Jay-Z Explains Meaning Behind Twins’ Names Rumi and Sir

Jay-Z and Beyonce named their twins Rumi and Sir for good reason.

"Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter," the 47-year-old rapper told Rap Radar hosts Eliot Wilson and Brian Miller. "Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir."

The "Empire State of Mind" rapper also said that his family will be joining him on his upcoming tour.

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"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. 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."

Reports that Beyonce had given birth surfaced on June 17, though her own math from an Instagram post suggests they came five days prior. She announced her double pregnancy in February with an instantly-iconic photo shoot that sparked a storm of memes on Twitter. A trademark filing from family attorneys hinted that the fraternal twins were named Sir and Rumi, which Bey confirmed in July.

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