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Kanye West Files To Legally Change His Name

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Kanye West Files To Legally Change His Name

Kanye West has filed to legally change his name to Ye, according to a new report.

Born as Kanye Omari West, the rapper has seemingly decided he's had enough of this and wants to officially make the switch - documents seen by The Blast suggest his lawyer has filed a petition to change his name.

Without much explanation, in typical Kanye style, the documents reportedly state the 44-year-old cited 'personal' reasons for his decision.

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According to TMZ, the petition was filed in LA and a judge is set to make a ruling based on the regulation of name changing in California.

Generally speaking, judges are more than willing to change someone's name, as long as there's no evidence of fraud.

He has been using the nickname for years - it's also his username on Twitter - and he even titled his eighth studio album Ye in 2018.

Kanye fans might remember a tweet from that year, which suggested he was changing his moniker.

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It read: "The being formally known as Kanye West.

"I am YE."

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Credit: Twitter

He's gone on record in an interview with American Hip-Hop radio show Big Boy explaining his love for the name.

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Kanye said: "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 confused, everything. The album is more of a reflection of who we are."

In related news, Ye has upped the anti in the latest instalment of his ongoing beef with Drake.

He might just have taken things a little bit too far by revealing what could be Drake's address to the world on Instagram.

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We can't be sure that it's his address, but it's a location in Toronto in a pretty swanky part of the city, so it seems a pretty likely scenario that it is.

Kanye has since deleted the post. Credit: Instagram
Kanye has since deleted the post. Credit: Instagram

It's not a good thing for people you don't know on the internet to have your address in the first place, but for one of the most recognisable musicians and celebrities on the planet, it must be a real headache.

Especially if the person who shared the details has 7.4m followers on their Instagram account.

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Either way, Drake was quick to respond, sharing a short video of himself laughing while driving along in his car.

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Topics: Kanye West

Anish Vij
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