Jay-Z officially revealed the meanings of the names he and Beyonce chose to give their twin babies. In an interview with Rap Radar, the 4:44 rapper talked about each of his children, including revealing one of Blue Ivy’s hidden talents.
NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 20: Beyonce (L) and Jay-Z attend the New Jersey Nets vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on February 20, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/FilmMagic)[/caption]
Jay-Z and Beyonce have had quite the incredible year. From Beyonce’s Lemonade drop, which she hit us with in secret… AGAIN, all the way to Jay-Z releasing his first studio album in years and the birth of their beautiful twins, it’s been beautiful to watch.
Both artists chose to really delve into the pain that both of them have experienced throughout their own lives-and in the experience of their relationship-with their music. To be that vulnerable where people are going to hear you is not an easy thing to do.
Beyonce spoke on Jay-Z’s infidelity and the parallels of the infidelities of her father; she created an entire album documenting the experience of the black woman in America, complete with stunning visuals and spoken word interludes written by poet Warsan Shire.
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Rumi and Sir Carter. The interesting, but powerful names have caused quite the stir.
People, just like with Blue Ivy before them, wanted to know how the famous parents came up with the names for the twins. Bey’s mom Tina Lawson made some references to what the names could mean, but we had no word from Jay-Z or Beyonce themselves; until now.
Rumi, Jay-z told Rap Radar- is named after the famous 13th century poet Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, who’s poetry remains important in many cultures to this day. Rumi often wrote about love; for his partner, for God, for the earth.
This is a very virtuous and prosperous name; a name of healing and unconditional love. Rumi gave the world words which were channeled from the Universe and brought to this plane of existence to resonate with our hearts and help raise the vibration of the planet.
Sir, Jay-Z says, has a more spontaneous, but equally powerful meaning. “Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”
Sir as in power, Sir as in abundance, Sir as in King. Isn’t that beautiful?
To shine a little light on all his babies, Jay-Z also bragged on Blue Ivy a little bit. Have ya’ll heard her lil 5-year-old self freestyle?
Jay-Z had Blue rap on his critically-acclaimed album 4:44, and he says it happened by accident. He said she just hopped on the stool and started spitting.
“I was like, ‘Oh, shit.’ I have [her full freestyle] on my phone,” HOV said. “Five minutes! Five minutes of her doing that.”
Jay-Z and Beyonce have always seemed to have it all; watching them struggle and having them let us in to that struggle, made them even more admirable-even more lovable, and even more worthy of the support of their fans. They are twin souls, united in a divine mission to make the world a better place; congratulations, again, to the Carters on their amazing year.