Jay-Z Reveals Why He and Beyoncé Named Their Twins Sir and Rumi
The revelation came during a discussion on the Rap Radar podcast on Friday.
According to the rapper, Rumi is named after the poet.
“Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter," he said.
As for Sir, it was more of a vibe thing.
“Sir was like, man, come out the gate," Jay-Z said.
"He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir."
A truly perfect explanation.
Jay-Z also opened up about spending quality time with his new children, born June 13, 2017.
“I booked the tour for October so I could have at least four months to just really bond and see their fingers and s—t like that,” he said.
“I’m just focused on them. I’m not thinking about a show at night or anything like that. That’s why the tour is so far away from the release of the album.”
The album in question is his recent 4:44, which debuted on June 30, 2017.
In the same Rap Radar discussion this week, Jay-Z opened up about the story behind the freestyle.
"She got the headphones and she climbed on the little stool, and then she just started rapping. I was like, ‘Oh, s—t.’"
“She kept doing that ‘boom shakalaka, boom shakalaka.’ I was like, ‘Oh, she understands the concept of a hook,'” he continued.
.“She’s 5, and she understands the concept of a hook. I was like, ‘What the f—k is going on here?’ One of the great memories.”
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