Why Kanye West Now Wants to Be Known Only as 'Ye'

Kanye just wants to be Ye. The rapper and businessman, 44, who's referred to himself as Ye for many years, even using it as the title of his 2018 album, has filed court documents to legally change his name. The filing at Los Angeles Superior Court shows West wants to get rid of his full name – Kanye Omari West – in favour of just his longtime two-letter nickname with no middle name or last name. He cites "personal reasons" for the change.