Kanye Omari West doesn’t want to keep his current name no more. According to TMZ, Kanye West has filed legal docs with the Los Angeles legal system, looking for approval to change his name to “Ye”. Yes, that means no more Kanye West if a judge grants him an official name change.
the being formally known as Kanye West
I am YE
— ye (@kanyewest) September 29, 2018
It’s interesting – Kanye also wants to drop the “West” from his persona altogether too … which is kinda odd, considering he’s shown pride in his family heritage — and has often even called himself (both in person and in song) Mr. West. That too will be nixed if he gets the green light.
Unclear what might go into the review process for this but it seems pretty clear. If a judge signs off, then Kanye as you know him is a goner. It’ll be all Ye … all day. Who knows if this is coincidental timing to go along with his album Donda‘s rollout. Ye is slated to host a fourth Donda listening event on August 28.