Kanye West Files To Legally Change Name To ‘Ye’

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no longer wants to be known as West.

According to TMZ, the rapper has filed documents to legally change his name from Omari West to just “Ye,” the nickname he’s gone by for years. He’s asking an L.A. court to make it official by signing off on the petition.

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wants to drop the “West” from his name altogether, which is surprising given his love for his family. Meanwhile, his ex-wife Kim Karadashian is still using “West” in her surname.

He hinted at the name change back in September 2018. “the being formally known as West,” he tweeted. “I am YE.”

HE BEING FORMALLY KNOWN AS

I AM YE

— YE (@KANYEWEST) SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

isn’t the first rapper to change his name. Earlier this year, legally changed his middle name to “Love.”

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