Daily US Times: Rapper Kanye West has filed documents to officially change his name to simply as Ye.
In the court documents filed in Los Angeles, he cited “personal reasons” for his intention to change name.
The count filing comes almost three years after the rapper tweeted about changing his name, after releasing an album titled Ye.
At the time, the mercurial music star, fashion designer and presidential hopeful referred to “the being” formally and formerly known as Kanye West before announcing: “I am YE.”
As well as being an abbreviation of Kanye’s current name, the singer has previously said the new moniker has religious significance for him.
A judge must approve of the change of his name before it becomes official.
“I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means ‘you,'” the 44-year-old said in 2018, discussing his album title with radio host 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.”
The music superstar is due to release his next album, named after his mother Donda, although the release date has already been delayed a number of times.
Mr West is also in the midst of a divorce from supermodel Kim Kardashian and has expressed an intention to run for White House in 2024 after gaining 60,000 votes in 2020.
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