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Kanye West is legally changing his name to Ye

Kanye West has handed in a petition to a California court to change his legal name to Ye.

The iconic rapper has long been widely known simply as Ye, and now he wants to make the nickname official. Documents that have been seen by TMZ state that if the court approves the provisional name change, then West’s full name of Kanye Omari West would be altered to the two-letter mononym.

California Courts say that a date should be set within the next six to 12 weeks, where a judge will decide whether to grant Kanye his wish.

Interestingly, this isn’t the first time that West has brought up the notion of changing his name. Back in 2019, he contemplated calling himself, ‘Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West’. He said: “When people say it’s crass to call yourself a billionaire, I say I might legally change my name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West for a year until y’all understand exactly what it is… It will be on the license plate.”

Meanwhile, Donda is now scheduled to be released this Friday, but Ye fans have got used to feeling disappointed when release day rolls around, ready for the inevitable moment the project doesn’t appear on streaming services.

Although Apple Music will be elated with the news of no album, as it means there is another live stream on the horizon. West’s most recent listening event became the most-watched on the platform ever.

The upcoming party will be the third such event, following two listening parties at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta over the past month. It was a venue where the rapper was reportedly living when he put the finishing touches on the record.