jay-z-picasso-baby-art*With the game changing releases and power moves the mogul has been making, its no wonder we missed it when Jay Z eliminated the hyphen from his name.

Around the same time his album “Watch the Throne” dropped so did the dash in between “Jay-Z” in which the icon now goes by Jay Z.

Here’s a Twitter reaction from Billboard editor Joe Levy:

Joe Levy @RealJoeLevy : “Breaking: Jay Z has dropped the hyphen from his name, according to his label. I am not kidding. (Wish I was.) Copy editors: take note.”

But don’t feel bad for this oversight, as even Roc Nation was confused with Jay Z listed as Jay-Z on the album cover for 2009’s “The Blueprint 3,” but not elsewhere on the record.

It got this response:

Joe Levy @RealJoeLevy:

Wesley Verhoeve @wesleyverhoeve @RealJoeLevy “haha didn’t take where? fans? sure, what do they/we know. but the label has been consistently not using the hyphen for years”

The 2013 ESPY producers didn’t take notice to the change either. They had “Saturday Night Live” cast member Jay Pharoah impersonate Jay-Z, er, Jay Z on the sports awards telecast Wednessday night: