Here’s Why Jay-Z And Beyoncé Named The Twins Rumi and Sir

August 27, 2017  |  

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When everyone found out that Beyoncé was not only just pregnant, but toting two bundles of joy in her belly, the world stood still. The massive collection of loyal individuals that make up the Beyhive also waited with baited breath as the names were revealed: Rumi and Sir. Certainly not your run-of-the-mill monikers (but then again neither is Blue), many were interested in just how the power couple chose the names.

Two months since they were brought into the world, we now know the Carters thought process behind naming their twins. And surprisingly, it doesn’t contain the rocket science one may have thought. In an interview on the Rap Radar podcast Friday, Jay-Z finally shared:

“Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter.” “Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that,” Jay-Z said. “He just came out, like, ‘Sir.’”

For those unfamiliar, Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, who has been described as the “most popular poet” and the “best selling poet” in the United States.

In addition to sharing the details on the twins’ names, he shared that although he’s gearing up to hit the road for his 4:44 tour, he plans on keeping his family close.

“I booked the tour for October so I could have at least four months to just really bond and see their fingers and s— like that,” he said.

“They’ll be with me [on tour] anyway, but I’m just saying, like, [I needed] a space where I’m not doing anything,” he continued. “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.”


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