Skip Nav
Gift Guide
The POPSUGAR Editors' Gift Guide Is Here! Find Perfect Presents For Everyone in Your Life
Best of 2017
All Hail the Hottest Female Selfies of 2017
Celebrity Couples
Who Is the Cutest Celebrity Couple of 2017?

Jay Z Gets Rid of the Hyphen in His Name

We Bid a Fond Farewell to Jay Z's Hyphen

Big news in the world of punctuation today — Jay Z has officially dropped the hyphen from his name, Spin reports. The change was made public Wednesday night when Billboard editor Joe Levy tweeted the news, saying, "Jay Z has dropped the hyphen from his name, according to his label. I am not kidding. Copy editors: take note."

Jay Z has yet to confirm the change, but it's worth noting that he was credited as "JAY Z" on his 2011 collaboration with Kanye West, Watch the Throne. It's also how the rapper's name is shown on his most recent album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. We have to admit, we're a little sad to see Hova's hyphen go, but we trust his creative decision.

Image Source: Getty
JAY-Z Sets the Record Straight About His Feud With Kanye West
Beyoncé Peach Dress at Lawrence Parker's Wedding
Beyonce's Family Halloween Costumes
Best Songs of the Early 2000s
From Our Partners
Latest Celebrity & Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds