By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
One of Wyoming’s most famous residents has filed action in a California court to have his name legally changed to one word.
Kanye West filed documents in Los Angeles Superior Court earlier this month to have his name changed from Kanye Omari West to just Ye, his longtime nickname and the name of his 2018 album, according to The Associated Press.
He would have no middle or last name, despite the fact his soon-to-be ex-wife, Kim Kardashian West, and their shared four children would all continue to carry West’s surname.
In the documents, West said he wanted to change his name for personal reasons. A judge must approve the name change before it becomes official.
West has been going by the nickname on social media platforms for years and in 2018, he wrote on Twitter that he was no longer “the being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.”
This is the most recent in a string of eccentric behavior shown by West in recent years.
Last year, he entered the presidential race too late to be considered in most states’ primary elections, but still voted for himself for president during the 2020 election. He noted it was his first time voting, as well.
Recently, he has been hosting various listening parties in stadiums in Atlanta and Chicago for his upcoming album, “Donda,” named after his late mother.