It appears that Beyoncé, patron saint of urban pop music, has decided to pull a fast one and tack on a hyphen to her “Knowles” surname to make room on her driver’s license for Jay-Z’s last name “Carter.” That’s right. Beyoncé Giselle Knowles, from here on out, can now be referred to as Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter. So much for girl power! And taking a stand! and puttin’ the “fierce” in Sasha Fierce, Ms. B.!
It should also be noted that Jay-Z–or Shawn Carter–will also be allegedly be adopting this same last-name hybrid. And that is forward-minded thinking we can all abide by. Of course, a source was on hand to provide comment: “They want to keep Knowles because Beyoncé’s parents didn’t have any sons and they’re keen to keep the name going strong, especially if they don’t produce any children themselves.”
This also kind of confirms our suspicions that everything in the Knowles-Carter household is split 50-50. Sigh. Yes, Jay-Z. That also means you have a half-stake in that deplorable “Kitty Kat” video Beyoncé filmed for the deluxe edition of B’day. Y’know the one–where she’s being chased by an oversized housecat.