Kanye West files to legally change his name to Ye

Kanye West
Kanye West reacts as he accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Kanye West feels very passionate about changing his name from Kanye to just Ye, he has gone by that name for years now.

The controversial rapper, 44, formally filed a petition to change his name from Kanye Omari West to just Ye, with no middle or last name, according to Los Angeles Superior Court documents.

West cited “personal reasons” for the changes.

A judge must approve of the change before it becomes official.

West has four children with reality star Kim Kardashian and all four children have his last name.

It’s not uncommon for rappers to change there names as the evolve and change.

His forthcoming 10th studio album Donda is scheduled to drop before the end of August.