Jay Z Has Changed His Name (Again) and the Internet Has Questions

LOS ANGELES, CA - April 30: Jay Z  greets songwriter/record producer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds after attending Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on April 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Kevork Djansezian)

Jay Z Has Changed His Name (Again) and the Internet Has Questions

Allow him to reintroduce himself.

Published June 19, 2017

Over time, we’ve come to acknowledge Roc Nation’s rap and business legend JAY-Z by many monikers: Hov, Jay Z, Jay, Sean Carter and Jigga, to name a few.

But with the arrival of his 13th studio undertaking, we all have some keyboard memory adjusting to do, as Pitchfork announces that he’s returning a hyphen and a caps-lock update to his formerly recognized “Jay Z” title. Confirmed from a Roc Nation representative, the name change (or reimplementation, rather) accompanies his forthcoming 4:44 album as well. Hopefully for fans who were alive long enough to witness his career-long series of name swaps, however, Jay will give everyone some time to get used to his new way and spelling of things.

See fans’ hilarious concerns below.

Written by Diamond Alexis

(Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)


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