“Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter,” he revealed on podcast Rap Radar. “Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”
The proud papa also dished on 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, who ended up rapping a freestyle on his new album, 4:44.
“She got the headphones and she climbed on the little stool, and then she just started rapping,” he shared. “I was like, ‘Oh, s—.’ I haver [her full freestyle] on my phone. Five minutes! Five minutes of her doing that.”
He added: “She kept doing that ‘boom shakalaka, boom shakalaka.’ I was like, ‘Oh, she understands the concept of a hook. She’s 5, and she understands the concept of a hook. I was like, ‘What the f— is going on here?’ One of the great memories.”
The Carter family-of-five will will be joining the rapper on 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— 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.”
In June, the Run the World singer, 35, and the rap superstar had trademark documents filed in their twins’ names to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
The news came hours after Jay Z dropped 4:44, in which he reveals on the title track that the twins were naturally conceived.
“I apologize often womanize / Took for my child to be born / See through a woman’s eyes / Took for these natural twins to believe in miracles / Took me too long for this song / I don’t deserve you,” he says.