Nicknames Of Grammy Stars Explained
Jay-Z: “Hova” His friends were impressed by how spontaneously he could improvise rapid-fire rhymes—a sure sign, in their minds, that he was the Second Coming. Hence the original nickname: “J-Hova”… as in, Jehovah. “That’s what they said I had to be to do that,” the rapper/mogul told the Observer in 2003. However, he’s got 99 problems, but being a deity ain’t one, and he wanted to avoid blasphemy. “I’ve never been real comfortable being called God," he laughed. “I shorten it to Hova."