JAY-Z Reveals Why He & Beyoncé Chose the Names Rumi & Sir for Their Twins


JAY-Z and Beyoncé had good reasons for the names they chose for their newborn twins, who were born in June.

The “Empire State of Mind” rapper, 47, opened up on Friday to Rap Radar hosts Elliot Wilson and Brian Miller about how he and the “Formation” singer, 35, came to choose the names Rumi and Sir .

“Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter,” he shared. “Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”

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The father of three also revealed how the couple’s firstborn, 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, ended up rapping a freestyle on his new album, 4:44, while they were in the recording studio together.

“She got the headphones and she climbed on the little stool, and then she just started rapping,” JAY-Z said. “I was like, ‘Oh, s—.’ I haver [her full freestyle] on my phone. Five minutes! Five minutes of her doing that.”

He also touched on the hook that went viral after the song was released in early July.

“She kept doing that ‘boom shakalaka, boom shakalaka.’ I was like, ‘Oh, she understands the concept of a hook,’” he said. “She’s 5, and she understands the concept of a hook. I was like, ‘What the f— is going on here?’ One of the great memories.”

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Two comments

  1. Really strange names, I concur. But then, what’s in a name? It’s just an ID sort of, either meaningful or ‘meaningless’. I never knew this couple could still be together by now. Most of their counterparts never make it this long.
    Congratulations to you guys. 👍

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