Jay Z/Jay-Z/JAY-Z Brought The Hyphen Back Because What Is Life Without A Lil' Flip Flopping

Jay Z/Jay-Z/JAY-Z Brought The Hyphen Back Because What Is Life Without A Lil' Flip Flopping

A new year, a new way to spell your name.

















This is Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, multi-hyphenate superstar with her fellow multi-hyphenate superstar husband, Shawn Carter aka Jay Z.



This is Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, multi-hyphenate superstar with her fellow multi-hyphenate superstar husband, Shawn Carter aka Jay Z.






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Or should I say JAY-Z. Because he's changed the spelling of his name...again.



Or should I say JAY-Z. Because he's changed the spelling of his name...again.



According to Pitchfork. Oh, and in case you want to get a lil' more confused, Jay is going by JAY:Z for his new album, 4:44. Punctuation for the win!




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You see, when Jay first started out, he went by Jay-Z.



You see, when Jay first started out, he went by Jay-Z.






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But in 2013, he decided to drop the hyphen and become Jay Z.



But in 2013, he decided to drop the hyphen and become Jay Z.






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