American rapper Kanye West files to change his name to ‘Ye’
The 44-year-old wants to change his full name — Kanye Omari West — to the two-letter Ye, with no middle or last name, According to Kanye West, the new moniker has a religious significance for him.
The American, who recently divorced from his wife of seven years Kim Kardashian West, has been calling himself Ye on his social media pages for years, and first revealed he wanted the change in 2018 tweeting: “the being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE”
“I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means you. So I’m you, I’m us, it’s us,” he said.