Jay-Z Explains Naming Twins Rumi & Sir Carter


Jay-Z Explains Naming Twins Rumi & Sir Carter

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Jay-Z’s interview with Rap Radar showcased Jay-Z tackling many topics, from speaking about the black community as a whole, to his relationship with Beyoncé.

He also addressed the meaning behind the names for the twins.

Jay-Z revealed that his daughter Rumi was named after someone he and Beyoncé admire.

“Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter.”

Rumi is a Muslim poet who lived in the 13th century, whose poetry is still read today.

When Sir was born, according to Jay, he gave an aura of regality and maturity that couldn’t be captured by any other name.

“Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”

Check out the full interview below, via Tidal.

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  1. Anonymous

    August 26, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Not a fan but rich people can name their kids whatever they want. It ain’t like they have to work jobs when they grow up.

    • Ms. Jackson

      August 27, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Sh-t basically.

  2. Lisa

    August 26, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    I actually like their names.

  3. Peachy

    August 26, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Interesting names.

  4. Jess

    August 26, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Rumi is cute but I’m not a fan of Sir

  5. Tasha

    August 26, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Rumi is kind of cute though.

  6. Anonymous

    August 26, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    The only way Sir works is if he doesn’t have a middle name.

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