Kanye West after promising his fans that Donda will be out over a month ago is now changing his name to ‘Ye.’
It comes three years after the mercurial music star, fashion designer and presidential hopeful tweeted about changing his name, after releasing an album titled Ye.
At the time, he referred to “the being” formally and formerly known as Kanye West before announcing: “I am YE.”
TMZ reports the hip-hop legend recently filed legal documents with a Los Angeles court, requesting that his full name, Kanye Omari West, is replaced by his proposed, super simple moniker: Ye.
Ye being an abbreviation of his current name, the 44-year-old has previously said the new moniker has religious significance for him.
the being formally known as Kanye West
I am YE
— ye (@kanyewest) September 29, 2018
“I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible, it means ‘you,'” West said in 2018, discussing his album title with radio host Big Boy.
“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.”
Recently, as per reports, Kanye West is single. The brief relationship between West and Shayk has certainly gotten so much buzz ever since the two were first spotted together in June. But sources told People that the short romance between the two has come to an end. “It was never a serious thing that took off,” one source told the outlet. “Kanye has been busy working and spending time with his kids. This is his focus. He doesn’t have time to date right now. He finds Irina amazing though,” a second source explained. “They remain friendly.”