American Rapper, Kanye West has reportedly filed paperwork to change his name to ‘Ye.’ The billionaire rapper filed for the name change on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at a Los Angeles court.
This move is coming ahead of his forthcoming album ‘Donda’ which he named after his late mother.
The rapper first hinted at plans to change his name in 2019 when he had a conversation with Yeezy’s head footwear designer, Steven Smith. He asked a judge to legally change his name ahead of the third Donda listening party.
Kanye has in the past gone by many names since becoming an artiste, but now, he wants to officially be known as Ye.
According to court documents, the rapper filed a request to change his name from Kanye Omari West to just “Ye”, for personal reasons.
Kim Kardashian’s estranged husband first gave himself the nickname back in 2018, ahead of an appearance on Saturday Night Live.
He tweeted, “The being formally known as Kanye West…I am YE.” He said in an interview that the moniker held a deeper spiritual meaning. “I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible, it means ‘you.’ 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 confusion, everything. The album is more of a reflection of who we are.
The album ‘Ye’ came out months before he was scheduled to share the Yahndi album. Ultimately, that project was seemingly shelved, with Kanye putting out Jesus Is King in October 2019.
Rather than release the album on streaming platforms, Kanye has chosen to host listening parties across the United States as he scheduled two events in Atlanta, Georgia, and is slated to hold his latest gathering in his hometown of Chicago on Aug. 26.
The rapper is having his team build a life-size replica of his childhood home inside the Soldier Field stadium where he’s scheduled to perform.
The rapper and the reality Tv Star Kim kardashian got married in 2014 and have young children together. In 2021, Kim filed for divorce from Kanye.
Story: Hilda Katu