Beyoncé's Mom Confirms Reasons Behind the Name 'Rumi'

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Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles, is everybody’s mom.

Tina Knowles: Honey, why don’t you explain to all your nice fans why you chose “Rumi” as a baby name? It’s very confusing.

Beyoncé: Mom, nooooo. It’s personal.

Tina Knowles: Do you mind if I say a little something on Facebook? Because I just think…

Beyoncé: Ma, don’t. They’ve already figured it out.

Tina Knowles: Twitter?

Beyoncé: Please don’t, OK? Jay will not be happy.

Tina Knowles: Fine. [Immediately posts Rumi quotes on Instagram]

Yep, we cringed a little bit when we saw Knowles — not Beyoncé — posting about the intriguing choice of “Rumi” for one of the twins’ names on Instagram this Saturday. Don’t get us wrong — we’re obviously lapping up any Beyoncé-Jay-Z twins news we can get — but it seems like maybe Beyoncé should have been the one to confirm the deeply intimate reasons behind the name Rumi?

More: Beyoncé and Jay-Z share first pic of newborn twins — finally!

We’re pretty sure Rumi, a 13th century poet, had no idea he would ever get 15 minutes of Instagram fame thanks to Beyoncé’s mama. Tina Knowles shared some of his poetry about love in her post and wrote, “[I]t’s not only beautiful but logical.”

Knowles also highlighted her favorite Rumi stanzas.

Knowles seems to be loving the third Rumi quote the best, captioning her post, “Sometimes we are the reason we can’t find love!! We have to work on ourselves first to be whole.”

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Another reads, “This is love, to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.” (We’re guessing that explains all the gauzy veils Beyoncé has been wearing in her pregnancy and birth announcements.)

Beyoncé has been in a poetry groove for some time, a case in point being her collab with British poet Warsan Shire on Lemonade. (Shire was also the poet behind Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement, which included the refrain, “I have three hearts.”) So the choice of Rumi is no big surprise to most of the internet. (“Sir” is a little more confusing, however.)

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Mama Tina, we majorly appreciate the behind-the-scenes grandma insight, but don’t you go pissing off the tired new parents by oversharing, OK?

      

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Drake's Ex Maliah Michel Says He Tried To Make Her Stop Stripping

One of Drake's exes has spilled some major tea about what the rapper is supposedly really like.

Bossip reports that during Drake's annual Houston Appreciation Weekend, he honored a few of his favorite dancers by escorting them to the party and gifting them with Louboutins and heaps of cash. The rapper even made jerseys for the women and "retired" them by hanging them up during the party.

Paid dues.

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Dancers Lira Galore and Miracle Watts accepted Drizzy's invitation, but the third woman honored, Maliah Michel, opted not to attend the party, and responded to Drake's actions on Instagram, writing, "Contrary to 'social media news' no man can retire me. I'm shaking this a** into a wheel chair. Maliah will retire Maliah."

She wasn't finished there, though. She had a lot to say about how Drake treated her in the past (without actually mentioning him by name), saying that he often tried to make her quit dancing and that he was "mean and hurtful" towards her.

"Y'all don't know that n*gga been trying to make me stop dancing. Always putting me down about it. Always telling me I'm not better than anyone else in the club selling a** instead of dancing. But n*gga can't stay out the club," she wrote on Twitter yesterday. "Y'all just don't know. My only regret is ever trying to explain how much I love dancing. And thinking so highly of him. That I let his opinion of me mold my opinion of myself. F*ck that and f*ck you if you got a problem."

"I remember pleading with him to understand. I said Beyonce wears the same kind of stuff I wear," she continued. "This n*gga got mad and told me not to compare myself to Beyonce. B*tch wha?! Don't you ever tell me not to compare myself to Beyonce! I'm a woman that's what we do!!"

"No matter how light I tried to make things. Just always mean and hurtful. But whatever I'm done," she concluded.

It is pretty ironic that a man who loves strippers as much as Drake does and dates them as often as he does would be so judgmental about stripping.

You can check out Maliah's tweets below.

Y'all don't know that nigga been trying to make me stop dancing. Always putting me down about it.

— Maliah Michel (@IAmMaliahMichel) July 24, 2017

Always telling me I'm not better than anyone else in the club selling ass instead of dancing. But nigga can't stay out the club

— Maliah Michel (@IAmMaliahMichel) July 24, 2017

Y'all just don't know. My only regret is ever trying to explain how much I love dancing. And thinking so highly of him

— Maliah Michel (@IAmMaliahMichel) July 24, 2017

That I let his opinion of me mold my opinion of myself. Fuck that and fuck you if you got a problem

— Maliah Michel (@IAmMaliahMichel) July 24, 2017

I remember pleading with him to understand. I said Beyoncé wears the same kind of stuff I wear

— Maliah Michel (@IAmMaliahMichel) July 24, 2017

This nigga got mad and told me not to compare myself to Beyoncé

— Maliah Michel (@IAmMaliahMichel) July 24, 2017

Bitch wha?! Don't you ever tell me not to compare myself to Beyoncé! I'm a woman that's what we do!!

— Maliah Michel (@IAmMaliahMichel) July 24, 2017

No matter how light I tried to make things. Just always mean and hurtful. But whatever I'm done

— Maliah Michel (@IAmMaliahMichel) July 24, 2017

[Photo: Instagram, Getty Images]

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