Jay-Z reveals the meaning behind his twins Rumi & Sir's names
Jay-Z is a busy man at the moment, the rapper, business mogul and husband to Beyoncé has recently become the father to twins as well as releasing his long awaited album, 4:44, to rave reviews. It's safe to say that Hov has firmly put himself back in the spotlight of music and celebrity news, and despite all eyes being on him, he still manages to keep his family life fairly private.
It's somehow already been three months since Beyonce gave birth to Rumi and Sir, and despite us not hearing much about their family life in the months that have followed, Jay-Z has finally revealed the adorable meaning behind their unique names.
On June 14 2017, Beyonce and Jay welcomed a newborn boy and girl into their glamorous word and announced their names to the world through an extravagant photoshoot of them with their mother, one month after their birth.
Captioning the photo "Sir Cater and Rumi 1 month today" alongside a series of emojis, Beyonce looked absolutely stunning and the image racked up over 10 million likes on Instagram as people rushed to bless the family and herald Queen Bey in all her glory.
While the couple have kept quiet about their new additions since the post, Jay-Z recently appeared on the Rap Radar podcast where he spoke about a variety of different issues ranging from the making of 4:44, Black entrepreneurship, misconceptions, Kanye West, fatherhood, his classic material and so much more. It was his story about the twins that caught a lot of people's attention, with the rapper explaining how they came to choose their names.
"Sir was like, man, come out the gate", Jay-Z joked when he was asked about how they came to pick his son's name. "He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir."
As for Rumi? Jay says that her name was inspired by the famous 13th century poet of the same name, adding "Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter."
They're certainly sweet names for the children, who will become the younger brother and sister to 5-year-old Blue Ivy Carter. It's been a rocky few years for the couple with allegations of infidelity on Jay-Z's part after footage emerged Solange Knowles, his sister-in-law, attacking him in elevator reportedly due to the fact he was having an affair. Not only this, but a major theme across both Beyonce's album, Lemonade, and Jay-Z's, 4:44, seems to be about he alleged affair and him trying to make up for it.
Hopefully the couple have ironed out their issues and can move forward with their adorable family. While they're managing to hide their children from the spotlight now, there can be no doubt that they will come to rule celebrity culture for years in the future; I mean, their parents are the two biggest stars in the world, there is no way they're not going to be famous.