Kanye West is trying to legally change his name to 'Ye'

Headlines 25/08/2021

The Kanye west saga continues with reports coming out this morning that the rapper's lawyer has filed a petition to change West's birth name of Kanye Omari West to simply 'Ye'.

Under American state law, Kanye will be given a court date in the next three months, at which point a judge will hear Kanye’s petition and decide whether to approve the name change. 

The rapper’s name change comes amid preparations for dropping his 10th studio album 'Donda'.

However, this isn't the first time Kanye has hinted to changing his name as back in 2018 he tweeted "the being formally known as Kanye West I am YE"

Fans are trying to figure out if Kanye is serious about the name change because in 2019, he said he had considered legally changing his name to “Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West” “until ‘yall understand exactly what it is.” Kanye did not follow through with that idea, but this time he has gone as far as to actually file a legal petition with the court.

Only time will tell if Yeezy will be officially known as 'Ye'.