Jay-Z has explained how he and wife Beyoncé came up with names for their newborn twins, Rumi and Sir.
The couple welcomed the latest editions to the Knowles-Carter family back in June, and during an interview with Rap Radar on Friday (August 25th), Jay-Z revealed the inspiration behind the babies names.
“Rumi is our favourite poet.” Jay-Z explained in reference to Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian poet from the 13th century.
And as for the meaning behind ‘Sir’s’ name, the 99 Problems rapper says “Sir was like, ‘man, come out the gate’. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, ‘Sir’.”
Jay-Z and Beyoncé first became parents back in 2012 when they welcomed daughter Blue Ivy Carter.
Now five years old, Blue makes her rapping debut on Jay-Z’s latest album, 4:44.
Appearing on the track ‘Blue’s Freestyle/We Family’, Jay-Z explains just how his daughter came to feature on the song, “she got the headphones and she climbed on the little stool, and then she just started rapping.”
“I was like, ‘Oh, s**t.’ I have (her full freestyle) on my phone. Five minutes! Five minutes of her doing that.”
“She kept doing that ‘boom shakalaka, boom shakalaka’ I was like, ‘Oh, she understands the concept of a hook.”
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