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Jay-Z Changed His Name Three Years Ago & Never Told A Soul?! Find Out Shawn Carter's New Name HERE!

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Just what in HOVA's name is happening here?!

We're hearing conflicting reports, but there's a decent chance Jay Z dropped the hyphen from his name in 2010!

Whether the difference between Jay-Z and Jay Z is significant is up for debate, but how could the world's BIGGEST rapper change his name three years ago without anyone noticing?!

Let's go back, back, back in time and find out!

Yesterday, Billboard editor Joe Levy tweeted:

Whoa, was that true!?

Unfortunately, Jay… whatever's Magna Carta Holy Grail album cover doesn't clear up the confusion because there is a hyphen through the whole damned thing!

magna carta holy grail

Blue Ivy's daddy's publicist Jana Fleishman was reached for comment, and that's when our minds blew!!!!

She said:

"Dude..We haven't used the hyphen since 2010."

Wow. Sure enough, according to iTunes, his credit on Watch the Throne contains no hyphen!

We're sure his driver's license still reads Shawn Carter, but we really wish Jay(?)Z would clear up all the confusion!

Maybe he should take a page from Eminem's playbook and write a song called My Name Is and just TELL US what he wants to go by!

[Image via WENN.]

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5 comments to “Jay-Z Changed His Name Three Years Ago & Never Told A Soul?! Find Out Shawn Carter's New Name HERE!”

  1. 1

    he is the ugliest guy, man look at those huge lips! nasty……

  2. Ceee says – reply to this


    What's with rappers changing their names. Like Snoop Lion? Oyyyy

  3. ana says – reply to this


    Re: Ceee – good thing lil wayne can't grow taller that won't happen , unless he gets fat

  4. bre says – reply to this


    Maybe he didnt tell anyone because it wasnt worth telling. I mean he dropped the hyphen…big deal. -.-

  5. gina says – reply to this


    It's just a name. The man is DEFINITELY a genius. How about calling him Mr. Carter if its a problem for u. And about the 'ugly' comment….its America. Glad u can like/dislike at your discretion. The man is SUPER sexy. I need you to #getyourlife! #PicassoBaby