December 1, 2021
Kanye West attends the Fast Company Innovation Festival - Day 3 Arrivals on November 07, 2019 in New York City.

Kanye West legally changes his name to Ye

Kanye West now has a a lot shorter authorized name.

On Monday, the 44-year-old rapper bought official approval to legally change his name from Kanye Omari West to Ye, in accordance to Los Angeles Superior Courtroom paperwork obtained by PEOPLE.

“There being no objections, the petition for change of name is granted,” the doc reads. “The Decree is signed and filed. The Petitioner’s name is changed from KANYE OMARI WEST to YE.”

Ye filed to legally change his name in August. Within the paperwork, he says his choice for the change is for “personal reasons” — and gives no additional rationalization.

In 2018, the Yeezy founder introduced on Twitter he can be altering his stage name to Ye — following the discharge of his Ye album.

On the time, he spoke to radio host Massive Boy and defined that other than Ye being an abbreviation for his name — the nickname additionally has religious significance to him.

“I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible, it means ‘you,’ ” Ye mentioned of his self-named album’s title. “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 confusion, everything. The album is more of a reflection of who we are.”

Kanye West legally changes his name to Ye | Credit score: Brad Barket/Getty

The information of the name change comes because the star’s embroiled in a divorce with ex Kim Kardashian — who at present holds the “West” last name.

A supply informed PEOPLE earlier this month that the fact star, 40, and her estranged husband are actually in a “better” place than they had been in February when Kardashian West filed for divorce.

“They were not in a good place around the time Kim filed for divorce,” the insider mentioned. “She is so happy that things are better now. It’s all very beneficial for the kids.”

Although the rapper has a “friendly relationship” with ex Kardashian West — sources say they’re “not getting back together.”

“Kim and Kanye have a friendly relationship. It’s always been important to Kim to have a good relationship with Kanye. They are not getting back together though,” a supply beforehand informed PEOPLE, noting that the previous couple just lately shared a meal. “She accepted his lunch invitation earlier this week because they are at the point now when they can hang out. There are no hard feelings.” 

Ye and the KKW Magnificence mogul are dad and mom to 4 youngsters: daughters North, 8, and Chicago, 3½, plus sons Saint, 5½, and Psalm, 2.