Files to Legally Change His Name to YE

Kanye West

His friends and fans have used the rapper's nickname for years.

According to legal docs obtained by TheBlast, Kanye had his lawyer file a petition for an official name change and is asking for his birth name — Kanye Omari West — to be changed to ‘YE.’ 

Although he has been known as Ye for years, he never felt the need to drop his official name. Kanye lists the reason for the switch as ‘personal’ and leaves it at that.

A name change is not as immediate as you may think. In CA, a judge must first sign off on the petition before a checklist of requirements is fulfilled, including publishing the change in a newspaper.

He isn't the only one that wants a name change because Kim also petitioned to have the West dropped from her name in the divorce.

YE is currently in Chicago as he prepares for another ‘DONDA’ listening party. He was seen setting up shop in the middle of Soldier Field for a third event.

His hometown performance could be even more personal than the Atlanta shows. Crews were seen constructing a version of Kanye’s childhood home in the middle of the field.