JAY-Z reveals how he and Beyoncé chose twins' unique names

We finally know what inspired JAY-Z and Beyoncé in naming their newborn twins.

The rap star told Rap Radar in a podcast released Friday the couple’s new baby girl was named after the 13th Century poet, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi.

“Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter,” JAY-Z said, confirming what many have speculated since the twins’ names were first announced in June.

But the process for their son’s name, Sir, was a little more organic.

“Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that,” JAY-Z, 47, said. “He just came out like, Sir.”

The Tidal music streaming service owner also revealed to Rap Radar how his and Bey’s first daughter, Blue Ivy, 5, rapped on his “4:44” album, saying she climbed up onto a stool and started stringing together a rhyme.

“She got the headphones and she climbed on the little stool, and then she just started rapping,” he said. “I was like, ‘Oh, s–t.’ I have (her freestyle) on my phone. Five minutes! Five minutes of her doing that.”

Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been married since 2008 after dating for five years. The 35-year-old songstress first announced her pregnancy in a Virgin Mary-inspired photoshoot on Instagram back in February. After the twins were born, they and Beyoncé spent an additional week at the UCLA Medical Center for an undisclosed medical concern but were later released from the hospital.

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