LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Kanye West’s petition to change his name was approved by a Los Angeles judge Monday.
The 44-year-old rapper, who filed his petition on Aug. 24, intends to change his name to “Ye” with no middle or last name. Currently, his full name is Kanye Omari West.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams Court approved the request by the singer, who stated he was making the change for personal reasons.
In June of 2018, West released an eighth studio album titled “Ye.”
West later signaled that he wanted the change, saying on Twitter, “the being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.”
the being formally known as Kanye West
I am YE
— ye (@kanyewest) September 29, 2018
That same year, the singer said in an interview with radio host Big Boy that he believes “ye” is “the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means `you.”‘
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