Celebrity News

Jay-Z Ditches the Hyphen: He Now Only Answers to Jay Z

By:
Jul 18, 2013 | 1:20pm EDT

Following in the footsteps of Snoop Dogg and Mos Def, the artist formerly known as Jay-Z has decided to switch up his moniker. The Magna Carta… Holy Grail rapper has switched up his name to Jay Z. So, adios, hyphen! Clearly you were weighing him down. 

This stylistic alteration grabbed our attention Wednesday when Billboard editor Joey Levy tweeted, "Breaking: Jay Z has dropped the hyphen from his name, according to his label. I am not kidding. (Wish I was.) Copy editors: take note." 

While we, like Levy, are just becoming wise to the news now, Jay actually made the switch back in 2011 — Watch The Throne designates him as hyphenless Jay Z.

We know, it's heartbreaking to hear that Jay Z is leaving behind his once-beloved hyphen, but at least he has Beyoncé (and her apostrophe) to fill the void. 

Follow Cori on Twitter @gimmegimmeCOR
Follow Hollywood.com on Twitter @Hollywood_com 

More:
Jay-Z's New Album Announced During Samsung Commercial
Jay-Z Displays the Cover Art for 'Magna Carta.... Holy Grail' 
Kanye West & Jay-Z Debut 'No Church In The Wild' - VIDEO  


From Our Partners
Battle of the Bikini Bodies (Celebuzz)
Complete Guide to Strippers in Movies and TV (Vh1)

More Celebrity News
 
comments powered by Disqus