As you know, this is the nickname that he’s been going with, with his first name, for over a decade. With this name change idea by Kanye, he would have no middle or last name, just simply “Ye.” This is a common nickname that fans use for Kanye as well, but the idea of dropping his full name as a whole, definitely seemed puzzling, too many.
Kanye’s Name Change Request Gets Approved
In legal documents obtained by The Blast, it is stated that Kanye’s petition for the name change was granted. This is a “tentative ruling,” where the rapper was not required to be present in court, for this request to be approved. Kanye initially filed documents for this name change, in Los Angeles, back in August. In the state of California, this request is fairly simple to get granted, unless it is only being done, in order to commit fraud, or other crimes. Kanye’s original full name was Kanye Omari West. Fans will now have to get used to just “Ye” appearing on projects such as his studio albums, and even collaborations, such as the 10-year deal that he currently has in place, with GAP.
Kanye Titled His 2018 Album, After His New Name
Kanye may have been giving hints that this name change could’ve been coming for a while now, even as far as three years ago. In June 2018, he released his eighth studio album, “Ye.” This project went on to debut at number one, on the Billboard 200 chart, and is currently certified platinum, in the US. This is one of Kanye’s 10 consecutive number one albums. That was also the year that Ye brought controversy, with his consistent support of Donald Trump, who was the president of the United States, at the time.
Kim Kardashian Still Has ‘West’ In Her Surname
As for Kanye’s estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, she is still using the “West” name, for her surname. The couple initially got married back in 2014, after initially beginning to date, in the spring of 2012. In early January, it was revealed that she and Ye were heading for a divorce. In mid-February, Kardashian hired a high-profile divorce attorney, Laura Wasser, to assist her in this process.
There had been speculation over the last few months that she and Ye may be calling off their divorce, though. This is due to Kardashian supporting Ye at events, such as his “Donda” album listening events, and also having dinner with him, at Nobu, in Malibu. Last week though, the reconciliation rumors appeared to be put to rest, as it was announced that Kardashian would be receiving their Hidden Hills home. The two initially purchased this home, in 2014, for $20 million, and is now worth $60 million. In order for Kardashian to have been able to receive this home in the divorce, she had to pay Ye a buyout price, of $20 million. This also comes after Ye listed his Wyoming ranch, for $11 million, and also purchased a rare home in Malibu, for $57.3 million.