rapper tweeted.

Now, in court documents obtained byTMZ, the name change has been officially approved by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, Michelle Williams.

Unclear what might go into the review process for this … but it seems pretty clear. If a judge signs off, then Kanye as you know him is a goner. It’ll be all Ye … all day. Fact is, in California, unless there’s evidence a name change is designed to commit fraud or other shenanigans … the judge will approve it. So, this will get a sign off by the judge.

It’s interesting — Kanye also wants to drop the “West” from his persona altogether too … which is kinda odd, considering he’s shown pride in his family heritage — and has often even called himself (both in person and in song) Mr. West. That too will be nixed if he gets the green light.

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Funny enough … Kim still has “West” in her own surname — this after the couple filed for divorce.

Seems like he’s over the association as well. 🤷🏽‍♂️

Unclear what might go into the review process for this … but it seems pretty clear. If a judge signs off, then Kanye as you know him is a goner. It’ll be all Ye … all day. Fact is, in California, unless there’s evidence a name change is designed to commit fraud or other shenanigans … the judge will approve it. So, this will get a sign off by the judge.

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