The end of Kanye West might be upon us.
On Aug. 24, the rapper filed legal documents in Los Angeles to officially change his name to "Ye," TMZ reported. A judge will have to sign off on the request to leave "Kanye Omari West" in the dust.
Fans, of course, have called Kanye "Ye" for years, but he now wants to make that his actual full name. If Kanye gets his way, his last name will also be tossed in the garbage.
Why Kanye wants to nix his name for a two-letter moniker isn't known.
The report points out that Kanye has often called himself "Mr. West," so the name change request does seem somewhat strange. Adding another interesting layer to the name game is that Kanye's ex, Kim Kardashian, will uses "West" in her own surname. Plus, their four children —North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm — also use the West last name.
The rapper's name change request comes just a few days after he scrubbed everything on his Instagram save for one new post — an image of the home he was raised in on Chicago's South Side by his late mother and his new album's namesake, Donda West. He has since posted a handful of other captionless images to Instagram.