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Kanye West wants his name legally changed to 'Ye'

Kanye West has asked a court to change his name to just Ye.

According to a report on NBC News, the American rapper has filed to get rid of his full name, Kanye Omari West, in favor of his longtime nickname.

In the filing, he simply cited "personal reasons" for the change.

He had tweeted the desire to be called Ye as early as 2018, months after releasing his eight studio album titled "Ye."




"The being formally known as Kanye West," he wrote, "I am YE."

He also uses Ye in his social media accounts.

The 44-year-old star is in the midst of a divorce from Kim Kardashian, who filed the petition in February after almost seven years of marriage.

They agreed on having joint custody over their four young children: North, Chicago, Saint and Psalm. —JCB, GMA News