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Jay-Z Would Like to Be Called JAY Z Now

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Jay-Z has 99 problems, but a hyphenate ain’t one.

The man once known as Shawn Carter — then as S Dot, Jigga, Jiggaman, Hova, J-Hova, Hov, Iceberg Slim, Jazzy and Lucky Lefty, among other things — is most commonly known as Jay-Z. But now he wants to be known as “JAY Z.”

Spin reports that Billboard editor Joe Levy dropped the truth bomb last night on Twitter, citing label sources as his informants:

There hasn’t been a formal announcement of Hov’s change from Jay-Z to JAY Z, but his name is now being spelled the new, all-caps, hyphen-free way on iTunes as well as in the art of his latest smash, ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail.’

And what a smash it is. ‘MCHG’ will top the Billboard 200, making it the first rap album in nearly two years to spend two consecutive weeks at No. 1.

Maybe that’s why they also call him God MC, too.

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