Jay Z Reveals The Reason Behind Why He and Beyoncé Named Their Twins Rumi and Sir


by Elizabeth Bennett |
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Ever since Beyoncé broke the Internet with her pregnancy annoucement photo shoot, we have been eager to know every last detail about the new additions to her and Jay Z's growing family.

One point of major discussion has been around the names of their twins, Sir and Rumi. Bey's initial Instagram post sent social media into meltdown trying to decipher whether one of the twins was called Sir Carter or Sir Carter Carter (it is simply Sir Carter), and people had a field day with different theories about what the cryptic meanings behind the names might be.

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However, speaking on podcast Rap Radar earlier this week, Jay Z finally shed some light on the unusual moniker choices.

'Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter,' Jay Z confirmed.

Queen B's love for the 13th century Persian poet doesn't come as much as a suprise considering her famed appreciation for literary stars. She collaborate with British poet Warsan Shir on her hit album Lemonade and sampled the work of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi in her 2013 song, Flawless.

Whereas it seems the even more out-there choice, Sir, was chosen completely at instinct.

'Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir,' Jay Z told hosts Elliot Wilson and Brian Miller.

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