Breaking news for the Beyhive: Jay-Z explains why he and his wife, Beyoncé, settled on the names Sir and Rumi, for their newborn twins.
The rapper opened up to hosts Elliot Wilson and Brian Miller during their podcast Rap Radar and provided a little insight behind the meaning of the unique monikers.
“Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter,” he shared. As for the musicians’ son, he said: “Sir was like, [a] man, out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”
Of course, being the proud papa he is, Jay also touched on his daughter Blue Ivy Carter making big strides with her cameo on his recent album 4:44.
As you may already know, the pair’s eldest child freestyles for several minutes during a bonus track. “I can’t even listen to that song no more [sic],” he said. “I only listen to her freestyle and then I’m like, ‘I can’t listen to this.’ ”
If you’ve been wondering what’s next for the Carters, the Grammy-winning artist revealed that he and the crew will be hitting the road as he embarks on his highly anticipated tour. “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 added, “They’ll be with me [on tour] anyway but I’m just saying, like, [I needed] space where I’m not doing anything. 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.”
As previously reported, Jay and Bey welcomed twins on June 13. On June 30, the hip-hop artist released his latest disc, 4:44, and it was an instant hit.