Jay-Z has spoken out about the meaning behind the names he and Beyonce gave their twins.

Beyonce gave birth to Rumi and Sir on June 13 this year.

The couple have previously revealed that Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi is their favourite poet, and Jay-Z confirmed the link to his daughter’s name when speaking to Rap Radar podcast, in the second installment of their chat.

“Rumi is our favorite poet, so it was for our daughter,” he told host Elliot Wilson.

And as for his son, Sir?

“And then Sir was, like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”