Is Kanye West changing his name?

KAYNE West is known as an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, businessman, and fashion designer.

As West, 44, continues his career in the entertainment industry, he looks to do it under a new name, closely associated with his Adidas Yeezy brand.


Kanye West is looking to change his name to “Ye”Credit: Getty

Is Kanye West changing his name?

On August 24, 2021, West officially filed legal documents in Los Angeles to change his name.

Instead of going by Kanye Omari West, he has requested to change his name to “Ye,” which is the nickname he has gone by for many years.

TMZ reported that in the state of California, if there is no evidence a name change is designed to commit fraud or be used in other illegal activities, a judge will typically sign off on the request.

It is unknown at this time when a judge will look over the request or if it will be approved.

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