Kanye West officially wants to change his name

Kanye West officially wants to change his name

Award-winning rapper Kanye West wants to officially change his name. 

Kanye West Kim Kardashian
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Kanye West has publicly announced that he will no longer be known as Kanye West. 

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The 44-year-old wants to officially changed his name to Ye. 

The rapper has applied to change his legal name from Kanye Omari West to Ye - according to documents obtained by PEOPLE.

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Kanye first announced his plans to change his name in 2018, after the release of his eighth studio album, '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. It went from Kanye, which means the only one, to just Ye — just being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confusion, everything. The album is more of a reflection of who we are,"  he explained the significance of the name to radio host Big Boy.

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