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Jay-Z Really Refer To Himself As “Muhammad Hovi” On Magna Carter Holy Grail?



Jay-Z will infuriate the Muslim community when his new album drops next week … at least that’s what a gossip website is claiming. The website says that the rapper calls himself “Muhammad Hovi” on the upcoming Magna Carta Holy Grail album, which is something the Muslim community will definitely find offensive.

This is an excerpt taken from the website’s article:

“ spoke with someone who HEARD Jay’s entire album … and Jay’s about to cause a STIR!! In his new song ‘Oceans’, featuring Frank Ocean, Jay calls himself by a new name … “MUHAMMAD HOVI.” Hovi is short for ‘Jehovah’ or God. And Muhammad is the Islamic prophet.

[Jay] better watch himself though … those Muslims don’t play when you mess around with Muhammad.”

HipHollywood spent a few minutes looking over the lyrics to the song, and we can say with certainty that there is no place in them where the rapper refers to himself as “Muhammad Hovi.” But you don’t have to believe us, just read the lyrics for yourself below, something the other website neglected to do before posting their story.


It should be noted that Hov has called himself “Muhammad Hovi” in the past. On “American Gangster” the rapper used the nickname as play off of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali’s name. “Can’t lie, they had Muhammad Hovi on the ropes” he raps.

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  1. deeniman

    June 28, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    Why would muslims be offended? He’s referencing Muhammad Ali, not the prophet Muhammad – it’s called an allegory. Smh

  2. malik

    June 29, 2013 at 2:56 AM


  3. Jay

    June 30, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    Yeah your an idiot I can’t believe your editor let you write this article and I mean that in all kindness.

  4. quizzical pizzicle

    July 3, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Stupid writer–see that big black blotch in the 3d verse before Hovi??? Duh.

  5. Yeezus Christ

    July 12, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    You guys obviously didn’t understand the meaning. people always wanna start controversial rumours with this man.. He says “Can’t lie they had Muhammad Hovi on the ropes” hinting that he’s like Muhammad Ali who used the Rope-a-Dope maneuver on George Foreman in the now famous, Rumble in the Jungle fight. Meaning that while you may have him on the ropes (fending off punches), he is essentially smarter than you and still winning the fight… You need to delete this post because your misleading the public

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Dwyane Wade On New Heartfelt Documentary: It’s A Story “I Never Got A Chance To Tell As A Kid”



It’s been an epic week for Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union.

It first started with one of the biggest trades of the year with Wade returning back to Miami to finish the rest of the season with the Heat. “I was happy,” Wade told us on Thursday night about the trade.

He added, “The journey of the NBA took me to Chicago, it took me to Cleveland, but it also brought me back to Miami; a place from a basketball sense birthed me.”

Days following the big NBA announcement, the lovebirds then celebrated the release of Dwyane’s documentary, Shot in the Dark, which the NBA champion produced alongside Chance the Rapper.

The film follows the Orr Academy High School basketball team on Chicago’s Westside. Throughout the documentary, cameras capture the journey of individual athletes trying to make it to the NBA despite growing up in the violent streets of Chicago.

During the screening, Wade also opened up to HipHollywood about why the project was near and dear to his heart. “It’s home,” the Chicago native said. “I jumped on board right away because it’s a story being told that I never got a chance to tell as a kid. To be able to shed some positive light on a tough, dark situation for us was big.”

Union added, “I’m so proud. Coming up on Hoop Dreams … It explores so many other topics that are critical to kids in Chicago.”

As for whether or not D-Wade picked up some advice from his TV star boo, not quite. When asked what tips Union gave Wade ahead of the project, the actress told us, “None. You have to learn. Humility and school of hard knocks. Things are not going to go your way and you have to learn through experience just like the rest of us.”

Check out the documentary on February 24 on Fox Sports.

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