Moniker transfer. Kanye West has formally requested that his identify be modified to Ye.
The “Jesus Walks” rapper, 44, filed authorized paperwork for the identify swap with a Los Angeles County Court docket, in line with court docket paperwork obtained by TMZ on Tuesday, August 24.
The paperwork state that the Yeezy designer “requests that the court docket decree the next identify modifications” from his current identify, Kanye Omari West, to Ye.
The musician, who’s at the moment going via a divorce with Kim Kardashian, beforehand hinted at a moniker swap up in 2018. “The being formally referred to as Kanye West,” he tweeted in September of that yr. “I’m YE.”
Three months prior, West launched his eighth studio album titled Ye. The file debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200.
West, who shares North, 8, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2, with the Skims founder, 40, opened up about his alternative to call the album Ye, pointing to the identify’s significance within the Bible.
“I needed one thing to match my power,” the Grammy winner informed radio host Massive Boy in June 2018. “I consider ‘ye’ is probably the most generally used phrase within the Bible, and within the Bible it means ‘you.’ So I’m you, I’m us, it’s us. It went from Kanye, which suggests the one one, to only Ye — simply being a mirrored image of our good, our unhealthy, our confused, all the things. The album is extra of a mirrored image of who we’re.”
West, who has been utilizing Ye as a nickname for years, additionally has the moniker on his Twitter deal with and Instagram profile.
The identify submitting information got here simply days after Kardashian confirmed her help for West amid his highway to releasing his Donda album. The Preserving Up With the Kardashians alum shared a photograph through her Instagram Story on Sunday, August 22, of her automobile radio whereas listening to tracks referred to as “Donda MIX TEST.06_06.”
Whereas the fact star filed for divorce from West in February after almost six years of marriage, she has been supportive of his newest music enterprise. Kardashian was noticed on the rapper’s Donda launch occasion final month together with their 4 youngsters. She later cheered him on at his second listening bash in August.
The “Each Hour” singer, who briefly dated Irina Shyak following his cut up from Kardashian, has but to really drop his tenth studio album. He has, nevertheless, been teasing its launch for months.
The file was initially set for a July launch till it was pushed again to August 6, but it surely’s nonetheless not out. West, did nevertheless, rejoice the upcoming launch with a listening occasion on August 5 in Atlanta.
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