Movie star entertainer Kanye West has filed paperwork to legally change his identify to simply “Ye,” making his most popular moniker a extra distinguished a part of his identification.
The 44-year-old rapper and music producer submitted the mandatory paperwork to the Los Angeles Superior Court docket on Tuesday. As soon as authorised by a decide, Kanye Omari West can have a single syllable for his first identify, with no center or surname.
West has been utilizing the moniker Ye on social media for years and tweeted cryptically in 2018, seemingly indicating his intention to make related authorized adjustments.
the being formally often called Kanye West
— ye (@kanyewest) September 29, 2018
In interviews, he mentioned he believed the shorthand was “essentially the most generally used phrase within the Bible, and within the Bible it means you.” It’s additionally the identify of his eighth studio album, which was launched in June 2018.
Some media speculated that he determined to maneuver ahead with the change as a consequence of a household drama surrounding his painful breakup with spouse Kim Kardashian West. In her divorce papers, she didn’t ask for her identify to be modified again to what it was earlier than the wedding.
Final 12 months, West took a dip into US nationwide politics, when he made a brief and unsuccessful run for the US presidency as an unbiased candidate. The comparatively low variety of votes he obtained didn’t discourage him from asserting his ambition to run once more in 2024.
KANYE 2024 pic.twitter.com/Zm2pKcn12t
— ye (@kanyewest) November 4, 2020
Social media didn’t react to the information graciously, with an avalanche of mockery and deprecation directed on the man. However some nonetheless supported his choice.
The decide once they ask him to substantiate if he actually desires to vary his identify – “Are Ye positive?”
— OVO Goon (@OVOLeBron) August 25, 2021
Who cares? 🤷🏻♀️ He can identify himself Prince Consuelo Banana Hammock. Why is that this information?
— Pam (@pnut3817) August 24, 2021
Nonetheless the goat
— tremendous (@sho_boy27) August 24, 2021
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